CT-DEEP Fishing Report: April 26, 2012
The following fishing report was provided by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP):
Fishing is good in the major coastal rivers and even on the local reefs for keeper bass. Schoolie hot spots include the lower Pawcatuck River, Thames River from Norwich down to Montville, the Connecticut River by Great Island (Wood Lot), and the Housatonic River. Light-tackle enthusiasts and fly-rodders have been scoring high numbers in the catch-and-release category. Fishing the dawn patrol on an ebb tide makes a big difference.
The season has been red hot this spring on the local rock piles, wrecks, and breakwaters, with lots of double-digit fish being reported. Asian shore crabs have been the choice bait.
Action has been good in the Niantic River and in western LIS in the Westport to Norwalk area. Fishing the channels and chumming have been effective strategies.
Good fishing is reported in the Connecticut River at the DEEP Marine Headquarters fishing pier in Old Lyme and the Lieutenant River by Rte 156. Coves in the Pawcatuck, Thames, and the Housatonic Rivers are also producing.
Blues are right around the corner, even though anglers have been catching fish for a while at the Millstone warm-water discharge.