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Posted By Toby Lapinski, May 25, 2020
While this photo of a 9-pound weakfish is several years old, a slug fish pushing double-digit weakies were landed this week from Cape Cod to the CT/NY border (Photo by Chris Wahl)

This week’s fishing reports including several references to weakfish being landed, and not just in the one spot in Connecticut where everyone and their uncle likes to fish for them these days. Sure there we some nice ones caught at the ‘sandbar whose name shall not be mentioned’, but I received confirmed weakies also landed in several other places including the Cape, Narragansett Bay and the eastern shoreline of Connecticut. I won’t say more than that for now, check out Pat Vogt’s article in the May monthly issue of The Fisherman for some tips on finding a weakfish hotspot of your own!

Also seemingly on schedule, black sea bass action ramped up big time in the last few days. While the season remains closed in Rhode Island and New York waters, where it is open in Massachusetts and Connecticut fish to 5-plus pounds were caught. The usual inshore waters in Buzzards Bay and mid-Long Island Sound have been hot.

The other interesting tidbit in this week’s reports was rather sudden influx of bluefish. They were confirmed in Buzzards Bay, Martha’s Vineyard, Sakonnet, Narragansett Bay, the breachways of SoCo, Fishers Island, the Connecticut River, New Haven and on down towards NYC. Sizes ranged from barely big enough to bother keeping for the smoker on up to double-digit choppers. I for one am happy to hear they have arrived already, especially since the striper bite has been off this year locally.

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