Surface water temperatures in Long Island Sound (LIS) are in the upper 50’s to low 60’s °F. Check out the following web sites for more detailed water temperatures and marine boating conditions:
Striped bass fishing has improved on the local reefs and rip areas throughout Long Island Sound with some nice sized cows over 40 inches in length now being reported on a regular basis. Striper spots include the reefs off Watch Hill and the eastern tip of Fishers Island, lower Pawcatuck River, the Race, Plum Gut, Millstone outflow, Bartlett Reef, Black Point, lower Connecticut River (DEP fishing pier), Long Sand Shoal, Southwest Reef, Falkner Island area, Thimble Islands to the Branford Reefs, New Haven Harbor, Charles Island area, Housatonic River (up to the Derby Dam), Penfield Reef, and around the Norwalk Islands.
Bluefish fishing has slightly improved with some larger choppers moving in to LIS. Bluefish spots include the Race, Sandy Point area (Stonington), Millstone outflow, Plum Gut, Pigeon Rip, Long Sand Shoal, Falkner Island area, New Haven Harbor (Sandy Point), Bridgeport Harbor, and around the Norwalk Islands.
Summer flounder (fluke) has picked up with some big slabs being reported in western LIS (Norwalk area). Other fluke spots include Gardiners Bay, the Peconic Bays, and the north shore of Long Island, Niantic Bay, Black Point, Westbrook-Clinton area, Falkner Island and off the New Haven breakwaters.
Scup (porgy) fishing is still on the early side.
For regulation updates and fishing/crabbing information, please check out our web site at: http://www.ct.gov/dep/fishing or pick up the new 2011 Angler’s Guide. The guide contains all current marine fishing regulations and more.