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April 23, 2018:
The crew at Fisherman's World in Norwalk reports that the Housatonic River is still a best bet for anyone looking to tangle with a striper from shore right now. Herring are being seen in ever-increasing numbers, and while the best bite remains after dark, some bass were plugged up on topwater lures this week.



Previous Reports

  • November 27, 2017 Open or Close

    Max over at Fisherman's World told me that the schoolie blitzes that had been so reliable last week have been pushing out off the beaches. Your best bet now is to target structure with a large topwater plug in daylight or a live eel after dark. Your other option is to head to the Housy where fish are beginning to pile in for the winter. The after dark bite has been best, the mouth has been good with darters and swimmers for fish into the low teens. There are hickory shad further up with some bigger bass milling around at the dam. Heading west to the East River, there have been some bass into the 30-pound class taking bait after dark. Albie action seems to be over and done with.

  • November 20, 2017 Open or Close

    Max over at Fisherman's World told me that the schoolie blitzes that had been so reliable last week have been pushing out off the beaches. Your best bet now is to target structure with a large topwater plug in daylight or a live eel after dark. Your other option is to head to the Housy where fish are beginning to pile in for the winter. The after dark bite has been best, the mouth has been good with darters and swimmers for fish into the low teens. There are hickory shad further up with some bigger bass milling around at the dam. Heading west to the East River, there have been some bass into the 30-pound class taking bait after dark. Albie action seems to be over and done with.

  • November 13, 2017 Open or Close

    Max at Fisherman's World in Norwalk said that the surf bite has been picking up locally. Places like Sherwood Island and Compo Beach have been very good, especially at dawn—blitzes have been common. Most of the fish are 8- to 12-pound cookie cutters, but there are some keepers in there and a few bigger fish even as heavy as 20 pounds. The mouth of the Housy has been good for eelers after dark as well. Even Norwalk Harbor has been very good for those throwing small plugs, shads and bucktails. Action has been good.

  • November 6, 2017 Open or Close

    Max from Fisherman's World in Norwalk said that the Fall Run is on in the western Sound. Anywhere between Bridgeport and Stamford seems to be a good bet for shore anglers to score albies, bass and blues. The most consistent shore albie spot has been the Southport Jetties, but they are also inside Greenwich Harbor so that's worth looking at as well. Bass blitzes have been common off Westport, the fish are on peanuts and the frenzies can erupt at any time of day. Most of the fish are in the 18- to 28-inch class but a few fish up to 40 inches have been reported; blues may mix in as well. If you can find a pod of adult bunker you might find blues to 16 pounds on them with a few big bass into the 30-pound class down below. Things are looking good.

Fisherman's World

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


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