fishing in the mouth of the Connecticut River

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first striped bass I caught on the Connecticut River

I took a ride down to Old Saybrook one Wednesday morning with my brother’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 that’s the important thing.  We didn’t need any luxuries.

 

It was a perfect, sunny summer day to be out on the water.  We’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.
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