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  • May 11, 2020 Open or Close

    Anthony from Bobby J's in Milford said more migratory fish have shown up along the local beaches. Most of these fish are schoolies but the fish seem to get a little bigger every day. Up in the Housy, the bite has slowed down a bit, but there are still decent numbers of schoolies and some bigger fish mixed-in here and there as well. The big issue has been that too many people are not following the new striper regs; one guy landed a 30-pounder in the River this week and threw it right in the cooler, it's a slot limit people, 28 to 35 inches—nothing bigger or smaller!

  • May 4, 2020 Open or Close

    Anthony from Bobby J's in Milford said that the beaches fired up with some migratory bass this week which pulled some out of the huge crowds in the Housy to fish in relative solitude. Action in the Housy continues to draw plenty of angler attention in form of big crowds. The fish seem to be smaller this year on average but the action is good. Topwater bites are starting to come with more regularity, but nighttime is still best for those looking to hook a bigger one.

  • April 27, 2020 Open or Close

    Anthony from Bobby J's in Milford said that the Housy has been red hot this week and said that's—pretty much—been where anyone looking to hook a bass from shore has been heading locally. The herring are thick at the dam so look in the northern reaches of the river for your best shot at a bigger fish, but there are bass all over the river. Night fishing will provide an edge for those looking for bigger fish, fishing larger profiles will also up your odds.

  • October 21, 2019 Open or Close

    Before the winds and waves arrived this week the fishing was still pretty good locally according to Jason at Bobby J's in Milford, and when we spoke he had already heard of surf fishermen getting back out and picking up where they left off a few days earlier. Bluefish to about 4 pounds as well as small to medium schoolies bass can be had pretty much everywhere—beaches, rivers, harbors, etc.—as the small bait is holding the tight to shore as has been the case for weeks. Bigger fish, both bass and blues, have been tough to come by, however. Hickory shad started to mix-in with the bass and blues, so hopefully that shot of larger bait will attract some better fish. Porgy fishing slowed way down this week with some keepers being caught but nowhere near the numbers we had been seeing all season. With the opener of blackfish season last week, things started off on a good note and has continued with lots of action and a few keepers being landed by most. Also being caught with the blackfish have been some black sea bass and even a few keepers for the shore guys.

Bobby J's Bait & Tackle
354 New Haven Ave.
Milford, CT 06460
phone: 203-876-1495


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