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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.



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. Flounder

  2. Flounder

    There is a 13.63% catch rate for Flounder, based on 5829 Flounder counted.

    Bridgeport Flounder Counts Chart
    Flounder

    ENLARGE BRIDGEPORT FLOUNDER COUNTS CHART


  3. Atlantic Croaker

  4. Atlantic Croaker

    There is a 11.55% catch rate for Atlantic Croaker, based on 4940 Atlantic Croaker counted.

    Bridgeport Atlantic Croaker Counts Chart
    Atlantic

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  5. Striped Searobin

  6. Striped Searobin

    There is a 10.72% catch rate for Striped Searobin, based on 4584 Striped Searobin counted.

    Bridgeport Striped Searobin Counts Chart
    Striped

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  7. Striped Bass

  8. Striped Bass

    There is a 10.02% catch rate for Striped Bass, based on 4287 Striped Bass counted.

    Bridgeport Striped Bass Counts Chart
    Striped

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  9. Scup

  10. Scup

    There is a 7.26% catch rate for Scup, based on 3105 Scup counted.

    Bridgeport Scup Counts Chart
    Scup

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  11. Spanish Mackerel

  12. Spanish Mackerel

    There is a 6.41% catch rate for Spanish Mackerel, based on 2740 Spanish Mackerel counted.

    Bridgeport Spanish Mackerel Counts Chart
    Spanish

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  13. Winter Flounder

  14. Winter Flounder

    There is a 6.25% catch rate for Winter Flounder, based on 2675 Winter Flounder counted.

    Bridgeport Winter Flounder Counts Chart
    Winter

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  15. Bluefish

  16. Bluefish

    There is a 3.91% catch rate for Bluefish, based on 1672 Bluefish counted.

    Bridgeport Bluefish Counts Chart
    Bluefish

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  17. Hardhead Catfish

  18. Hardhead Catfish

    There is a 3.66% catch rate for Hardhead Catfish, based on 1567 Hardhead Catfish counted.

    Bridgeport Hardhead Catfish Counts Chart
    Hardhead

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  19. Tautog

  20. Tautog

    There is a 3.48% catch rate for Tautog, based on 1489 Tautog counted.

    Bridgeport Tautog Counts Chart
    Tautog

    ENLARGE BRIDGEPORT TAUTOG COUNTS CHART


Recommendations above based on 102 species of fish and 42769 fish counted for May around Bridgeport.

To date, there are 162 species of fish and a total of 461932 fish counted for Bridgeport and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 12/31/1844 (180 years).

Last Update: 5/17/2024 7:37:53 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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The Top 10 Fishing Spots for Bridgeport are the following:

  1. Sugar Barge


  2. Herod Point Shoal
    Herod Point Shoal


  3. wreck-5735


  4. Summer Flounder5


  5. Roanoke Barge Outer


  6. wreck-5466


  7. CONTESA


  8. wreck-5297


  9. Sand Shoal


  10. wreck-5751


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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. 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.

  3. 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

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

  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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