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Fishing with Bob Housatonic River Cornwall CT May 27 2011

Me Fishing
Me Fishing

The Friday before Memorial Day weekend we headed out on our first “Fishing with Bob” trip for 2011. We had a fantastic day as far as the weather was concerned but the fishing was not so good. The continuos rain we have been getting caused limited access to the river. Basically we were stuck fishing at the 3 or 4 parking area/conoe launches. Normal water level affords a lot of river bank access and rock hopping to get out in the river. This was just not the case this day. As if not being able to fish as we would have liked wasn’t bad enough the ticks were ferocious. I was constantly flicking them off of my legs.

Me Catching a Brown Trout
Me Catching a Brown Trout

Now that I have the complaining out of the way. I did manage to catch one BROWN TROUT about 12″ long on my lucky WHITE ROOSTERTAIL from last season. My Trout was the only fish we witnessed being caught and judging by our conversation with fellow fisherman it was the only Trout caught by anyone.

New York Strip Steak on the Grill
New York Strip Steak on the Grill

When we realized the fishing was going to stink we became eager for lunch. Lunch consisted of some wonderful New York Strip Steaks from Amity Meat Market on the Woodbridge and New Haven line.

New York Strip Steak on the Grill with Buttered Corn
New York Strip Steak on the Grill with Buttered Corn

These steaks have become a tradition along with some massive baked potatos and buttered corn.

Me Cooking the Steaks
Me Cooking the Steaks

What really makes these steaks taste good is the fact that they are cooked on a real wood charcoal and not briquettes.

Toby and Bob Sharing a Samuel Adams Beer
Toby and Bob Sharing a Samuel Adams Beer

Aside from the tradition of fishing and steak there is the ritualistic beer and beef bonding session between Toby and Bob.

Me and Toby
Me and Toby

Lastly I upgraded Bob’s rod and reel. I gave him my G.Loomis GL2 and my DAIWA Advantage 2500A reel. He was using an old Quantum reel that had so many miles on it the line had worn grooves in the various bail parts.

This was also my first time out with the St Croix Rod and Shimano Sustain FE Reel but I will save that story for another day.

It looks like we will try to get back on the Housatonic in July or August.

 

Drew

I had the best intentions

Well here it is May 2011 is about a third of the way gone and I still haven’t managed to go fishing. First the weather was dreadful up until last week. Then a massive change to perfect weather coincided with a few big projects at the office that will keep me busy until Memorial Day weekend. The Friday before Memorial Day we are scheduled for our first of two annual “Fishing with Bob” trips to the Housatonic River in Kent and Cornwall Connecticut.

 

The weather is supposed to stink for the next seven to 10 days. If i get home at a reasonable hour for a few nights I’m going to take some pictures of my new fishing tackle that I have accumulated since Christmas. there’s quite a bit.

Stay tuned

Drew