Winter is typically a quiet time for saltwater fishermen in this part of the world. Sure, there are holdover stripers in the coastal rivers, trout to be had in tailwaters like the Farmington, and ice fishing for the truly hardy. My mind turns to other pursuits during the cold months. Winter provides its own joys that need to be enjoyed because the good days of skiing, sledding, or ice skating never stick around for long.
This year is different, and my fishing is taking a significant change. In 2014, we will be exploring the Mudhole by boat. I look forward to sharing some of that adventure and the learning curve that goes with fishing central Long Island Sound and beyond.
A deposit for our slip just went out in the mail. Calls with the builder are increasing in frequency as we get closer to the date our boat goes into the mold. The number of decisions to be made between now and then is a bit daunting, but the most difficult part is waiting.