29 September 2015

Long Island Sound, Housatonic River Saltwater Fishing Report: 28 September 2015

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Catching up on a few older photos: When Roy P. and I were out fishing on Thursday of last week we saw this indication of a fire over around Fairfield Beach...didn't see anything in the news about it.

We located small, 3-lb. bluefish and Roy took a couple home for dinner.

My attempt at photographing the Super Blood Moon without a tripod was not exactly satisfactory.

On Monday, Charlie W. and I headed out hoping we wouldn't get rained on...and that we'd find the False Albacore that have been chowing down on bait at a nearby beach.

No luck with the Fat Alberts, but stripers and blues were pushing great pods of baby bunker up against the beach...to the delight of the gulls.

The bright area at the bottom of this photo is beach sand...we were fishing in, at sometimes, less than 2 feet of water...and the dark area at the top is all peanut bunker.

The gulls were having great success in grabbing the baitfish...you can see some of them in the gulls' beaks in this pic.

We also were having great success.

Here Charlie battles the smaller of two nice striped bass that we were doubled up on.

A photo of the larger of the two bass is a few pix below, but this is a near-keeper.

We were doing both blind-casting and sight-fishing.

Shoo-Fly was in such shallow water that when a striper slashed through the bait pods you could see the pod split up to get out of the striper's way...the light-colored sand would show through the pod as the striper darted through...and then the bait would close ranks behind the predator...almost like the Red Sea on Pharaoh's army.

The bluefish ran maybe to 5-lbs.

This "eater" went home for dinner with Charlie.

Here's the larger of the stripers Charlie and I doubled up on. I didn't get a measurement on the fish...but it might have been a keeper.

We generally do not keep striped bass on Shoo-Fly...they're too precious to kill. Bluefish...are another story.

There were very few boats out on Monday. The whole time we were on those fish at the beach there wasn't another boat in the area.

This shot is back at the mouth of the Housatonic River

Clouds occasionally threatened, but we didn't get rained on.

Sailboat motoring back up the River against the tide.

Pretty soon all of these floating cocktail party porches will be hauled out of the River for the winter.

One wonders if any of them ever leave their moorings.

Another great day on the water.

Source: ConnecticutSaltwaterFishing.com

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