12 September 2014

• Connecticut DEEP Marine Fishing Report – 11 September 2014

Striped Bass and Bluefish fishing has improved with the lower reaches of the major tidal rivers bustling with action! Both adult and peanut bunker (Atlantic menhaden) are abundant in the rivers and that’s where the predators can be found pushing bait.

Fishing spots include the Watch Hill reefs, Ram Island Reef in Fishers Island Sound, lower Mystic and Thames River, the Race, Sluiceway, Plum Gut, Pigeon Rip, outer Bartlett Reef, Black Point, the “humps’ south of Hatchett Reef, lower Connecticut River (DEEP Marine Headquarters fishing pier), Long Sand Shoal, Cornfield Point, Southwest Reef (outer), Sixmile Reef, Falkner Island area, the reefs off Branford, New Haven Harbor and the upper reaches.

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

Snapper Bluefish fishing is prime time and the time to go is now! Snappers can be seen plowing through schools of peanut bunker.

Hickory Shad fishing remains good to excellent in the lower Connecticut River (DEEP Marine Headquarters fishing pier).

Fluke fishing is still hanging in there. Deeper water 90+ feet is your best bet for a doormat. Live-lining a snapper blue will do the trick!

Porgy and Black Sea Bass fishing remains good to excellent on any of the rocky reefs, wrecks or submerged structure throughout LIS.

Blue Crabbing is fair to good in the tidal creeks.

False Albacore and Atlantic Bonito should be making their appearance off Watch Hill, south side of Fishers Island, the Race, and around the Pine Island-Bluff Point area to Bartlett Reef in eastern LIS.

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

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