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Long Island Sound Fishing

Long Island Sound Fishing

Long Island Sound was created naturally by ice sheets tearing a deep gouge in the land that is now Connecticut over 22,000 years ago. Sea levels rose from the gouge, which caused fresh and saltwater to mix, creating Long Island Sound. US Congress recognized the sound as an Estuary of National Significance in 1985. Long Island Sound is the most used estuary in North America, and is a favorite destination of many fishermen.

A mixture of marine fish and anadromous fish inhabit Long Island Sound, providing ample options in fish to target. Some of your top options from inshore Long Island Sound fishing are Atlantic Croaker, Flounder, Spotted Seatrout, Striped Bass, and Bluefish. Nearshore species that you could target while Long Island Sound fishing include Spanish Mackerel, Black Sea Bass, and Tautog. Many different species of sharks also inhabit this body of water. You could catch them just about anywhere, but your higher chances are nearshore and offshore. Other types of fish that are commonly caught offshore include Bigeye Tuna, Blue Marlin, Mahi-mahi (Dolphinfish), Yellowfin Tuna, and Swordfish.



Top Long Island Sound Fishing Spots

  1. WALCOTT WRECK
    4/8/2013 11:52:03 PM -


  2. Patchogue Grounds
    4/8/2013 11:51:37 PM - Patchogue Grounds is a rocky area that is well known for catching Bluefish, Sea Bass, and Cod. Can hold lots of eels.


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


  4. Shinnecock Reef
    8/11/2017 4:23:27 PM -


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


  6. Nates Spot
    8/11/2017 4:03:46 PM - Nates Spot


  7. 6817
    8/2/2015 10:14:44 PM -


  8. Roanoke Barge Outer
    7/18/2018 3:34:04 PM -


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


  10. Crane Reef
    1/28/2017 11:57:58 AM - Crane Reef



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Long Island Sound Fishing Forecast

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data for fishing Long Island Sound, you should target one of the following species for this time of year:
  1. Striped Bass

  2. Striped Bass

    There is a 66.1% catch rate for Striped Bass, based on 9495 Striped Bass counted.

    Long Island Sound Striped Bass Counts Chart
    Striped

    ENLARGE LONG ISLAND SOUND STRIPED BASS COUNTS CHART


  3. Black Sea Bass

  4. Black Sea Bass

    There is a 8.13% catch rate for Black Sea Bass, based on 1168 Black Sea Bass counted.

    Long Island Sound Black Sea Bass Counts Chart
    Black

    ENLARGE LONG ISLAND SOUND BLACK SEA BASS COUNTS CHART


  5. Spotted Seatrout

  6. Spotted Seatrout

    There is a 5.76% catch rate for Spotted Seatrout, based on 827 Spotted Seatrout counted.

    Long Island Sound Spotted Seatrout Counts Chart
    Spotted

    ENLARGE LONG ISLAND SOUND SPOTTED SEATROUT COUNTS CHART


  7. Red Drum

  8. Red Drum

    There is a 5.7% catch rate for Red Drum, based on 819 Red Drum counted.

    Long Island Sound Red Drum Counts Chart
    Red

    ENLARGE LONG ISLAND SOUND RED DRUM COUNTS CHART


  9. Flounder

  10. Flounder

    There is a 1.82% catch rate for Flounder, based on 262 Flounder counted.

    Long Island Sound Flounder Counts Chart
    Flounder

    ENLARGE LONG ISLAND SOUND FLOUNDER COUNTS CHART


  11. Atlantic Herring

  12. Atlantic Herring

    There is a 1.8% catch rate for Atlantic Herring, based on 259 Atlantic Herring counted.

    Long Island Sound Atlantic Herring Counts Chart
    Atlantic

    ENLARGE LONG ISLAND SOUND ATLANTIC HERRING COUNTS CHART


  13. Tautog

  14. Tautog

    There is a 1.28% catch rate for Tautog, based on 184 Tautog counted.

    Long Island Sound Tautog Counts Chart
    Tautog

    ENLARGE LONG ISLAND SOUND TAUTOG COUNTS CHART


  15. Sheepshead

  16. Sheepshead

    There is a 1.12% catch rate for Sheepshead, based on 161 Sheepshead counted.

    Long Island Sound Sheepshead Counts Chart
    Sheepshead

    ENLARGE LONG ISLAND SOUND SHEEPSHEAD COUNTS CHART


  17. Cod

  18. Cod

    There is a 0.82% catch rate for Cod, based on 118 Cod counted.

    Long Island Sound Cod Counts Chart
    Cod

    ENLARGE LONG ISLAND SOUND COD COUNTS CHART


  19. White Perch

  20. White Perch

    There is a 0.61% catch rate for White Perch, based on 87 White Perch counted.

    Long Island Sound White Perch Counts Chart
    White

    ENLARGE LONG ISLAND SOUND WHITE PERCH COUNTS CHART


Recommendations above based on 72 species of fish and 14364 fish counted for December around Long Island Sound.

To date, there are 167 species of fish and a total of 1648109 fish counted for Long Island Sound and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 12/31/1844 (178 years).

Last Update: 12/1/2022 3:45:38 AM

*** 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.

View full Long Island Sound Fishing Forecast to see all species and best lures and colors to use.

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Top Long Island Sound Bait & Tackle Stores

  1. Surfcaster Co


  2. Chasing Tails Bait and Tackle
    With no shortage of knowledge and expertise, coupled with a fully stocked store front...you'd be hard pressed not find what your looking for, or perhaps be introduced to new gear and strategies, to bring home the fish your after.

  3. J&H Outlet Inc


  4. Burnett's Marina-Bait & Tackle


  5. J&J Sports Inc
    Welcome to J&J Sports-Patchogue Fishing Center's commerce store JJsportsfishing.com. For all your fishing tackle needs.

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Top Long Island Sound Fishing Charters & Guides

  1. 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

  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. 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,

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Top Long Island Sound 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. West Cove Marina Co-Op


  3. Ralph's Fishing Station & Marina


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