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Date posted January 24, 2018 3:02 PM
Posted by KayakFisherman
Report location Connecticut > Western CT > Kayak - Winter Bass on the Housatonic
Fishing method Boat
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Went with a kayak fishing buddy to try our hand at some winter striper fishing and we weren't disappointed. We fished Saturday and each caught about a dozen bass, including a couple of 34 inchers and one 36 incher. Had so much fun that we decided to stay and fish Sunday too. With a little more experience under our belts, we nearly doubled our catch. I had 22, and my buddy had 25, including three that measured over 32 inches. Most guys were using soft white plastics, but I stuck with a deep (12 feet) swimming plug that served me well. The locals were friendly, helpful, and more than willing to share what they knew. $22 for a three-day Connecticut inland fishing permit was money well spent and we got lucky with the weather: sunny and in the low 50s.

Beautiful day on the water

More typical of the size

36 inch bass in January!

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Joined: 05/05/2005
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 01/24/2018 04:53 PM  

Last type of report I expected to see - Fantastic!

Joined: 10/06/2005
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 01/24/2018 06:13 PM  

Im interested in this trip. where on the river were you fishing

Joined: 05/23/2007
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 01/24/2018 06:37 PM  



Im interested in this trip. where on the river were you fishing

Derby/Shelton, Connecticut. South of the Derby Dam
morning dew

Joined: 03/25/2002
Posts: 704
Location: Off the grid
 01/24/2018 06:49 PM  

That's awesome. Great catch. I was out ice fishing on Sunday and the weather was the finest you can hope for a mid winters day in the northeast. looks like you may have had to dodge some ice bergs?. I think the Ct striper season is still open too so you could keep one fish for the table over 28"?

I like Pearl in a can,and Jim Beam Black, and chewing tobacco from a mail pouch sack.

Joined: 09/03/2001
Posts: 2260
Location: Mamaroneck
 01/24/2018 07:30 PM  

Terrific report. Spring for the annual non-resident license. Connecticut has some awesome sweetwater fishing.

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 01/26/2018 09:39 AM  

I am green with envy...lookin out at the cold your post made me wish for spring...thanx

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 01/27/2018 08:48 AM  

good morning i just saw your report REEL nice!! 3upupups up,,,be safe,,,,><(((:> ~~~ ><(((:>


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 01/30/2018 07:07 AM  


Hello Eric just out of curiosity what was the water temp?

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 02/01/2018 05:10 PM  

dustee wrote:

Hello Eric just out of curiosity what was the water temp?

I had 34 degrees

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 02/05/2018 07:02 AM  


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