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Big fish on Lake Saltonstall

Jerry Goldstein landed this good-sized bass on Lake Saltonstall June 8.

Nutmeg TU members Ed Grzeda, Jerry Goldstein and John Kovach fished Lake Saltonstall on Friday, June 8.

Jerry had a solid day, landing a big bass, a similarly sized walleye and having a long tug-o-war with a big one that we’ll be going back to try to hook again.

John Kovach with a perch caught on Lake Saltonstall.Ed landed a half dozen on the fly rod, and John boated a decent sized perch.

Watch this website for details on future outings. A day pass costs $5, plus $40 to rent the boat.

Click here for information on recreational opportunities, fees and permits on Regional Water Authority.

Click here for a Yankee Fisherman episode about fishing Lake Saltonstall.

Learn Lake Saltonstall April 17

Jeff Yale of the Regional Water Authority will share the secrets of fishing Lake Saltonstall Tuesday, April 17, at 7 p.m. at Port 5, 69 Brewster St., Bridgeport. The meeting is hosted by Nutmeg Trout Unlimited.

You’ve probably wondered about fishing that body of water just beyond New Haven when you drive over it on I-95. Learn the secrets of accessing and fishing Lake Saltonstall from Jeff Yale, Program Specialist for the South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority, on Tuesday, April 17, at 7 p.m. at Port 5, 69 Brewster St., Bridgeport.

The talk, open to all, is hosted by the Nutmeg Chapter of Trout Unlimited. All are welcome, free of charge; pizza and beverages can be purchased.

Yale will talk about how anglers can get into the property, which only hosts a limited number of fishermen at any one time, and what species can be caught there. Nutmeg TU is planning a trip there for April 23.

Jeffrey Yale is a graduate of UMaine, Orono with a BS degree in Wildlife Ecology. A lifelong Connecticut resident and avid hunter and fisherman in our state, he has been with the Regional Water Authority for 16 years.