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October 15, 2018:
Over at Fisherman's World Max said that blackfishing has been dominating the chatter at the shop. Word on the street is that the bite has been decent, but people are catching many more shorts than keepers and shallow water has been the ticket so far. The guys pulling limits are moving around and making a day out of it. The shop has weighed tog to 7.4 pounds this week. Big bass and big blues have shown up on the local bunker schools, the shop weighed-in three 40-plus-pound bass this week and a mammoth 20.4-pound bluefish for Enrique! Blues in the 10- to 15-pound class have been fairly common this week. School stripers are everywhere right now, crushing schools of peanuts from the backs of the harbors and bays to the islands and along the local beaches. Albie action has been steady from Stratford to Stamford, Penfield Reef, Cockenoe Shoal, Eatons Neck and all along the backside of the Islands, schools are being spotted on a daily basis. Porgy action has been steady in depths of 10 to 30 feet.

Previous Reports

  • October 8, 2018 Open or Close

    Over at Fisherman's World Jeremy told me that albie fever was still sweeping the local angling population as big schools of these speedy green torpedoes were being chased from Stratford to the NY border, over to Eaton's Neck and clear to Port Jeff. White, bone and pink have been the hot colors and Epoxy Jigs, Albie Snax, 3-inch Slug-Go's and Deadly Dicks have been scoring well. Big stripers showed up on Friday too with some much needed pods of adult bunker, snag-and-drop and large topwaters were taking bass from 20 to 43 pounds. Big blues to 15 pounds showed at the mouth of the Housy, elsewhere the blues have been small and scattered. The porgy bite is still red hot, people fishing in 40 to 60 feet are catching some serious dinner plates. Deep wrecks are producing some nice sea bass to 4.5 pounds. And with blackfish season just days away now, rigs, jigs and crabs are already selling in preparation for the big day.

  • October 1, 2018 Open or Close

    Over at Fisherman's World Brendan told me that the albies showed up in good numbers this week in the waters off Norwalk and to the east; he had not heard if they had made it into NY waters yet, west of the shop. All of the usual suspects are taking the albies: Snax, Deadly Dicks, Epoxy Jigs... you know the drill. Bonito have not joined the party. Bass and bluefish action has been spotty. Most of the bass are being taken on chunks after dark and most of them are in the 28- to 34-inch class. Blues are also on the smaller side, smashing poppers and tins; the few larger blues being taken are eating deep-jigged Diamonds. Porgy and sea bass action remains strong, go deep if you want to find the sea bass.

  • September 24, 2018 Open or Close

    Over at Fisherman's World the bluefish have become very active this week—particularly at sunrise and sunset. Striper fishing has been solid, trolling is getting them in daylight, chunkers are finding the best fish in the deep night. Albies are just starting to show locally in small pods, the area is loaded with bait and due to explode soon—morning has been the best time to connect with an albie this week. Sea bass are biting well on deep reefs, jigs have been the hot lure of the week. Fluke is slowing way down as we look toward the season closing on September 30th.

  • September 17, 2018 Open or Close

    Over at Fisherman's World Dylan said it's starting to feel like fall and the fishing is reflecting that feeling. Striper fishing is picking up again, water temps are still on the high side, but the bass are moving inshore. The mouth of the Housy has been hot with plenty of solid fish in the 20- to 30-pound class taking eels after dark. Other river and harbor mouths are also producing fish. In addition to eels, Slug-Go's, darters and bucktails are hooking fish as well. Fluke are still around, typically in 60- to 80-feet of water and the NY side has been better—Eaton's Neck, 28C and the Fingers off Middle Ground have been good this week. Albie reports are starting up. Port Jeff has been the closest local spot giving up consistent catches so far. There were also some albies reported off of Compo in Westport; they should continue to fill in from these spots now. Porgies are biting well just about any place you can wet a line locally with sea bass mixing in. Those targeting sea bass have been scoring by drifting over structure. Bluefish have been mostly smalls, bigger ones are coming on chunks from deep water during the day.

Fisherman's World

Fisherman's World
2 Fort Point St
Norwalk, CT 06855
phone: 203-866-1075

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