Report -- August 22, 2014
when it comes to stripers I feel like I'm reporting on the fisheries
condition. It hasn't improved overall, but still has a few spots of
real good fishing. Block Island is the epicenter of numbers of big bass
and some lesser but inconsistent similar action is at Montauk and the
Canal. Unfortunately this is the last buffalo hunt.
We have heard of some local catches at Cornfield, Plum Gut and Six Mile
Reef. Also catches of schoolies along the RI Shore are on the upswing.
- Decent blues at Plum Gut but not as good at the Race
although we heard it's improving with smaller blues. Some big blues are
still in the Lower Connecticut River with chunks of fresh bunker
catching most. Long Sand Shoal also has decent sizes and lesser sizes
at Six Mile and Southwest Reefs.
The WICC Bluefish Contest is scheduled for August 23-24. You can sign
up here until 7pm on August 22. We'll be open all night Saturday for
- Good to very good action at the DEP Piers, Saybrook Point, Causeway
and estuaries leading into the Connecticut River.
- Good reports coming in from Montauk and Block Island
with some good sizes. Locally mostly shorts and small keepers.
- A lot of
serious flukers are heading to Block and Montauk with some doormats
being reported. We had one reports from an insider who thinks they're
starting to school up for the migration.
Ward is leading the Flat Out Fluke Contest with a 10.30 pounder
reports this week in the Connecticut River. Trappers at the DEP Piers
are doing OK but we're still not hearing much from the scoopers. This
is the peak of the season.
- Good to very
good reports of porgies at most reefs. Sizes and numbers are good, the
smaller reefs and breakwaters have some impressive catches. Were not
getting any complaints.
It's going to be a poor sandworm supply the next few days, look for
alternative baits such as squid or clams.
- Not any
fresh reports this week, even the frigate mackerel have thinned out.
Mon - Fri 5am -- 7pm
Saturday 4am -- 6pm
Sunday 4am -- 5pm