24 May 2013

• CTDEEP Marine Fishing Report 23 May 2013


Striped Bass fishing remains good in the tidal rivers with keeper sized fish being reported. Striper spots include the Pawcatuck River, Thames River, Millstone warm water discharge, Niantic River, Connecticut River by Great Island (Wood Lot) to Essex, New Haven Harbor (Sandy Point), Housatonic River, and around the Norwalk Islands.

Bluefish fishing is fair to good. Fishing spots include the Race, Sluiceway, Plum Gut, Gardiners Bay and along the north shore of Long Island (NY waters), mouth of the Thames River, Millstone warm water discharge, Long Sand Shoal, Connecticut River, New Haven Harbor, and around the Norwalk Islands.

Winter Flounder fishing hot spot is Norwalk Harbor. Other spots include the lower Mystic River, Poquonock River at Bluff Point State Park, mouth of the Thames River and the Pine Island area including Baker Cove, Niantic River including the bay, and New Haven Harbor.

Summer Flounder fishing has started this season on the hot side! Doormats measuring over 20 to almost 30 inches have already been reported. New Haven Harbor is the hot spot. Other areas include south side of Fishers Island, Niantic Bay, Falkner Island area, north shore of Long Island, Charles Island area, and the Norwalk Islands.

Scup are on the major rocky reefs in LIS.

Hickory Shad can be found mixed in with school stripers in the major tidal rivers.

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