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Old 07-13-2017, 04:31 AM   #181
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Something is eating them but it's small. Probably hot women. Small ones.
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Old 07-13-2017, 12:10 PM   #182
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We were out on Tuesday evening dodging thunderstorms. We caught 2 fluke in a short period of time just before low tide (1 keeper). Then had to look real hard to find any bunker, but we stumbled onto 1 decent school in the middle of the sound and loaded up. Anchored up for the incoming and landed 5 stripers (4 keepers), largest being 38 inches. Nice calm evening, no robins, no crabs and no blues. We must have had a school come in on us cause we had back to back action all of a sudden and then it stopped dead.
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We were out on Tuesday evening dodging thunderstorms. We caught 2 fluke in a short period of time just before low tide (1 keeper). Then had to look real hard to find any bunker, but we stumbled onto 1 decent school in the middle of the sound and loaded up. Anchored up for the incoming and landed 5 stripers (4 keepers), largest being 38 inches. Nice calm evening, no robins, no crabs and no blues. We must have had a school come in on us cause we had back to back action all of a sudden and then it stopped dead.




well done. what general area are we talking about? I was worried the stripers will have moved on, but seems like there is still action
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Glad to hear your report. Were you live lining or chunking the bass?
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Old 07-13-2017, 06:04 PM   #185
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Social media pics showing blues on bunker in the center and one guy having a great morning slaying weakfish. Looks to be a little east like Fairfield.

Haven't fished in a week- any sign of anything on top or still chunk/live line (see question above) for bass at night?
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Old 07-13-2017, 06:44 PM   #186
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On the way back from block island yesterday found several separate schools of sand eels getting hit on top by harbor size blues.. they were crushing our top water plugs. the schools were out near new haven/branford area mid sound. A week or so ago the bunker were getting hit out in front of the housatonic in stratford. still tons of bait around, so the fish should still be around. its been hit or miss though. Bottom fished a week or so ago around milford. The amount of sea robins is unbelievable. caught a a ton of those, 1 keeper fluke, good amount of porgies, 3 weaks, 4 big dogfish and a few BSB
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Old 07-13-2017, 06:50 PM   #187
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We were in the western end of CT. Around the Captain Islands. The fish were caught on chunks. It's been slow the prior couple of times out until Tues where we must have had a school run thru our spot. I thought we'd be more likely to get hit by Blues so i was using a wire leader. My buddies were using Fluoro leaders, but it didn't seem to matter. The biggest fish got my buddy wrapped around a pot or something. He wanted to break the line, but i played with it for about 10-15 mins, recovering a few inches of line about every 30-60 seconds. Then it felt like the fish was gone, so i gave the rod back to my buddy. He tried to break the line but it keep coming back to the boat and eventually got free. He literally dragged the fish to the boat, as it was spent, with little fight left in it. Turned out to be a good night, but it didn't start out that way. Rudy's closed early and we couldn't find any bunker, so we decided to try for fluke with the few remaining Gulps i had aboard. We got lucky and picked up a couple of fish and only got rained on for about 10 min. Then we searched all the nearby harbors and were only able to snag 1 bunker. Lots of splashes, but only a few fish that disappeared as soon as we got to them. So we just started searching out toward to the middle of the sound and found a decent school (good thing it was calm or we'd never have seen them). Landed about 5 or 6 quickly and then they were gone. We anchored up and didn't have any activity......no runs, no robins, no crabs. Then just after dark two rods got hit simultaneously, and the actions continued for about 1/2 hour-45 min. Then dead again.
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Old 07-13-2017, 08:21 PM   #188
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Thank you for the report Ralph. Last questions. Were you marking bait deep or nothing on top or being marked? How deep were you when chunking?

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We marked some schools between 10-15 feet but were unable to confirm by trying to snag any. We were in shallow water when we anchored up.
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Thank you Ralph. Ive been away for 10 days and need to catch up.
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Yesterday Black Rock was loaded with bunker and we were marking fish under them. We also came into a few schools of bunker in the sound between Stratford and Bpt. Not much else going on
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Got a 40 inch striper today on bunker chunks in the triangle off Eatons neck! What a fish! We let her go to swim for many more years hopefully after taking some pictures. Memories to last a life time too!
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There were big, very big schools of good sized bunker mid sound off of Playland yesterday afternoon. One school was so huge and thick my CHIRP Transducer shifted to read 15' in 55' of water - THATS A THICK SCHOOL OF FISH!

Snagged a few and let them sink, threw a couple chunks, and worked some poppers all for nada! Guys are saying a night bite is best right now so we're probably going to try that this week.
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I was over a school just off the S side of Sheffield yesterday morning in 60' of water and my depth finder showed 0' depth. It was that way for about 100' too as we idled. Didn't mark anything big though and nothing getting spooked/chased.

I did do some tube/worm trolling in about 12' of water last night and we caught some nice fish. Keepers at most in size but that was fine. Lost of fun for me and my 13 yr old son.
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fished last night from 7:45 to 10:45. Started around Norwalk Islands for an hour, in 20 feet of water near structure that went up to 12 feet, but didn't get a sniff and no marks on the sounder.


Headed over to Eaton's in 30 feet of water on a slope that went pretty steeply from 50 ft to 20 ft. caught 2 stripers and 4 doggies. Missed two runs as well, one of which was definitely a large bass but the line was caught on some structure and snapped.


I had a head, a livie, and a chunk out. all hits came on chunks/heads. 68 degree water. Here is one of the bass. The other I released in the water. All fish were released.
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Good to hear the bass fishing is still on. Was supposed to go out yesterday, but the wife got in the way. Probably try to hit it again on Tues, weather permitting.

Nice fish Jhs and UNCFish.
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Lots of small bunker from the Norwalk Islands to Southport yesterday evening. I did not see anything eating them and I trolled for 2.5 hours with 4-5 rods through multiple schools with Mojos and plugs and did not get a bite.
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Lots of small bunker from the Norwalk Islands to Southport yesterday evening. I did not see anything eating them and I trolled for 2.5 hours with 4-5 rods through multiple schools with Mojos and plugs and did not get a bite.


that's one of those times when I wish I hadn't been watching the sounder! like torture!
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that's one of those times when I wish I hadn't been watching the sounder! like torture!


I'm a Tuna fisherman turned nearshore fisherman, none of those marks under the large schools look like what I think Bluefish or Bass would mark like. Can someone tell me if they think any of that looks like Bass and why? I would think for Bass it would be smaller individual red marks similar to a tuna just smaller, tuna's look like an upside-down check mark or banana red in the middle, a little green and a touch of blue on the outside.
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Interested to hear this discussion myself.

My garmin shows bunker and larger fish in a similar manner. I have seen bass I am catching swim under and they look like you describe Pepin- banana shape but more red in the middle than the pics above. Bunker are like above but in red. Probably just mfgr settings.

Got into some blue fish right off Playland yesterday around 3 pm. Large schools of bunker maybe 1/4 mi off shore and occasional boil. We got bit off a few times and one run but lost it so I think maybe smaller fish but not sure. Wouldnt take a top water plug (smack it or striper swiper).
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