Connecticut River shad fishing is rated as poor, and after a four day period of very slow action, striper fishing is improving. Best locations are from Haddam to Enfield. Out in the salt, Weakfish are being taken at the West Haven Sandbar and at Long Sand Shoal. School stripers hit on the outgoing tides along Great Island and around the breakwaters. In the Race striper fishing is hit or miss, but is expected to improve soon. Squid are attracting linesiders off the Rhode Island beaches and nearby reefs.