05 September 2013

• Connecticut DEEP Marine Fishing Report – 05 September 2013


Bluefish fishing was on the slow side (basically for almost everything) over the holiday weekend but that should change. The usual bluefish spots include the reefs between Watch Hill and Fishers Island eastern point, Ram Island Reef in Fishers Island Sound, Thames River, 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, around the Norwalk Islands, and Cable and Anchor Reef.

Striped Bass fishing was also on the slow side even for anglers live‐lining baitfish! 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, 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, around the Norwalk Islands, and Cable and Anchor Reef.

Summer Flounder fishing remains fair to good. Fluke spots include the south side of Fishers Island, off the Stonington breakwater, around Seaflower Reef, mouth of the Thames River, Bloody Grounds off Black Point, humps off Hatchett Reef, south side of Long Sand Shoal, Falkner Island area, south off New Haven Harbor breakwaters, and off the Norwalk Islands.

Scup(porgy) is the bright spot of the fishing report with good to excellent fishing throughout LIS! Any of the major rocky reefs and rock piles scattered throughout LIS will have scup on them!

Black Sea Bass fishing is good in eastern LIS and excellent in Block Island Sound.

Blue Crabbing is still hanging in there but time is running out!

Blackfish (tautog) fishing season is closed in Connecticut!

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


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