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So for the past 4 years I have been living in NH and have only fished the CT River once and that was on a company outing that I snuck a fishing rod on. That day I only got in 4 casts but got a nice small mouth bass. Every year I say I am going to head out there but I always seem to take the 2 hour drive east to the salt water to chase stripers instead of the 40 minute drive west to the river

Well Sunday morning my brother and I started to fix that. We launched at the Walpole, NH access point as the sun was starting to come up. With the water temp around 56F and the air temp at 40F we launched into the morning mist. This was purely an exploratory trip as I have no experience in this area and I haven’t been able to find much info on it. With the recent rains the water was pretty muddy and was dropping, 3 feet in the last 4 hours and it would drop another 2 feet while we were fishing.

We were hoping for a variety of fish as bass, walleye, pike, carp, perch, and panfish. I marked plenty of fish but they were lock jawed no matter what we through at them. We did manage to talk some small walleye into taking a Rat-L-Trap but that was all.

We did get to spend a beautiful fall morning out on the water. And I will be back!

Gregg Crisp