11 July 2014

• Connecticut DEEP Marine Fishing Report – 10 July 2014

Striped Bass fishing has slowed down on the local reefs after Arthur blew by. However, there are still bunker (Atlantic menhaden) in the major tidal rivers and harbors which is a good sign. Live lining bunker or eels from dusk through dawn and has been the ticket.

”Striper spots worth trying include the Watch Hill reefs, lower Thames River, the Race, Plum Gut, Pigeon Rip, outer Bartlett Reef, Black Point, the “humps’ south of Hatchett Reef, lower Connecticut River (Great Island), Long Sand Shoal, Cornfield Point, Southwest Reef (outer), Sixmile Reef, Falkner Island area, the reefs off Branford, and New Haven Harbor (including Sandy Point)

Also, Charles Island area, Housatonic River, buoys 18 and 20 off Stratford Point, Stratford Shoal/Middle Ground, Penfield Reef, around the Norwalk Islands, Cable and Anchor Reef, and the Cows off Stamford.

Bluefish fishing has been inconsistent especially for this time of year. Bluefish fishing spots include the Race, Sluiceway, Plum Gut, Pigeon Rip, Long Sand Shoal, Sixmile Reef, Falkner Island area, New Haven Harbor, buoys 18 and 20 off Stratford Point, Stratford Shoal/Middleground, Penfield Reef, and Cable and Anchor Reef. Snappers are in the tidal creeks but it is still early yet.

Fluke fishing is also just fair. The major tidal rivers after all the rain from Arthur are pretty muddied up (especially in the Connecticut River) so you may want to give it some time until the water clarity improves. Popular fluking spots include south shore of Fishers Island (Isabella Beach, Wilderness Point), Napatree Point and along the beach, off the Stonington breakwater, mouth of the Mystic River over to Groton Long Point, Twotree Island Channel, Black Point/Niantic Bay, Long Sand Shoal, Falkner Island area, New Haven Harbor including by the breakwaters, off the mouth of the Housatonic River during the flood tide, and around the Norwalk Islands.

Porgy and Black Sea Bass fishing is fair to good on the major reefs throughout LIS.

Hickory Shad fishing is fair to good in the Black Hall River and lower Connecticut River by the DEEP Marine Headquarters fishing pier.

Blue Crabbing is reported fair at best in the tidal creeks.

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

NOTE: We will be posting various area fishing reports all this afternoon...starting at 1130.

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