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October 15, 2018:
Capt. TJ Karbowski of Rock and Roll Charters said the big tides this week definitely had an effect on the fishing, and it was atypical of what you might expect from an October new moon. The strong tides seemed to scramble up the local populations of fish, forcing TJ to look deep in his playbook to find fish. This is the mark of a good fisherman though and you want to be out there with someone who really knows what he's doing. TJ told me that even the porgies were cleared off of some of the big reefs but he was pulling them off of some small piles he used to fish before he was a charter captain. The story on bluefish was very similar, the fish cleared out of the bigger rips and TJ found them in some spots where the current wasn't so strong. Striper action was steady this week with fish to about 15 pounds. They started prospecting for blackfish this week too, the action was good, but there are lots of shorts and a few big sea bass mixed in. As the tides slow and the water temps continue to drop, things will get better and better, give TJ a call, he's fishing through mid-November.



Previous Reports

  • October 8, 2018 Open or Close

    Capt. TJ Karbowski of Rock and Roll Charters said they had another good striper week with fish to 30 pounds taken throughout the week. There are huge schools of schoolie bass around now too, so it takes some work to find the horses, but you'll have a blast picking through small keepers and schoolies in the process. Bluefish are around but still not quite in the numbers expected for the first week of October, hopefully this is the beginning of the influx. Sea bass and porgy action is off the charts, fast action and lots of fun. And they are prepped and ready to start blackfishing. Book your trip soon! TJ will be running through November 18th.

  • October 1, 2018 Open or Close

    Capt. TJ Karbowski of Rock and Roll Charters said the bass fishing lit up this week and things are really starting to feel like fall. After a few weeks of slower bass results, every spot suddenly has bass and they are biting well. Fish from schoolies up to 35 pounds were boated this week, lots of keeper and larger fish in the mix. Bluefish are still biting well also, most of them are in the 5- to 7-pound class, a great size for the smoker, larger blues have been harder to find. Porgy action slowed down a tick this week, but keepers were still not too tough to find. Sea bass action shows no signs of slowing down, the sizes are all over the place, but putting in the time to cull out some keepers is worth the effort for these delicious fish. Book your trip soon! TJ will be running through November 18th.

  • September 24, 2018 Open or Close

    Capt. TJ Karbowski of Rock and Roll Charters told me the bluefish action has reached 'fall frenzy mode' with just about every reef holding a good slug of blues—they haven't been seeing any giant gators but fish in the 10- to 12-pound class are being caught most trips, with lots of 3- to 8-pounders. Porgy action remains red hot with plenty of really nice-sized ones coming up every trip. And the numbers of short sea bass mixing in means that we should have some world class sea bass fishing in the coming years. The striper bite was slower this week, short bass dominated their catches but there are keepers in the mix and lots of schoolies means lots of keepers in the future. Now is the time to book a trip, the rods are bent the whole time and they're catching several species every time they leave the dock. Book your trip soon! TJ will be running through November 18th.

  • September 17, 2018 Open or Close

    Capt. TJ Karbowski of Rock and Roll Charters told me things were starting to feel like fall this week. Several spots lit up with bait and fish this week, and anglers on the boat were having a blast casting topwaters to blitzing bass and blues. Most of the fish this week were on the smaller side, but the fast action and matching the gear to the size of the fish ensured that all involved had a blast. Porgy action has been red hot too and there have been some really nice ones in the mix. Sea bass action has been very good when they're around, they were tough to find one a few trips this week. TJ still has openings through the end of the season, and they are running trips until the week of Thanksgiving—give a call.

Rock & Roll Charters

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


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