17 August 2009

Fly Reels, Fishing Report, Snapper Blues, Fluke

Fly Reels 101

“When it comes to fly reels, choosing the right one can mean the difference between landing a large fish, or finding yourself cursing and wondering what went wrong. Fly reels come in many different types, styles and of course, price range. There is one line of thinking that a fly reel is simply a storage device for your line.”

Read the text at Examiner.com


Connecticut DEP’s Fishing Report for 13 August

Read it at WTIC.com


Snapper Blues in Already?

“On Aug. 6, I had a pleasant surprise. While casting for shad and stripers, I had a few hits from small fish; I thought they were small hickories. After missing about six, I switched to smaller tail and dropper lures. The first cast I hooked and landed a snapper bluefish about four inches long. Then I landed another 10 measuring four to five inches long and dropped as many. All fish were released unharmed. I can’t remember catching a lot of snappers this early. The weather has been unusual this summer, so I shouldn’t be surprised.”

Bob Gregorski writing In Rep-Am.com


Fluke Season Ending

“Fluke season in state waters will close on Aug. 19, leaving less than one week to catch this popular summer species. At present, anglers are allowed three fish per person at 19.8*** inches. On a side note, all should be aware that fluke season in New York waters closes on Aug. 17, so caution is advised when planning trips to the south side of Fishers Island or Montauk.”

***actually 19.5 inches

Tim Coleman writing in TheDay.com


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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