12 September 2012

• Connecticut, Long Island Sound, Housatonic River Saltwater Fishing Report: 11 September 2012

Get the impression that these two American Oystercatchers are on the outs?

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Charlie W. and I didn't hit the water until 10 a.m. on Tuesday.

I had thought that maybe we could get away with fishing during bankers' hours rather than getting up before the crack...but I was wrong.

Maybe it's because the water temps are still in the mid-70s, but it was clear that we caught the tail end of what appeared to be a bluefish blitz in the mouth of the River...and from that point on we had to work to find the fish.

We did find them... just not in the numbers of previous trips.

Charlie's new G. Loomis spinning rod handled the blues nicely.

To every season there is a tern....

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Schoolie stripers are moving in.

To every tern there is a season....

This 6-lb. blue went home to Charlie's smoker.

No-wake-zone lunkhead of the day.

I couldn't get a fish to hit a fly...perhaps the Clouser I was throwing was too small...but they whacked 5" white plastic baits.

Another great day on the water...but may have to start earlier in the morning next trip.

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