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Saturday Night Tony
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For anyone who has fished there in the winter, no explanation needed. For those who have not, this is one special place. You can pull over 100 fish out in a day all in the 3-5 pound class with the always lingerring possibility of a keep Striper on Light Tackle!!!

Way cool.

Nothing official but let me start this thread and see if we can get enough guys together for an official outing there in the coming weekends.
 
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I am in If I am on YOUR boat

Missed last year and would love to get out this year.
Toes, I think one problem is....Most people have put their boats away for the winter or they are in storage;) .
Keep me in mind
Woody
 

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Hey count me in.
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What kind of water are we talking here? I am not familiar with that body of water. What type of boat is necessary? Thank you in advance.
 

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I'm in as a non boater. Gotta love those stripers! I had a day this season where I went out into Stony brook harbor and nailed a few stripers on poppers with 8lb pound hybrid on my worming rod. AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - Joe
 

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I'd love to go depending on the date. I have a boat if needed but I'd like to leave it home if somebody's got room.
 

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I love stripers on light tackle,thats really the only way I fish them in the sound,it can be kind of like smallie fishing when they are around rock piles, jigs (fin-S-fish) and poppers are the rule. I'd love to go but like some others here my boat is winterized.....Let me know if someone is looking for a non-boater.
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Saturday Night Tony
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OK, guys. Here's the deal.

The Thames river is located right behind Mohegan Sun. It is brackish water with some industry on it so when it gets cold, the schoolies get locked in there for the winter. After December, there's not much chance for a keeper but there are some fish that go to 10 pounds and they are strong.

For boats, Bass Boats work just fine if it's of decent size so you don't need a deep v though some guys fish in them as well.

Not much structure to look for. When you're looking at your electronics, just wait for your screen to turn completely black and that means you're on fish. It's as simple as that.

I think three guys on a boat might not be the best or safest way to fish this particular river but it may be doable.

Let's see what the response is here and we can organize it. Otherwise it may just be a handful of boats with whoever can make it. All I know is I'll be there.
 

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Tony,
Can I drag a 14' Jon Boat up there?
 

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Ok it was worth a shot. I'll try to hook a ride.
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non boater

If it requires a rod, line and hook then I'm in. Never done this kind of fishing before but I'll try if there is room for a non boat owner. i'll bring good food/snacks. what kind of gear is needed? Not sure if I own it.
 

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Saturday Night Tony
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any rod reel combo you use for bass fishing will work. We like to use spoons and jiogheads with shad bodies for the most part. We may try to go Sunday to check it out but we may be racing a noreaster so we'll just have to see.
 

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How long does this frenzied feeding go on for?
I am jammed solid with work till the new year, but after that things slow down and it would be feasible for me [as a non-boater]. More than willing to share gas, launch , tolls.etc
 

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Thames report

Tony:

It looks like its going to get pretty snotty tomorrow. It may be tough sledding towing a boat tomorrow afternoon.

Bob Sirois and I hit the river this morning. It was brutally cold, but we had a pretty good day (25-35 schoolies apiece, most at the end of the day). The heaviest concentration of fish can be found now near the bridge below the casino. The school moved up river towards the thermos factory as the day progressd. We didn't mark any fish in the harbor in the morning or on our way in at the end of the day. We apparently missed a pretty good morning bite (before 8:30) , but after a spotty morning, we stung em between 1:30 and 3:00. See you on the river.
 

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Some more questions:

1] Is this saltwater?
2] If it is saltwater, is a fishing license then required?
3] Where exactly is this? Geographically, that is...
4] who do I have to "bribe" to get an invite as a "backseater" later on, after New Years......LOL

Tight lines and bent poles....:D
 

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Saturday Night Tony
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Drew, I remember you! Glad you and Bob did so well. We obviously didn't trek up there today but it's good to hear the fish are on. Going up to the bridge is no big deal although it's greaqt when they stack up in the harbor.

Bill, this is brackish water and you need a CT state license to fish there. Last year, in January they buste3d some chops and checked licenses. This place is right near where 95 crosses 395. about 2 miles north of 95 in New london.
 
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