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June 18, 2018:
Karen over at AW Marina said the Thames has been loading up with porgies at Avery Point and Fort Trumbull. Stripers in the 34- to 38-inch class have also been showing in good numbers there. Bluefish have made an appearance in Norwich too. One angler dragging wire off Groton connected with a 40-pound striper this week. Guys fishing in New York waters are reporting lots of big sea bass, good news for the opener coming June 27th. Fluking at Block Island turned into a dogfish blitz for some, but heading inshore saved the day with some nice keeper flatties.

Previous Reports

  • June 11, 2018 Open or Close

    Karen over at AW Marina said fluking was hot and cold most of the week, but added that those who stayed closer to home fared better than those that headed for Fishers or Misquamicut. The mouth of the Thames has been pretty good. One trip that has been worth the ride though is a steam to Block; Chris Taft weighed-in an 8 from there and said they caught many other nice fluke that day. Striper action has been reliable in the Race and Gut, Fisherman subscriber Tom Wtulich brought in a 29-pounder that he caught aboard the Osprey, one of many stripers taken that day. Porgy action has been picking up between Avery Point and Fort Trumbull. Bunker pods are showing in the Thames and snagged baits are catching bass into the 20-pound class and some big bluefish too. Remember sea bass fishing is closed in NY waters until June 27th and blackfishing is closed everywhere.

  • June 11, 2018 Open or Close

    Karen over at AW Marina said fluking was picking up; they weighed-in fish from Montauk, Fishers and Misquamicut this week. The largest was an 8.95-pounder caught by 'Flukin' Pete Lewis. Don't forget to sign up for the Rootin' Tootin' Flukin' Shootout which begins Tuesday. Laurie Macha nailed a nice sea bass while squidding, unfortunately is was caught before the season opened so she had to release it. Squid action has been good in Fishers Island Sound. The Race has stripers, the Thames is packed with schoolies. Things are looking up!

  • June 4, 2018 Open or Close

    Karen over at AW Marina said some bigger bass are showing now at places like the Thames and Black Point. Up in the Thames people are reporting seeing some good schools of bunker, and there are stripers into the low 40-inch class shadowing them. Cobbette Clapsadle nailed a nice 23.5-pounder trolling a 'chute on wire. Fluking has been hit and miss; they weighed-in a few 6-pounders for their Rootin' Tootin' Flukin' Shootout, but overall the bite is still on the slow side. Porgies are also still slow. Brother Al and Vincent Hooks fished from the Groton shoreline and had some decent catches, highlighted by Al's 18-inch fluke and Vincent's 15-inch porgy. A fishing tale has been going locally viral, it seems that a woman was fishing at Fort Trumbull and she hooked something big. The fish battled her for 20 minutes and she never got a look at it. She called her husband on the phone and he dismissed it as her being snagged. Finally someone on the pier offered to help her and as the beast neared the pier, the line broke.

  • May 28, 2018 Open or Close

    Karen over at AW Marina said the nice weather brought out lots of fishermen and the guys at the marina were busy putting boats in also. Fluking has been very good for guys running to Montauk, Fishers and Misquamicut. Don't forget to sign up for their Rootin' Tootin' Flukin' Shootout; they weighed-in two fish this week, a 5-pounder and Chris Taft's 8.5-pounder. Small stripers are thick inside the Thames, and Pete Swanson reported catching 10 in the river on tube and worm all between 22 and 27 inches. Jeff says there are bigger fish out there too, but people are keeping it quiet—he hinted that fresh bunker are taking these fish and the shop has them in stock. Stripers are also being taken in The Race, mostly 28- to 32-inchers. A few blues were reported from Millstone and Pleasure Beach.

A. W. Marina

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

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