Striper Report 11/11/20: Precious few mouths at the mouth

Another short and sweet (or bitter, depending on your POV) striper report: fished the mouth of the Housatonic today for two hours. We had a good tide, overcast skies, and a falling barometer, three elements that should have made for a terrific outing. Unfortunately, Mother Nature forgot to CC the bass on the memo. Not a touch for me, both deep and on the surface. In fact, I saw only three three teens-inch bass caught in two hours among ten or so anglers, and it was all two guys fishing one small pocket. Deciding that you cannot catch what isn’t there, and having had enough two-handed casting practice, I skedaddled just before low tide.

Not from today. In fact, it was as warm a November day as I can remember down there. The most excitement I had was when a bird went fishing for my fly. I was relieved that the pull produced no hookup.

2 comments on “Striper Report 11/11/20: Precious few mouths at the mouth

  1. rich rubin says:

    Hard to believe this is Vet Day. Few gannets. Thus no herring and no blues and decent bass in RHody.
    Rich
    Amherst

    Good health is true wealth

    • Steve Culton says:

      Hard to believe I’m not steelheading! This spot is highly dependent on pods and schools of fish coming through and/or holding in certain rip lines, and today they just weren’t there in any number.

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