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April 23, 2018:
Over at Fisherman's World Dillon said there are more bass showing in the Sound this week; no keepers yet, but schoolies into the low 20-inch range are taking sandworms, small soft plastics and small plugs. The Housy is still the best game in town, plenty of action with some decent fish mixed-in, jigs and swimmers are the best choices, but there have been some topwater bites in the morning too. Flounder reports have been showing signs of improvement; guys chumming shallow channel edges seem to be doing best. Blackfish reports are slow, but as water temps climb Dillon thinks we may find some on the shallow rock piles, right before the season closes. Trout fishing remains very good in most stocked rivers and ponds.

Previous Reports

  • April 16, 2018 Open or Close

    Over at Fisherman's World Dillon said that opening weekend was reining supreme with crowds of happy trout chasers in and out all day each day. Reports were very good overall, and fly fishers seemed to hold an edge; the biggest fish of the weekend was a 6.5-pound rainbow taken from the Norwalk River on a Wooly Bugger. Schoolie stripers are starting to show in the Sound and in tidal rivers other than the Housy. It's just a trickle right now, and the Housy is still your best bet by far. Flounder fishing has been slow, but the guys that are trying are catching a few. Try to target the areas that warm up fastest like mud flats and oyster beds—clams and worms are getting the bites. Blackfishing is tough, deeper rock piles are your best shot.

  • April 9, 2018 Open or Close

    Over at Fisherman's World Pete told me that trout guys continue to report good catches from the Farmington TMA—it's all catch and release right now, but don't forget that you need your trout stamp this year! There has been a good showing of blackfish anglers heading out this week, sandworms have been the preferred bait, the guys haven't heard any specific reports but enough guys have been going that they believe fish are being caught. Flounder also opened this past week and there have been a few reports of fish being taken off the channel edges. The Housy hit is still solid with most of the action coming within a few miles of Derby Dam. There are still good fish being taken and with the herring now in residence that should only get better. Other local streams and rivers are also seeing herring in the runs so resident stripers should begin taking advantage soon. There have been reports of stripers throughout New Jersey and blues from south Jersey so it won't be long.

  • April 2, 2018 Open or Close

    Over at Fisherman's World Max told me herring have been showing in most of the local runs this week, and he feels that the striper bite will fire up within the next couple weeks. The Housy has been good and getting better this week, nighttime is the right time and fish up to 26 pounds were reported this week on soft plastics bounced on leadheads. Trout chasers continue to pull nice fish from the Farmington. The Saugatuck River has also been good in the 'fly and single hook' section. Opening Day is coming fast, April 14th this year, don't forget your trout stamp—Saugatuck Reservoir Permits have been flying out of the shop as well. The shelves are stocked to start the season off right, swing in and get what you need!

  • March 26, 2018 Open or Close

    Over at Fisherman's World Max told me that the guys fishing the Farmington catch and release area have been putting up some nice browns. Opening Day is set for April 14th and the gear up is already beginning, don't forget that you need a $5 trout stamp this year! Guys fishing the Housy have been scoring pretty well on dropping tides, and nighttime has been best. A few herring have shown in the river which has kicked the swimming plug bite up a few notches. In the next few weeks things should really come to life.

Fisherman's World

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

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