12 June 2014

• Connecticut, Long Island Sound, Housatonic River Saltwater Fishing Report: 11 June 2014

Charlie W. and I stood around on the dock trying to decide whether or not to go out on the water. The wind was whipping at 15 kts., the skies were dirty gray and threatening rain, and there were forecasts of thunder storms.

So we got in the boat and went fishing.

We knew we’d have to stay in the Housatonic River to avoid getting beaten up by the rollers coming in from the east, but it was high tide, so there’d be several places to look for fish.

First two spots bombed. Not a touch.

Third spot we had some hard whacks that didn’t hook up, about three of them as I recall. Then Charlie got a striper on the jig. Not a keeper, but fun on light tackle.

We went on to catch a dozen fish…one of which had a nasty-looking bite on its shoulder.

Charlie out-caught me nine to three using his new super plastic lure with a flashy paddle tail). He gave me one to try, but by then the tide had peaked and started to run out…the fish disappeared.

Things ran steadily down-hill: I caught a sea robin and hooked an under-sized fluke, and Charlie snagged a mating pair of horseshoe crabs. Not exactly what we were looking for.

The wind grew gustier and the clouds grew more threatening, so we decided discretion was the better part and headed back to the dock.

But for a trip that almost didn’t happen, it turned out pretty well.

Another great day on the water.

Source: ConnecticutSaltwaterFishing.com

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