Fishing Report -- July 18, 2014
Striped Bass - It's better. The slaughter at Montauk has slowed a bit but still
continues as of yesterday. On this side we're starting to see some more consistency
at Long Sand Shoal and the Westbrook/ Clinton Reefs. A few nicer bass have been
reported from the River mouth to Hatchetts. The Race and Plum Gut are still disappointing
with just schoolies coming from the Race. We had a good local report with tube and
worm, which may be a good way to locate scattered bass.
Chunkers fishing the mouth of the Connecticut River have scored a few nice bass
fishing nights this week.
The mouth of the Connecticut River is still loaded with bunker,but they've been
tougher to find at daybreak.
Let's start pushing for some realistic stock rebuilding.
Bluefish - Still in short supply. A few jumbos in the mouth of the Connecticut River.
A few small ones in the Race, Plum Gut is a bit better.
The WICC Bluefish Contest is scheduled for August 23-24.
Sea Bass - Good reports coming in from south of Six Mile Reef and the Bloody Grounds
as well as Block. 4+ pound fish are not uncommon.
Fluke - Deep off Black Point is still producing some nice sizes this week as is
some of the deeper waters off Clinton. Block has been good with on and off dogfish
playing interference. There's also been a pickup in action off the Waterford beaches
as well as Saras Ledge.
Will Ward is leading the Flat Out Fluke Contest with a 10.30 pounder
Blue Crabs - It's good but it's still mid July. We've been hearing of catches of
10-15 keepers from the DEP Piers.
Blackfish - Open but no reports lately.
Porgies - It's in full swing now but not big numbers. Bartletts, Hatchetts and Southwest
Reefs all have some big porgies but don't ignore the smaller rockpiles. We've also
heard of some catches off the Madison shore rocks.
Mon - Fri 5am -- 7pm
Saturday 4am -- 6pm
Sunday 4am -- 5pm
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