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There dosnt seem to be a big CT population on BR. There's a few really good guys over on ct fisherman that ill try and send this way. Thought we could start a thread to pass on some knowledge. Hope the Mass and NY crews chime in as well.

Ill start

I'm from new haven county

Been bass fishing only a year and I'm clearly addicted.

Pumpkin charuste worms worked best last year

Ill let you in on a little no fact. Lake saltonstall in Branford is owned by the power company and they will rent you a 14foot boat with life jackets and a trolling motor for something like 35$. They have stocked walleye and I've personally pulled a few 4lbs LMB outta there. Plus the trout get huge over by the flat Rock wall straight out from the dock. I'd check the website to find the days and hrs. I know there open all day sat and sun. But only a couple other days during the week.

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Danbury CT, here. Lived in the area for about 4 years.  I'm originally from Lexington MA, and I find myself up there a lot during the year visiting friends / family.   If you'd like to meet up sometime this spring, bmac, i'd be up for that.

 

I'm relatively new myself, but like you i'm completely hooked. (no pun intended).

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Live on long island, but fish all over ct. Candlewood, Lillinonah, Twin, Bantam, Zoar, Ct River. You get the point. Great state for bass fishing.

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Sounds good RF. Hit me up sometime. I was shocked to learn how good the bass fishing is in CT. Ive never fiahed the CT River any recommendations on a good spot. Hows Indian wells state park area. I have a family friend who lives on the water right by the park. Thanks guys

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The Ct River is a very good fishery, but it depends on the tides on the lower sections. It takes some getting used to. Coves with grass and pads and main river grass have always worked for me. 

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Another CT guy here. I used to get out at Indian Well a lot when I had my boat, but not much the past year or so. I have pulled a handful of 4+ lbers out of there, but wouldn't really consider it to be a very good fishery compared to other places in the state. Mostly went there due to convenience. I'm curious what you guys think of East Twin? I was hoping to get out there this spring, but don't know much about it at all. I have heard people say that it has potential due to the trout population. Any thoughts?

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I'm in central connecticut and fish club tournaments across the state.

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When is everyone hoping to hit open water by?

Brian

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Mid-late March is usually my goal. I prefer ice to be out for a few weeks. All depends on the weather of course.

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Im hoping to be out 1st week of March. Celebrate my bday in style.

Brian

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As soon as the ice breaks and i'm not shivering outside, i'll be there.

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Anybody going to the CT fishing and hunting show? Hartf. Convention Center Feb 14,15,16.

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hello from beacon falls (new haven county) and your right we need to represent for connecticut the south represents so lets let them know we have some sticks out here too. so i fish mainly from shore except when i fish tournaments as a co and ive fished almost every inch of this state from big lakes to small unknown ponds and reservoirs which are my favorites because ive caught my biggest bass all alone in these beautiful little spots. i just wanted to chime in and represent for our state. biggest largie 8.2lbs and biggest smallie about 3 1/2 thanks and good luck this year fellas.

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as for what dink asked the very second the water turns soft ill be throwing my line in. COME ON SPRING!!!!!! I GOT THE ITCH

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sorry its bmac i was looking at your forum level

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Just joined site from Shelton. Been lurking for a bit but you made me finally join.

I fish from shore. No boat unfortunately.

Couple of nice small ponds I fish when ice melts. Last year was March 9th so keeping fingers crossed.

I'm also a big trout guy so can't wait for April 19th.

 

Just moved to Shelton in July so looking for more small ponds to fish in the area

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Looks like my early March prediction won't come true lol

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By the way mbac31, thanks for starting this thread.  Didn't realize there were so many of us up here. 

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Waiting for ice out. Even if it's just to throw some top waters and spinners for Pickerel.

Todd

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huskybass, are you still out there somewhere? Would like to join you for a trip on our favorite smallie water in MA in 2014!

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I'm from central CT and mostly fish small ponds around here (Batterson Park, Spring Pond, Farmington Reservoir).  I spend most of my fishing budget heading to Lake Champlain every chance I can, but the stuff around here is pretty good too.

 

I didn't know that about the power company at Saltonstall.  Do you know about how many boats they have?  Can you call ahead?  It would be quite the hike to get there and be out of luck.

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I'd guess they have around 25 boats with trolling motors. They always have plenty boats without and if you bring your own trolling mortor ypu can get the boat for 10$. I probably went 20+ times this year mostly on saturdays and I always got a boat and motor. It mightve helped I was always there within a half hr of opening. There nice guys that work there so a phone call might help save you a motor.

Awesome to see all the CT guys. Glad the thread is liked. Maybe we can get a CT BR outing on Candle Wood sometime this year.

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Awesome to see all the CT guys. Glad the thread is liked. Maybe we can get a CT BR outing on Candle Wood sometime this year.

I would definitely be willing to get in on that. Unfortunately, I'm a non boater these days though.

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Just moved to West Haven from Stratford. What's up everyone.

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