04-04-2014, 12:17 PM
Re: On The Fly
Trout season is closed here in CT. There's still plenty of places to fish however. Trout Management Areas are open all year and there's one about 20 minutes from my house.
Non-stocked water is open all year long too and some of the best opportunities happen this time of year.
Pike fishing in the Connecticut River is prime before the seasonally run-off flood.
The pike stage in the river in predictable locations, waiting for their spawning marshes to flood. Although wading in "the big muddy" is kinda scary, especially when you see the size of the fish that are in there with you.
I haven't done it recently but the anadromous white perch start their spawning run in March and that used to be a great fun, but cold, early season fishing opportunity.
Mostly now I like to fish locally for Calicos (black crappie) and pickerel. I have a few of good places within minutes of my house. The pickerel I catch in the pond just a 1/4 mile away are usually in the 22- 24 inch range.
They're sluggish in the cold water, but still fun.
The simpler the outfit, the more skill it takes to manage it, and the more pleasure one gets in his achievements.” --- Horace Kephart
Last edited by Rip Tide; 04-04-2014 at 03:04 PM.