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August 3, 2020:
Karen at AW Marina said there was a lot of buzz surrounding the thresher taken near Fishers by the Black Hawk. She said they had seen a major uptick in shark bait sales with lots of people saying they were headed to the same area to try their luck. Fort Trumbull has been hot for small bass. Sea bass action has been very good in local waters this week. Fluking remains tough as it has for the whole summer. Bluefish have been reported along the Westerly beaches. And there were reports of albies out by Block Island. The shop is fully-stocked with all the baits and lures you need to target any fish you might want to catch, stop in!

Previous Reports

  • July 27, 2020 Open or Close

    Karen at AW Marina said the shore anglers were still crushing it from places like Fort Trumbull and Avery Point. Their primary target has been big porgies, which they've been taking in spades, but sea bass, bluefish and some stripers have also been mixing in. Striper reports from the Race and Sluice have been great this week with lots of 'overs' reported and plenty of keepers too. Fluking has been tough, in fact more sea bass are being taken on fluke rigs than fluke right now. Porgy action remains as good as it gets and the sandworm shortage seems to be over for now and the shop has plenty. Laurie Macha was in the news again this week with a very nice weakfish she took from local waters. Bluefish have been scarce. Some chub mackerel were caught around Mystic.

  • July 20, 2020 Open or Close

    Karen at AW Marina said flukers leave the dock bound for Montauk and Block every day, but the two biggest fish of the week were taken within a few miles of the Thames this week. Jessica and Kevin checked-in with a nice 8.5-pounder and flukenator Laurie Macha topped the leaderboard with a 9.8-pound, locally-caught doormat. There were other positive fluke reports from local waters as well. Striper reports from the RI beaches were picking up this week with many keepers reported. Chub mackerel moved in around Watch Hill and Groton Long Point as well. The shore guys have been crushing porgies on a variety of baits, not just sandworms, which have been in short supply. Karen saw one big bluefish this week and heard about many more from the Sound. Striper guys fishing the Watch Hill reefs are still doing well, the fish are a little smaller than they were two weeks ago, but there's still lots of slots and overs. The shop is fully stocked for all your offshore bait needs as well.

  • July 13, 2020 Open or Close

    Karen at AW Marina said the porgy season is hitting its high point and that means it's sandworm season and those sandworms are flying out the door. Shore anglers have been crushing them at Avery Point, Fort Trumbull, Pleasure Beach and Harkness, boaters are hitting them off just about any rock bigger than a Volkswagen Beetle. There are still good numbers of bass and blues in the Thames, bigger fish are coming from the Race where there are numbers of slot fish and overs. Sea bassing has been really good locally, fluking seems a bit off from years past, but hopefully it will heat up toward the end of the month. A few short fluke have been caught at Fort Trumbull. Guys headed offshore have been getting some nice makos this week as well.

  • July 6, 2020 Open or Close

    Karen at AW Marina said the porgy bite has been off the hook this week, but sandworms have been in short supply; clams and squid are working just as well. Local fluke reports tell of good, but not great, fishing. Striper action remains hot, one of their suppliers nailed a 51-pounder on a local reef this week and there have been good numbers of big fish landed this week. Sea bassing seems to be improving between Bartletts and Black Point. Bluefish are being caught from shore and boat up in the Thames. Blackfish season reopened this week and a few guys have been in looking for crabs; the shop will not have crabs again until the fall, they are too hard to keep alive in the heat. Sandworms and clams will catch tog too though. Karen also wanted to say that she doesn't like the summer blackfish season, and wishes DEEP would keep it closed in the summer to give them a good, long rest. Maybe add a week or 10 days onto the beginning of the fall season instead. Food for thought.

A W Marina

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

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