01 August 2012

Connecticut, Long Island Sound, Housatonic River Saltwater Fishing Report: 31 JUL 2012

Wasn't exactly the most brilliant sunrise that took place on Tuesday...

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Osprey was up and about...thinking about going to Dunkin for a bunker-filled donut and some decaf...maybe.

This was about as bright as it got all morning.

Canada geese out for a paddle.

Mal Y. definitely had the hot reel this day. He'd brought along some 5" white soft plastics as a gift for the boat, and wound up using all of them on bluefish...sometimes a fish every cast.

We decided it would probably not be ethical to go back to the tackle shop and ask for his money back on those lures.

The bluefish weren't that big...maybe to 5 pounds at the most...but still a handful on light tackle.

We checked out the action of terns and cormorants at the rockpile, but there was nothing feeding on the bait that had the birds excited.

Today's "no-wake-zones-don't-apply-to-me" lunkhead.

Mal hooked so many fish that he got warm and had to take off the jacket.

I never took off my insulated vest.

With the wind blowing 15-20 instead of the forecast 5-10, it was chilly out there.

Mal hooked a keeper-size striped bass that got off at the side of the boat...so no photo.

This is a typical bluefish for the day.

Back at the dock we saw this modern-looking catamaran.

Be tough trying to fly-fish off that beast.

Another great day on the water.

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