fishing in the mouth of the Connecticut River
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I took a ride down to Old Saybrook one Wednesday morning with my brotherâ€™s friend Judd and we spent the day fishing in the mouth of the Connecticut River. Judd has a small fiberglass boat, which I believe he inherited from his late uncle. The vessel is little much more than an oversized rowboat with a couple of planks across the gunwales for seats and an outboard motor on the back. It floats, though, and thatâ€™s the important thing. We didnâ€™t need any luxuries.
It was a perfect, sunny summer day to be out on the water. Weâ€™d launched from Between The Bridges Marina and motored out half way between banks where we dropped anchor to fish. I was a novice at the sport, but Judd set me up with a rod and reel and showed me how to bait and weight the line. It was a real thrill when I got my first bite and felt the power of a healthy bluefish. I caught a few good-sized bluefish and one striper (striped bass). Although I threw back most, I did keep one of the blues to have for dinner the next night. We were out for a few hours around the slack tide and had a fun time. Back in Bristol, Judd cleaned my fish for me in the driveway when he dropped me off.