22 April 2016

Long Island Sound, Housatonic River Saltwater Fishing Report: 19 April 2016

Click on any photo to enlarge...see a slide show:

If it's springtime, then the stripers are supposed to be running in the Housatonic River.

The arrival of the brant [small geese] is a sure sign of spring.

Don't think this bird cared much about the season of the year.

As to fishing: Our friends Wayne and Yves were visiting from Quebec. They were on their way to Boston to pick up some gear for the tour boat they operate on Lac Tremblant in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada, and stopped by here in CT for a few days to sample our spring fishing.

This link will lead you to photos of their tour-boat, the crew [Wayne, standing, left; Yves, kneeling, left], and the lake.

In the photo above Yves fights, and in this photo, lands the first striped bass he's ever caught.

Not a big fish but we wanted to record this first-striper event.

It was bloody cold out on the water, not helped by northwest winds gusting to as much as 25 knots [28.5 mph]. But as you can see from this shot of Wayne reeling in a striper, we were layered up for it.

Guys from Quebec know how to dress for the cold.

This was the biggest striper of the day...not a keeper, but a nice fish.

Bottom line is we caught 53 striped bass...all smallish...no keepers.

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