First day of fishing in Connecticut, that is....
|Don G. was kind enough to take me out in his boat today as Shoo-Fly 3 had not yet hit the water.|
|Photo shows my first striped bass of the season, caught on a Toad Fly. |
|We probably boated about 70 fish today; all were released. No keepers in the bunch as they have to be at least 28" to keep. This fish of Don's was the biggest of the day.|
|Of course, as all know, Wednesday was an amazing day in terms of weather. It hit the eighties and even the 15-20 knot winds blowing us all over the River were hot on our faces.|
|Some of the stripers were "rats" [small fish] but most were large enough to put up a good battle on our light tackle.|
|Construction repairs are underway on the I-95 bridge over the Housatonic. How this is going to affect highway travel and River travel remains to be seen.|
|Here's Don with another good fish.|
|Capt. Jeff Northrop was out on the River in his new Maverick Master Angler flatsboat, pulling them in left and right with the fly rod, as usual.|
Don’t forget, a 2010 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.
Check these links for more information:
Long Island Sound Resource Center;
Housatonic Valley Association;