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#1 cdet69

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Posted March 05 2014 - 6:45 PM

I have a chance to fish off West Haven, Ct. the upcoming weekends and was wondering what bait would be best. I will be fishing from shore with a surf setup. Thanks
I keep trying to stay a float but can't help from shooting holes in my boat.

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Posted March 06 2014 - 12:38 AM

Chunks of bunker (Menhaden) or Mackeral. Can be purchased from any local shop.

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Posted March 06 2014 - 8:58 AM

Give it some time to thaw!




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Posted March 06 2014 - 12:49 PM

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Originally Posted by cdet69 View Post

I have a chance to fish off West Haven, Ct. the upcoming weekends and was wondering what bait would be best. I will be fishing from shore with a surf setup. Thanks

 



What do you expect to catch at this time of the year.

#5 cdet69

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Posted March 06 2014 - 1:01 PM

Hopefully some hold over stripers
I keep trying to stay a float but can't help from shooting holes in my boat.

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Posted March 06 2014 - 6:00 PM

I think you want to be fishing downriver in any of the major rivers i.e. Thames, Housatonic, jigging the deep spots. Definitely not out front on the sound side.   




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Posted March 06 2014 - 6:39 PM

I think you want to be fishing downriver in any of the major rivers i.e. Thames, Housatonic, jigging the deep spots. Definitely not out front on the sound side.   

Agree with this, gotta be in deep spots. Bass freeze too!!!!!!!!
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Posted March 06 2014 - 6:42 PM

True, but I need to just get out and wet a line .
I keep trying to stay a float but can't help from shooting holes in my boat.

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Posted March 07 2014 - 8:54 AM

I would hit the housatonic if you want to catch

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Posted March 08 2014 - 5:28 PM

Any of you guys ever fish the Quinnipiac /  find yourselves any holdovers this winter??




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Posted March 08 2014 - 5:50 PM

housy or thames is your best bet but its tricky this time of year without a boat




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Posted March 09 2014 - 6:30 AM

i'd use sandworms, best bait for early plus anything will bite it.




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Posted March 10 2014 - 6:17 AM

I want to put some time in this year below the derby dam , out to stratford. Does anyone have any pointers? I seem to spend a lot of time casting and not a lot of time catching in the spots I have been hitting. They are, below the dam on the derby side and o Sullivan's park.

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Posted March 10 2014 - 9:31 AM

Find structure and you'll find the fish.




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Posted March 10 2014 - 4:22 PM

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I want to put some time in this year below the derby dam , out to stratford. Does anyone have any pointers? I seem to spend a lot of time casting and not a lot of time catching in the spots I have been hitting. They are, below the dam on the derby side and o Sullivan's park.



Fish lower , between there and the parkway.



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