02 November 2012

• Connecticut DEEP Marine Fishing Report - 01 NOV 2012

Hurricane Sandy gave us quite a jolt! Use extreme caution when venturing to fish along the coastline or from a boat. Shore access areas maybe unsafe to fish and the amount of debris in the water make it hazardous to navigate rivers and coastal waters. Fishing prior to Sandy was overall very good to excellent for many species. This abbreviated report describes the fishing before Sandy.

Bluefish was still very good throughout LIS with good sized fish weighing in the lower teens common.

Striped Bass fishing before Sandy was excellent with “cows” reported in the 50 inch range and 40+ lbs being caught on the reefs and rip areas.

Porgy fishing was still good on the local reefs.

Black Sea Bass fishing was good in deep water (90+ ft) over gravely, hard bottom. Humpheads measuring 18+ inches were being caught around slack tide.

Blackfish fishing season was going “gangbusters” until the storm hit. “White chins” weighing 8 lbs was not unusual.

Hickory Shad showed up in the tidal rivers just before the storm and the fishing was excellent. Huge hickories in the 20 inch range were being reported.

Source: CTDEEP

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