Bridgeport Fishing

Bridgeport Fishing

Filled with over 1,500 public parks, Bridgeport is nicknamed Park City. Seaside Park and Pleasure Beach are a couple of its most popular parks. Seaside Park stretches along Long Island Sound, Bridgeport Harbor and Black Rock Harbor for two-and-a-half miles. Pleasure Beach features a half-mile boardwalk that leads to the beach and a fishing pier. Bridgeport fishing dates back to the 17th century. During the mid-18th and mid-19th centuries, Bridgeport went through rapid growth and developed whaling and shipbuilding industries. By 1900, the city had a population of nearly 71,000 and reached a population of 158,000 by 1950 with many working in the fishing industry.

Bridgeport fishing can deliver a lot of quality fish, including Atlantic Croaker, Flounder, and Spotted Seatrout. Bottom fishing around Bridgeport produces Black Sea Bass, Scup (Porgies), and Tautog (Blackfish). Casting and trolling for Bluefish and Spanish Mackerel in the Long Island Sound is popular among many anglers. For those that venture offshore, lots of Tuna and Sharks are available to target.



Top Bridgeport Fishing Spots

  1. Merimere Reservoir
    3/25/2011 1:18:09 AM - Merimere Reservoir 41.560700000 -72.825400000


  2. Dosoris Pond
    5/19/2011 10:43:22 PM - Dosoris Pond 40.8951, -73.6287


  3. Herod Point Shoal
    1/27/2017 3:49:18 PM - Herod Point Shoal


  4. CONTESA
    4/17/2012 10:18:28 AM -


  5. Myronus
    5/7/2011 12:18:21 AM - 41.011 -72.9732


  6. Obstruction
    4/17/2012 10:21:36 AM - Attributes RECRD 1766 VESSLTERMS UNKNOWN FEATURE_TYPE Wreck - Submerged, dangerous to surface navigation LATDEC 41.011136 LONDEC -72.972731 GP_QUALITY High


  7. tolland ct quarry
    1/17/2015 6:41:59 PM - big fish. better to fish in the late spring through the summer


  8. Seatuck Cove
    5/31/2017 3:15:23 PM - Seatuck Cove


  9. Poling Brothers #2
    6/9/2012 7:22:36 PM -


  10. CAPITOL CITY
    4/17/2012 10:18:27 AM - Attributes RECRD 7696 VESSLTERMS CAPITOL CITY FEATURE_TYPE Wreck - Submerged, dangerous to surface navigation LATDEC 40.943333 LONDEC -73.678069 GP_QUALITY Med DEPTH 0 SOUNDIN



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Bridgeport Fishing Forecast

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data for fishing Bridgeport, you should target one of the following species for this time of year:
  1. Scup

  2. Scup

    There is a 33.63% catch rate for Scup, based on 24233 Scup counted.


  3. Bluefish

  4. Bluefish

    There is a 8.25% catch rate for Bluefish, based on 5944 Bluefish counted.


  5. Pollock

  6. Pollock

    There is a 7.19% catch rate for Pollock, based on 5178 Pollock counted.


  7. Black Sea Bass

  8. Black Sea Bass

    There is a 6.5% catch rate for Black Sea Bass, based on 4682 Black Sea Bass counted.


  9. Atlantic Croaker

  10. Atlantic Croaker

    There is a 4.69% catch rate for Atlantic Croaker, based on 3378 Atlantic Croaker counted.


  11. Spanish Mackerel

  12. Spanish Mackerel

    There is a 3.98% catch rate for Spanish Mackerel, based on 2871 Spanish Mackerel counted.


  13. Flounder

  14. Flounder

    There is a 3.48% catch rate for Flounder, based on 2508 Flounder counted.


  15. Striped Searobin

  16. Striped Searobin

    There is a 2.52% catch rate for Striped Searobin, based on 1813 Striped Searobin counted.


  17. Spotted Seatrout

  18. Spotted Seatrout

    There is a 2.32% catch rate for Spotted Seatrout, based on 1671 Spotted Seatrout counted.


  19. Tautog

  20. Tautog

    There is a 2.07% catch rate for Tautog, based on 1493 Tautog counted.


Recommedations above based on 121 species of fish and 72053 fish counted for September around Bridgeport.

To date, there are 163 species of fish and a total of 489452 fish counted for Bridgeport and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 12/31/1855 (167 years).

Last Update: 9/22/2022 11:06:22 PM

*** PLEASE NOTE ***
Please check local, state/province, and federal laws before fishing for any species found on this site. All data is based on historical data found for this area, and in some cases as far back as the year 1600.

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Top Bridgeport Bait & Tackle Stores

  1. Surfcaster Co


  2. Candlewood Bait & Tackle Co


  3. Compleat Angler
    The Compleat Angler Outfitting Anglers with the Finest Names in Fly Fishing for Over 25 Years. Everything the well dressed angler could possibly need including complete rod & reel outfits, flies & tying stuff, apparel, books, videos, and gift

  4. Regal Bait Products


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Top Bridgeport Fishing Charters & Guides

  1. Hooked on Fishing Charters
    Hooked on Fishing Charters offers private fishing charters out of Stratford CT. Captain Rick Dayhuff fishes Long Island Sound as well as the surrounding bays, harbors and rivers. The main targets are striped bass, bluefish, fluke, porgies, blackfish,

  2. Captain Fish Port Jefferson
    Professional fishing charter business for hire. Novice to experienced, family,friends and kids welcome aboard! Full service charter boat fishing will take you fishing for the day. All supplies included. 2-4 people recommended, but up to 5 passenger l

  3. Deborah Ann Fishing Charters
    Clean, safe and comfortable 38 foot Harris Custom Built Sportfishing Vessel.

  4. Celtic Quest Fishing
    We offer Daily Open Boat trips for all fish in season. We are also available for private charters and parties for groups up to 100 people. All Rods, Bait and tackle are included with your fare.

  5. Hoox It Charters
    We hope to provide a fun and safe charter experience for you and the rest of your party. Whether fishing charters, enjoying water sports, or just relaxing with a drink in the sun, we are here to help you have the kind of time you want.

  6. Northport Fishing Charters


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Top Bridgeport Marinas

  1. Caswell Cove Marina
    Caswell Cove Marina is a private marina catering to its slip owners and our seasonal slip renters. Newcomers are welcome, we have approximately 70 slips available for seasonal rental and also have select slips available to purchase. We cater only to

  2. Ralph's Fishing Station & Marina


  3. West Cove Marina Co-Op


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