03 August 2009

Scup, Stripers, and Skeeters

Notes on Long Island

“Scup continue to make solid showing both inside and outside Port Jeff Harbor and Candy reports those anglers dropping pots of frozen clam chum over the side and employing sandworms and fresh clams on the hooks are scoring heavy on all the rocky lairs between 20 and 30 feet of water. The key is heavy chum and the scup will come.”

Story in Examiner.com

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Comments on Stripers, Blues

“Circle hooks, used these days to minimize catch-and-release mortality from traditional "J-shaped" hooks (at least that's the intention), require some getting used to. Here's how: Once that striper tugs hard, let it run a few seconds. Turn the reel and lock in, ready to go. The fish will tighten the connection, essentially hooking itself. If all goes well, the hook should find the inside of the bass's mouth, lodging there. That's when you begin reeling as the fight ensues.”

Article in Fosters.com

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West Nile Virus Available Again this Year

“The State Mosquito Management Program announced on July 24th that mosquitoes trapped in Stratford on July 15, 2009 have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV)….In 2008, eight Connecticut residents were identified with WNV infection. They included residents of Bridgeport (3), Fairfield, Sherman, Stamford (2) and a Greenwich resident infected while travelling out of the state. There were no fatalities.”

Read all about it in StamfordAdvocate.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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