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  • December 25, 2017 Open or Close

    Over at Hillyer's Tackle 'Good' Lou told me that it had been slow locally for most of December. Striper guys have been heading to the Housy. Lou believes the Thames is worth a look this year too. He said there will likely be holdover bass at Millstone too and a small contingent way up the Niantic River as well. Another option would be to head way up the Connecticut River—north of Essex—where the wintertime freshwater fishing can be very good. Then, of course, the ice options. One gent had already been in with proof of pike from a local lake; Lou guessed Gardiner's. This guy got out on a shaded cove the week before Christmas and iced two pike. If it stays cold things could get interesting.

  • November 27, 2017 Open or Close

    Over at Hillyer's Tackle 'Bad' Lou told me that the weather this week made it tough to get a full grip on what's going on out there. The sea bass were still biting as of Wednesday, he and a friend had a limit from very deep water. Blackfish action remains pretty good on the hump and bumps outside the Bay. Schoolie action has been decent around the mouth of the river. Beach reports were quiet this week.

  • November 20, 2017 Open or Close

    Over at Hillyer's Tackle 'Bad' Lou told me that the weather this week made it tough to get a full grip on what's going on out there. The sea bass were still biting as of Wednesday, he and a friend had a limit from very deep water. Blackfish action remains pretty good on the hump and bumps outside the Bay. Schoolie action has been decent around the mouth of the river. Beach reports were quiet this week.

  • November 13, 2017 Open or Close

    Over at Hillyer's Tackle Jon said that the blackfishing is holding strong. The weather this week kept a lot of people at home, but the guys that went did pretty well. The last couple weeks have been filled with shorts, more shorts than normal, but the last few days have been seeing a lot more keepers and 20 feet has been the hot zone. Some of the better spots have been Goshen Reef and Bartletts. Sea bass are still out there but fading—same story with porgies. Bass and blues have been pretty scarce this week—again the weather hurt efforts. Albies seem to be thinning way out now.

Hillyers Tackle

Hillyers Tackle
374 Mago Point Rd.
Waterford, CT 06385
phone: 860-443-7615


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