Pat Abate of River’s End Tackle of Old Saybrook files this report on the action in and around Long Island Sound for the week ending 10. 19.12:

Striped Bass: Once again we’re in the midst of a good blow as I write this report. Bunker have been absent in any amount in the mouth of the Connecticut River, but they’ve been traveling close to the adjacent shorelines. Hatchetts and Long Sand Shoal have had bass on a daytime eel bite. There are still bass along the Great Island Flats in the river.

Rhode Island still has a good shore bite going although the daytime blitzes are fading. The low light and night bite has been a good pick on most nights in the Breachways and points from Charlestown to Napatree.

The Montauk bite has been slow this past week.

Bluefish: The river has fewer but worthwhile from shore and boat, but don’t expect the blitzes of 2 weeks ago. The Race, Gut and Southwest have the usual mid sized blues. Rhode Island has had some jumbos move into the Watch Hill area the last couple of days.

Porgies: It’s definitely slowed down, but not over.

Blue Crabs: Last week I wrote off the crab season, but this week I saw some hauls taken in the Connecticut River coves. There were some buckets of big jimmies.

Blackfish: Good reports have come in from Hatchetts, Black Point and some of the large reefs; however, there seems to be more complaints of shorts dominating the catch on the popular spots. Reports from some of the smaller, shallower rockpiles were fewer but larger blacks.

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Albies: No reports the last few days and none expected.

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