Posts Tagged ‘CONNECTICUT’

CONNECTICUT: Blind-Casting Lures on the Surface

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

We were busy with daily trips including some double headers through Labor Day, but the demand for charters has slowed down very quickly as families got back to business at summer’s end.

We did have two trips last weekend. Saturday’s charter was briefer than expected, with Mother Nature calling the shots. We left the dock at 8am with New York City residents, Thomas Triplett and his son, Nicholas, and Gordon Kaplan and his son, Jack; both boys are four years old and had never fished before. At our first stop they reeled in porgies and sea bass, after which we changed tactics in pursuit of bluefish, heading outside the Norwalk Islands. Unfortunately, the waters were a bit rough, and both of the boys and one of the fathers became seasick, so we had to cut the trip short and return to our dock before their symptoms worsened. They were happy to get their feet back on dry land, and everyone agreed that, all in all, the experience was a happy one, and they wanted to return to try again on a calmer day.

On Sunday our passengers were Dave Stueber of Bedford NY and his 13-year-old son, Andrew. Within 15 minutes of leaving the dock we were into bluefish, blind-casting lures on the surface, with the fish ranging from 3-5 pounds. We moved further along the shoreline and found another body of smaller blues and large porgies. The Stuebers enjoyed non-stop action throughout the trip, boating 25 fish, keeping five blues and three porgies for the dinner table.

Capt. Sal Tardella
My Bonnie Charters
p: 203-866-6313


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CONNECTICUT: Try Black Jitterbugs & Surface Poppers

Saturday, August 11th, 2012

LARGEMOUTH BASS fishing is reported as good.

Night fishing is in full swing and producing many fish.

Try black jitterbugs and surface poppers.

Areas to try include Lake McDonough, Rogers Lake, Amos Lake, Halls Pond, Lake Wononskopomuc, Lake Williams, Candlewood Lake, Coginchaug River, Pattaconk Lake, Ball Pond, Aspinook Pond, Lake Saltonstall, Seymour Reservoir, Twin Brooks Park Pond, Park Pond, Lake Hayward, Burr Pond, Lower Bolton Lake, Lake Zoar, Pomperaug River, Bantam Lake, Stillwater Pond, Mudge Pond, Hatch Pond, Mansfield Hollow Reservoir, Pachaug Pond, Batterson Park Pond, Gardner Lake, Mashapaug Lake, Bishop Swamp, Red Cedar Lake, Winchester Lake, Highland Lake, Black Pond (Woodstock), Quaddick Reservoir, Moodus Reservoir, Bashan Lake, Pickerel Lake and Dog Pond. Tournament angler reports are from Pachaug Pond (good for most), Mansfield Hollow Reservoir (good early bite, slowed later in the morning, catches included a 5.47 lb lunker), Bantam Lake (fair, but bags included a 6.1 lb lunker), Squantz Pond (fair, including a 4.8 lb lunker) and Candlewood Lake (“…typical summer action”).

Connecticut Department of
ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION


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CONNECTICUT: Trout Often Concentrated in Typically Deeper Locations

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

Opening Day anglers found most streams at low levels with trout often concentrated in typically deeper locations. Fish were often seen, but weren’t always biting.

Sunday’s rains did improve conditions in many streams, as flows in most areas are now back up near to their typical spring levels.

Some nice fish came to net on Opening Day, with many over 20 inches. A 24.75 inch rainbow trout topped out as the largest trout reported this week. Best reports from the West Branch Farmington River, Farmington River, Salmon River (a 19”, 4.5 lb rainbow, a 5.8 lb rainbow and a 5 lb brown trout among the catches), Naugatuck River (15 trout for one angler), Farmill River, Pomperaug River (22” rainbow trout), Hockanum River, Farm River and Coginchaug River. Some action also reported from Sandy Brook, East Aspetuck River, Mill Pond Broad Brook, Saugatuck River, Pootatuck River, Scantic River, Mianus River, Pequonnock River, Yantic River, Fenton River Shetucket River, Hammonasset River, Eightmile (Haddam/Lyme) River, Moosup River and the Willimantic River TMA, although anglers had to work with very low flows and easily spooked fish in many places.

Connecticut
Dept of Energy & Environmental Protection

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CONNECTICUT: We’ll be Heading for Sebastian, Florida

Friday, November 11th, 2011

We had planned on pulling MY BONNIE out of the water on November 12, but we’ll be doing it a bit sooner because of the very cold weather and high winds we’ve been experiencing here for the past two weeks, including a heavy snowfall last Saturday. Not too many clients are interested in going out in these conditions.

Once the boat’s on land we’ll get her ready for the long winter layover, and then in late November we’ll be heading for Sebastian, Florida where—if all goes well—our southern charters will commence by mid-December.

All in all, this season was somewhat disappointing. The bluefish weren’t huge, and the striped bass weren’t where they should be. Although the porgy catch was bountiful, and we got a lot of nice fluke, the blackfish were hard to find, and we never did get to enjoy the fall migration of large blues and lunker stripers. Perhaps the diehards who are willing to keep their boats in Long Island Sound through early December will see that kind of action—which used to be something we could count on every November.

