LI Sound Fishing Report-5.24.12
River’s End Tackle in Old Saybrook has provided the following report for the waters in and around the mouth of the CT River.
Striped Bass: The local action for medium to large bass is best at Plum Gut. Anglers are doing well drifting bucktails or, when they can get them, live bunker. The Race, Bartletts, Southwest and Six Mile also have bass. We haven’t heard from Long Sand Shoal this week.
The Watch Hill Reefs to Wicopesset Passage are alive with squid and bass.
The Connecticut River has been slow at best. Bait soakers are doing the best from Middletown to Saybrook Point.
Bluefish: Spotty blues are at the mouth of the Connecticut River, but the most consistent action is at Millstone with mostly smaller blues. The Race has had its flurries, but it’s not hot.
Fluke: The consensus of catching from here to Block has been sublegal fish with enough keepers to make it interesting. There have been some doormats mixed in. The deeper waters off Black Point and Hatchetts are worthwhile for a shot at a doormat. Long Sand Shoal and Two Tree Channel and Niantic Bay have action, but no size. It’s still early for this area.
With the muddy conditions in the Connecticut River we haven’t heard of fluke there this week.
Porgies: A pick of porgies at Bartletts and the local reefs. Again it’s just starting.