Chasing Housatonic Smallmouth

This weekend I had a chance to get out on the Housatonic River and chase smallmouth with members of Mianus TU. They’re a great bunch of folks and their events are always fun and well attended.

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Overall the fishing was good.  I stuck to streamers, and brought fish to hand using an olive woolly bugger, as well as an Orange Blossom Special.

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The fish held in deeper water where the current was strong.

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This time out I brought a 9′ 6 wt. and used 4 lb fluoro for a leader. The rod had some serious bends, and I’m happy to say the fluoro was tested but not broken.

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During my travels I came across this grafitti. I guess more than just anglers frequent these pools. Maybe next time they will add some fish art.

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This was an interesting building. I’m not sure if it was used as a home or a workshop, but it has a great view of the river.

We finished off the day by heading to the Old Heidelberg  restaurant in Bethel. Good food and great company.

Hope you’re able to spend some time on the water during these last few weeks of summer. Enjoy!

 

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  1. An interesting outing there, Leigh, with smallmouth, bridge art, and a building that intrigues. Is that a face in the upper story? Cool.
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