Capt. Sal Tardella
My Bonnie Charters
p: 203-866-6313


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CONNECTICUT: Things just started to get going in the Fall mode

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Its been an up and down month so far.

Things just started to get going in the Fall mode when the warm spell came and the water temps went back to Summer levels.

The albies showed up about when due and were starting to bunch up and start eating like they should. It got warmer and they got fussier. Some days it was OK and others you couldn’t buy a bite. Todays trip showed some promise with good numbers readily taking flies.With the upcoming cold spell, that should get the baitfish moving out bringing the start of the Fall run.

Capt. Sandy Noyes
Rum Runner Guide Service
P: 860-886-9212

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5" Transom Mt & 6" Rise Bow Mt (2) 10Ft Poles
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CONNECTICUT: Casting Spin Tackle Around Watch Hill Reefs Very Productive

Monday, September 12th, 2011

Fishing before the storm was excellent to outstanding and remained the same after the wind died down as well.

Casting spin tackle around the Watch Hill reefs was very productive in spite of the crowded conditions with stripers in the 26-33 in. class. Also, diamond jigging and 3 waying bucktails in the race provided catches on almost every drift, in spite of the muddied waters from river runoff. Blackfish season is around the corner.

If this Oct. is anything like last year it will be a great finish to the season with plenty of hard fighting great tasting fish.

Capt. Scott Anderson
Kingfisher Charters
P: 860-985-3614


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CONNECTICUT: Live Eels Produced 10 Bass Between 32 to 44 Inches

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

Friday evening’s trip was very good.

Live eels produced 10 bass between 32 to 44 inches. Best fish was 42 lbs. Bluefish were not much of a problem. W

e only have a couple openings left in August.

Capt. Scott Anderson
Kingfisher Charters
P: 860-985-3614

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CONNECTICUT: We Had Serious Bluefishing

Monday, August 1st, 2011

We had a couple of cancellations over the past ten days because of the extremely hot weather and one lightning storm. But on Thursday we sailed with Gary Stanitis of Central Valley NY, along with two of his business colleagues. We began the day at 28C; doing some chunking, with little results. But the winds picked up, and we couldn’t stay there too long, so we made our way across the Sound, with waves pounding our boat.

At the L.I. shoreline, however, the winds were calmer, and at Sunken Meadow and the Nissoquogue we found lots of sand eels. Drifting, we picked up some fluke, after which we had serious bluefishing for two hours.

We were out with Dan Harknett of Norwalk, along with his father, Tom, a resident of of New Jersey, and his wife. We began the trip heading eastward, and we found a school of bluefish on the surface, with the action lasting more than two hours; the fish came in at 4-6 pounds, which is lots of fun on light tackle. One of the passengers also landed a 20in keeper fluke, as a by-catch. On our way in we also brought in a schoolie striper.

On Wednesday, the 27th, we had an afternoon trip with Christian Upright of Norwalk, and his father, Brian, visiting from Florida. The action was a bit slow, with a slack tide that didn’t help, but they brought in some bluefish, porgies and fluke.

Capt. Sal Tardella
My Bonnie Charters
p: 203-866-6313


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CONNECTICUT: Bass Averaging Eight Pounds

Saturday, June 11th, 2011

This week brought the first consistent numbers of squid in our area.

This also brought a good number of keeper sized bass. Our trips this week were all good with fish averaging eight pounds and several upwards of 15 pounds. All of these were taken on a fly. As long as the bait holds up the migrating bass will stick around.

Both tides fished equally as well. We saw our first schools of bass on top in the inshore waters.

Capt. Sandy Noyes
Rum Runner Guide Service
p: 860-886-9212

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Trolling Mount & 10ft Pole
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5" Transom Mt & 6" Rise Bow Mt (2) 10Ft Poles
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CONNECTICUT: Used Live Eels to Catch Bass

Friday, June 10th, 2011

Just got back from the Race after being chased off the water by the T-storms.

Jeff Haines and crew were catching fish on every drift Three-waying swim baits just before the front arrived and forced us to leave em biting. Bass made up most of the catch, but bluefish to 8lbs. mixed in as well.On the way back we came across hundreds of dogfish finning on the surface!Never saw anything like it. Wed. evening we used live eels to catch bass to 41″.

Fishing was excellent, we caught our limit in short order and released numerous fish from 30″- 38″.

Capt. Scott Anderson
Kingfisher Charters
P: 860-985-3614


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Trolling Mount & 10ft Pole
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5" Transom Mt & 3" Rise Bow Mt & (2) 10Ft Pole
10" Transom Mt & 3" Rise Bow Mt & (2) 10Ft Poles
5" Transom Mt & 6" Rise Bow Mt (2) 10Ft Poles
10" Transom Mt & 6" Rise Bow Mt (2) 10Ft Poles
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Motor Mt & 3" Rise Bow Mt & (2) 10Ft Pole
Motor Mt & 6" Rise Bow Mt & (2) 10Ft Pole