Bad weather, good fishing

Who cares about the rain?

The weather didn't stop these anglers on the Tiderunner

Reports were thin this week, no doubt due to the ongoing rain and wind.  However, the reports I’ve heard have been good.

Just a couple of quick note about fish regulations.  Most of you are probably aware of these numbers, but it never hurts to review.  The Fluke season opened a few weeks ago in Rhode Island and the limit is six fish at 21″ or greater.  In Connecticut there is a three fish limit at 19.5″ or greater.  The Tautog season just opened up again in Rhode Island with a three fish limit until October.  Minimum size of 16″.  Connecticut creel limit is two fish through August with a 14″ minimum.

Did you know Weakfish have a six fish limit per day in both states?  I know a lot of us max out on these fish.

Watch Hill and Connecticut

Captain Mike Duclos of Tiderunner Charters reports:

“Steady is the word that describes the fishing this past week. Each trip turned out good, usually starting with cool overcast days that turned into partially sunny comfortable afternoons. The fishing has reflected the weather starting slow and ending up with a tally of decent fish. The Bluefish are more prevalent on the rips this week and keying on the squid and baby bunker, a couple of the Stripers hooked turned into Bluefishon the way to the boat. Striper fishing has remained consistent with still better than average size fish; more fish over 28″ than in the past couple of years. We managed a couple of fish on each of the rips we fished with no obvious blitzes like we have found the past few weeks. Watch Hill and the Napatree area have been good as well as the Race, best time there at the end of the incoming tide. Have a great week, tight lines to all.”

Have a great holiday weekend and good luck on the water.

Garth Fondo

Posted in Fishing Reports, Southern New England

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