River’s End Tackle in Old Saybrook files this report on action around the Connecticut River and parts of Long Island Sound:

Striped Bass: It seems like I’m starting off this report every with a doom and gloom weather report and this week is no exception. It looks like were it for a big event this week. Hopefully the bass will go on a pre-storm feed.

Long Sand Shoal continues to be productive for eel drifters both day and night. Reports from the Race have been slow and the Rhode Island shore has slowed down.

The mouth of the Connecticut River has had a decent run of small and medium sized bass with some being caught from Saybrook Point and more along Great Island.

Bluefish: Again there’s decent action in the mouth of the River with very few bunker schools roaming around. Though fewer they’re bigger. The Race and Plum Gut have been a pretty sure bet for medium-sized choppers.

Porgies: Still catching fewer but bigger on the larger reefs such as Hatchetts and Bartletts.

Blue Crabs: Still getting a few reports of crabs being trapped in the River.

Blackfish: Mixed reports coming in this week with more shorts dominating the catch. The smaller reefs are producing better sizes while the popular spots such as Southwest and Hatchetts are doing a majority of shorts.

Our Blackfish Contest is open for registering. It’s a 4-shop contest. You can enter here, Hillyers, Fish Connection or Fishin’ Factory II.

Current Standings:

  • 1st:Tom LeMire, 14.75#
  • 2nd: David Teffs, 11.05#
  • 3rd: Steve Higgs, 9.20#

False Albacore: Fuggetaboudit.

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