11 November 2012

• Connecticut, Long Island Sound, Housatonic River Saltwater Fishing Report: 10 NOV 2012

Val S. and I headed out onto the Housatonic River mid-morning on Saturday.

The clouds weren't really this menacing...did a little messing around with the photo to add some dramatic effect.

Probably a loon?

Lunkhead of the day.

Most of the folk we meet out on the water are friendly and exhibit some knowledge of fishing etiquette.

Not this person.

Val and I were fishing a section of the breakwater, catching striper after striper , which this person undoubtedly saw...so he came down the breakwater on his trolling motor until he was about 50 feet from us.

When I pointed out to him that he had gotten too close, all I got back was that he didn't care and he wasn't going to move.

This reminded me of three aphorisms:

• “Never get in a pissing contest with a skunk,”

• “Never try to teach manners to a baboon,” and

• “Never pass up an opportunity to keep your mouth closed.”

I took the suggestions offered by each of these maxims and we motored off to fish another area.

Here's Val fighting a schoolie on the fly rod.

And, although it's not a big fish, even for a schoolie, it's a real trophy because Val caught it on a fly he designed and tied himself.

Just one of the rewards of fly fishing.

Another great day on the water.

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