01 August 2013

• Connecticut DEEP Marine Fishing Report – 01 August 2013


Bluefish fishing remains consistent at the Race, Pigeon Rip and Plum Gut. Other bluefish fishing spots include the reefs off Watch Hill, Ram Island Reef in Fishers Island Sound, Bartlett Reef, Black Point, Long Sand Shoal, Sixmile Reef, Falkner Island area, New Haven Harbor, Charles Island area, Stratford Shoal/Middle Ground, Bridgeport Harbor, Penfield Reef, and around the Norwalk Islands. Snapper bluefish are in thick. Snappers are about 3‐6 inches in length.

Striped Bass fishing also remains very good especially at night. Anglers live‐lining bunker and eels having been scoring well on “cow” bass. Striper spots include the 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.

Summer Flounder fishing is fair to good. Doormats approaching the double digit mark in pounds can still be had in deep water (90+ feet) but you have to put in the time! The usual fluking spots include the south side of Fishers Island (Isabella Beach), off the Stonington breakwater, mouth of the Thames River, Niantic Bay including Black Point, Long Sand Shoal, Falkner Island area, New Haven Harbor, and off the Norwalk Islands.

Scup (porgy) fishing is good on the major rocky reefs. Scup measuring 12‐14 inches in length are not unusual.

Black Sea Bass fishing is fair to good on the deeper reefs (60+ ft) over rocky hard bottom.

Blackfish fishing is fair to good on the major rocky reefs. However, porgies are making it tough by stealing hook baits meant for tog!

Blue Crabbing is in high gear along the coast. Crabbing is rated good to excellent!

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