17 October 2013

• Connecticut DEEP Marine Fishing Report – 17 October 2013

Tautog (blackfish) fishing season reopened this past week with a big bang all along the coastline! Any of the breakwaters, reefs, and areas with structure will do. Shore fishing spots include all of our coastal state parks, all of which have great tog habitat. Hermit crabs, green crabs, and Asian shore crabs are the baits to use. Fishing in shallow water (10-25 feet) has been producing some good catches with fish weighing over 8 pounds.

The coastal tidal rivers and harbors remain full of bunker, hickory shad and river herring. That’s where you will find both Bluefish and Striped Bass, in the rivers feeding voraciously. The Connecticut River is especially loaded with baitfish.

Hickory Shad fishing is also excellent in the Connecticut River and “alligator” blues are right on their tails. From shore try the DEEP Marine Headquarters fishing pier.

Scup (porgy) fishing remains excellent at any of the major rocky reefs and shoreline areas with structure. Scup up to 18 inches in length have been reported this past week.

Black Sea Bass fishing remains good to excellent and can be taken in the same areas where tog and scup hangout.

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

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