08 August 2009

O'Sullivan's, Bluefish, and Hurricanes

Clean-Up Complete at O’Sullivan’s Island

“For decades, the island has been off limits to residents. The 20-acre island at the confluence of the Naugatuck and Housatonic rivers has housed a landfill and a regional fire-training academy, but it is now both vacant and environmentally clean.”

Read all about it in ConnPost.com

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An Actual Bluefish Feeding Frenzy

“And there it was! A feeding frenzy in an out-of-the-way cove, where chopper bluefish had locked in a school of peanut bunker. We were actually in search of adult menhaden for the shop when the shallow water exploded! No matter how many times one experiences this type of feeding binge, there’s an adrenaline rush.”

Read the story in TheTimesGroup.com

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NOAA Lowers Hurricane Season Outlook, Cautions Public Not to Let Down Guard

“...NOAA now expects a near- to below-normal Atlantic hurricane season, as the calming effects of El Niño continue to develop. But scientists say the season’s quiet start does not guarantee quiet times ahead. The season, which began June 1, is entering its historical peak period of August through October, when most storms form….”

Details at NOAA

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

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