Capt. Bob Turley
December 19, 2000
Long Island Sound - Saltwater Fishing Report
As winter rears its ugly head, here in the Northeast, some fishermen are still getting out and taking fish at some of our local hydroelectric plants. In Connecticut and Long Island, we have a number of hydroelectric plants with warm water outflows. These outflows provide haven for Striped Bass that winter in our waters. Sinking lines, and chartreuse and white Clousers seem to work best at low water.
The CL&P plant in Norwalk, UI plant in Bridgeport, Millstone power plant in Niantic and Northport power plant on Long Island NY, will offer the bravest of fly fishermen the opportunity to take these fish throughout the winter. Fishing can be quite intense at times, with water temperatures as high as fifty-five to sixty degrees in and around these outflows. With winter water temps stabilizing in the low thirty's, these warm waters make an excellent haven for fish that did not make the migration south to the Hudson or Chesapeake.
I would like to thank all my customers that fished with me this past year. The fishing was good and so were the conversations. Coastal Connecticut had an exceptional year for False Albacore; it started the first week of September and lasted until the second week of November. These fish showed up in large numbers throughout Long Island Sound and southern Rhode Island. The hottest fly in the box, was a white, lavender and blue Deceiver about two inches long, fished on a sinking line.
My next fishing report will be in April 2001 Thanks for reading Coastal Connecticut fishing reports.
North Coast Charters specializes in fly and Light Tackle Charters for Striped Bass, Bluefish, Bonito and False Albacore. I also offer Light Tackle diamond jigging and buck tailing trips for Striped Bass and Bluefish in the Race and Plum Gut. Fluke, Blackfish and Sea bass fishing. Evening Bass fishing trips to local Islands and reefs in eastern Long Island Sound. We are located in the mouth of the Connecticut River in Old Saybrook. We fish Connecticut, New York and Southern Rhode Island. waters