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Username: crazyhorse
First Name: mike
Last Name: conte
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Member Since: 03/04/10 03:12 PM
Last Login: 07/28/14 08:55 PM
Profile Views: 15647
City: new milford
State: Connecticut
Zip: 06776
Country: USA
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Interests: HIKING, HUNTING,FLY FISHING AND FLY TYING
About Me: I'm retired and work part time just to keep busy and support my hobbies. I mostly fly fish from my boat but do hit the shore for stripers and blues.
I played harmonica in a rock&blues band for many years.
I have a wonderful wife,children and grandchildren.
I tell all my fishing buddies "I hope God lets me fish till the day I die or at least till the day before."
Favorite Fish
to Catch:
ANYTHING ON A FLY ROD
Favorite Type
of Fishing:
FLY FISHING
Water Type: Saltwater and Freshwater
Favorite Lures: POPPERS,CLOUSERS,CRAYFISH FLIES
Fishing Rods: ORVIS,ST CROIX,T&T,FENWICK
Fishing Reels: TEYTON,REDDINGTON,HARDY,
TIOGA
Fishing Techniques: FLY FISHING POPPERS ON TOP IS MY FAVORITE BUT WILL ADAPT TO WHAT WORKS BEST AS LONG AS IT'S ON THE FLY ROD.
Favorite Fishing Spot: LAKE LILLINONAH

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STRIPERS AND BLUES
Avg. Rating: 5
# Reviews: 1
Views: 5166
PENNFIELD REEF FAIRFIELD CT
Pennfield reef is a great place to fish for stripers and blues for spin rodders and fly fishermen but the spin guys do have the advantage of long casts when the fish are a ways off the reef until they chase the bait near enough to throw a fly.Stripers and blues can also be caught on the beach.Parking is not a problem until the beach sticker season starts. After Labor day the parking is back to normal and the fishing can be outstanding. I would check the weather for wind conditions and contact the local bait shops for fishing reports. If you never fished Pennfield reef before I suggest you do what I do and that is fish with a buddy or two,fish the outgoing tide, do not wade off the reef,start heading back before the tide starts to rise and carry a compass incase a fog starts to roll in behind you. Sad to say but people who have fished the reef for years have lost their lives by making mistakes. the reef extends well out from shore and is very wide at low tide but don't be fooled. Ask questions of the guys who fish it often and read up on fishing the reef.

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STRIPER FISHING
Avg. Rating: 5
# Reviews: 1
Views: 6403
Milford Point CT
Anyone who wants to get into some early season striper fishing whether fly fishing or spin rodding should checkout the bird sanctuary at Milford point. it's run by the Audubon Society and there are rules to follow when fishing the property. If you become a member of the Audubon Society about $40.00 a year you will be given a key to the property gate allowing you access to go fishing at any time. It is a bit of a hike out to the point and at times windy so checking the weather as well as the tide will keep you from making a wasted trip. This place can really get hot in the early season with keeper bass in the mix of nearly keeper size schoolies. There are times when the action is none stop but do make sure you read the rules or you may get locked in for the night. If you have a boat you can put in at the Devon state ramp. You'll start picking up fish from the ramp all the way out to the point.

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LAKE FISHING

Avg. Rating: 5
# Reviews: 1
Views: 4732
Lake Lillinonah,CT
Fly fishing for large and smallmouth bass using poppers,terrestrials and sub surface flies is a real challenge on Lake Lillinonah.This lake has 35 miles of shoreline of which only 3 miles is open shore and the other 32 miles is treelined right to the banks. Lilly is a flooded gorge with steep banks and very deep. The overhanging branches,rocks and logs that line the banks makes for some accurate placement of a popper or fly in search of a fish. The water does change in color and clarity so what worked well fishing one day may not be the ticket your next time out. I start with poppers but find that a small immature crayfish about 1" long and weighted works well. I make sure I have plenty of these in my arsenal of flies. Lillinonah can be heaven during the week and often had just about the entire lake to myself but during the boating season weekends can and do get crowded and not fun for fishermen.

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FLY FISHING THE VINEYARD

Avg. Rating: 4.5
# Reviews: 2
Views: 6000
Marthas Vineyard,Ma
6/1/1998 - 6/10/1998

My friends and I spent years spring fly fishing the Vineyard from shore and boat. We would target by boat the back side of Menemsha pond,a huge saltwater inlet,that held stripers from 30" to cows stacked up like cord wood in the shallows warming themselves. These bass will hold in the pond for weeks until the shoreline warms and then we fish the beaches around the Island. You can still take good fish and hit some great blitzes but my friends and I agree that the fishing has been harder than years ago when the fish were more predictable as to where and when to fish. If you are a fly fisherman you would love sight fishing Menemsha pond from late May to early June for those big stripers. Contact guides with boats or better yet call COOP'S BAIT AND TACKLE for a good guide.

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Squantz Pond
Squantz Pond
Got this guy and others on Squantz Pond. Lots of weed beds to fly fish the top with a popper. My first time there and I'll be back again.
08/26/10 04:37 PM
FIRST CAST
FIRST CAST
I had knee replacement surgery on April 20th and my first official cast of the season was Aug 6th and here is the result of that cast.
Avg. Rating: 5
# of Ratings: 1
08/09/10 07:51 PM
 
MY FISHING PAL'S
MY FISHING PAL'S
PHIL "BERT" DENISON AND I HAVE FISHED TOGETHER SINCE WE WERE KIDS WITH 50 YEARS OF FISH STORIES. THE TWO AMIGOS.
Avg. Rating: 5
# of Ratings: 1
04/16/10 08:34 PM
MY FISHING PAL'S
MY FISHING PAL'S
TAKING A BREAK AFTER HOURS OF FLY FISHING.
# of Comments: 1
04/16/10 08:25 PM
 
MY FISHING PAL'S
MY FISHING PAL'S
KARL CORRENTY BUT WE LIKE TO CALL HIM BULLS***SKI !!
04/16/10 08:20 PM
MY FISHING PAL'S
MY FISHING PAL'S
FISHING WITH KEVIN CIUCI THE BASS GUITAR PLAYER FROM OUR BAND.
04/16/10 08:06 PM
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Total Trips:4
Total Photos:29
Total Hotspots:3
Total Trip Reviews:5
Total Trip Comments:0
Total Location Reviews:2
Total Location Comments:0
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Total Message Board Posts:21
Total Species Comments:0
Total Species Recipes:1
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Total Overall Points:65


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1. ITALIAN STYLE BLUEFISH


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