The June issue of The Fisherman hits mailboxes and news stands this week and we’ve got all the hot fishing for the sixth month covered. From sharking to trolling for tuna to doormat fluke to big bass on the kayak and more, I’m sure you’ll find something special that is certain to help you put more fish on the beach or boat!
• Striper fishing ramped up a notch this past weekend off the Connecticut coast with large fish being reported from the Stamford east. Capt Blaine Anderson boated a fish that he said hit the 50-pound mark on his Boga on Monday, likely landed on a live bunker as that has been the key to the bigger fish. He also landed several other quality bass on the day.
• Fluke fishing in the Sound has been going pretty good of late with decent reports coming in from Niantic to the Norwalk Islands. Hillyer’s in Waterford weighed-in a few fish around 10 pounds over the weekend, and my friend Chris Wahl jigged up a nice 6.5-pounder on his kayak while fishing in the mid-Sound.
• Fluke fishing continues to lead the way in RI with a few more 10-plus-pound fish being landed over the holiday weekend. Capt. Tom Logan of Fish On Charters in Watch Hill has been hitting the Island for some larger fish being landed off the south side of Block.
• Speaking of Block, I received my first report of some decent bass over there as Steve Spina trolled up some nice bass on Tony Maja bunker spoons this weekend. We should start to receive reports of more and more large fish coming from the Island in the next few weeks with the big shot of bass likely arriving by the full moon later this month.
• There is some solid action on striped bass from Buzzards Bay through the Canal and on into Cape Cod Bay all the way up to P-Town. I’m getting reports of fish from small schoolies on up to about 45 inches with no real concentrations of larger fish anywhere in particular just yet.
• And then up around Boston Harbor the flounder fishing keeps chugging along with great catches being made at all the usual spots like the deer island flats, Rainsford island and Peddocks island as well as 100 other no-name bumps and channels in the area. Capt Jason Colby of Little Sister charters is finding some of the best fishing that he has seen in the area in many years with lots of 17- and 18-inch fish being boated daily.
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