14 November 2020

• Targeting Late Season Stripers


“What I like most about fall fishing is the diversity and the challenge. In autumn, stripers of all sizes run the beaches, feeding on a host of baitfish…

“You have to use your head and adapt accordingly, and many of the tactics lend themselves to the use of light tackle and artificials.…”

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

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13 November 2020

05 November 2020

• Circle Hooks for Stripers May Soon Be Mandatory


“After the 79th annual Meeting Webinar of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, the verdict was in regarding the use of circle hooks when fishing for striped bass. The Atlantic Striped Bass Management Board met to consider approving state implementation plans for circle hook measures…

“The intent of the circle hook provision is to reduce release mortality when fishing with bait in the recreational striped bass fisheries. An enforceable definition of a circle hook is defined as a 'non-offset hook with the point turned perpendicularly back to the shank….'"

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

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02 November 2020

• Long Island Sound’s Salt Marshes In Trouble


“Eight priority sites are being assessed in Connecticut and New York, including Sunken Meadow State Park (NY), Crab Meadow Wetlands (NY), the East/West River Marsh Complex (CT), Hammonasset Beach State Park and Clinton Marshes (CT)…

“…Mouth of the Connecticut River (CT), Sandy Point Island/Barn Island Wildlife Management Area (CT), Caumsett State Park (NY), and Stony Brook Harbor (NY)....”

Please visit this link to read the full article: NY.Audubon.org

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30 October 2020

• Opening Up Miles of Habitat for Fish Migration


“Thousands of barriers to fish migration have been constructed in the Northeast since colonial times. They range from small farmer's ponds and mill dams to impassable culverts under roads…

“When we remove barriers blocking fish migration, fish can reach more habitat. This helps increase fish populations and can improve local economies and fishing opportunities….”

Please visit this link to read the full article: NOAA.gov

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29 October 2020

• Where Do the Fish in Connecticut’s Lakes and Streams Come From?


“Connecticut has had trout hatcheries since the late 1800s…. Back then, however, there was an emphasis on individuals catching fish for a meal…

“Nowadays, while that happens, harvesting is not the primary reason community members go out and fish — they are fishing for recreational purposes, releasing their catch to catch it again another day.…”

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

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28 October 2020

• Stripers Arriving In the Southland


“As the cooler weather and water approaches so will the Striped Bass or Stripers as we call them in the Carolinas. The time of their arrival varies, thanks to multiple factors, but most importantly is the water temps along the Atlantic coast…

“Stripers are anadromous, meaning they spend most of their lives living in saltwater but migrate into freshwater rivers to spawn.”

Please visit this link to read the full article: IslandFreePress.org

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24 October 2020

• “Antique Tackle Collectors: Packrats and Historians ”


“Hobbyists with an obsessive taste for fly fishing treasures from the past are helping to preserve the craft and history of our sport…

“Collectors of antique fly fishing tackle are a unique breed. Motivated by a passion for the sport and the excitement of the chase, they often search and compete for decades to acquire a single object of desire.”

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

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23 October 2020

• Maryland Striped Bass Spawn Sinks To Lowest In Four Years


“The results of Maryland’s most recent rockfish [striped bass] spawning survey are in, and they aren’t good. Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced that the 2020 juvenile striped bass index is 2.5, well below the average of 11.5, and even worse than last year’s 3.4…

“The ‘young-of-year’ survey tracks the reproductive success of rockfish in a given year. These juvenile fish are an important indicator because they are the fish that will grow to fishable sizes in three to four years. The surveys provide a glimpse of long-term trends in the striped bass population.”

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

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22 October 2020

• "More Than 100 Salmon Stocked In Naugatuck River"


“’A total of 112 salmon were stocked with half of the total into each section,’ DEEP said…

“These fish are stocked for recreational fishing and are not part of any restoration effort.”

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

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