May 21st - Spicy Seabass

The good weather is here and so is the fishing. In the salt, we are hearing of good montauk reports for fluke, all fish being caught in 60+ feet of water. Bucktails and gulp are the main producers right now. And the seabass fishing is just heating up. Seabass are sporadic, but when you find a school, you can fill up a limit fast. Black point and fishers island are the hot spots as of now, with most fish being caught in 60-80 feet of water. The hot baits are squid on rigs as well as the Daiwa saltiga SK jigs. Porgy fishing is hot in the deep water as well. Many big porgies up to 19” are being caught on southwest and Kimberley reefs. The bluefish are in hot, especially around the mouth of the CT river. SP minnows and other hardbaits worked just below the surface seems to be the ticket. And the striper fishing has remained consistent, most fish are being caught in the rivers, and the size is still not there. Schoolies and slot sized fish are being caught on soft plastics and sandworms. In the freshwater scene, the bass are spawning and can be caught on just about anything right now. The DEEP continues to stock CT waters with trout, and the hot spots remain as the salmon river and Farmington river. Spinners, powerbait and Rapalas are your best bet. Both the Old Lyme and the Westbrook shops are open, and we have full inventory of bait and tackle!