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February 27, 2024 - 13:02:28

Andrew at Fishin’ Factory 3 told me traffic in the shop is ticking up as more and more anglers look to get out get their seasons started. Fishing right now is good for a few species and soon should be good for a few more. There’s been lots of interest in the large seeforellen strain trout DEEP stocked over the last couple of months, particularly at Black Pond and Cedar Lake. Anglers are catching mostly on live shiners but spoons like the Thomas Buoyant and Krocodiles are taking some fish too. Trout fishing in the local streams is good and will only get better as DEEP starts to load them up for the season. The Salmon and Coginchaug Rivers are especially popular but there are other small streams in the area that fish well too. Those headed north to Farmington are finding good fishing as well. Live shiners, trout and meal worms, Powerbait and a variety of small swimming plugs, spinners and trout magnets will all take these hungry hatchery fish. Andrew also said he’d seen lots of customers coming in looking to buy soft plastics and jigheads to take over the Housatonic for holdover stripers. He said the No Live Bait Needed shads and jigheads had been catching as the bass begin to gear up for the spring herring run. Pike fishing in the river is historically good this time of year as the fish gear up for or finish up their spawning season. The river and its coves also offer good action for pickerel and panfish like perch, bluegills and calicos. Andrew said the shop is loaded with new gear for the 2024 season. The shop is open weekends, Friday through Sunday but if you need something on a weekday you can always call or swing by as there’s usually someone there most days.

February 27, 2024 - 13:02:28

Andrew at Fishin’ Factory 3 in Middletown told us that his ice-fishing customers were hitting ponds and lakes in the Northwest Hills of Connecticut including Tyler Pond, Dog Pond, and Burr Pond and in the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts, Lake Onota in Pittsfield being one of the more popular venues. A few fellows were also targeting Seeforellen browns in Black Pond in Middlefield/Meriden. Provided safe ice remains in those locales in March, ice-fishing will continue. But if ice melts and trout stocking starts, stocked ponds and lakes will be the go-to venues for exciting early-season action.

February 19, 2024 - 14:41:38

Andrew at Fishin? Factory 3 said things are staying more or less the same now, but as we inch closer to March more anglers seem to be crawling out of the woodwork to get back into fishing mode. Trout fishing has been getting the most attention whether it's hitting the Salmon River or Farmington River or plying Cedar Lake or Black Pond for Seeforellans, more and more guys are getting out. Others have been heading to the Housy with soft plastics and leadheads, the bite has been pretty solid. We're also coming into that time of year when the pike bite starts to fire up, but no one has had much to report on that front.

February 19, 2024 - 14:41:38

238 East Main St
Middletown, CT 06457
phone: 860-344-9139

Serving Middlesex and surrounding counties for over 20 years, Fishin’ Factory 3 is your Connecticut River and Long Island Sound specialist. They offer a wide variety of rods, reels, tackle and baits as well as rod and reel repair.