09-28-2010, 08:13 AM
Re: Can anyone help out a fly-fishing-sailor in connecticut?
Forget trout ...it's albie/blues/striper season
I'll be fishing right there in Groton today if the wind is not howling. If not I'll be close. Either up river above the sub base or over in Westerly RI
The lower Thames is alive with blues and false albacore have moved into Fishers Island Sound. With this SW wind the beaches of RI should be good for stripers on a rising tide..
If it needs to be trout, the state is stocking the "trout parks", Trout Management Areas (TMAs) and a few of the other larger streams and ponds right now before the Columbus weekend. The closest TMAs are the Moosup in Central Village and the Hammonasset above the state park beach. A nice trout park is on the Natchaug, Rt 195 north of Willimantic.
Closer to you try the Shetucket River between Scotland and Baltic, just north of Norwich. On top of the trout they'll be stocking surplus broodstock Atlantic salmon sometime before Thanksgiving and again before Christmas
There's also a tiny 'fly only' pond just east of Foxwoods... you can find it
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; 09-28-2010 at 08:33 AM.