Saybrook, CT, Fishing Report-April 26, 2012
River’s End Tackle in Saybrook, Connecticut, has published its online report for April 26.
Here it is:
Striped Bass: The spring run in the Connecticut River is under way. There are schoolies and some bass over 30″, but they’re scattered. The best advice is to keep moving until you locate a school. While you’re looking for schools of smaller bass you’ll probably run into a couple of larger ones. The anglers fishing bait from shore are scoring with more consistency from Saybrook Point to Middletown. We got the first reports of bass in Plum Gut yesterday, this is generally the forerunner of bass on the reefs in a few days.
Winter Flounder: Action is still best in Niantic, but it has slowed from the reports of last week.
Blackfish: Some nice-sized blacks have come off the breakwaters this week. Clinton, Westbrook and New Haven breakwaters have been producing well, but the reefs are starting to pick up just before the spring finale. We weighed in a 10- and 15-pound black this week. The season closes on 4/30, so Monday is the last day.
Fluke: Season starts May 1 in NY and RI. Connecticut doesn’t start until May 15.