22 August 2013

• Connecticut DEEP Marine Fishing Report – 22 August 2013


Bluefish fishing remains good throughout LIS. Bluefish spots include the usual spots: the reefs off Watch Hill, Ram Island Reef in Fishers Island Sound, the Race, Pigeon Rip, Plum Gut, Bartlett Reef, Black Point, Long Sand Shoal, Sixmile Reef, Southwest Reef, Falkner Island area, the reefs off Madison to Branford, New Haven Harbor, Charles Island area, Stratford Shoal/Middle Ground, Bridgeport Harbor, Penfield Reef, and around the Norwalk Islands. Bluefish weighing in the low to mid teens have been reported. Snapper bluefish are in thick. Snapper fishing is rated good to excellent in the tidal rivers.

Striped Bass fishing remains good to excellent especially using live bunker or eels at night. Fishing 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, Cornfield Point, Sixmile Reef, 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 fair to good at the usual spots: south side of Fishers Island, off the Stonington breakwater, lower Mystic River over to Groton Long Point, mouth of the Thames River, Bloody Grounds off Black Point, Sound View Beach, Long Sand Shoal, Falkner Island area, New Haven Harbor, and off the Norwalk Islands. Some large fluke have been taken in 90+ feet of water over this past week.

Scup (porgy) fishing is good to excellent throughout LIS! Porgies are now on the reefs and rocky areas in big numbers!

Black Sea Bass fishing is fair to good over hard bottom. There are a lot of small sublegal “throwbacks” throughout LIS which is a good sign for future years. Try to reel in fish slowly to prevent over expansion of the gas bladder when fishing deep water.

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

Blue Crabbing remains good to excellent in the tidal rivers and creeks especially from New Haven over to New London.

Read the full article at this link: Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection


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