Last Week's Fishing Was Great; Very Encouraging....
Capt. Sal Tardella
July 14, 2016
Norwalk Islands - Saltwater Fishing Report
Friday was windy and cloudy, but we sailed at 11am with Ed Karazin of Westport, along with his son, Mike, of San Diego, and his children Emma, Chloe and Zack. They caught keeper fluke, many bluefish, and a passel of sea robins, many of which were kept for their dinner. The word is out that sea robin filets are extremely tasty, and lots of locals are taking them home these days.
We went out Monday morning with a couple from Corning NY--Jack and Judy Huth--both experienced fishermen. It was a great outing; they brought in six sea bass (keeping three,) one large porgy--while bucktailing for striped bass--and then many bluefish--up to 10 pounds--caught on top-water lures. Although they've fished throughout the country, they never caught a blue before and were thrilled with the action.
Our Tuesday trip was booked by Jared King of Fairfield CT. Also aboard My Bonnie were Harry Helpz of Fairfield and Jared's father, Emanuel King, and his grandfather Bill Hay--both of Springfield MO. They jigged up some small bluefish along the shore, after which we moved to deeper waters, where they caught blues up to ten pounds, while blind casting the surface.
We have bookings over the next several days and are hopeful conditions will remain as good as they've been for the past several trips.
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