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June 17, 2019:
Andrew at Fishin' Factory 3 said bass reports have been pretty darn slow, and the only logical explanation is the lack of bunker. If a good push of bunker comes in, there's a good chance that some big bass will come in with them. Guys chunking at Dock N Dine are catching some fish; one guy had really nice one over the weekend, Andrew said it looked to be close to 40 pounds. Millstone still has small blues. Porgy results have been up and down locally. Sea bass fishing has been decent, but you still have to work for your limit. Fluke fishing is better in the Sound now than it is at Block and Montauk—which are both dogged out. Try local spots like Bartletts, Two Tree and Black Point before steaming to the land of the dogs.

Previous Reports

  • June 10, 2019 Open or Close

    Andrew at Fishin' Factory 3 said the bass fishing still seems to be hanging behind 'normal' right... many local sharpies are having trouble busting 20 pounds, but there are a few around. Most of the bass catches are comprised of smaller fish between 20 and 30 inches; Six Mile has a pile, so does the Gut and there are some at the mouth of the river too. Bunker are very scarce, but hickory shad have moved in around the DEEP Dock. Fluking is slow locally and the historical hotspots have been really spotty; hopefully all this will firm up after the water temps pass the 60-degree mark. Fish have been caught behind Fishers, in Two Tree, out at Montauk and Block. Block Island has been the most consistent spot, but the dogs will hound you there and keepers still aren't a guarantee. The best sea bass fishing is still west of the river, Six Mile and Southwest seem to be the best producers. Things are moving in the right direction, but it's slow movement.

  • June 3, 2019 Open or Close

    Andrew at Fishin' Factory 3 said the shop has been busy all week and bait has been flying out of the cooler. The river still has bass and water temps are still well below what we typically see in the first week of June. The action is not lock and load, but if you go out at daybreak or early evening and throw big plugs you might stick a fish around 25 pounds. Out front the bass fishing has been spotty, most spots have either one fish or none, but again, water temps are below normal so things may not be right yet. Sea bass reports have been very good from Six Mile and points south of there, be mindful of the New York line; points east have been slow so far. Fluke reports have been weird, places will heat up for a day and then go cold the next. These fish are moving around with the bait so you have to be mobile to be successful as they migrate in from offshore. Block Island lit up during the week this week but was very slow by the weekend. There have been some local fish taken at the Sand Shoal, Two Tree, Sarahs... but it's just starting. Porgy reports have been sporadic unless you head across to Peconic.

  • May 27, 2019 Open or Close

    Andrew at Fishin' Factory 3 said it was a crazy weekend in the shop, over 100 dozen sandworms gone on Saturday alone! Fluking has been so-so, everyone is going over to New York to hook up, but it's still off from past years. Water temps are still low so that may have something to do with it. Striper action in the lower river has been good but catching a keeper is tough and breaking 15 pounds has been next to impossible. There are some bigger fish further up river, but the bite depends on the water clarity. A few kayak guys have been catching a few bass over 30 pounds out front, which is encouraging. Bunker have been pretty much nonexistent so far, but the runoff from the river might be keeping them away. Sea bass reports have been few and far between, Six Mile might be the best bet right now.

  • May 13, 2019 Open or Close

    Andrew at Fishin' Factory 3 said there are bass in the river, mostly schoolies with some into the mid 30-inch range, and you can catch them almost any place you can access the water. Worms have been the best bait, but guys are hooking up on soft plastics and small plugs as well. There have been some bigger bass into the 20-pound class taken in some of the herring runs, with some nice pike in some of the runs as well. Herring have been thick all over. Guys drifting the flats at the mouth of the river slinging Slug-Go's and other small, slender baits have been doing well on school bass, but catching a keeper has been tough. Fluke reports have been slow locally; anyone that's catching keepers seems to be getting them at Montauk, some fish to 7 pounds reported from there. Sea robins have been crazy thick in several locations as well. Porgies are showing up sporadically on some reefs west of the river—it's just beginning.

Fishin' Factory 3

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

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