Saltwater/Tidal River Report
We have had several great albie trips the past 2 weeks and some we had to struggle a little due to wind, waves or just plane difficult fish! Mostly good action though and the striper fishing is also picking up in nearby waters with bluefish also on the increase...the fall run is underway so book your trip today!
Freshwater Report -
We have some excellent trout fishing shaping up for the fall in the Housy and Farmy, it is caddis time and blind casting dries will work in slow riffles as well as faster runs. Nymph and streamer fishing is also very productive right now. The smaller streams in western CT are very low so fishing is difficult to non existent for trout and the state will not likely stock the smaller streams this fall.
Don't overlook some great pike fishing to be had on Lillinonah and Bantam, both of these lakes hold monstrous pike as well as Zoar too!
A 20" survivor strain Farmington River brown trout hooked on a size 12 parachute Hendrickson dry fly!
Interested in Fly Casting instruction for fresh or salt water? Captain Chris Elser is a certified casting instructor and will be offering lessons and instruction throughout the season. Take advantage of one-on-one personalized instruction at any location that is convenient for you! He has all the tackle and can also incorporate a lesson into a trip out on the Sound.
Captain Chris Elser has been writing the Western Long Island Sound fishing reports since April of 2006, you will surely get detailed information on fishing for Stripers, Bluefish, False Albacore and more! Pick up the new isue for the latest info!
Heather above with a 52.5 inch striper taken on a red tube and gulp imitation sandworm trolled up on light tackle with a Lamiglas Tri-Flex conventional and Avet MXL reel!
A healthy 16" holdover rainbow trout taken on a pheasant tail nymph in a headwater riffle.
This false albacore was 6 oz. from being a state record at just over 14lbs. and was caught on Sept. 29, 2009 near Milford, CT. It was my personal best fat albert! Let's hope they stack in tight again!
Bonito can be expected in August, it was an epic year in 2009.
My big fly rod fish above was taken July of 2009 on a 15 inch all black spun deer hair pattern tied by Peter Viviano, Jr. - check out all of his selection at www.fishflyes.co
A pristine wild brown trout that fell for a traditional wet fishing the Pomperaug River in early May!
A vew off the stern with twin 250 HP 4 stroke power to get us to the fishing grounds comfortably and fast!
The new rig is finally home - well new to us anyway!
This boat is well kept 2005 26 foot Regulator that will get us to the fishing grounds safely in almost any conditions.
Always take the time to take a kid fishing, nothing like getting kids outdoors and away from all of the electronic distractions these days....enjoy the outdoors and please respect your environent!
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