Bait, bait everywhere, and nary a striper to see. (5/19/13 on the Lower Conn
Bait, bait everywhere, and nary a striper to see. I decided to move down river this weekend, despite the stripers still hanging north of Middletown. This was my first trip to the mouth of the CT River, as I had heard that action was pretty decent around Great Island the last week or so. After yesterday afternoon's trip cut short (20 min. total) by a problem with the Lowrance, I was back on the water at 5am this morning. The tide was coming in until about 7:30 , and it was dead calm. I'll never get tired of a sunrise over the water. I started throwing pearl Sluggos and some swim baits, and had a few swirls and swipes, but no hooksets. Close to and hour and a half of work did not produce a fish, nor did I see any pulled in by anyone else in the area. I decided to motor north and see what I could find. A few swirls above the 95 bridge, but I just couldn't get a fish to bite. Just below Hamburg Cove, the water exploded with herring. I was marking a school so thick It looked like the bottom was at 10 feet in 30+ feet of water. Surely, bass had to be beneath. I dropped soft plastics through the school, bouncing them of fish as they descended. I fished swimbaits at every level and sluggos on top. Nada. Nothing. I wasn't marking any big fish either. Same story with two or three other boats that had been working the school for a while. Live...
Bait, bait everywhere, and nary a striper to see. (5/19/13 on the Lower Connecticut River)