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September 9, 2019:
Andrew at Fishin' Factory 3 said there has been a good bass bite firing up on the points east of the CT River. Guys have been getting them at first light on spooks and the night guys have been getting them on plugs and GT Eels. Fluke action has been good at Block Island and Montauk, with a slight edge give to Montauk. Porgy action is still very good. Snapper action has been decent and they are starting to get a little bigger now as well.

Previous Reports

  • September 2, 2019 Open or Close

    Andrew at Fishin' Factory 3 said the bonito bite has been good from Watch Hill east to Charlestown and all of the breachways have fish. Watch Hill has also been giving up some bass blitzes, so bring a heavier rod, just in case. Blues are all over the mouth of the river, but they are pretty much all small. Striper action in local waters has been slow; even the eel-swingers headed for Block haven't been lighting it up lately. Montauk and Block are both hot for big fluke though—and don't wait if you want to cash in on that because those fish are headed offshore and won't be coming back until spring. Block has also been hot for sea bass. Snapper fishing has really come alive this week—it's fast and easy fishing that anyone can enjoy. Blue crabbing remains slow.

  • August 26, 2019 Open or Close

    Andrew at Fishin' Factory 3 said Misquamicut was covered up with bonito earlier this week. The fish were on peanuts and bait seemed to run as far as the eye could see in either direction. Pine Island also had piles of peanuts and busting bass, blues and bones. Harkness and Fishers have been hot for bass with scores of 25- to 30-inch fish and some up into the mid 30-pound class. Scup action is as good as it gets; pick a rock pile, you're going to catch. Fluking is starting to become more of a grind; there are still some good fish around, but Montauk and Block had great weeks and that usually means the fluke migration is starting—and they move fast. Sea bass limits are pretty easy to come by in the eastern Sound, even if you're actually targeting fluke. The snapper bite is as good as it gets right now. Blue crabs seem to be having an off year.

  • August 12, 2019 Open or Close

    Andrew at Fishin' Factory 3 said there are lots of bunker around and snappers are piling in as well. Big blues have showed up in the mouth of the river to cash in. Fluking slowed down considerably after the new moon, still the best spots are Hatchetts, Black Point and Bartletts... fish deep for best results, look in 100 feet or more—a live snapper might be your best option. Sea bass action has fired back up locally and most of the fluke spots offer excellent sea-bassing as well. Porgies continue to bite well. Blue crabs are decent but not red hot, the best bet is to look closer to the salt.

  • August 5, 2019 Open or Close

    Andrew at Fishin' Factory 3 said some big blues have shown up in the river this week, and snappers are still scarce. Fluke action seemed to take a little bit of a hit, probably due to the faster moon tides. That area between Hatchetts and Black Point still seems to hold the best promise for a few keepers—look deep. Sea bass are biting well in that area (and most other famous fluke spots) as well—Pigeon Rip, Montauk, Black Point... etc. Some bonito have been popping up in the eastern Sound, around Fishers and around the Breachways. Chub mackerel are also making an encore appearance in many of these same spots. Thresher sharks are being targeted in the vicinity of Fishers Island and several have been caught this week. If you're look for stripers the mantra is "Block or bust," local waters have been quiet.

Fishin' Factory 3

Fishin' Factory 3
238 East Main St
Middletown, CT 06457
phone: 860-344-9139

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