MARINE FISHING REPORT
Water temperatures in Long Island Sound (LIS) are in the low to mid 60’s °F. Check out the following web sites for more detailed water temperatures and marine boating conditions:
STRIPED BASS and BLUEFISH fishing remains good throughout LIS! Fishing spots include the Watch Hill reefs, Napatree Point, Ram Island Reef in Fishers Island Sound, Thames River, the Race, Sluiceway, Pigeon Rip, Plum Gut, outer Bartlett Reef, Hatchett Reef, lower Connecticut River, Long Sand Shoal, Cornfield Point, Crane Reef, Southwest Reef, Sixmile Reef, Falkner Island area, the reefs off Branford, New Haven Harbor, Charles Island to Milford Point, Housatonic River, Bridgeport Harbor, Penfield Reef, Stratford Shoal/Middle Ground, the reefs around the Norwalk Islands and Stamford Harbor.
SNAPPER BLUEFISH fishing is winding down.
TAUTOG (blackfish) fishing is also good on the local reefs and rock piles. Green crabs, hermit crabs and Asian shore crabs work well on three way bottom or slider rigs.
HICKORY SHAD fishing has picked up in the lower Niantic River and Connecticut River (DEP, Marine Headquarters fishing pier and the fishing pier under Baldwin Bridge).
LITTLE TUNNY (false albacore) and ATLANTIC BONITO (green bonito) fishing remains good off the Watch Hill area, south side of Fishers Island, Pine Island area, Race Rock (the Race), Little Gull Island, Sluiceway, Plum Gut, Bartlett Reef, Millstone Point area, Black Point, Hatchett Reef, Stratford Shoal/Middle Ground area and off the Norwalk Islands.
WHITE PERCH can be found in many of the tidal rivers, coves and creeks.
Remember to check the 2009 Connecticut Angler’s Guide for tidal information (page 52) and pages 49-51 for saltwater trophy fish award information. For regulation updates, please check our website www.ct.gov/dep/fishing
DEP WEEKLY FISHING REPORT
CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
79 Elm Street, Hartford, CT 06106