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Fishing Reports Updated Weekly starting April and pick up a copy of On The Water Magazine to read Captain Elser's Western LI Sound Insider Reports also starting again in the April print Edition!
The freshwater season is now in full swing and we are getting close to the kickoff to the saltwater action! All the local trout streams and lakes have been stocked and we have had excellent fishing for stocked and wild fish in areas like the Farmington River, Pomperaug River, Shepaug River and several smaller streams. Expect to see the epic annual Hendrickson hatch kick into full gear by the 3rd week of April, particularly on the Housy and Farmy!
Water temps on the tidal rivers and LI Sound are way below normal for this time of year so everything will be running several weeks late on migratory fish but I expect the fluke action to be excellent starting in early May as the season has been bumped up to May 4th! Big stripers and bluefish typically arrive in our local waters by the first week of May so we will be keeping an eye on the progression as we get out and scout the waters!
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Below - November 2017 - My grandson Colton with his first Albie at 4 years old, not too shabby!
This trophy striped bass caught in LI Sound below was released quickly and measured 54" with a girth of 33" which according to the IGFA formula puts this fish at over 70lbs., and what makes this fish extra special is that it was caught in local CT waters in less than 10 feet of water!
With over 35 years experience Captain Chris Elser specializes in connecting anglers with big striped bass whether you prefer casting large herring and bunker flies, drifting live eels or live liningl adult menhaden! This is an addictive pursuit and our success rate on stripers over 30lbs. is second to none in the Western Long Island Sound with fish up to 58 lbs. locally in the past several seasons.
The 62.5 lb. striped bass above was weighed in at the Block Island Boat Basin and caught by Heather Elser in less than 20 feet of water. Should have made it official as it could have been a women's world record!
Trout Fishing can be experienced at it's finest with world class trout fishing right here in CT! Give us a shout if you want to enjoy some winter trout fishing on the Farmington River and some other lesser known streams closer to home!
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