|My biggest mirror for the week went|
|My biggest common for the week went|
The CT River is a big moving flow of water. It is the type of water I love to fish. Everything is big about this place...the size of it, the fish, and the current. You need to use oversized tackle to deal with this spot. Three ounce sinkers were needed to hold bottom and my 12 foot rods came in mighty handy to cast heavy weights as well as control the large fish that screamed down current. I hadn't fished along here in years, and it was great to get back in this venue for a couple of days.
The big fish are around and hitting. Fishing the CT River as well as other big carp venues this week, I landed a good number of fish from the mid teens to the mid twenties. My biggest common for the week was 25 lbs. and my biggest mirror was 24 lbs. I had a huge fish on, but unfortunately, it cut my hooklink along the bottom and I lost the fish. It was like fighting a runaway freight train and I lost this battle.
So, if you are looking for a big fish, now is the time to get out and try. Large fish over 20 and even over 30 lbs. are not in just any waters. You'll have to find a venue that holds big ones in order to catch one. Good luck!