14. REEF JIGGING
The numerous reefs scattered throughout Long Island Sound load up with bait and hungry stripers as the weather cools. Vertical jigging with four-ounce diamond jigs or drifting live eels over the rugged bottom are proven methods. Historic hot spots (from east to west) include Hatchett Reef, South West Ledge, Six Mile Reef, the TE Buoy, Townshend Ledge, Stratford Shoal, Budd Reef, Cable & Anchor Reef, Sound Reef and Execution Rocks.