Long Island Sound Report: 5.18.12
Rivers End Tackle in Old Saybrook, Connecticut, has the following report for the week of May 18, 2012.
Striped Bass: We got the first reports of bass on Long Sand Shoal this week. The mouth of the Connecticut River had a good morning yesterday and upriver reports indicate there are still bass up there that will eventually make their way south. It’s worth a shot in the river, but have a Plan B.
The Race continues to produce, with keeper sizes not hard to find. On a lesser scale, Plum Gut has the same. Jiggers and drifters are still getting bass at Six Mile and Southwest Reefs.
Bluefish: There’s some blues in the mouth of the Connecticut River with Great Island the best spot to cast. We haven’t heard too much outside the River except for the Race and Gut.
Fluke: Is it early or too late? The Montauk and Peconic runs of doormats haven’t materialized yet and it seems like the fluke may have snuck in before opening day. We have had some reports of fluke off Waterford and the Clinton/ Madison area. We weighed a couple of doormats in this week just shy of 8 pounds. It doesn’t look worthwhile to go to New York. Now Block Island, that’s a different story. We’ve been getting good reports for about 10 days now.
We haven’t had any deep-water reports from Black Point or Hatchetts yet, but it’s worth a try.
Our Fluke Contest starts May 15th. There’s some changes. It’s going to be a 3-shop contest. River’s End, Hillyers and the Fish Connection. Top prize will be $1000 and you can enter or weigh in at any of the shops. We will also weigh in fluke for Fishin’ Factory III in Middletown.
Porgies: The season is open but reports are scant. I wouldn’t assume they’re not on the reefs.