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#1816428 - 06/20/21 01:44 PM Fatherís Day Wading The CT River
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With it being Fatherís Day, I figured the boat launches would be a circus, so I left the boat at home and got out on the river to do some wading.
The water was surprisingly low and crystal clear. The fish had repositioned from where they were earlier in the week.
So far this year, Iíve been catching a lot of smaller fish which are still fun in the strong current and a light drop shot rod, and today was more of the same, except for the one that got awayÖ of course!
I covered about a quarter of a mile upstream today and caught a few on top water, but most came on a soft plastic jerkbait working my way back down river.

I did hook one very large smallmouth that fought like a beast and jumped twice, but unfortunately, on the 2nd jump she threw my bait back at me which was a heart breaker, but part of the game.

I ended up with about a dozen smallies and one schoolie striper for my efforts.

It was peaceful watching the ospreys and the waterfowl and great exercise too. Itís always fun fighting these scrappers in the strong current.



Edited by Tall 1 (06/20/21 02:18 PM)
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#1816454 - 06/21/21 05:51 AM Re: Fatherís Day Wading The CT River [Re: Tall 1]
JohnS Offline

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#1816461 - 06/21/21 07:06 AM Re: Fatherís Day Wading The CT River [Re: Tall 1]
Don D Offline

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Registered: 01/03/02
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Nice morning Jon.

If there are fish to catch. I'll be there to my end.
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#1816551 - 06/21/21 08:24 PM Re: Fatherís Day Wading The CT River [Re: Tall 1]
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Nice report and pics, way to go.
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#1816631 - 06/23/21 03:07 PM Re: Fatherís Day Wading The CT River [Re: Tall 1]
MikeV Offline

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Registered: 07/07/03
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Nice trip Jon. Fish are a lot of fun on the light tackle. I have not done a small mouth trip on the CT River yet. If there is enough water (Big IF) to work the Windsor area, I will get out there this weekend.

MikeV
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#1816645 - 06/23/21 08:04 PM Re: Fatherís Day Wading The CT River [Re: Tall 1]
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Nice going Jon

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#1816648 - 06/23/21 09:30 PM Re: Fatherís Day Wading The CT River [Re: Tall 1]
Don P Offline

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Good stuff Jon!
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