28 July 2009

Blackfish, Doormats, and White Perch

Tautog and Middleground

“’Oh wow, I’ve never caught a blackfish this big from the North Shore,’ exclaimed an overjoyed Ray Tatarka as Captain Desmond slid the net under Ray’s 9.8 pound brute.”

Read how to catch blackfish at Examiner.com

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Doormats

“Barely visible, two beady eyes surrounded by a mat of camouflage lie alert, the muscular body frozen as if in a trance. Poised to intercept any passers-by that would satisfy its urge to hunt as well as appease its appetite, this aggressive predator by anyone’s definition has a well-earned reputation.”

More information at WaterfordTimes

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White Perch in Salt Waters…

“The white perch is not a true perch but a member of the temperate bass family and a relative to the striped bass. It is similar in shape as the striper, but it has a deeper, less rounded body and lacks the horizontal lines found on striped bass. In addition, white perch will never grow nearly as large as a striper. In fact white perch are generally small and slow growing after attaining juvenile size. The average white perch caught in the creeks weigh under a pound….”

Read all about it at Examiner.com
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Don’t forget, a saltwater fishing license is now required to fish the marine waters of Connecticut. You can purchase one for $10.00 from your local bait & tackle shop, such as Newtown Bait & Tackle, or at Town/City Hall.

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