June 13th - Stripers are IN!

The fishing is hot! Stripers are all over the CT river from Essex to the mouth. Fish are being caught on everything from topwater to eels and bunker. Stripers are also being caught on the reefs with live eels and 3-way bucktails. Fish up to 50 lbs have been reported but the average is 30-40”. The bluefish are mixed in with the stripers, and have been turning eels in cigars. Bluefish will chomp any topwater or jig when fishing the CT river or the reefs. The seabass haven’t been anything to write home about, but anglers are catching limits in deep water rock piles and sand waves. The Game On Exo jigs have been the hot jig for seabass with larger fish being taken on jigs. The porgies have moved in, in full force, with 2-3 on fish being caught while targeting seabass. Squid and jigs are the best bet for hubcaps. The fluke fishing has also gotten better with warmer water. Big fish are being caught in New York and Rhode Island waters on bucktails and m3 spoons tipped with squid and gulp. BHO fluke-fest signups are now open, and you can weigh in your trophy catch!

From Scott Schneider: Striper fishing has been nothing short of fantastic. Low light conditions has been key but a lot of big fish have been caught during daylight as well. Topwater, topwater, topwater! Lots of gator blues near the mouth of most rivers.

Local fluke fishing has steadily been improving. Picking through the shorts to get a limit has been the name of the game. Bucktail tipped with gulp and m3 spoons seems to be the ticket.

From Sean Harrison: Well Guys the first crabbing report of the 2021 season is nothing short of stellar . Crabs appeared early and in good numbers. Talking about size, 6 to 6 1/2 jimmies are pretty common, with a decent shot of 7's in the mix. Westbrook and Old Lyme have been producing since mid May. On a Flukie note , in RI, The Laura Ann, of Wise Kraken charters has been doing a great job . Capt. Matt has consistently given his fares plenty of fillets for dinners. Lots of shorts in the mix also. Fish are coming in to ten lbs. Check him out @ Snug Harbor marina.