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CT Weekly Fishing Report - Part 2
« on: September 24, 2016, 06:07:07 PM »

CT DEEP 2016

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The River remains very low (making fishing in some places very difficult). BLACK CRAPPIE action is
improving in the coves up and down the river. Target the backwaters with small shiners, silver grubs, or small Rapalas. SMALLMOUTH BASS have been reported as hit or miss in the river from Hartford
upstream. NORTHERN PIKE fishing is reported as good in the main stem and coves. Fish have been
caught from the Hartford area downstream to Chapman Pond. LARGEMOUTH BASS are being caught
(also hit or miss) in the Hartford to Haddam area. CARP are providing action in coves and in the
mainstem (Hartford to Middletown area).


BASHAN LAKE (drawdown). Bashan Lake remains drawn down (slow refill continues – lake currently
remains down approximately 4-5 feet – note that refill rate is dependent on rainfall amounts) following dam repairs and the state boat launch remains closed.

BRANFORD RIVER (boat launch). The Branford River state boat launch is currently closed for
renovations. This closure is currently expected to last to November 14, 2016. Alternative nearby launch sites include the Guilford Town boat launch and the East River State boat launch, both in Guilford.

CONNECTICUT RIVER (East Hartford/Glastonbury - rowing regatta). A high school rowing event is
scheduled for Sunday, September 25 from 7:30 am to 2:30 pm in the Glastonbury/East Hartford area
(staging out of Glastonbury’s Riverfront Park & Boathouse). Boaters should use additional caution is this area.

COVENTRY LAKE (invasive species alert). Hydrilla,
a very highly invasive aquatic plant, has been found growing in Coventry Lake. All lake users should take extra care to check and clean their boats (including canoes, kayaks and rowing sculls), trailers, and fishing equipment before leaving the boat launch,or leaving the lakeshore.

DOOLEY POND (drawdown). A drawdown of Dooley Pond to facilitate dam repairs is ongoing (repairs Coventry Lake (Wangumbaug Lake) boaters should avoid the area outlined in red to avoid fragmenting and spreading hydrilla. This is only area in the lake where hydrilla has been found.

GLASGO POND (drawdown). A drawdown of Glasgo Pond to facilitate dam repairs is ongoing (began
September 2015). Launching of boats is difficult to impossible.
HANOVER POND (drawdown). A 6‐foot drawdown of Hanover Pond (Quinnipiac River, Meriden) began
on September 13 for the purposes of installing a small hydropower facility. The drawdown is likely to
extend through the upcoming winter months. This pond has extensive shallow areas that are now

THERMAL REFUGES: On Thursday, September 15, the closure period at the Furnace Brook thermal
refuge on the Housatonic River was extended through September 29. Flows remain low and water
temperatures have not sufficiently improved and fish continue to congregate in this area. All other
closures have expired (as of 9/15/16).

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