Light spinning tackle enthusiasts and fly rodders have been scoring high numbers in the catch and release category. Fishing the early morning dawn patrol on an ebb tide makes a big difference.
Tautog fishing season has been red hot this spring on the local rock piles, wrecks, and breakwaters with double digit heavy weights being reported. Asian shore crabs have been the choice bait.
Winter Flounder fishing has been good in the Niantic River and in western LIS in the Westport to Norwalk area. Fishing the channels and chumming heavy is key to catching.
White Perch fishing is good in the Connecticut River at the DEEP Marine Headquarters fishing pier in Old Lyme and the Lieutenant River by Rte 156. Coves in the Pawcatuck, Thames, and the Housatonic Rivers are also producing good catches.
Bluefish are just right around the corner even though anglers have been catching fish for a while at the Millstone warm water discharge.”
Nessie Caught On Sonar?
“'The object got bigger and bigger and I thought ‘bloody hell’ and took a picture with my mobile phone.
“'There is nothing that big in the Loch. I was in shock as it looked like a big serpent, it’s amazing. You can’t fake a sonar image. I have never seen anything returned like this on the fish finder.’”