24 August 2009

East River, Stratford, and On-the-Water Deaths


Fishing the East River [NYC]

“They offer a number of theories why the water is clean and the fish are healthy. For one, most of the fish are migratory, and do not stay in the East River — which is actually a tidal strait connecting Upper New York Bay to the Long Island Sound, rather than its own body of water. “They come from Canada and Connecticut,” Jesse points out, “They know that the food’s here, so they come looking for it, but they don’t stay here.” He goes further, saying that the water is clean because a friend who works for an unspecified environmental organization told him that they process the water in a nearby plant. In the springtime, he claims, one can see as far as five feet deep. He even swims in the water when the weather is warm enough.”

Article from TheLMagazine.com

Stratford Fisherman Turns His Own Lures

“In the garage of his Lordship home, DiCostanzo designs, carves, paints and installs hardware to create lures he knows will catch fish in the Long Island Sound. He’s used them. He’s used what he’s learned casting along the southern Connecticut coast to design shapes and color combinations that make local stripers and bluefish take a bite, and ultimately get pulled in by an angler.”

Read more in AcornOnline.com


Coast Guard Reports Rise in Recreational Boating Fatalities

“The U.S. Coast Guard announced Wednesday the publication of the 2008 boating safety statistics, reporting a rise in recreational boating fatalities. The fatality rate, a measure of the number of deaths against the number of registered recreational boats, increased from 5.3 in 2007 to 5.6 deaths per 100,000 registered recreational boats in 2008.”

Story at: CoastGuardNews


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.

Connecticut Tourism;
Long Island Sound Resource Center;
Housatonic Valley Association;
Stratford, Connecticut;
Milford, Connecticut;
fishing; charters; vacations; travel

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