Small Bass and Blues near Dusk

Small Bass and Blues near Dusk

My son called, suggesting an evening kayak trip on Long Island Sound. I was a bit reluctant at first, but soon warmed to the idea. And I’m glad I did.

We launched out of the Four Mile River in Old Lyme. This is a year-round ramp. Its fine for kayaks and canoes but boaters beware. Shallow water surrounds you and you should only launch during high water. Even then, stick closely to the channel or you’ll run a ground. No joke. And there is one more concern. To exit the river you must pass under a very low railroad bridge.

With a light northerly breeze and a tide ready to ebb, we paddled out into Long Island Sound. Then bearing west, we made our way toward Point-of-Woods. Eventually we found  some small bass and blues. Occasionally they would come to the top, munching on tiny bait. Nice to see the surface activity, although none of these bass or blues were much over twenty inches. Still it was a great evening on the water.  Great sunset. Loved it.

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