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  • June 15, 2020 Open or Close

    Max at Fisherman's World in Norwalk said there were still lot of big bass around for the boat guys but said he hadn't heard much from the surf crowd. He did say that guys throwing chunks in the shallows around the Norwalk Islands had been pulling some fish from 15 to 30 pounds this week. To me that says you could do the same thing from any rocky stretch of local shoreline and have a reasonable shot at hooking up.

  • April 27, 2020 Open or Close

    It should come as no surprise that Connecticut has the best early fishing in New England and the further west you go the better your chances are. There haven't been any big fish reported yet from the Sound beaches, but there were rumors of some 30-pound boat fish up near NYC this week. The Housy has been the best place for a surf guy to connect with something bigger than 28 inches. Max at Fisherman's World in Norwalk said that the bigger bass are north of the Merritt right now in the Housatonic, guys throwing larger SP Minnows, big paddletails or large spooks are connecting with fish from 30 inches to 20-something pounds. Down toward the mouth there has been excellent schoolie action—maybe a few keepers in the mix—social distancing has been carefully observed there and that's been great to see. During these strange times it's important to get out there and do something you enjoy.

  • January 27, 2020 Open or Close

    Rich at Fisherman's World in Norwalk told us that he's noticed a "lack of interest" in local freshwater fishing. A couple of people have been angling for trout in flowages including the Mianus River and Norwalk River, but that's about the extent of activities. Skim ice is forming on local ponds and lakes, but access to many of these waters is tough because so many are private and require an invite to fish them. Most of Rich's friends and customers head upstate if they want to ice-fish. As a best bet for fishing in February, Rich suggested sticking with trout in streams and rivers such as the Mianus River, Norwalk River, Saugatuck River, and Mill River in Fairfield where inline spinners, small spoons, small shiners, night crawlers, and mealworms are all effective offerings. A good second choice would be striped bass in the Housatonic River.

  • November 4, 2019 Open or Close

    There are still small bass and blues along the local beaches according to Fisherman's World in Norwalk. If you want a bigger bass you can head to the Housy, but the fish have been topping off around 20 pounds or so in there. We saw a little bit of a push of bigger fish not too long ago into the river, but the "big push" either hasn't happened yet or snuck in without notice.

Fisherman's World

Fisherman's World
2 Fort Point St
Norwalk, CT 06855
phone: 203-866-1075

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