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Old 11-25-2006, 07:20 PM
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Default Winter Stripers on the Thames

I've heard there are stripers in the Thames over the winter. I was thinking about giving it a try but was wondering if anyone knows and is willing to share what you use to catch them.
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Old 11-29-2006, 12:39 AM
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I use 5" Fin-s', with a 1/2 -3/4 oz jig head. 4" Storm shad'd work well for those winter holdovers.
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Old 12-02-2006, 11:06 PM
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I've heard there are stripers in the Thames over the winter. I was thinking about giving it a try but was wondering if anyone knows and is willing to share what you use to catch them.
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There is a good article by Al Anderson in the Oct. 26th 2006 issue of "The Fisherman" on exactly this. If you can't find it, PM me and I'll send it to you.

Basically, Plastics on jigs. You can fish off the docks, but any small boat is way better. Most of the fish are out in the harbor.

Cap'n Al uses mini-frames, and I've caught them on tube and (fake) sandworms in February, but light tackle jigging is a lot more fun.

If you have a boat, get a chart before you go, because there are scary submerged rock dikes that will eat your lower unit and maybe your boat downriver.
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Old 12-09-2006, 10:02 AM
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I looked for that article and couldn't find it. Anyone have a copy?
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Old 12-11-2006, 05:12 PM
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there are plenty of fish in thames all winter. flies, if you're into
that sort of thing seem to take 'em pretty good and anything "jiggy"
worked around the docks up in the harbor. we're talkin' schoolies
though.
oh and make sure you got a valid ct license if you're fishin the thames
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Old 02-28-2007, 09:09 PM
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Where on the Thames River would I go? What area? I live in RI, and want to go. What city in Conn.? Where do i get a license? Are the bait shops still open?
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Old 03-01-2007, 12:21 PM
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I've sent you a pm with a report i recieved from a reliable source in early february,haven't heard of any action recently.
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Old 04-05-2007, 04:02 PM
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there are plenty of fish in thames all winter. flies, if you're into
that sort of thing seem to take 'em pretty good and anything "jiggy"
worked around the docks up in the harbor. we're talkin' schoolies
though.
oh and make sure you got a valid ct license if you're fishin the thames

Why do you need a Ct license if you are fishing tidal salt water?
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Old 11-24-2013, 04:24 PM
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Hi I have never fished the Thames river but have striper fever bad. Can anyone give me some tips on where the stripers may be in the river and any suggestions on what to use. I normally fish from a boat , but the boat is all put away. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 11-25-2013, 01:24 PM
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Why do you need a Ct license if you are fishing tidal salt water?

Tony,

CT requires a marine waters fishing license. The Thames (below a line 500' North of Route 1) is part of the marine district. They do honor reciprocity with MA, if you have a valid saltwater license from that state.
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Old 12-04-2013, 01:39 PM
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Hi I have never fished the Thames river but have striper fever bad. Can anyone give me some tips on where the stripers may be in the river and any suggestions on what to use. I normally fish from a boat , but the boat is all put away. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Jimhey
Jim I have fished the Thames a thousand times ( I grew up on that river). The best place to go is in Norwich Harbor. Its true most of the fish are schoolies right now but still fun to catch. The holdovers are just now starting to come up river. Most of the guys that fish the harbor use soft plastics on jig heads. 4"-5" plastics on 1/2 to 3/4 oz heads. I know the harbor has been hot at times especially later in the winter but the last few years have been a little slower. Good luck and let me know how you did. I may just have to make a run down there.
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