03 October 2014

• Connecticut DEEP Marine Fishing Report – 02 October 2014


Striped Bass fishing is fair to good and Bluefish fishing is good to excellent! Large choppers weighing in the teens have been seen harassing bunker schools throughout LIS!

Fishing spots include the Watch Hill reefs, Ram Island Reef in Fishers Island Sound, lower Thames River, the Race, Sluiceway, Pigeon Rip, Plum Gut, outer Bartlett Reef, Black Point, the “humps’ south of Hatchett Reef, lower Connecticut River, 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 remains good to excellent!

Hickory Shad fishing is good to excellent in the lower Connecticut River (DEEP Marine Headquarters fishing pier), Lieutenant River, and Black Hall River.

Porgy and Black Sea Bass fishing is about as good as it gets! Any of the rocky reefs in LIS will provide dynamite scup fishing! Try fishing structure in deeper water (80+ feet) for hump-head black sea bass.

False Albacore and Atlantic Bonito are cruising around from Watch Hill to Pine Island (including Fishers Island Sound), the Race to Little Gull Island, and from Bartlett Reef to Black Point. Dawn is the best time to fish for these inshore tunas.

Blue Crabbing is still hanging in there in the tidal creeks with quality “jumbo jimmies” measuring over 6 inches across being reported.

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


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