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July 6, 2020:
Andrew at Fishin' Factory 3 in Middletown gave us a brief report saying carp fishing is "pretty good" at Candlewood Lake and in spots along the Connecticut River such as Harbor Park in Middletown, Haddam Meadows, and the Rocky Hill Ferry site. Harbor Park is also a hot spot for catfish, and Candlewood Lake is also producing nice largemouth bass in the grass.



Previous Reports

  • June 29, 2020 Open or Close

    Andrew at Fishin' Factory 3 in Middletown thinks the arrival of summertime heat is responsible for a lack of freshwater fishing reports. "I'll tell you," he stated, "I haven't heard much." He did hear that carp fishing remains good in the Connecticut River in Haddam, Middletown, and Rocky Hill, but even that will slow considerably if hot weather persists. Largemouth bassin' too has been decent at Millers Pond, Crystal Lake, and Moodus Reservoir, bassmen at those spots enjoying action using fake frogs in lily pads and topwater lures in more open places. No one's been trout fishing in a while.

  • June 22, 2020 Open or Close

    Andrew at Fishin' Factory 3 in Middletown let us know that many of his regular customers are now fishing saltwater, and for that reason he didn't have much freshwater news. Among the very few reports he gathered last week were the following: The Connecticut River carp bite is good in many places including Harbor Park in Middletown and Eagle Landing in Haddam; trout are being taken in the Salmon River, but low flow is making for challenging angling; and fishing for largemouth bass with topwater lures such as a fake fog, Whopper Plopper, and Pop-R is good at Millers Pond, Crystal Lake, and Moodus Reservoir.

  • June 15, 2020 Open or Close

    From Andrew at Fishin' Factory 3 in Middletown we learned that carp fishing remains good in the Connecticut River with Harbor Park in Middletown, Haddam Meadows, and the Rocky Hill boat launch area being popular and productive places, and Banoffee Mainline boilies being popular baits. People fishing the river are also catching nice channel catfish on fresh chunk bait. Any kind of fish chunk—bluegill, fallfish, eel, whatever—is working as long as it's fresh. Andrew also heard that some big crappies are being caught on structure in the river proper. The crappie bite at Moodus Reservoir remains good as well.

  • June 8, 2020 Open or Close

    Andrew at Fishin' Factory 3 in Middletown let everyone know that shad have petered out in the Connecticut River, but carp have surged. Hot spots include Harbor Park in Middletown, Haddam Meadows, and Wethersfield Cove. Mainline boilies are the most popular baits; Banofee, the most popular flavor. Largemouth bass are still on beds in many places; crappies are hitting at Moodus Reservoir; and trout fishing remains good in all Trout Management Areas such as those on Salmon River and Farmington River. Regarding the Salmon River, Andrew said trout fishing there tends to slow in the summer although anglers can still find plenty of fish by focusing on deep holes and pools. The Farmington River, on the other hand, fishes very well even in the hot months of summer.

Fishin' Factory 3

Fishin' Factory 3
238 East Main St
Middletown, CT 06457
phone: 860-344-9139


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