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New Bedford Fishing



New Bedford Fishing Forecast

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data for fishing New Bedford, you should target one of the following species for this time of year:
  1. Winter Flounder

  2. Winter Flounder

    There is a 32.5% catch rate for Winter Flounder, based on 2393 Winter Flounder counted.

    New Bedford Winter Flounder Counts Chart
    Winter

    ENLARGE NEW BEDFORD WINTER FLOUNDER COUNTS CHART


  3. Atlantic Herring

  4. Atlantic Herring

    There is a 24.79% catch rate for Atlantic Herring, based on 1825 Atlantic Herring counted.

    New Bedford Atlantic Herring Counts Chart
    Atlantic

    ENLARGE NEW BEDFORD ATLANTIC HERRING COUNTS CHART


  5. Alewife

  6. Alewife

    There is a 13.71% catch rate for Alewife, based on 1009 Alewife counted.

    New Bedford Alewife Counts Chart
    Alewife

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  7. Tautog

  8. Tautog

    There is a 10.2% catch rate for Tautog, based on 751 Tautog counted.

    New Bedford Tautog Counts Chart
    Tautog

    ENLARGE NEW BEDFORD TAUTOG COUNTS CHART


  9. Striped Bass

  10. Striped Bass

    There is a 3.75% catch rate for Striped Bass, based on 276 Striped Bass counted.

    New Bedford Striped Bass Counts Chart
    Striped

    ENLARGE NEW BEDFORD STRIPED BASS COUNTS CHART


  11. Bluefish

  12. Bluefish

    There is a 1.94% catch rate for Bluefish, based on 143 Bluefish counted.

    New Bedford Bluefish Counts Chart
    Bluefish

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  13. Pinfish

  14. Pinfish

    There is a 1.92% catch rate for Pinfish, based on 141 Pinfish counted.

    New Bedford Pinfish Counts Chart
    Pinfish

    ENLARGE NEW BEDFORD PINFISH COUNTS CHART


  15. Atlantic Cod

  16. Atlantic Cod

    There is a 1.53% catch rate for Atlantic Cod, based on 113 Atlantic Cod counted.

    New Bedford Atlantic Cod Counts Chart
    Atlantic

    ENLARGE NEW BEDFORD ATLANTIC COD COUNTS CHART


  17. Scup

  18. Scup

    There is a 1.52% catch rate for Scup, based on 112 Scup counted.

    New Bedford Scup Counts Chart
    Scup

    ENLARGE NEW BEDFORD SCUP COUNTS CHART


  19. Silver Perch

  20. Silver Perch

    There is a 1.36% catch rate for Silver Perch, based on 100 Silver Perch counted.

    New Bedford Silver Perch Counts Chart
    Silver

    ENLARGE NEW BEDFORD SILVER PERCH COUNTS CHART


Recommendations above based on 50 species of fish and 7362 fish counted for April around New Bedford.

To date, there are 163 species of fish and a total of 1146027 fish counted for New Bedford and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 1/14/1857 (167 years).

Last Update: 4/16/2024 6:17:44 PM

*** PLEASE NOTE ***
Please check local, state/province, and federal laws before fishing for any species found on this site. All data is based on historical data found for this area, and in some cases as far back as the year 1600.

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The Top 10 Fishing Spots for New Bedford are the following:

  1. Hilton Head Reef Barge


  2. RUTH E. MERRILL


  3. Cormorant Reef No 1


  4. Bluefish9


  5. Black Rockcod


  6. North Reef No lBl


  7. MVTip-999


  8. USS S-51


  9. wreck-3078


  10. MVTip-997


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Latest New Bedford Fishing Reports

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     Right on schedule I landed my first migrating striper of the year along the oceanfront today. I knew it was a new fish because of the sea lice on its body.  The fish was jus


  • Just Can't Let Winter Go!
     I haven't been fishing this much this winter   but I have sure been enjoying my skiing. I'm up to about 60 visits to the mountains.  In recent weeks it has been good as ever


  • Next Stop.....Springfield Sportsmen's Show
     My next stop on my winter seminar tour is the Springfield Sportsmen's Show on Saturday Feb. 24 at the Big E in Springfield MA. I will be doing seminars at 12:00 and 2:00.  F


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  • Fishing Seminars this Weekend- NE Fishing Expo!
      Hope to see many of you at the NE Fishing Expo this weekend! I will be at the NE Fishing Expo this weekend on Saturday and Sunday doing my latest carp and striper fishing s


  • Surprises of 2023= New Ideas for 2024!
      Hopkins No Equal- 3 oz. In terms of fishing lures 2023 brought some surprises.  Normally I stick with the same stuff year after year because it has worked.  But in 2023 I b


  • NE Fishing Expo....Coming SOON!
     


  • SHOWTIME
     It's that time of year when I will be going around various big shows doing seminars. I've got a great striper fishing seminar planned for this year titled Finesse Approach t


  • Photo of the Day....First SLOT of the New Year
    Yes it can happen in January if you are  fishing the right spot and the right time. And you need a bit of luck!  


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      This hefty schoolie was one of three that I landed today from the Yak. I'm on the board for 2024. I went out today on New Year's Day in my kayak the first adventure of the


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Top New Bedford Bait & Tackle Stores

  1. The Saltwater Edge
    Located on Aquidneck Island near Newport, Rhode Island - we are your very best source for saltwater fishing gear and advice in the Northeast. We fish the gear we sell.

  2. 9ER's Lures
    Don't be mistaken - We are the "original" manufacturer of New England Umbrella Rigs.

  3. Lucky Bait and Tackle


  4. Bear's Den Fly Fishing Co


  5. Cape Cod Tackle


  6. Roberts Lures Inc


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Top New Bedford Fishing Charters & Guides

  1. Plug N' Play
    We're off and running this season with some new tactics for all styles of fishing.Whether you like tossing huge plugs into the rocks for monster Striped Bass or drifting some sea-worms along the bottom for Fluke and Sea Bass we can make it happen. W

  2. Bayside Charters
    I am Capt. Peter Oleson, a US Coast Guard certified captain. I have been fishing for Stripers and Blues my whole life in the waters of Chatham, Provincetown, Martha’s Vinyard, Cuttyhunk and all around Buzzards Bay. When not fishing I am running Baysi

  3. Capt Leroy Inc


  4. Lady J Sport Fishing


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