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#1 StriperfishermanCT

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Posted August 09 2009 - 8:17 AM

Hey guys. I am going to Hammonasset, Megs point to try some fishing, any advice? Should i try to go for some stripers or what? i haven't fished there before and i have no idea where to start fishing or what spiecies to fish for? Any Advice?



#2 srome004

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Posted August 09 2009 - 2:29 PM

i fished there on thursday and friday and i cought flounder or fluke (one with the teeth), porgies, red robin, and little snappers. I did see someone catch a blackfish also. I am yet to see a bluefish or striper being caught from meigs point, but thats just me.



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Posted August 09 2009 - 5:10 PM

Just gotta go at the right times. Pre-dawn or late-night, dropping tide.



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Posted August 09 2009 - 5:37 PM



Thats where I caught this fatty.



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Posted August 09 2009 - 8:58 PM

Nice 'tog.

I fish there occasionally. A few years ago, a couple of newbies showed up on the end of the jetty one night, didn't have a clue. I found a dead eel on the rocks with a hook through its head. I tied it onto one of their lines, told them to swing it through the rip and let it hold. About 10 seconds later, the rod got a good bend. I coached him through it, and he landed a 37" striper, first keeper either of them had ever caught. They were hooked deeper than the fish.



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Posted August 10 2009 - 9:13 AM

Go where the people aren't.


originally posted by"Otter"...no matter what even if i came home with that cup of failtry, its clobberin time. you didnt bring me exactly what i asked and lay it at my feet. sometimes i think i married the killer dude from 'no country for old men' in a size 0

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Posted August 10 2009 - 9:22 AM

Go where the people aren't.


Go where the bait is.



#8 StriperfishermanCT

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Posted August 10 2009 - 9:26 AM

Should i go to the jetty or should i go off the beach? Or the mouth of the river?

And Srome004, What bait did you use to catch those fish? Did you use one bait or multiple baits?



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Posted August 10 2009 - 9:32 AM

Should i go to the jetty or should i go off the beach? Or the mouth of the river?

And Srome004, What bait did you use to catch those fish? Did you use one bait or multiple baits?



If you practice reading the water you'll know where to fish and when. What happened to figuring things out and learning.,



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Posted August 10 2009 - 9:46 AM

Should i go to the jetty or should i go off the beach? Or the mouth of the river?

And Srome004, What bait did you use to catch those fish? Did you use one bait or multiple baits?

Where you should go depends on what's going on when you're there. All of those places - in fact every inch of water in CT - will hold bass at one time or another. You need to figure out where and when to find the baitfish that the bass are feeding on. Asking someone where to fish and what bait to use isn't going to help you.
Stop trying to find out the "where" and start trying to figure out the "why"


originally posted by"Otter"...no matter what even if i came home with that cup of failtry, its clobberin time. you didnt bring me exactly what i asked and lay it at my feet. sometimes i think i married the killer dude from 'no country for old men' in a size 0

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Posted August 10 2009 - 10:35 AM

the jetty is always gonna give you some fish in my experinece, but like i said i never seen a striper been caught off the jetty. Sandwarms do the trick for a lot of the fish of the jetty and blackfish will hit small crabs. There are snappers there also about 3-5 inches.
Question to harvey... I have tried differnet parts of the hammonasset beach and was wondering how can you tell if there are baitfish there (for bass). I see a lot of moving water due east towards the mouth of the river but i never caught any type of smaller fish there. I scouted the area but to be honest i just am not sure what to look for. just lots of rocks and moving water.



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Posted August 10 2009 - 11:32 AM

Rocks + current is a good starting point. As far as knowing if there's bait, there are several ways. Look around the waterline for dead or recently stranded bait, watch the birds during daylight, dimples or "nervous water", listen at night. There are bass off the jetty, just gotta hit it at the right times. EB Harvey put it right. Put in the time and learn which factors pay off. Learn them, and they'll help you no matter where you go.



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Posted August 10 2009 - 2:17 PM

keep your feet moving and play the tide! some spots are great at high tide and some others at low tide.



an awesome thing to do is go at noon, the nature center seines the shallows. that's an awesome way to let you know who and what is and will be where later on





good fishing!



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Posted August 10 2009 - 9:16 PM

Should i go to the jetty or should i go off the beach? Or the mouth of the river?



And Srome004, What bait did you use to catch those fish? Did you use one bait or multiple baits?



I found reading Zeno Hromins "The Art of Surfcasting with Lures" to be very helpful, not only with lure selection and usage but also helpful in reading water and locations.


It all started last year during a terrible thunderstorm, when I locked myself out of the house. Shelving myself with a large piece of sheet metal, I ran for cover under the tallest tree I could find!

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Posted August 11 2009 - 9:18 AM

Hammonasset can be a great place to fish...I'm still in the learning stages here, but i have found that Hammonasset is a place that changes constantly...literally hour by hour if not faster . I've run into a particulair old timer there a few times and he told me its a great place to learn how to fish because the subtle things you need to learn to see to be a good surfcaster "aint so subtle" at Hammonasset...

As with most places I'm learning that the quality of fishing there is directly proportional to how far your willing to walk your from your car....