03 March 2020

• Forecast: Fishing Long Island Sound: 2020


“Winter flounder is still being rebuilt, but catches are improving. Blackfish (tautog) certainly need help in Long Island Sound as predation is up and greater numbers of smaller fish (three to four pounds) are caught in comparison to larger ones…

“However, weakfish looks to have another promising year and is another fish that peaks the interest of inshore and offshore fishers alike, especially during their spring and fall runs.…”

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01 March 2020

• “Fishing Tips for Catching Resident Striped Bass”


“Get in on some light-tackle action—away from the crowds…

“What many don’t realize is that along every piece of coast that the migration touches, there are bass that don’t follow the herd. In many cases, these are fish that hold over in bays, rivers, and estuaries until they’re ready to join the migration, and in others, they are true residents that never leave inlets and backwaters….”

Please visit this link to read the full article: FieldAndStream.com

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28 February 2020

• CT DEEP Reminds On Salt Water Limit Changes


Striped Bass: Due to the outcome of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) Striped Bass Management Board meeting on 2/4, there are no longer any options available for Connecticut to implement in 2020 other than the standard coast-wide regulation: a 28-35 inch slot limit. This means that 1 Striped Bass that is 28.0 to 34.9 inches may be kept per day. Any fish less than 28 inches must be released. Any fish 35 inches or larger must be released.

Bluefish: Due to the outcome of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) Bluefish Management Board meeting on 2/4, there are no longer any options available for Connecticut to implement in 2020 other than the standard coast-wide regulation: a 3-fish bag limit for private anglers, and a 5-fish bag limit for party/charter boat anglers (no size limit or closed season).

Sea Bass, Summer Flounder (Fluke), Scup (Porgy), Tautog (Blackfish) and all other marine recreational fisheries, no changes from 2019 to 2020….”

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23 February 2020

• “The 25 Best Striper Surf Lures of All Time”


“The old-school classics and new-school favorites that changed the surfcasting game...

“In picking this list, I didn't just look at which baits generally catch the most fish, or which have caught some of my biggest bass. That wouldn't even begin to narrow it down….”

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16 February 2020

• “Wild Edibles to Forage From the Ocean and the Coast ”



“From scallops to sea urchins, here are some things to look out for next time you’re on the beach or on the water…

“The bounty of the marine and brackish water environment is astounding, with delicious meals made available from foraging a staggering variety of natural items, often ignored by anglers focused on just catching fish….”

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12 February 2020

• “10 Great East Coast Fisheries That No Longer Exist”


“Once abundant, fish stocks for these 10 species are now depleted and might never rebound again…

“…not only were most of the fish we catch now more abundant, but there were many species caught back in those good old days that are rarely if ever seen today….”

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11 February 2020

• “How to Catch Spring Striped Bass on Live Bait”


“Crush salty and sweet cow stripers by understanding how they attack giant live baits—and how to present those baits just right…

“One of the most incredible sights you'll ever see is a school of menhaden...known as bunker…getting hammered by heavy striped bass....”

Please visit this link to read the full article: OutdoorLife.com

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09 February 2020

• “The Ultimate Guide to Catching and Keeping Saltwater Live Bait”


“While some people shun the use of live bait for catching marine fish, most professional guides and veteran saltwater anglers know that it’s one of the best ways to put gamefish in the boat…

“Whether you fish inshore, offshore, or somewhere in between, here are a few top baits to tempt some of the marine world’s most popular species—along with ways to keep them lively for the most productive fishing.…”

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07 February 2020

• Choose the Right Tackle For the Job


“For the more adept anglers, the choice of tackle is more about using the best tool for the task at hand than about personal preference...

“Whichever will likely make a higher-percentage cast, work a bait or lure more enticingly, or best the quarry faster in an arduous tug of war is called into action.…”

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