|Striped Bass fishing is good at the usual spots: 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/ |
Also New Haven Harbor, Charles Island/Milford area, Stratford Shoal/Middle Ground, Bridgeport Harbor, Penfield Reef, and around the Norwalk Islands. Live lining bunker or eels and casting or trolling the tube and worm combo has been working well for keeper bass.
Bluefish fishing is good with fish hitting the scales in the low teens. Fishing spots include the Watch Hill reefs, Ram Island Reef in Fishers Island Sound, the Race, Sluiceway, Plum Gut, lower Thames River, Millstone warm water discharge, Long Sand Shoal, Sixmile Reef, Falkner Island north rip, New Haven Harbor, Charles Island area, Stratford Shoal/Middle Ground, Penfield Reef, and around the Norwalk Islands.
Summer Flounder fishing is rated good with the south side of Fishers Island, north shore of Long Island and New Haven Harbor being the hot spots. There are a lot of sublegal fish “throwbacks” being reported so try to use circle hooks to reduce “gut hooking” fish. Also there appears to be no shortage of Searobins as anglers cull through these notorious “bait stealers”.
Scup fishing remains fair to good on the major reefs but should improve as water temperatures increase.
Black Sea Bass fishing season has opened but fishing reports were not available at this time.
Weakfish fishing has improved with catches being reported from the Guilford‐Branford area, New Haven Harbor, Milford/Charles Island area and off the mouth of the Housatonic River.
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