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How to Catch Fish

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Contact your local bait and tackle shop for updated fishing information. See Connecticut Bait & Tackle Shops for a list of bait and tackle shops or go towww.ct.gov/deep/baitandtackle.

Striped Bass

Habitat

  • Large rivers in Spring and Fall
  • Estuaries and bays in Summer

Fishing Method

  • Drifting with live bait
  • Jigging and trolling
  • Bottom fishing with bait
  • Casting to fish

Baits & Lures

  • Live bait, menhaden, eels, shad and sand worms
  • All types of swimming lures, plastic and rubber baits

Black Sea Bass

Habitat

  • Estuaries and Sound
  • Rock piles/reefs
  • Oyster and mussel beds
  • Pilings and jetties

Fishing Method

  • Anchored over structure, reefs
  • Bottom fishing
  • Fishing with bait

Baits & Lures

  • Sand worms, conch, shrimp, mummichogs, silversides, mussels/clams and baited jigs or jigs with plastic/rubber bodies or trailer

Fluke

Habitat

  • Estuaries and bays
  • Lower sections of rivers
  • Hard bottom and channels preferred

Fishing Method

  • Drifting with bait
  • Jigging up and down
  • Casting and slowly moving jig with bait

Baits & Lures

  • Live/dead bait (bunker, mummichogs, shiners & silversides), cut squid strips, baited jigs and plastic baits

Scup

Habitat

  • Estuaries and bays
  • Rock piles/reefs
  • Oyster and mussel beds
  • Pilings and jetties

Fishing Method

  • Anchored over
  • Structure/reefs
  • Bottom fishing
  • Live or dead bait

Baits & Lures

  • Squid or conch strips, sand worms, shrimp, and mussels/clams

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