The Friends of the Housatonic River’s (FOTHR) second annual river only Bluefish Tournament took place last Saturday. Seventy-nine anglers of all ages participated in this fun and worthwhile event, with most anglers reporting good bluefishing action throughout the lower section of the Housatonic River.
Friends of the Housatonic River Director Mike Talmage reported that FOTHR was impressed and happy with the amount of entrants, considering mother nature had forced FOTHR to reschedule the tournament, which originally was supposed to take place Sept. 27. Talmage also wanted to thank all participants, along with the tournament sponsors: Giove’s Pizza Kitchen, The Hope Agency, Sikorski Federal Credit Union, Jimmy O’s Bait and Tackle and Carmine’s Ristorante Italiano.
Steve Anderson of Shelton took home $400 and first place with the biggest bluefish of the day, a bruising 12.14 pounder. Rob Darby was awarded $200 and second place with a 12.08-pound blue, which was the only fish Rob caught during the tournament. Mike Malone finished in third place with an impressive 11.86-pound bluefish and took home a $100 prize.