The Hour’s fishing expert Dick Alley posted the following fishing report for the waters of Long Island Sound.
It seems like opening day of trout season happened last week instead of 2 months ago. Big bass catches have been piling up for a few weeks now as the lunkers establish their summer feeding grounds. Bluefish are already settling in for summer and spreading throughout Long Island Sound. Before we know it, snapper blues will make their appearance and begin the downhill slide towards fall.
For now, fishing is great. Fluke fishing is developing at a good pace. While the best fishing still goes to the Long Island side, the increased fluke activity in Connecticut waters is encouraging. Fluke, also called summer flounder are more than a bigger version of winter flounder. They have teeth, they prefer small baitfish to worms and while they are a bottom fish, they often hit artificial lures as well as bait.