30 October 2014

• Connecticut DEEP Marine Fishing Report – 30 October 2014

STRIPED BASS fishing has improved as school bass migrate into the estuaries and tidal rivers. Larger stripers can still be caught on the local reefs and rip areas. Live eels or bunker (Atlantic menhaden) on three-way or slider rigs have been the ticket.

BLUEFISH fishing is also good with some bruisers weighing in the upper teens being reported! 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, and New Haven Harbor.

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 has slowed down but there are some stragglers around.

HICKORY SHAD fishing is good in the lower Connecticut River (DEEP Marine Headquarters fishing pier), Lieutenant River, and Black Hall River.

SCUP (porgy) and BLACK SEA BASS fishing is good to excellent throughout LIS. Time is slipping away so the time to go is now!

TAUTOG (blackfish) fishing is good to excellent. Any of the rocky reefs, rock piles, and wrecks in LIS will hold tog.

LITTLE TUNNY and ATLANTIC BONITO fishing is spotty in eastern LIS. Fishing areas worth trying include the Watch Hill area, the Race, and off Bartlett Reef.

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

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