07 November 2012

• Connecticut, Long Island Sound, Housatonic River Saltwater Fishing Report: 06 NOV 2012

It was a gorgeous day out on the Housatonic River on Tuesday.

Cold? Yes...but Charlie W. and I were dressed for it.

Hands got a bit chilly, especially when dealing with the fly lines...and the wind would give one an ice cream headache if you didn't keep your head down behind the windshield when running the boat...otherwise, it was fine.

Dredge Currituck was out at the mouth of the River doing its thing.

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My best guess on this bird is that it's a black-headed variant of the barnacle goose.

Anyone have other suggestions?

[Added later: CTDEEP says it's an immature Atlantic brant.]

Notice anything missing from the end of the Housatonic River breakwater?

These birds put us onto the best fish of the day.

Almost-keepers were feeding on the surface.

Charlie brought this one in on a jig but earlier caught several on flies.

Several times we both had fish on our flyrods at the same time...doubled-up as they say.

In fact, I was using a two-fly rig and had several twofers...so guess when that was going on and Charlie also had a fish on, were were tripled-up.

This was the biggest fish of the day...fell to a chartreuse/white Clouser minnow.

Another great day on the water.

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