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July 16, 2018:
Capt. TJ Karbowski of Rock and Roll Charters said the big new moon tides really shuffled the deck this week. Sea bass are vacating the inshore waters in a hurry and fishing for them at any time other than slack water has been tough. Stripers have picked up this week; it seems like some of those big fish that were hanging around Milford have moved into Clinton waters this week, they saw an uptick in striper action overall and some much nicer fish in the mix. Finding clean water has been the key. Bunker are finally showing up with more regularity too. And even some bluefish showed up for more than just a surprise hook-up. Porgy fishing has been red hot. TJ still has some openings in August call now, before the summer passes you by.

Previous Reports

  • July 9, 2018 Open or Close

    Capt. TJ Karbowski of Rock and Roll Charters said porgies are moving onto their summer reefs and falling into their summer patterns; it should come as no surprise that the fishing is good. Sea bass action is still holding strong; they are moving deeper now and spreading out, so more effort is required to get your limit. Striped bass are still on the slower side; they're just not setting up on any particular spot for more than a tide. But there is good news: the water is loaded with sand eels and squid, and with lots of good bass reported from adjacent waters, it's only a matter of time before they make a move on all this bait. And if you want to catch schoolies, they are all over the sand eels schools—the future looks bright for stripers. Some bigger fluke have already taken notice of the bait balls and they are settling in on some local bottom now too. Bluefish are just absent so far; it's not typical for early July, but they are just not around right now. Water temps shot up during this heat wave, climbing from 64 to as high as 78 degrees in some spots! It's summer, get those kids off the couch and out fishing!

  • July 2, 2018 Open or Close

    Capt. TJ Karbowski of Rock and Roll Charters said striper fishing was very slow this week. It was just hard to get on a consistent bite. Bluefish remain pretty much nonexistent; they caught one bluefish all week. Sea bass fishing though has been off the hook, crazy, as good as it can be and some really nice fish in the mix. The sea bass are starting to move a little deeper now but the bite is slowing no signs of slowing. TJ also ran a shark trip for Lindsey Urban and friends, they did well on some nice blue sharks and had a blast.

  • June 25, 2018 Open or Close

    Capt. TJ Karbowski of Rock and Roll Charters said bass fishing slowed down a touch this week as more small bass have joined some of the better ones. The bite has been confined to shorter tide windows, but keepers to 30 pounds have been reasonably abundant in-between shots of schoolies. Sea bass fishing has been red hot after a short slowdown early in the week. The action has been fast and furious, and plenty of jumbo porgies are in the mix on most days. Bluefish remain slow, but water temps are still considerably lower than normal for mid-June.

  • June 18, 2018 Open or Close

    Capt. TJ Karbowski of Rock and Roll Charters said bass fishing has been good and they've been catching mostly keeper fish in the 36- to 42-inch class with a few big ones in the mix, the two largest going 36 and 40 pounds. Bass fishing with this big moon tide has been all about tide windows, weed and mud have been an issue but if you play the currents you can get some of these big girls to bite before the weed gets too thick. Sea bass action continues to produce fast action with lots of nice keepers along with some nice porgies mixed in. Blues are still noticeably absent. Water temps are still low for mid-June hovering around 60. Summer is fast approaching, call now to get in on the June action.

Rock & Roll Charters

Rock & Roll Charters
Cedar Island Marina
34 Riverside Dr
Clinton, CT 06413
phone: 203-314-3765

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