25 July 2013

• Connecticut DEEP Fishing Report – 25 July 2013


Bluefish fishing remains good throughout LIS. Bluefish spots include the reefs off Watch Hill, Ram Island Reef in Fishers Island Sound, the Race, Sluiceway, Pigeon Rip (rip line just north of Plum Island), Plum Gut, 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. Snapper bluefish are in the tidal rivers and creeks in good numbers but are still on the small side.

Striped Bass fishing is very good at the usual striper spots: Watch Hill reefs, Ram Island Reef in Fishers Island Sound, the Race, Sluiceway, Plum Gut, Bartlett Reef, Black Point, Hatchett Reef, Long Sand Shoal, Sixmile Reef, Cornfield Point, outer Southwest Reef, the reefs off Madison over to Branford, New Haven Harbor, Charles Island/Milford area, Stratford Shoal/Middle Ground, Bridgeport Harbor, Penfield Reef, and around the Norwalk Islands. Live lining bunker early in the morning has produced some nice “cow” bass.

Summer Flounder fishing is better in deeper water (60+ feet) especially for doormats. Fluke spots include the south side of Fishers Island (Isabella Beach), off the mouth of the Thames River over to Goshen Point, Niantic Bay, Black Point, Long Sand Shoal, Falkner Island area, New Haven Harbor, and off the Norwalk Islands.

Scup fishing has become more consistent on the major rocky reefs throughout LIS.

Black Sea Bass fishing is fair to good over gnarly bottom in 90+ feet of water.

Blackfish fishing is fair to good on the major rocky reefs.

Blue Crabs are thick in the tidal creek and coves. Besides keepers, there are also a ton of small blue crabs roaming around which bodes well for excellent crabbing later in the season.

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