June 19, 2013
Written by Leon Sylvester, Jr.
Thursday, 17 May 2012 12:12
Fluke or Summer Flounder season opens this week, but in the meantime striped bass and some early arrival bluefish are keeping saltwater anglers occupied.
Striped bass fishing was once again hit or miss this past week, with some quality fish being reported in the Housatonic River, Black Rock Harbor, Bridgeport Harbor, Penfield Reef and in the vicinity of Charles Island.
Live or fresh chunked bunker is been the hottest bait if you can come across it, but mackerel and sandworms are also producing some fish. Those who prefer artificial baits are doing OK with soft plastics, swimmer and topwater plugs by trolling tube and worm combos.
Bob Hannon of Stratford landed several keeper bass up to 22 pounds last week along with several bluefish. Bob was fishing mid-Sound in 40-plus feet of water and was using fresh bunker for bait.
Captain Jim Sinclair of Oxford also caught numerous keeper bass while fishing in the Sound with the largest weighing in at 20 pounds.
Robert Darby of Shelton landed his personal best sea robin weighing nearly 12 pounds and then followed it up by landing two keeper bass up to 15 pounds on Saturday afternoon and evening.
Jim Micinilio of Stratford landed an Atlantic salmon measuring 20 inches while fishing Nell’s Rock in Shelton last week. He also reported catching numerous striped bass up to 31 inches in Black Rock Harbor last weekend.
This week’s angler of the week is five-year-old Connor Bobbie from Shelton. Connor landed several sunfish and trout while fishing with his dad, Dennis Bobbie, at various locations throughout the area.
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Until next time...Tight lines!
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