Do you want to get as far away from the mall as possible on Black Friday? Come join us for a morning of Striper fishing in the Housatonic River Estuary in the Derby/ Shelton area. Thousands of Striped Bass migrate back to the river and concentrate in a relatively short stretch of water. With the water still relatively warm, Stripers feed very well and an angler with the right gear can get into ALOT of fish. The river is sheltered in the productive areas so it is usually calm and easy to fish.
Shore fishing access is very limited and a boat is required for this trip. A small boat with an outboard motor is perfect as the waters are usually calm. There are also more kayakers fishing this area if you are up for paddling against strong currents and have cold water gear.
We will meet at the Devon boat ramp under I-95 (no fee to launch), then ride up and fish the productive areas together. We will show how to navigate the river safely as well as demonstrate successful fishing strategies. After fishing a few hours, we can all have a hot lunch at a local diner.
When: Nov 29
Time: 7 am meet at launch and fish until around noon
License Required: CT Freshwater (Upriver from Rte 1 bridge is considered freshwater)
Further Reading: https://www.onthewater.com/housatonic-holdovers
If you have a boat and want to participate, contact John Hildenbrand Jhildenb73@Gmail.com. More details will follow. Please indicate if you will have open seats for non- boating chapter members to occupy.