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sheldon40
01/20/14 12:29 AM


Where would you say the best spots for channel catfish in Connecticut are?

angryjohn
01/06/12 05:36 PM


looking to hit the river around salmon cove, leaving here about 7 which means we should be on the water around 8 ish. Ice is also a big problem for us. We are only in a cannoe so we will not be able to deal with much. Intrested in any info if you run into problems or find a good area thats ice free. john 860-514-1049
Might spend some time learning to use a suick or throwing some spinners if that does not work, dont know what to try, in this frigid temp.

protacanthopterix
10/07/11 06:43 AM


Re: Alewife Photo-- You can use them as bait! Well, certain ones anyway. Several lakes don't allow any use and you can't catch and use any anadromous Alewives. So, you need proof that yours are not anadromous by producing a receipt of purchase from a dealer who is licensed to sell them, such as myself. All mine are imported from New Jersey and originated from landlocked sources. They are small, only 3-6", and work best for trout, small stripers, and fluke. You may have a moral or ethical reason for not using them and, in which case, they aren't the bait for you. I hand out informational sheets regarding Alewives with every sale that detail how I get the Alewives and where they cannot be used.

alejandro219
06/19/11 11:32 AM


happy fathers day and have a good day fishing .

protacanthopterix
04/06/11 06:45 AM


That first, skunked trip to Norwich was a real doozy. I trailored my Whaler down to tie up at the gas dock. Nothing. Up the west channel of the Yantic. Nothing. Flew down to the (power?) plant past Mohegan while stopping at a few spots. Nothing. Blasted the boat and our faces with hail on the way back up river to try the first two bridges up the Shetucket. Nothing! Based on the reports I was getting from guys it seemed a sure thing, but I believe you're right-- its hit or miss. Unless you're an Old Salt with a Jedi Striper-trick.

manvsfish
04/05/11 07:00 AM


Wow. Total envy... Thanks for posting the trip. Fantastic youtube video too! Just...."wow".

murky
03/14/11 03:44 PM


BRIAN LOOKING FOR HOUSATONIC STRIPERS LOCATIONS TIME OF YEAR BAITS TIDES ANYTHING THAT HELPS I KEEP MY 18 FOOTER AT BROWNS MARINA ABOUT 1 MILE IN FROM MOUTH OF RIVER THANKS PETE AND KATE

protacanthopterix
03/09/11 01:43 PM


Weakfish and Spotted seatrout are distinct species, but I think Weakfish is more common up here. Hatteras should have both species. The seatrout has fewer, more distinct markings.

The deep-bodied one is definitely not an Atlantic croaker as I previously thought, but I'm having a hard time thinking it's a Sheepshead. How about a Black drum? I'm basing this off of the lack of apparent molar dentition and lack of a continuous dorsal fin. A Sheepshead should possess both those.

I'm really itching to get out as well. I have a new boat rod with a refurbished Penn 500 reel and a GLoomis spinning combo to break in that I picked up over winter.

protacanthopterix
03/09/11 06:29 AM


Hello,

I recently viewed your latest photos. Looks like it was a good trip! My stepfather just returned from a trip to Florida and had some photos of Redfish and Weakfish he was catching. I do a lot of fish ID in my line of work and enjoy testing myself at almost every chance I get. Most fish I see are north of the Carolinas, but I'd like to confirm what your photos are of. Off my head I'll guess Ladyfish and two sorts of drums; Croaker and Seatrout?

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