07 July 2010

06 July Lower Housatonic River Fishing Report

One of the hottest days of the year [so far] started out with haze over the water.

Charlie W. and I tried some inshore spots with only one schoolie striper to show for our efforts.

But farther offshore we ran into schools of bunker, some of which had bluefish feeding on them.

It's hard to see the bunker in this photo, but click on it to enlarge the picture and you'll get a better idea of how tighly packed together these schooling fish are.

And we soon got into fish.

Bluefish are great fighters.

You have to watch out for those teeth when removing the lure.

This large blue went home with Charlie for dinner.

This was a "keeper" striped bass...but we released him to fight another day.

Don’t forget, a 2010 saltwater fishing license is required to fish the marine waters of Connecticut. Also, if you intend to fish above the Merritt Parkway bridge on the Housatonic River, you also need a Connecticut freshwater license. You can purchase these from your local bait & tackle shop, such as Newtown Bait & Tackle, or at Town/City Hall.

Check these links for more information:
Connecticut Tourism;
Long Island Sound Resource Center;
Housatonic Valley Association;
Stratford, Connecticut;
Milford, Connecticut

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