Fishing Report -- May 9, 2015
We're continuing to hear excellent reports of striper fishing in the
lower CT River this week. There have been numerous reports of 50+
schoolie trips from some of the regulars. Good news too is that some
keepers are being caught now. This news of keepers coincides with
reports from commercial shad fisherman that some good size bass are
being seen in the nets too, fish up to about 36". The bass are hitting
topwater spooks and poppers now and we've noted that the bigger fish
seem to be active around the first few hours of the incoming tide.
There are also tons of adult bunker in the river. This coming week
should only get better for bigger fish.
Reports from the Housatonic River continue to be very good. They're
getting them both upriver and near the mouth. It seems like the bigger
fish are upriver right now chasing the herring while there are lots of
schoolies near the mouth.
There are tons of bunker along the CT shorline including the Thames
River, Niantic, Westbrook, CT River and New Haven Harbor.
A few winter flounder are being caught in the Niantic River and we've
heard of good Flounder fishing reports from some of the tackle shops
further west of us. We heard one good report of flounder being caught
off of Madison this week.
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