19 August 2015

Long Island Sound, Housatonic River Saltwater Fishing Report: 17 August 2015

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Another foggy morning leaving Hometown, CT to head for the boat on Tuesday.

Out on the lower Housatonic River these Canada geese were arriving from the nearest golf course to feed on the greenery at the septic plant outlet.

Egret looking very elegant on the right-hand breakwater...

...and perhaps even more elegant flying.

Workboat. Did a quick Internet search to find out how many people work on Long Island Sound. No luck. Please let me know if you know the answer to that.

What happens if you let your jig get to the bottom...it gets grabbed by a porgy.

Still don't know what kind of birds these are.

Charlie W. and I got into a mixed bag of striped bass and bluefish...nothing on the surface...all from blind-casting. This blue had a piece of line wrapped around his body just behind his gills and trailing back behind him about two feet.

The line had obviously been there a long time as it was covered with algae growth and had cut deeply into the fish. We got the fish on the boga grip, cut the line off him, and figuring he deserved another chance...we released him. He'd put up a good fight.

The line on him was not fishing line...too thick...maybe from a bait trap or part of a net.

The stripers were schoolies, maybe to 24 inches...

...but the bluefish were larger. This one registered eight pounds on the boga scale.

The fishing was not fast and furious by any means...but it was significantly better than what we'd seen on recent trips.

The combination of the boonie hat and the sun shade over the nose remind me of the scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz.

No, they weren't coming after us.

Source: ConnecticutSaltwaterFishing.com

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