This big blow forecast for today is just what we need to really kick start the fall run. False albacore to the east of us are sure to blow in with the heavy east wind we have in store today. If you are feeling ambitious, albacore are being caught on the Westerly coastline, specifically from Watch Hill to Weekapaug breach way. After a cray first week of carrying the Game On EXO jigs, we are restocked and have all sizes and colors on the pegs. These have proven themselves quickly as a a funny fish slayer.
Surf fishing is starting to come into its own with great fishing for multiple species from West Haven through Old Lyme. Porgies, bass, blues, and spanish mackerel are in the mix for shore anglers right now. Deadly Dicks and Tsunami Slimwave jigs have been automatic lately. The amount of small bait in the sound is staggering and should make for an amazing month of fishing.
Fluke action has finally slowed, with the smaller fish having moved west and south. Larger fluke are still around and will hit big baits, but you need to scratch and claw for a limit right now. Spoons with big strips and Gulp will put the odds in your favor.
Porgies and seabass are biting strong and have shallowed up a little lately. Faulkners Island to Townsend Ledge are holding good amounts of keeper seabass.
Tip of the Week
After a bonito smack down last week the carnage was visible as my rod was covered in blood and scales. A great way to make clean up easy is to treat your rods and guides with some furniture polish or Armor All cleaner. This will put a protective coating on your rod and keep the mess from sticking to your blank. It will also bring back the shine to blanks that have been beat down by the elements over the season. Treating the guides will aid in improved casting distance as well.