• Connecticut DEEP Marine Fishing Report – 18 July 2013
|Bluefish fishing remains good with fish weighing in the lower teens being reported. 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 but fishing is just fair. Snapper fishing should be better by month’s end.|
Striped Bass fishing also remains good. Stripers weighing in the 40’s are not unusual. Again, live eels and/or bunker have been the choice baits. Fishing spots include the reefs off Watch Hill, 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 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 good especially in deeper water (90+ feet). 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, and New Haven Harbor.
Scup fishing is good with jumbos measuring 15‐17 inches in length being caught on the major rocky reefs.
Black Sea Bass fishing is fair to good on the deeper (90+ feet) rocky reefs and hard bottom areas.
Blackfish fishing is fair to good on the major rocky reefs.
Blue Crabs are abundant in the estuaries and tidal rivers along the coast and crabbing is rated good overall.
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