17 September 2020

• Bunker…Bunker…Bunker


“Schools (swarms!) of menhaden darkening our water! It’s just like the old days…

“Since November 2019, when an amendment written by the New England Fishery Management Council and later approved by the National Marine Fisheries Service pushed the...so-called 'twin trawlers' further offshore — 12 miles for most of the New England Coast, 20 miles off the Cape and Islands...things have been improving.”

Please visit this link to read the full article: Cape Cod Times

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15 September 2020

• Rise In Infections From Long Island Sound Water


“Connecticut health officials are warning of a rise in infections stemming from the exposure to bacteria in Long Island Sound….

“Four patients in August and one in July were diagnosed with relatively rare Vibrio vulnificus infections, according the state Department of Public Health.”

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

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30 August 2020

• Enjoying Microplastics With Your Fish Dinner?


“Millions of metric tons of plastic enter the oceans every year….the most prevalent type of debris found in our oceans— microplastics… are tiny bits of plastic less than 5 millimeters in length, which is about the size of a sesame seed. Nanoplastics, which are less than 100 nanometers in size, are also present in the marine environment....

“A new study...found microplastics in every sample of commercial seafood they tested…. ‘Considering an average serving, a seafood eater could be exposed to approximately 0.7 milligrams (mg) of plastic when ingesting an average serving of oysters or squid, and up to 30 mg of plastic when eating sardines.’

”Roughly 17% of the protein humans consume worldwide is seafood. The findings, therefore, suggest people who regularly eat seafood are also regularly eating plastic. Scientists have previouslyfound microplastics and nanoplastics in sea salt, beer, honey, and bottled water.”

Please visit this link to read the full article: Medical News Today

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01 July 2020

• Fish Rules App Makes Recreation Fishing Easy


“Recreational anglers from Maine to Texas and The Bahamas can now keep track of saltwater fishing regulations just by looking at the #FishRulesApp on a smartphone. This app provides images of various species for identification and lets fishermen know in real time if a fish is in season at their location, how many they can keep, minimum size, bag and vessel limit, and more. Anglers can also interact with the regulations in the app, so if you have a question about something, you can tap for more info.

“And images of fish caught can be posted to social media platforms like Facebook. And since you’re taking pics of your best catches, why not submit one to NOAA Fisheries’s recreational fishing photo contest #NOAAsFavoriteCatch? Contest ends September 1, 2020.…”

Please visit this link to read the full article: FishRulesApp

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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.…”

Please visit this link to read the full article: ZIP06.c0m

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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….”

Please visit this link to search for the full article: CTDEEP

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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….”

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

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