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Sunday, 21 October 2012 21:59

Connecticut River 10-21-12

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So for the past 4 years I have been living in NH and have only fished the CT River once and that was on a company outing that I snuck a fishing rod on. That day I only got in 4 casts but got a nice small mouth bass. Every year I say I am going to head out there but I always seem to take the 2 hour drive east to the salt water to chase stripers instead of the 40 minute drive west to the river.

Well Sunday morning my brother and I started to fix that. We launched at the Walpole, NH access point as the sun was starting to come up. With the water temp around 56F and the air temp at 40F we launched into the morning mist.  This was purely an exploratory trip as I have no experience in this area and I haven't been able to find much info on it. With the recent rains the water was pretty muddy and was dropping, 3 feet in the last 4 hours and it would drop another 2 feet while we were fishing.


We were hoping for a variety of fish as bass, walleye, pike, carp, perch, and panfish. I marked plenty of fish but they were lock jawed no matter what we through at them.  We did manage to talk some small walleye into taking a Rat-L-Trap but that was all.


We did get to spend a beautiful fall morning out on the water. And I will be back!

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Gregg Crisp

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Gregg Crisp has been an avid fisherman all of his life. In 2007 he rented his first kayak and discovered kayak fishing.  A year later a new one was in his driveway and he has never looked back. He frequents the waters around Boston in search of Striped Bass, and also spends plenty of time chasing Black Bass in the sweet water.  As an environmental contractor he has traveled and lived all over the United States, having fished in over 20 states. He currently resides in New Hampshire with his wife and two sons. Gregg authors the Blog YakFish.net, is part of the Yak Angler, Werner PaddlesRat-L-Trap & YakDaddy.net  ProStaff and is a member of the Jackson Kayak Fishing Team.


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