27 June 2013

• Connecticut DEEP Marine Fishing Report – 27 June 2013


Bluefish fishing remains good at the reefs off Watch Hill, Ram Island Reef in Fishers Island Sound, the Race, Sluiceway, Plum Gut, Pigeon Rip, Black Point, Long Sand Shoal, Sixmile Reef, Falkner Island north rip, New Haven Harbor, Charles Island area, Stratford Shoal/Middle Ground, Bridgeport Harbor, Penfield Reef, and around the Norwalk Islands.

Striped Bass fishing also remains good. Best time to fish is at dawn. The usual striper spots include the Watch Hill area, Ram Island Reef in Fishers Island Sound, Thames River, the Race, Sluiceway, Plum Gut, Bartlett Reef, Black Point, humps south of Hatchett Reef, Long Sand Shoal, Sixmile Reef, outer Southwest Reef, the reefs off Madison and Branford, and New Haven Harbor,

Also, Charles Island/Milford area, Stratford Shoal/Middle Ground, Bridgeport Harbor, Penfield Reef, and around the Norwalk Islands. Stripers measuring over 40 inches in length are not unusual to catch! Fishing live eels and bunker are the ticket for catching “cow” bass.

Summer Flounder fishing is rated good. Fluke spots include the south side of Fishers Island (Isabella Beach), Black Point, Long Sand Shoal, Falkner Island area, New Haven Harbor, around the Norwalk Islands and along the north shore of Long Island.

Scup fishing has improved on the major reefs. For anglers fishing from shore, the Fort Trumbull State Park fishing pier in New London has been the hot spot!

Black Sea Bass fishing is fair to good on the local reefs. Fishing deeper (75+ ft) wrecks and hard bottom areas around slack tide have been producing good catches.

Weakfish reports are still coming in from the Guilford‐Branford area, New Haven Harbor, Milford/Charles Island area and off the mouth of the Housatonic River.

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