18 September 2014

• Connecticut DEEP Marine Fishing Report – 18 September 2014

Striped Bass fishing is fair to good and Bluefish fishing is excellent!

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 still going “gang busters” and is about at peak!

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

Porgy and Black Sea Bass fishing is good to excellent on any of the major reefs in LIS.

Fluke fishing is waning down as fish migrate out into deeper water.

False Albacore and Atlantic Bonito are off Watch Hill, south side of Fishers Island, the Race, and around the Pine Island-Bluff Point area, Bartlett Reef, and off Black Point in eastern LIS. Early morning and evening are best times for some inshore tuna top water action!

Blue Crabbing is fair to good in the tidal creeks. Crabbing in deeper channels may be your better bet.

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

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