CT Fishing Report: 6.1.12
River’s End Tackle in Saybrook, Connecticut, filed the following fishing report for the Connecticut River and Long Island Sound.
- Last week we said forget the Connecticut River and go to Watch Hill. Well, the Hill was dead and the River picked up.
- Still in abundance at the Watch Hill to Fishers area, but the bass are inconsistent. There have been some good hits and some blanks.
- Seems to be slowing down upriver and picking up at the mouth. These are tough fish, as spooky as bonefish and picky as a worm hatch. A stealthy and quiet approach is helpful. There are some 3” to 4″ herring and adult bunker at the mouth of the river.
Reports from the Race and Plum Gut
- Still good, but Hatchetts and Long Sand Shoal haven’t reported in. Six Mile and Southwest have a mixed bag as blues are thickening.
- They’re thickening at the Race and Plum Gut, plus some of the local reefs west of the Connecticut River as far as Branford. The resident smaller blues are at Millstone.
- Fluking to our west has picked up, especially in the Millstone area for smaller fish. Montauk reports were not worth the trip, but we did have 1 decent report from Peconic. Consensus is to stay close to home with the exception of Block Island.
- Most of our doormat weigh-ins are coming from the Black Point area. Long Sand Shoal has its regular shorts, but fewer than last year. We haven’t heard much from the river or Soundview yet. This weekend’s rain won’t help the river action much, but it may concentrate some fluke off Soundview.
- Our Fluke Contest starts May 15. There are some changes from last year. It’s going to be a 3-shop contest involving River’s End, Hillyers and the Fish Connection. Top prize will be $1,000, and you can enter or weigh in at any of the shops. We will also weigh in fluke for Fishin’ Factory III in Middletown. Last week’s winner was Rich Williams’ 9.5-pounder
- Some nice-size porgies are being reported from Bartletts and Hatchetts. We suspect some of the reefs west of the river have porgies.