Striper Season Update: Connecticut Stripers with Captain Joe Diorio

Captain Joe Diorio talks striped bass baits, mid-season migration patterns and topwater techniques around eastern Connecticut.

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In Week 10 of the 14-week video series OTW Assistant Editor Matt Haeffner speaks to long-time friend of On The Water and Connecticut fishing guru, Captain Joe Diorio. Joe has been catching trophy stripers in the Eastern L.I. Sound for over 25 years; whether dropping eels around Block Island or throwing Docs around muddy flats, he takes pride in his expertise.

Joe and Matt cover striper fishing in the Connecticut River and Eastern Long Island Sound in early June, and delve into what’s expected over the course of the month.

In this episode, Joe talks bait presence in Connecticut, topwater bass techniques, battling bluefish and more. In Joe’s experience, he believes the Eastern Long Island Sound is about to receive a big push of larger migratory striped bass that have been slowly following bunker schools up the coast. Connecticut boat and surf anglers, ready your rods and reels if you haven’t already. Check out the full video above!

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