Fishing Connetquot River State Park
During this time of the Year Connetquot State Park offers excellent opportunities to get out the house and beat the “Cabin Fever“ syndrome .
To Gain access to the park first things first , you’re going to need a New York Freshwater Fishing License (required over16yrs.) We issue licenses here at our local shop , it’s quick and easy , but if you can’t make it down you can always register online . click HERE
I recently took a trip down to the park with my good friend Sal . We fished the morning session which is 8am -12pm , Just a little reminder make sure to call the day before to make a reservation for you and your party if you are planning to fish the park .
It was a Cold bitter morning , the river was slightly murky due to the rain fall the night before . Visibility was minimum but all in all fishing was great . The Park keeps their river well stocked so I wouldn’t worry to much . The flies that produces fish that day were streamers ( Green wooly bugger ), nymphs ( hares ear brown ) , dry flies ( wulff ausable) and scuds ( pink ) .
Rainbows and Brook Trout are the two main species of trout within the river . Average range of these trout run between 10-18 inches and bigger . The Set up I personally use is a 3/4wt 7’6 fly rod paired up with 4wt Fly reel spooled up with 4wt floating line . Floating line is ideal for the river , but if you are gonna fish the pond at connetquot I recommend a sink tip line for some areas are fairly deep . connetquot is phenomenal for any elite or new fly angler , so make sure to check it out if you ever get the chance you won’t be disappointed!
For any information regarding the the State Park make sure to give them a call . Also be sure to stop on by the shop for any question regarding tackle , tips and tricks , quick lesson on fly fishing . Here at J&J sports we have been education anglers for more than 30+ years in the most beautiful art form know as “The Art of Fishing “.
Send your reports, photos or your favorite fish recipe to: REPORTS@JJSPORTSFISHING.COM
Don't forget to include, names, location and details (when possible: lures or bait used, tides, etc….) comments or questions are welcome. 631-654-2311
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