Last Updated December 2, 2017
"The Fisherman Magazine's" weekly Fishing Report
Andrew at Fishin' Factory 3 said the water temperature came down 6 degrees over the past week from 61 to 55 degrees. This seems to have chased the last of the albies out of the Sound and pushed the blackfish out another 10 feet or more. Striper reports have been very hard to come by, the only reports he's heard have come from well west of the CT River, down between the Housy and Norwalk where bass from micros to the low teens have been reported in the Sound and up inside the Housy. Blackfishing has been really good this week, but those 18- to 28-foot spots have been invaded by shorts, you have to start looking in 30 to 40 feet now. One of his trusted old timer friends that's been chasing tog for over 60 years said he had crushed some big ones in 60 feet of water this week, so don't be afraid to experiment. Some guys are still sticking it out togging from shore, but shorts rule the shallows and keepers are few and far between. There are still some cocktail blues huddling in the Millstone outflow as well.