Friday, May 1, 2009

New London Area Saltwater Fishing Report

New London and surrounding coastal areas as reported by Tim Coleman of The Day:

Boat anglers in the Thames River are catching schoolie stripers with a tube and worm and shore anglers are catching them on worms or Zoom Super Flukes on the bottom. Some flounder were caught "around Junk Island, the boathouses, and maybe in the week ahead on the sandy bottom outside the river mouth". A school of bunker were seen outside the river.

Slim pickings in the Mystic area with the late arrival of stripers. Not much boat action but shore anglers were catchin from "Mason's Island Bridge in the mornings and people dunking worms from the river banks might have a chance at catching a weakfish between now and the end of May as well as a small striper"

In Preston, schoolie stripers caught north of Dock Road boat launch and near the boat houses on the east side. Very poor flounder fishing during the day with a report of better success after dark near Bluff Point.

Niantic River & Jordan Cove saw some flounder caught with sandworms and clam chum. Schoolies caught from the Millstone outflow and Harkness Park shore. Some bunker seen off Millstone Point.

Mouth of the Connecticut River schoolies are less numerous than past years. Some flounder caught near the breakwater and The Brothers. Bunker were seen in the lower river and Mumford Cove.

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