Fishing Report 06/13/18

Well we got off to a great start in 2018!

Connecticut Saltwater fishing is some of the finest around. Pictured above is our group we took on a Half Day charter on June 2nd. Water temps are still low for mid June but new pods of striped bass are pushing through daily. We have mainly been targeting Striped Bass at the start of this season. Some days have been very good others not so good. That is early season fishing. Some days there are a ton of shorts, and others almost all the fish keepers. Every day is different until the bait and fish settle in for the season. Tides have also been very slow and they will be picking up in the coming weeks. The night Striper bite has been pretty consistent: (see below for open boat and available night charter dates).

Within the next week we should also see the Porgies fill in locally,  Sea Bass and Fluke (locally) is hit or miss with lots of shorts. Fluke fishing off Block and Montauk is excellent. Full Day Fluke Charters have started and we have select dates through September for our full day Fluke excursions (Call us). We are also offering a Full Day Fluke/Striper Combo in June and Full Day Fluke/ Sea Bass Combo from July-September. All of these trips will be going to Montauk or Block Island where the jumbos live.

Lots of bait starting to fill in which is also a great sign. Everything from squid, to sand eels, to butterfish and bunker. When the birds start working it is always a good sign! Not many bluefish around yet. Mid July is when the blues usually get into full swing.

Our Quarter Day 3.5 hour local bottom fishing charter starts June 23rd. This is a great trip for families with kids, first timers, and vacationers.

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June slots/trips available as of this writing:

Half Day (6 Hour) Charter availability: (Striped Bass) 

  • Saturday June 23rd Noon-6 pm
  • Sunday June 24th 5:30 am-11:30 am
  • Tuesday June 26th 5:30 am -11:30 am
  • Wednesday June 27th 5:30 am-11:30 am

Full Day (9 Hour) Charter availability: (Fluke/Striper Combo) 

  • Wednesday June 20th 6 am-3 pm
  • Friday June 22nd 6 am-3 pm

Night Bass Trip Dates (7 hour) 

  • Tuesday June 26th 5 pm-Midnight
  • Wednesday June 27th 5 pm-Midnight

Open Boat/Split Charters this month

  • Thursday June 14th “Sunset Bass” 6 pm-10:30 pm (2 Spots left)
  • Thursday June 28th “Sunset Bass” 6 pm-10:30 pm (3 spots left)
    • (6/28 is also the Full Moon)
  • Saturday June 30th “Montauk Fluke” SOLD OUT

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We hope to get you out on the water this year! Stay tuned for more updates early next week.

Get tight on the Petrel!