Season & Area Fished
Our season begins the latter part of April, fishing the lower Connecticut River for striped bass.
Most of this is shallow water fishing at its finest. As the end of May rolls around I shift my
attention to the Watch Hill area for the annual squid migration. It can be a truly awesome
fishing experience. Bass love squid! The mid-summer months of July and August typically find us
with good numbers of both bass and blues, as well as bonito towards the end of August.
As for the false albacore, decent numbers usually show in early September and strengthen as we go into the fall. For those of you who are interested in attempting a "grand slam", September and October are prime time. Our fall fishery is unsurpassed with usually all four species found in good numbers.
Our season ends the first part of November as the fall migration slows.
We fish some of the most diverse and productive waters found anywhere. Eastern Long Island Sound's scenic ledges, rips, islands, and shallows are home to large numbers of game fish. We fish as far east as Watch Hill, as far west as the Connecticut River, and as far south as Montauk Point.
We have a wide variety of ever-changing bait fish throughout our season. Here is a list of the most common: Squid, butterfish, herring, finger mullet, silverside shiners, bay anchovies and Bunker.
Captain Dan Wood
Connecticut Woods & Water Guide Service