BOBBY J's in Milford posted on facebook of an 8.5 lb tog caught 2 days ago in ct waters, I'm not on facebook, my son sent me a link.Has anyone ventured out in the western sound for flounders or blackfish? The surface water temps are around 44 degrees. I`ve heard of some stripers around but am more interested in the bottom species.
I wonder if they will head out into the Long Island Sound. The fluke just are not out there in numbers since Hurricane Sandy. Seems we got less fluke and more Black Sea Bass.
I doubt that was a coincidence.
Hey John. Kept my boat by Dr. John and next to Mike (Super Crabby) until 2019. Definitely wasn’t because a lack of bait at the Shoals it just seemed the fish stopped showing up. Prior, you could count on a good run of fish in June. Skinner always found them but it seems like from his videos (and yours) he is concentrating his fluke fishing on the south side more these days. Anyhow, my two cents.…Have a great season!My opinion only, but I know friends of mine continued to do well in the Sound in the Riverhead/Northville area til about 2017 (so a few years after Sandy). Around the same time, the fluke bite in Peconic started a precipitous fall - not sure what the root cause is (warmer water, less squid moving in, etc.) but if it is warmer water, it may make sense the western Sound was affected prior to the Eastern Sound....
It's strange how you guys have those gators. We haven't seen them in the mood sound area yet? In fact we haven't seen them in years. Any word on fluke your way.Plenty of life in the western sound now.The usual species and gator blues are now present Yesterday I was greeted by roughly 20 dolphins at Hempstead Harbor.