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November 20, 2017:
Karen over at AW Marina said the diehards are still out blackfishing and they are doing pretty well. Scott Schneider has been on fire all fall and he was back again this week with a fish over 7 pounds. Jeff bested last week's monster with a 10.75-pounder! Schoolies are still around but not as thick as they were a few weeks back. If you hop around a bit you will find them. Sea bass action seems to be pretty much done. Karen wanted to let everyone know that they will be open Thanksgiving morning until 11 a.m., and that the shop will be closed for the season after December 6th, but they will have plenty of bait and everything else you need until then.

Previous Reports

  • November 13, 2017 Open or Close

    Karen over at AW Marina said the cold snap seemed to set some things in motion locally... most notably the blackfish bite. Karen and Jeff went out this week and filled a limit of togs that were all over 19 inches; Karen had an 8.45-pounder and Jeff nailed a 10.45. Other notable catches include, a 10.35 for Peter Lewis and an 11.8 for Scott Schneider. Shore anglers have been cashing in inside the Thames, too; Mark Peake had two 5-pounders from the Thames shoreline this week. There is one more week to the shop's 'Last Tog Roundup' get your entries in ASAP. Schoolie bass are also filing into the Thames as well. Crabs and sandworms are selling like crazy—the shop has a few eels left too, so go and get them!

  • October 30, 2017 Open or Close

    Karen over at AW Marina told me that the tog fishing seems to be picking up. Many of the guys and gals leaving from the AW docks have reported finding bigger fish this week. Scott Schneider lead the way with his 8.85-pounder. Blackfish jigs have become very popular, and they are flying off the shelves. Albies are still hot in the Thames, but they have been a little more particular this week, the secret to success has been tying on a smaller lure. Bass and blues have been biting well in the Race this week. Fort Trumbull and other river rocks and piers have been producing some nice blackfish. The waters south of Block have been giving up some nice codfish, porgies and sea bass. It's almost November, but the fish don't care, do you? Call ahead for store hours when stopping by in November.

  • October 23, 2017 Open or Close

    Karen over at AW Marina said the fishing has exploded in local waters. Blackfish guys report good catches with lots of shorts. They have weighed-in some nice ones this week though; Dave Thomas had a 7.85, Jack Tibbens brought in a 9.85 and Dennis Coombs took top weekly honors with a 10.25. All these fish were caught in 10 feet or less. Fishers has been hot but plenty of nice fish have been caught from kayaks locally, so the fishing is blossoming. Albies are still racing around the river and taking epoxy jigs and tins. Porgy action seems like it just won't quit. Hickory shad are biting well in the Thames also. Fort Trumbull has been hot for school bass and harbor blues—a few bigger bass have been reported there as well. Signups are still open for the "Last Tog Roundup" don't miss it!

  • October 16, 2017 Open or Close

    Karen over at AW Marina told me that blackfish season opened with a bang. They had three nice fish weighed-in within a few days of the opener; Jack Tibbens had a 7.95, Scott Schneider brought in an 8.65 and Jared Macha lead all comers with a 9.15-pounder. Shore anglers were doing well on togs as well. Albies are still popping up all over the eastern Sound. Porgies have been red hot for another week. Bass and blue reports have been few and far between this week. Registrations for the Last Tog Roundup are still open—sign up now for your shot at a cash prize from AW Marina!

A. W. Marina

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

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