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Best bait for this time of year.

post #1 of 28
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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
post #2 of 28
Chunks of bunker (Menhaden) or Mackeral. Can be purchased from any local shop.
post #3 of 28

Give it some time to thaw!

post #4 of 28
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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.
post #5 of 28
Thread Starter 
Hopefully some hold over stripers
post #6 of 28

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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Originally Posted by stroipaHuntah View Post

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!!!!!!!!
post #8 of 28
Thread Starter 
True, but I need to just get out and wet a line .
post #9 of 28
I would hit the housatonic if you want to catch
post #10 of 28

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

post #11 of 28

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

post #12 of 28

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

post #13 of 28
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.
post #14 of 28

Find structure and you'll find the fish.

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Originally Posted by The Eagle View Post

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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