The following report was provided by the Connnecticut DEEP for the week ending October 26, 2012:

Striped Bass & Bluefish: Bluefish action has slowed down and striper fishing has gotten better. However, bluefish weighing in the teens are still being reported. Stripers in the 40” range are being caught by anglers live-lining eels. Schoolies are now showing up in the tidal rivers. Fishing spots include the usual locations: Watch Hill area, Ram Island Reef, Thames River, Plum Gut, Pigeon Rip, Little Gull Island, outer Bartlett Reef, off Black Point, the “humps” south of Hatchett Reef, lower Connecticut River, Long Sand Shoal, Cornfield Point, Southwest Reef including outer SW Reef, Six Mile Reef, the reefs off Madison, Guilford, and Branford, Falkner Island area, New Haven Harbor, Milford Harbor Jetties/Gulf Beach, Charles Island area, lower Housatonic River, buoys 18 and 20 off Stratford Point, Stratford Shoal/Middle Ground, Penfield Reef, the reefs around the Norwalk Islands, and Cable and Anchor Reef.

Tautog: Blackfish fishing is going strong on the local rockpiles, reefs, and breakwaters. Fresh bait and sharp hooks are keys to a successful trip.

Scup: Porgy fishing is good on the local reefs, but time is waning.

Black Sea Bass: Sea bass fishing has also slowed down but is still viable.

False Albacore: Albies are still around off Watch Hill and the south shore of Fishers Island, but it’s a crap shoot.

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