Sunday, September 30, 2012

Hammonasset Porgies Porgies Porgies!

Connecticut Fishing Report 9/30/2012: This morning Tracy and I, took a trip to Hammonasset State Park over in Madison Connecticut. After a quick trip to the bait shop, it was off to the park for some fishing. We arrived to overcast conditions about a half hour before high tide. I originally was going to try for stripers however it just didn't feel like that would be productive. With that I got the lightweight outfit out and decided to fish for Porgies.

The first half hour through slack tide just saw a couple of bites but when the tide got moving it was an all on bonanza! I was catching porgies from the beach on just about every cast and sometimes in double headers! All in all I caught as many porgies as a dozen cut up sandworms could possible catch and they were of decent keeper size. See the photo below.

In the end I released most of them, however we took a few home for lunch. With Tracy's mastery of the kitchen we turned them into a wonderful sauteed delight!

Should anyone have an interest in fishing Long Island Sound from this park you can find more information by clicking here.

Anyhow, should be back to Sandy Hook next weekend so till then enjoy!


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Bluefish Blitze at Sandy Hook

Sandy Hook,NJ Fishing Report 9/26/2012: Sunday Tracy and I went down to Sandy Hook for a day fishing and fun at the beach. Arriving on the scene It was apparent that the surf was just loaded with peanut bunker and other bait fish. No sooner then did the bluefish show up in classic fashion. It was your typical beach blitze with fish breaking water and a tremendous amount of bird play. As you can imagine just about any lure caught the 2-3 lb choppers and you could've loaded up if you were willing to follow them up the beach.

Tracy and I caught a couple and of course we released them. Tried throwing clams out for the Stripers, but they only met with some hungry sea robins.

I hope to fish in Long Island Sound this weekend up by Hammonasset Beach State Park in Connecticut. I'm hoping I can find some surf clams before then.

Time will tell!
Always fun, always an adventure!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Fall Trout & Stripers

Hi Folks!

With summer coming to a close its almost time for fall trout fishing!

NJ Fish & Game has posted the fall trout stocking schedule you can check it out by clicking here.

I have to say my best success with the October trout has come using either a brown rooster-tail with gold blade for my spinning rod or a brown muddler with gold body on the fly rod. 

Also I will be gearing up for my bi-weekly trips to Sandy Hook to start beating up on the Stripers and Blues when the big migration starts. Fresh clams, fresh bunker and various plugs will be my weapons of choice.

Hope this post finds everyone happy and healthy.