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Any fishing reports about the lakes and rivers?

All this rain sure has the bite way off lately.  I was wondering how high is the water on the housy and the farmington river?

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Hello there! I live in NW CT and the Housatonic is my main smallie haunt. it is absolutely RIDICULOUS right now. Way high and angry. The Farmington is okay in some spots. These rivers were supposed to have crested yesterday and start going down daily.

I will say that Lake McDonough in Barkhamsted is doing okay from the shore. on the boat launch end of the lake.

Ponds have been ok in the late evening and early am if you are aiming for LMB.

Where abouts are you? You can't be far from me!

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I'm just north of waterbury,ct.  we fish the housy when we can too.  I go along the dirt road and fish for bass.  Up a little farther i see pike in the water so they say the big swirls in the water are pike.  Soon i want to target them when the waters calm down.  I'm sure there are big bass up there too.                               Bill

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Ellington here.

Smallies are tough going for me this year.  Largemouth are easy with all the high water and flooded brush.

Got a couple seconds this year in my club and lots of thirds.  Still looking for a first.  Not bad from the back of a boat.

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Ellington here.

Smallies are tough going for me this year. Largemouth are easy with all the high water and flooded brush.

Got a couple seconds this year in my club and lots of thirds. Still looking for a first. Not bad from the back of a boat.

What club are you in. I'm in SCBA. I live in stratford, and fish all over CT.

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Basshunter, I live in Orange. Any good places down around our area for largemouth? I have been trying places all over the area looking for a good spot and my best has been a small pond adjacent to a golf course. Havn't found much else. Thanks for any input.

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Ellington here.

Smallies are tough going for me this year. Largemouth are easy with all the high water and flooded brush.

Got a couple seconds this year in my club and lots of thirds. Still looking for a first. Not bad from the back of a boat.

What club are you in. I'm in SCBA. I live in stratford, and fish all over CT.

I'm in Tobacco Valley Bass Anglers.  We fish all over CT too.  From East Twin to Candlewood to Pachaug to Quaddic.

I also fish some CT Outdoors events and my first Bassin USA event this year

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Lets discuss CTs worst and best Lakes.

I vote Masfield Hollow, Crystal and Gardiner for worst and Candlewood and Winchester for Best

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Mansfield Hollow and Gardiner for the WORST? My club generally fishes one or both of them a year and most come in with limits. Usually nothing amazing but lots of keepers.

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I mean its a struggle to get a limit.  I usually limit too but at Mansfield you have to catch 10 shorts for one 11-15/16" keeper.  Gardiner has some quality but not much in  numbers.  The ski boat traffic shuts off the bite at 9am.  Coventry Lake CT is the same way with the ski boats.  

Another thing about Gardiner is there is not 1 bass boat on that lake that is on a  dock.

If you fish Gardiner you must know the Dock Hitler in the back right cove

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Basshunter, I live in Orange. Any good places down around our area for largemouth? I have been trying places all over the area looking for a good spot and my best has been a small pond adjacent to a golf course. Havn't found much else. Thanks for any input.

Their is two small lakes I like to fish in Shelton. One is Pine Lake. The other is on Nell's rock rd, not sure of the name. You can fish them both from shore or I have seen people with small Jon boats on them.  

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I mean its a struggle to get a limit. I usually limit too but at Mansfield you have to catch 10 shorts for one 11-15/16" keeper. Gardiner has some quality but not much in numbers. The ski boat traffic shuts off the bite at 9am. Coventry Lake CT is the same way with the ski boats.

Another thing about Gardiner is there is not 1 bass boat on that lake that is on a dock.

If you fish Gardiner you must know the Dock Hitler in the back right cove

That is funnnnny. (Dock Hitler) We call him the golf car notzi. That guy can get me going. I only have about five minutes of patience for him, then I start talking crap.

One day I was on candy with a friend and he had some boat problems. We started to drift next to this lady's dock and she came out yelling like a crazy women. She said you have the hole lake to break down, why did you do it in front of my dock. I was just like is this lady serious. So are other friend showed up to tow us and she is still going. Are other fiend who is really religious just looked at her and apologized and said don't worry Jesus still loves you. She just stopped yelling and went inside. You may have had to be their, but it was funny.

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81, you definitely should have broken down in front of someone else's dock.

That Nazi at Gardiner has screamed at the DEP too in the cove doing surveys.  My friend called the DEP to complain that he was being harassed and they said they knew him well.  How is he not arrested or in a Psych Ward for harassment?   The whole state knows him.  I've never heard an 80 year old guy swear so much at random people.  I heard he used to own the lake many moons ago.

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Anyone hear a rumor that Bass Pro Shops was looking into moving into Showcase Cinema location in East Hartford?

Now that would be perfect.  Since Cabelas stinks for bass fisherman

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Hey fellow CT'ers, checking in here. I live in Shelton and fish the ponds mentioned by Basshunter. The one on Nell's Rock Rd. is called Hope Lake. There is another pond in that system that is called Silent Waters. It's off of Rt. 108 and is tucked in the woods, but there is a walking trail around it. The shore fishing is tough there because there's not much open area to cast. I took a canoe in there and didn't get a bite for the first hour, then landed about a 4lb LM. Biggest of the year for me.

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