01 November 2013

• Connecticut DEEP Marine Fishing Report – 31 October 2013

Tautog (blackfish) and SCUP (porgy) fishing continues to be good at any of the breakwaters, reefs, wrecks, and areas with structure throughout LIS! Green Crabs, hermit crabs, and Asian shore crabs are preferred baits for Taugs. Baited jigs have been very successful. As the water cools…shift to deeper wrecks and rock piles. Move around the reef (adjust anchor rope length) and move to different locations until you find them.

Bluefish and Striped Bass - The major tidal rivers (lower) are still holding adult bunker (Atlantic menhaden) and other baitfish and that’s where you will find bluefish and striped bass in hot pursuit! The lower Connecticut River from the Baldwin Bridge down to the breakwaters has been the hot spot. It’s also prime time for surfcasters to hit the beaches and coastal state parks for excellent fall fishing action as fish migrate!

Hickory Shad fishing remains good (incoming tide most productive) in the Connecticut River especially along the DEEP Marine Headquarters fishing pier. Willow leafs; shad darts or jigs (chartreuse color) have been the lures of choice. Reminder: Six fish creel limit.

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

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