Saybrook, CT, Fishing Report: 5.4.12
River’s End Tackle in Saybrook, Connecticut, has published its online report for May 4, 2012:
- STRIPED BASS: Good reports this week from the reefs off Clinton and Westbrook with mostly 2’ to 3′ bass and a few above that size. Drifting bucktails has been the preferred method. Similar reports are coming from Plum Gut and the Race. The reefs off Waterford have some bass on them also.
- The Lower Connecticut River has had more poor than good reports this week. There aren’t those schools of smaller bass; instead, there are fewer, smaller schools of larger bass and it’s harder to find those. The best reports are coming from the flats off Great Island towards the channel to the west.
- There are both bunker and herring in the lower river, with some spooky bass looking for them. We’re starting to hear some activity from the Watch Hill shore.
- BLUEFISH: They’re back. Reports of blues in the Race and Plum Gut this week. Some are at Millstone and the Thames River. None reported in the Connecticut River yet.
- BLACKFISH: The season is closed until July 1. We had a good spring season.
- FLUKE: Started May 1 in New York and Rhode Island. Connecticut doesn’t start until May 15. Some of the initial reports were smaller fluke in Peconic Bay this week.
- WINTER FLOUNDER: No reports this week, season is open through the end of the month.