03 July 2013

• Connecticut DEEP Marine Fishing Report - 03 July 2013


Bluefish fishing is consistent at the Race and Plum Gut. Other bluefish spots include the reefs off Watch Hill, Ram Island Reef in Fishers Island Sound, Sluiceway, 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. Snapper bluefish are in the sound but they are on the small side ‐ about 3 inches in length.

Striped Bass fishing is good overall. The Race and Plum Gut have been the hot spots of the week! Other fishing spots include the Watch Hill area, Ram Island Reef in Fishers Island Sound, Thames River, Sluiceway, Bartlett Reef, Black Point, Hatchett Reef, Long Sand Shoal, Sixmile Reef, Cornfield Point, outer Southwest Reef, the reefs off Madison to Branford, New Haven Harbor, Charles Island/Milford area, Stratford Shoal/Middle Ground, Bridgeport Harbor, Penfield Reef, and around the Norwalk Islands.

Summer Flounder fishing is rated fair to good although a lot of “throwbacks” are being reported. Fluke spots include the south side of Fishers Island (Isabella Beach), off the mouth of the Thames River, Niantic Bay, Black Point, Long Sand Shoal, off Hammonasset Beach, Falkner Island area, New Haven Harbor, and around the Norwalk Islands.

Scup fishing is good on the local reefs with fish measuring up to 17 inches in length being reported! The Fort Trumbull State Park fishing pier continues to be the “hot spot” for shore anglers seeking porgies!

Black Sea Bass fishing is fair to good on the local reefs and wrecks. The reefs off Madison to Branford have been yielding good catches with fish measuring in length up in the lower 20 inches.

Weakfish catches continue to come in from the Guilford‐Branford area, New Haven Harbor, Milford/Charles Island area, off Stratford Point/Point No Point and the Norwalk Islands.

Blackfish fishing season reopened on July 1st. The minimum length is 16 inches and the daily limit is 2 blackfish per angler.

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