• Charles Walsh’s Fishing Report
“With big BLUEFISH finally showing up on top, Long Island Sound anglers are hoping it signals the fall run is showing some signs of getting underway.”
• DEP Marine Fishing Report
“Bluefish and striper fishing remains good. Fishing spots include the Watch Hill area, Ram Island Reef and East and West Clumps (Fishers Island Sound), Thames River, the Race (by Race Rock and Valiant Rock), outer Bartlett Reef, the Sluiceway, Plum Gut, Pigeon Rip, warm water discharge from Millstone Power Station, Harkness Memorial State Park, Black Point, Hatchett Reef, lower Connecticut River, Long Sand Shoal, Cornfield Point, Southwest Reef, Duck Island area, Sixmile Reef, Hammonasset Beach State Park, Falkner Island area, reefs off Guilford and Branford, New Haven Harbor, Charles Island area and the sand spit at Silver Sands State Park, lower Housatonic River, buoys #18 and #20 off Bridgeport, Stratford Shoal/Middle Ground, Penfield Reef, Norwalk Islands, Cable and Anchor Reef, and Stamford and Greenwich Harbors. This is also prime time to fish the beaches at our coastal state parks!
"Hickory shad fishing is rated just fair (hit or miss) in the Niantic River and lower Connecticut River.
"Black sea bass fishing is fair in LIS. However, the south side of Fishers Island out to Block Island Sound is pretty good for monster sea bass.
"Little tunny are cruising around off Watch Hill, south shore of Fishers Island, Pine Island area off Groton, the Race, Bartlett Reef, between Millstone Point and Jordan Cove, Falkner Island area, Stratford Shoal/Middle Ground, Penfield Reef, Norwalk Islands, and Cable and Anchor Reef.
• Eastern Long Island Sound Fishing Report
“We have another week of good news/bad news. The good part is blackfishing opens today, but the bad part is the wind and rain from the storm that moved up the coast will likely stop all small boaters from getting on the water.”
Tim Coleman in The Day