Raw weather dulls opening day of Connecticut’s fishing season


The official opening day of the freshwater fishing season in Connecticut (Saturday, April 16) was a bit of a bust, with a chilly wind, no sun, and the threat of rain — and $4 per gallon gasoline — putting a damper on things.

Stacey Dodge, manager at the Town Grove in Lakeville, said there were eight boats lined up when she opened the gates to Lake Wononscopomuc at 5:30 a.m., and she launched 27 boats in all.

“That’s about half what we’d usually do,” she said.

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