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September 16, 2019:
Karen over at AW Marina said now that the winds have laid down, more people are heading out fishing. The shore guys have been crushing snappers all week, and don't discount snappers as bait, they are a favorite of late-season fluke and stripers love them too. The local rock piles have been giving up good catches of sea bass and porgies. Fluking is slowing down but they still saw keepers to 6 pounds taken in local waters. Striper reports tell of big schools of small fish. Epoxy jigs have been selling well and the albies are now in residence.

Previous Reports

  • September 9, 2019 Open or Close

    Karen over at AW Marina said it was kind of a slow week thanks to Dorian's winds and waves. The people that did venture out found plenty of sea bass and porgies that were willing to take bait or jigs. Jeff and his buddy did well on stripers and sea bass before the storm but found catches tough to come by right after. Albie reports are starting to trickle in, so far they seem to be running in small pods and have not really filled in yet. Your best bet is to move around and look for them in several spots. Don Coher brought a nice 200-pound thresher to the dock this week and said he wasn't too far from the Thames when he hooked it. Snappers are in the river now; they're fun to catch and also make great bait.

  • September 2, 2019 Open or Close

    Karen over at AW Marina said the snapper blues have arrived and people are excited about it. If you're looking for big fluke, head for Montauk; the shop weighed two big ones from there weighing 9.6 and 11.4 pounds. Karen wanted to congratulate their friend Peter Eshenfelder on his win of the WICC Bluefish Contest with a 21.29-pounder. Porgies have been red hot on almost any piece of shallow structure. The Race has been hot for bass with some blues in the mix. Bones are being reported in the eastern Sound; the fish are in small pods so some hunting may be required. And don't sleep in September, like Jeff always says, "The fishing is always good in September!"

  • August 26, 2019 Open or Close

    Karen over at AW Marina said there have been some good-sized blues around this week, especially out in the Race. The chub macks showed up in the Thames and some were caught from Pleasure Beach. Harbor blues have also been showing in these same spots. Porgies remain red hot in pretty much all rocky spots. There's a lot of small bait in the river and along the adjacent shores. Fluke have been tougher to come by lately, better results coming with a long steam, closer to the dock, the fish are mostly smaller. Striper action has been just ok locally this week. Jeff made a trip to Montauk where he spotted a spinner shark and there was a tarpon and some cobia taken near Block Island—from a reliable source.

  • August 19, 2019 Open or Close

    Karen over at AW Marina said the chub macks are still around and drawing lots of attention from fish and fishermen. The Race has been very good for bass this week; most of them have been around keeper size, up to about 35 inches. Snappers are showing locally now and they are hitting all methods—don't forget that this pint-sized blues make great fluke bait. Sandworms and squid have been selling like crazy which is not surprise given that the scup and sea bass bites have been hot all week. For the sea bass you're yield will get better as you go deeper. No recent bonito reports have come in. Threshers are still being spotted all over the eastern Sound.

A. W. Marina

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

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