Just about everything fishing related in RI is at a standstill right now. On the saltwater striper scene, nothing is going on. The holdover fishing has been shut down in every spot I know due to icing. In freshwater, my carp fishing is also in a dormant stage due to icing. I can fish running water, but that has not been producing. I saw a photo today of someone ice fishing in RI and catching stocked trout. So, apparently there is safe ice somewhere. If it’s not safe now, it’s a good bet you’ll find safer ice this weekend if you are into ice fishing. But, the window here will be short. Expect a snowstorm in the beginning of next week. I hate the feeling of walking onto snow covered ice since I just don’t know how much ice is under the snow. Real dangerous. In addition, expect a warm-up at the end of the week with rain which should mush up the ice. Doesn’t it seem like just about everything these days is screwed up including the weather?
Fortunately, I’ve got my skiing to turn to. That has been great and I’ve been sliding down the hills almost every day!
If you’re a fisherman, hang in there, because who knows what will come our way in a week or two. Things can change very fast in February.