20 April 2018

• Migrating Stripers: Rhode Island...Hudson River

“Migrating striped bass have arrived…we have migrating school striped bass in the Pawcatuck River. I saw an eagle with one in its mouth on my way to work today. A couple of weeks ago the herring arrived followed by the migrating bass. Anglers are starting to catch striped bass…


“…was quahoging and saw a school of striped bass in the East Bay on a school of herring along with a lot of working birds....”

Please visit this link to read the full article: ProvidenceJournal

Photo appears on the blog with the permission of the photographer, James Micinilio


• Hudson River Stripers


“This spring's striped bass run up the Hudson River appears to be a week or more behind schedule, due to the lingering cold temperatures.

“ That doesn't dampen the enthusiasm, though, of anglers and charter boat captains eager to catch these hard-fighting, salt water fish that make their way up the river this time of year to spawn in fresh water....”

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

Photo appears on the blog with the permission of the photographer, Charles Walsh, who had fly rod in one hand and camera in the other [see the chartreuse/white clouser minnow in the striper's mouth].

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19 April 2018

• Connecticut News Flash: “Does Connecticut Owe You Money?”

“The State of Connecticut is holding onto more than $750 million in unclaimed property. More than 1.4 million people and businesses are owed money from sources such as forgotten bank accounts, utility deposits, and insurance policies.

“The CT Big List puts all this information in one place....”

Please visit this link to read the full article: NBCConnecticut

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• Should the Slaughter of Striper Cows Be Allowed to Continue?

“A firm one-fish limit should be imposed in all states. Minimum “keeper” sizes should be increased to 32 inches, at least in the tri-state area and New England states. Seasons should be shortened to delay significant mortality until after the spawning season, and after fish have reached a size where they will have spawned at least once or twice…

“… and while there is some scientific debate about whether slot limits are the best approach to stock building, I think for a fishery where so much activity and so much money is driven by the desire to catch very large specimens, a slot limit on striped bass is a worthwhile experiment....”

Please visit this link to read the full article: 27East.com

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18 April 2018

• Fluoro vs. Mono...and Tick Season Has Arrived


• Fluoro Vs. Mono: Which Is Better for Leader Material?


“’The heavy mono is extremely durable, and its stretch provides shock absorption. Fluorocarbon doesn’t stretch or absorb shock…

“’…we commonly hook and fight two big bass on one same outfit. There’s a lot of stress when two 30-pound fish oppose each other, and the mono absorbs the stress, resulting in fewer pulled hooks and terminal-tackle failures....’”

Please visit this link to read the full article: SaltWaterSportsman








• “Tick Season Is Already Here”


“State experts have already begun testing ticks in Connecticut as we move into warmer weather…

“With the warm weather seasons moving in, state health officials are reminding residents to protect against ticks. Ticks are back and can be picked up at places like parks ....”

Please visit this link to read the full article: NBCConnecticut

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17 April 2018

• Striped Bass Population Expands in Newfoundland, Labrador

“The remarkable recovery of striped bass in the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence reached unprecedented levels in 2017, according to the latest assessment from the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans...

“In addition to the population rebound, tagged striped bass from the Gulf were recovered from Rimouski, Que., north to Labrador for the first time in 2017.…....”

Please visit this link to read the full article: CBC.ca

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16 April 2018

• “Housatonic River Cleanup and Greensweep April 21”

“The annual Housatonic River Cleanup and Greensweep event will take place on Saturday, April 21, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

“Kickoff and registration will be at Birdseye Boat Ramp in Stratford and Sunnyside Boat Ramp in Shelton....”

Please visit this link to read the full article: StratfordStar

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14 April 2018

• Stripers Moving Into the Sound

“Striped bass season opens across Long Island on Sunday and local anglers couldn’t be more ready. While waters remain relatively cold for this time of year with surface temperatures still ranging between 41 and 44 degrees, there have already been some school-class linesiders caught and released from the western Long Island Sound, Jamaica Bay and South Shore tidal creeks…

“Most of Long Island’s early season stripers come from the Chesapeake Bay region. The Maryland and Virginia fish work their way up the coast, lighting up each new port as their masses push northward in pursuit of baitfish schools such as bunker and spearing….”

Please visit this link to read the full article: Newsday

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13 April 2018

• Surfcasting Notes

“To maximize your casting distance, you've got to maximize your rod length. Extra-long rods increase your leverage and in turn your effective casting range.…

”In some cases, the difference between a 6-foot, 6-inch rod and a 7-footer can be as much as a 30-percent increase in distance. A 7-foot, 3-inch rod can add an additional 15 percent in distance.....”

Please visit this link to read the full article: SaltWaterSportsman

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12 April 2018

• “Our Fisheries Are In A State of Flux”

“Suddenly, we are seeing are the results of slight changes that have been occurring for decades…

“The sheer numbers and sizes of fish that used to be routinely caught are just talk today. Yes, record-breakers are still being pulled from our oceans and duly documented. More often that not, though, the records consist of smaller fish caught on lighter weight lines. The bottom line is that there are fewer fish....”

Please visit this link to read the full article: ZIP06

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