22 July 2010

7/20 Lower Housatonic River Fishing Report

Don G. and I lit out from the lower Housatonic about 0700. Nice overcast, light wind, looked as though it would be a good day.

MiddleGround proved a complete bust [unless you like catching porgies on jigs], so we ran over to New Haven harbor.

Finally got into some fish there...although they were mostly small.

Fish were congregated around the various rock piles.

Water was just loaded with jellyfish.

New Haven area also hosted dozens of schools of small baitfish...but nothing was pushing them...nothing was feeding on them.

Don hooked the largest fish of the day, a striper that threw the hook at the side of the boat...so no photo.

Would have been a photographable fish though.

Charles Island looked like a big cucumber sitting in the water as we headed back to Stratford.

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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