18 November 2009

11/18 Lower Housatonic River Fishing Report

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Stripers: 9, Val and Skip: 2



Sorry about my article not being in this week's issue of The Fisherman. Apparently the editors must have picked up a story that they liked better for the current issue...so my dull tome about fly-leader construction got bumped to...another date, I guess.

That's why they pay fishing editors those big bucks...gotta make those critical publishing decisions.

The sub-title of this post [Bass: 9, Val and Skip: 2] tells the whole story for today: We had nine hits in five hours on the water and got only two fish to the boat.

Safe to say the hits were from small fish that either couldn't get the baits in their mouths or were too sluggish or overfed to be bothered with inhaling our offerings.

So, you've got more scenery to look at as there were no photo-worthy fish caught today.

Top photo: Empty docks are a sure sign of the end of the season.

Next photo: So's the sun being so low on the water at two o'clock in the afternoon.

Third photo: Two cygnets that have not yet molted out of their youthful brown feathers [or perhaps they were children of parents that smoked?]

Bottom photo: The George Washington Bridge carries US-1 over the Housatonic River between Stratford and the Devon section of Milford.

You should get Uncle Dick to tell you about jumping off that bridge to go swimming when he was a young whippersnapper.

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Don’t forget, a saltwater fishing license is now required to fish the marine waters of Connecticut. You can purchase one from your local bait & tackle shop, such as Newtown Bait & Tackle, or at Town/City Hall.

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Check these links for more information:

Connecticut Tourism;
Long Island Sound Resource Center;
Housatonic Valley Association;
Stratford, Connecticut;
Milford, Connecticut

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