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September 24, 2018:
Karen over at AW Marina said the albies have arrived and they have taken a shine to the mouth of the Thames. There has also been a resurgence of nice fluke in the mouth of the Thames; their friend Craig from the neighboring dock nailed a nice 19-incher from the dock and Margaret Rux hit a 7.25-pounder in the mouth this week as well. Porgy action has been good on the local reefs and up in the river also. Sea bass catches have been dominated by shorts, but if you're willing to work for them, you can pull a few for the cooler.

Previous Reports

  • September 17, 2018 Open or Close

    Karen over at AW Marina said some big blues have shown up in the Race and out at Block Island. Jeff had some big ones in the Race and they received a good report from Block Island as well. Sean Saulnier weighed-in a 46-pound striper which was the largest of about 20 stripers taken at Block with his dad; he also said that there were some gator blues crushing sand eels on top while they were there. Locally stripers were smaller this week but plentiful. Porgies have been hot from shore and boat. Albies have been spotted in the Sound but the invasion has not yet begun. Don't forget that tog season begins October 10, gear up now. The shop Fluke Tourney ends 924 get out there and see if you can pull a clutch doormat. Good luck!

  • September 10, 2018 Open or Close

    Karen over at AW Marina said the big news is the resurgence of the big bass bite at Block. Lots of people toting lots of eels have been making the steam and catching some big bass. Paul Tetreault came in with a 53.25-pounder this week from that area and provided a firsthand report of how awesome the action was. Locally, the table is set for fall fishing to explode with acres of peanut bunker and clouds of other baits as well. Snapper blues are thick in the river. Harbor blues are terrorizing the local bait schools and everyone is waiting for the first wave of migrating bass, blues, albies and bonito to charge in and strap on the feedbag. Fluke seem to be moving out now, Jeff found a few good ones in deeper waters off of Montauk, locally it's been a struggle. Porgy action is red hot in the river and outside. Let's all pray for fair weather and fast fishing.

  • September 3, 2018 Open or Close

    Karen over at AW Marina said Fort Trumbull had been giving up some really nice fluke for the shore guys this week; several 17-inch shore keepers and even some north of 19 inches were reported. Fluking out in the Sound has been slower with lots more shorts and keepers have been tough to come by. Blues have been biting well in the river too, more along the Groton shoreline down near the mouth. Snappers are thick everywhere—snapper poppers and Kastmasters have been working well. Sea bass have been filling into local deeper waters, move around to find the best bites. Bonito have been staying in Rhode Island so far, but the shop is fully-stocked for bonito and albies, stop in to stock up.

  • August 27, 2018 Open or Close

    Karen over at AW Marina said it had been a busy weekend, nice weather definitely brought out the masses. There were good reports of bass and blues in The Race—the bass were mostly around keeper size, blues up to 8 pounds. Three-wayed eels, bucktails or trolled tubes were getting bites. Porgies are still going strong, from the reefs to the Thames all the way up to Gales Ferry, they are biting well. Fluking has been decent, both locally and over at Montauk. The shop weighed in a 10.2-pounder from Montauk this past week - going deep seems to be the key. Everyone is patiently awaiting the arrival of bonito and albies, the shop is stocked and ready for little tunny battles.

A. W. Marina

A. W. Marina
178 Pequot Ave
New London, CT 06320
phone: 860-443-6076

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