09 August 2013

• Connecticut DEEP Marine Fishing Report - 08 August 2013


Bluefish fishing remains good to excellent. 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, 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. Snapper fishing is in full swing and is a great opportunity to introduce kids to fishing!

Striped Bass fishing also remains very good especially at dawn. 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. Live‐lining bunker is the ticket for hooking up on a trophy size “cow” striper!

Summer Flounder fishing is good with doormats in the 6‐9 lbs range being reported over the past week. Fluke spots include the south side of Fishers Island (Isabella Beach), off the Stonington breakwater, mouth of the Thames River over to Little Goshen Reef, Niantic Bay including Black Point, Sound View Beach, south side of Long Sand Shoal, Falkner Island area, New Haven Harbor and south of the breakwaters, and off the Norwalk Islands.

Scup (porgy) fishing remains good on the major rocky reefs throughout LIS and shoreline areas with structure.

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

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

Hickory Shad are in the lower Connecticut River and tributaries.

Blue Crabbing remains strong in the tidal rivers and creeks.”

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