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Date posted October 9, 2016 2:13 PM
Posted by jhtunafever
Report location Connecticut > Eastern CT > Miford to Southport
Fishing method Boat
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Went out yesterday with my younger son ,who hasn't fished since early August.

We Dropped the boat in around 9am and immediately head for Gulf beach, friday the bunker were everywhere.

On our way out of the harbor we noticed a lot of boats coming in and when we passed each other they were asking if we saw any bunker, I said their outside off of gulf beach,they answered with,"we just came from there and they are not there, I said maybe they are just not breaking and you can't see them.

Well we got out there and sure enough no signs of bunker, boats were looking everywhere but no one was finding, very strange!

After an hour of looking for them ourselves and then going back in thinking maybe they moved back into the harbor, a guy on the wall said that they had traveled up the river inaccessible to anything except kayaks and people were netting and snagging them by the hundreds, only thing I could think of is the blues drove them up there.

Oh well, so we headed over to Black Rock harbor where we found a school , not big but we snagged enough to fish for the rest of the day.

We went in search of Albie's, now mind you the forecast was for overcast skies 20% chance of rain and wave heights 1 foot or less, wrong.

Wind was out of the sse and started to kick up, I should have know better, but I didn't want to disappoint my son. We took a slow ride to southport past Pennfield light, saw boats fishing but didn't see anything happening,traveled on to southport nada.

Head over to the L.I side and zig zag back and forth looking for signs of anything beaking. nada.

Headed to the numbers I fished friday and tossed the hook over. Didn't take long for the first hook up, my son Charles had a 4 foot sand shark. Then it was my turn same thing, I looked at the fish finder and we were marking a lot of fish,I said to my son, I think we found their sanctuary.

It was shark after shark, so I decided to move to another spot I had marked. upon dropping the anchor it was about ten minutes before we started to get a mix of big and small blues to 11 lbs. While sitting there my son jumps up and says he sees something breaking,lines in anchor in we give pursuit.

We come up to where he said he saw them breaking and nothing not even a mark, then off towards New Haven in the distance I see them, give chase and now were into them,I was a small group of cocktail blues.

I tossed out an epoxy jig and hooked up on the second crank, they were maybe 2 lbs, we spent the rest of the day tossing epoxy jigs and landed about 30 fish hoping that maybe just maybe the Albies were mixed in,not to be, all fish were released.

Headed back in just before dark, we were getting rained on most of the day, as soon as we put the boat a long side my house it opened up.

I told my son to take off, I would take care of the boat.

I enjoy fishing with my sons, yesterday could have been a little nicer but we can't have it nice everytime we go out, I enjoyed my younger sons company, he is very busy and I don't get to see him as much as my older son.

Next week, it's the Black fish shoot out as both sons will be making time to challenge the old man at whose the better togger, I always let them win ;) it makes them feel better. lol.

See you guys out there.


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Joined: 08/15/2011
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 10/09/2016 03:16 PM  

Nice report. I fish with my father also, but didn't want to drag him to confused waters of a local noreast/hurricane. Fishing is unpredictable from day to day add a hurricane into the mix = stay home. Good luck, stay safe, catchem up, high hook.

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 10/09/2016 06:32 PM  

tigashrk wrote:

Nice report. I fish with my father also, but didn't want to drag him to confused waters of a local noreast/hurricane. Fishing is unpredictable from day to day add a hurricane into the mix = stay home. Good luck, stay safe, catchem up, high hook.

Thanks, I could never get my father to go fishing after I got married.
He was always working on his house or gave some other excuse, then in his late 40's he got really sick, he died at the age of 57 he had leukemia. I swore I would never do that to my own kids and took them fishing since they were able to walk. My younger son is married and has 5 kids, so I also take the grand kids fishing whenever I get the chance,funning thing is, as a kid my father always took me fishing but once he bought a house that was it.
Anyways tog season in CT. opens tomorrow and I can't wait.
take your sons and daughters fishing, you won't regret it.

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 10/09/2016 07:14 PM  

ShadesShadesShades up,, catch those tog!!!!!,, my son sgt marine kenny when he was much younger,, fishing with him and the grandkids is a blast, jay im waiting till carmine gets alittle older,,, we will talk soon,,,><(((:> ~~~ ><((:>


This post edited by mojoe 07:25 PM 10/09/2016
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