|Striped Bass fishing is good to excellent at many of the reefs and rip areas throughout LIS in addition to the tidal rivers. Dawn has been prime time for “cow” bass. A striper weighing just shy of 60 lbs was caught over this past week. |
Striper spots include the Pawcatuck River, Watch Hill area, Ram Island Reef, Thames River, the Race, Bartlett Reef, Millstone warm water discharge, Black Point, humps south of Hatchett Reef, Connecticut River (on the flood tide), Long Sand Shoal, New Haven Harbor (Sandy Point), Charles Island/Milford area, Housatonic River, Bridgeport Harbor, Penfield Reef, around the Norwalk Islands, and the reefs off Stamford.
Bluefish fishing is good at the Watch Hill reefs, the Race, Sluiceway, Plum Gut, Gardiners Bay, lower Thames River, Millstone warm water discharge, lower Connecticut River, Long Sand Shoal, Sixmile Reef, New Haven Harbor, Penfield Reef, and around the Norwalk Islands.
Summer Flounder fishing is rated good overall with reports of doormats approaching the double digit mark in pounds! Western LIS has been pretty hot lately from the Housatonic River down to the Greenwich area. Other fluke spots include south side of Fishers Island, Stonington area in Fishers Island Sound, mouth of the Thames River, Niantic Bay including Black Point, Long Sand Shoal, Falkner Island area, and Charles Island/Milford area.
Scup fishing remains fair to good on the major reefs throughout LIS.
Weakfish have been reported in the New Haven Harbor area, Milford/Charles Island area and off the mouth of the Housatonic River.
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