2013 CT Blackfish Season

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  1. Keelboater

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    Well, that's it. Had our last trip this past Saturday. It was a fantastic Blackfish season, limited out on most trips. We left the dock Saturday @ 0800 with a light Northwest wind & a balmy 16 degrees out. Had to cut our way out of the marina as it was crusted over. Fished one side of the tide in 48 degree water with only one keeper. Left the reef with many shorts still chewing, which was suprising, as they are usually pretty lathargic as the season ends. Hopefully that's a good sign for next year. Here's a couple pics of our last trip out, boat will be hauled this week.
     

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    Blackfishing in the shipping lanes? :D
     
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    Nooooo............Tug came right through Southwest Reef. Anchor was set for an immediate release & a constant watch of vessel was in place when I spotted him miles off our stern. Safety of crew is always first & foremost.
     
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    I always have two sharp knives on the bonar box ready to go just incase, for the same reason. I say two, cause generally I am bridling two anchors.

    Fishing the race once years ago with dad, and had a sub go by uptide of us. Still to this day we do not know how the submarine didnt pick up our anchor lines.
     
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    Wow - that would be a SUCKY experience! :eek:

    I guess you would call that a "New London Sleigh Ride!" :cool:
     

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