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July 16, 2018:
Over at Fisherman's World Max said the bass fishing is still red hot in local waters, anywhere from the NY line out to Greenwich. Three 50-pounders were reported from local waters this week and several 30s and 40s were boated as well. These fish are biting, almost exclusively, at night—daytime fishing is producing schoolies and small keepers. Guys drifting eels, chunks or live-lining bunker after dark are getting the big dawgs. Fluking has been so-so, but those that will put in the time to move around and find them are pulling limits from depths of 50 to 70 feet. Some of the better catches have been coming from some of the larger humps like the OB, 28C and 11B. Sea bass also seem to be heading deeper, wrecks and rock piles in 60 to 80 feet seem to be producing the best results—diamond jigs and whole baits are scoring best. Porgies are dominating the inshore fishery right now—pick a rock pile and buckle up.

Previous Reports

  • July 9, 2018 Open or Close

    Over at Fisherman's World Max was back on the horn after a few week hiatus. He said that local waters are flooded with porgies right now and everyone is getting in on the action. Shore guys are slaying them inside the harbor and off of any rocks with access. Boaters are putting on a show inside the islands now with fish to 2.5 pounds; sandworms, squid, clams, jigs tipped with Gulp, they are all getting it done. Sea bass action is still holding steady on the deeper wrecks. Stripers are slowing down a bit, but there are still plenty of quality fish around, it's just that there are fewer bass overall. There were several legit big dogs caught this week, Max knew of bass tipping the scales at 41, 43, 47 and two over 50 taken between Stratford and Rye this week. Fluking has been good for those willing to make drifts in a few spots, there have been some nice fish caught, Can 24, Can 26 and behind Sheffield Island have been some of the better fluke spots this week. Blues are thickest out in deep water, but some are punishing bunker schools in tight at sunset and taking chunks after dark. The local fishing is pretty darn good right now.

  • July 2, 2018 Open or Close

    Over at Fisherman's World Dylan said that the bass bite is still going strong although more and more blues are making it a night owl's game lately. The biggest fish are being taken chunking bunker in 60 to 80 feet. Local waters on over to Fairfield have been producing fish from the 20's into the low 40-pound range. Guys chasing bunker schools at dawn and dusk are hitting plenty of bass from large schoolies to about 15 pounds. Some small cocktail blues have been showing locally also. Fluke fishers have been doing best in 20- to 30-foot depths off the beaches and the reports have been pretty good this week. Sea bass action has been good shallow, but with lots of shorts, the bigger fish are coming from depths of 40 feet or more. Porgies are all over the place, shore, boat, kayak... you'll have no problem finding porgies.

  • June 25, 2018 Open or Close

    Over at Fisherman's World Brandon said that the bass bite has been very good with fish to 43 pounds reported this week on bunker chunks. There are still fish off of Rye and Hempstead, but the main body of fish is moving east. Some of the bigger fish have been moving into the Islands now too. Blues are filling in now also, terrorizing bunker schools, cutting eels in half... yon know, bluefish stuff. These fish have been filling in fast, so if you have a hankering for the blues, it's time. Porgies and fluke have been abundant and cooperative in around the islands this week, porgies to 16 inches were reported along with fluke to 11.5 pounds.

  • June 18, 2018 Open or Close

    Over at Fisherman's World Brandon said that the fluke fishing had really picked up over the last week in local waters, the shop weighed-in twin 7.5-pounders and heard mostly good reports from their customers. Porgies were also on the rise with most guys looking for them finding them, the largest of the week was a 2.4-pounder. Bass action is still very good, with fish in the 20- to 30-pound class. Chunking at night has been the top producer, but trolled Mojos and bunker spoons are also scoring. Guys chasing bunker schools at dawn and dusk are nailing some decent bass and big blues also; snag and drop or tossing big topwaters will draw strikes.

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Norwalk, CT 06855
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