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Old 02-14-2009, 11:46 PM
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anyone ever fish the april herring run? when does it start? any info would be helpful.
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There has been a ban on taking blue back herring and alewives in all Connecticut waters, including Long Island Sound and in the CT River, for several years. You can fish for and keep American Shad with the season beginning in April. Take a visit to www.ctfisherman.com or http://www.newenglandshad.com/ for more local information.
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i"m aware of the ban and have no intention of taking any herring. What I wanted to do is fish the river with artificals during the run, if there even is one stll. Anyone fish during this time frame?
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BTW, I'm fishing for striped bass. Shoulda mentioned that.
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As a die hard Striper nut I fish very hard during the runs. Spot light little feeder creeks at night for signs.

All the CT major rivers get runs.

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I would think that you should start looking in late march for the runs to begin. Here in RI we are all closed down to the runs as well, and the past few years, there hasn't been a good number of fish at all...pretty sad.
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I have a friend who has a fish ladder with underwater cameras on the Lieutenant River just off the mouth of the CT river. He counts for the dep... I will post when the first fish swims thru...
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What I wanted to do is fish the river with artificals during the run, if there even is one stll. Anyone fish during this time frame?
The run is nothing like it used to be. I fish the river from Hartford on down to Old Saybrook. The most consistent fishing is on the lower end of the river. We use a lot of big plastics like Houdini Shads and Slug-Gos. Bombers, especially at night are good. You can't go wrong with Danny Swimmers around sunrise and when the water warms up we throw a lot of top waters. Concentrate on the flats. 10 feet of water or less will be the most productive
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I donít know what kind of bait fish was getting ripped apart under us but it smelled almost like a school of bunker. Showed very clear on the FF.

Sat on this feeding blitz for a few hrs. Caught a bunch of schoolie Stripers in the 20's with one going 30Ē.
Can't wait till the big girls come home.
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mtc, any fish sighted by your buddy yet?
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