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#1 RAW

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 04:44 PM

With the low water the shad are late,Fished 6-8 am this morning with my oldest son,crowded,but we were into fish about every 3rd cast,4 lb, ultra light spinning with "chrome" darts. Most fish were 3-4 lbs..Sturgeon were torpedoing all around,seems like they can get 2-3 feet out of the water. Heard of only one striper taken yet.Next 2 weekends is the Shad Derby,so weekends are out.

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 01:36 PM

My folks moved to Windsor Locks, and  I use to fish from there up to Enfield this time of year. Great shad fishing! ;)

I'm guessing sturgeon are a relatively new addition? :o



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Posted 12 May 2013 - 04:55 AM

My folks moved to Windsor Locks, and  I use to fish from there up to Enfield this time of year. Great shad fishing! ;)

I'm guessing sturgeon are a relatively new addition? :o

No,the sturgeon have been  there for ever. My grandfather took me as a kid in 1950. But to see so many was great,and up close in fog!



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Posted 12 May 2013 - 05:09 AM

I wish I had time to go for the shad,a lot of fun


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Posted 12 May 2013 - 07:35 AM

Was in the water yesterday knockin' the dust off my 9wt and casting arm. Had a juvenile sturgeon bump into my leg. Scared the bejesus out of me...


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Posted 12 May 2013 - 09:18 AM

No,the sturgeon have been  there for ever. My grandfather took me as a kid in 1950. But to see so many was great,and up close in fog!

Geez-O-Flip!  I sure wasn't aware of that. Never did see one, or hook one to my knowledge. :wacko:  I left in '67 for the service and haven't fished the CT since then. Maybe I should make a stop and give her a visit? :ph34r: :)






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