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Old 10-30-2002, 07:51 AM
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SE CT Report - Me and Mini B's

Shore fished SE CT the last 3 days. With the exception of some micro bass, the fishing was quite slow. Did hear of a bluefish blitz at Harkness Sunday a.m. Unfortunately, I was elsewhere. Clearly evident is the dramatic reduction in bait as compared to just two weeks ago. Time to move down the coast and try areas west of the CT river.
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Old 10-30-2002, 11:29 AM
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I've been fishing the SE CT coast also. Loads of schoolies and shad at the Causeway in Old Saybrook. Some guys said they got blues there as well. Found big bass and blues chasing big bait at Ocean Beach on Monday. I got a 36" striper and had several heart-stopping topwater hits by blues but didn't hook up with them. Action died and the big fish disappeared at high slack. Once the water started flowing out of the channel it was a steady pick of stripers in the 20"s and 3 lb blues.

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Old 10-30-2002, 11:52 AM
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Anyone going to be in that area this Sunday? Looks like it will be cold, but I'm up for another stab at it.
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I'm game for an outing - its been a while since I hit the salt. Husdon by Kayak on Saturday and Foot Slog Sunday sounds like a plan.
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Old 10-30-2002, 04:40 PM
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I can probably make it on Sunday but I don't think I'll try to beat the sunrise. When and where do you guys want to start?

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Old 10-30-2002, 07:12 PM
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Sunday

I should be around as well. Bring your mittens though. Weatherman is calling for a high of 39.

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Hey Quentin....sounds like I was pretty consistent with being at the wrong place at the wrong time. Were you at Ocean Beach in the morning?

Would really like to hook up with you guys, but I've got plans with the kids on Sunday. Perhaps next weekend if fish are still around.
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Old 10-31-2002, 07:34 AM
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Hey Quentin....sounds like I was pretty consistent with being at the wrong place at the wrong time. Were you at Ocean Beach in the morning?
I was there from about noon until dark. I wish I had gotten there earlier because I think I arrived at the tail end of the action.

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Old 10-31-2002, 08:06 AM
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Bridgeport high tide is about 9:15ish in the morning. I say we meet at the Audobon Society on the Housatonic and follow the dropping tide out to the sandbars. There's gotta be some bad boys out there waiting to inhale a fly.

No need to beat the sunrise.....we could meet in the lot at about 9:30 or 10:00 and fish until dark (which is now around 4:30). That would include the first hour or so of the new incoming tide.

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Sounds like a plan to me Mark

Especially since I haven't been back down there since joining back in the Springtime

I might bring the Double-Hander and pretend I'm back on the River Tweed - especially if it snows
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Old 10-31-2002, 08:25 PM
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Sounds like a plan to me Mark

Especially since I haven't been back down there since joining back in the Springtime
Works for me. I haven't been back to the lower Housy since June either. It will be interesting to see what's around at this time of year.

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Sounds like a plan to me. I could use some help with directions. Never been down that far.

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Okay, it's a plan. Let's meet at about 10ish on Sunday morning in the parking lot. The most recent weather report that I saw for Milford was low 40s for a high. You guys might see my stylin wool pom-pom hat.

Sean, I don't have a map book in front of me here, but I'll try to do a search for you. If someone else in the group posts before me with directions, so much the better. Either way, we'll get you there. Looking forward to meeting you.

Hope you all saw Mike's report about all the bluefish in Milford. Bring plenty of fluoro or wire.
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Okay Sean, try this....

http://www.ctaudubon.org/centers/coastal/costal.htm

Click on "Directions and Map", and you're good to go.

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Thank you both for the directions. You both sent the same link so that is a good sign that we should all be at the same place. Really looking forward to seeing everyone again and meeting some new faces. See you at 10 on Sunday.

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