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Date posted July 9, 2007 11:47 PM
Posted by Rangers99
Report location Western CT > Milford Harbor
Fishing method Surf
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Well, two nights, two high tides and zero fish. I was fishing the harbor side using bunker chunks, sandworms and tackle. Others were having better luck on the sound side (both nights) using mackerel.

Going back for the incoming tide later in the week. Might switch to eel / mackerel.

3 questions:

1) Has anyone had any better luck in Bayview / other parts of Milford or West Haven?

2) Where are the Bunker?

3) Do stripers really like bunker head?

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Joined: 06/06/2005
Posts: 16
Location: Fairfield
 07/11/2007 05:29 PM  

Yes, stripers definitely go for the heads! What is also improtant, they will swallow the head from front to back, and it is easy to secure the hook in a way that it will face back from the attacking striper. This way your fish will be less likely to feel the hook, and you will be more likely to set it well. Since you are more likely to come up with a striper, think about using mono leader. Stripers seem often shy of wire. Tight lines!

Joined: 07/09/2007
Posts: 121
 07/12/2007 12:19 AM  

thanks for the response and the info - will try it tomorrow.

we're now 0 for 3. we tried the rocks at morningside. kinda a had a half a$$ effort. more bunker. the 2 new poles are dying to see some action.

back to gulf beach tomorrow. tide should be right.

Joined: 07/12/2007
Posts: 3
 07/12/2007 01:41 PM  

i think bunker heads are very stripper baits

hello,i tried to respond a few days ago but had to change my password and name from bob125 to bobv123 anyway i wish you luck with the new poles ;} also dont realy fish milford harbor till october when they make the big run ,coaught some nice size strippers at the gulf beach areaSmile ,maybe try some night fishing when the big tide runners come pal

Joined: 11/05/2001
Posts: 188
Location: New Haven, CT
 07/12/2007 05:22 PM  

Bunker heads are like candy for bass!

Joined: 07/09/2007
Posts: 121
 07/12/2007 11:49 PM  

Well, just got back from the pier at Walnut Beach. Caught a Searobin – not exactly the test I was looking for my poles but you know what they say about beggars. Had some nibbles and I also caught a nice crab. Apparently, I’m kinda easing my way back into fishing.

A couple other guys caught small (real small) blues.

We saw a small school of bunker.

Keep thinking things might have been a little better if there weren’t a bunch of kids jumping off of the pier. Let just say that they were making some big splashes.

Here’s a question. If high tide on Sunday night is 12:30 am (Monday morning), will the fishing be any good around 7 Sunday night?


Joined: 11/05/2001
Posts: 188
Location: New Haven, CT
 07/13/2007 10:10 AM  

Hey Gretzky, find the bait(bunkers), you find big fish. Regarding surf fishing, usually incoming is a good time.

Joined: 07/09/2007
Posts: 121
 07/16/2007 12:19 AM  

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