River’s End Fishing Tackle in Saybrook is still filing reports, and there are still fish to be had in the Sound. Here’s the latest:
STRIPED BASS: Locally we had a flurry of adult bunker visiting in the River last weekend and some are still around today. Long Sand Shoal, Black Point and Hatchetts are the best spots to take them for some exercise. Eels and trolling are also doing well there. Chunkers are getting school bass and a few larger ones, up to 40″, at Saybrook Point.
Montauk had a poor weekend and picked up midweek for both boat and surfcasters. Peanut bunker and sandeels moved in.
BLUEFISH: Again, Long Sand Shoal is the place for blues, as well as the mouth of the Connecticut River. Don’t expect too much surface action; a chunk on the bottom is bringing most of the results.
PORGIES: Whether intentional or accidental the local reefs such as Cornfield, Southwest and Black Point are yielding limit catches of good-sized porgies. We did have a poor report from Hatchetts.
BLACKFISH: Some mixed reports are coming in from Southwest, but good reports from Sarahs Ledge, Black Point and Cornfield. The Rivers End / Fishing Factory 3 Blackfish Contest got underway Saturday, October 1. You can register and weigh in at either shop.
FALSE ALBACORE: A few pods were found at Montauk last weekend and have disappeared now.
Time to wrap it up.