11 September 2009

Bluefish and Housy PCBs

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Bluefish May Have Arrived

“Wild was the scene at Pine Street and Wordin Avenue in Bridgeport Wednesday night where Black Rock Harbor reaches a dead end in a conglomeration of oil storage tanks, rotting buildings and trash-strewn vacant lots. One eyewitness estimated that at least 50 fishermen stood shoulder-to-shoulder casting to a horde of busting 10- to 12-pound bluefish that had chased a school of bunker into the blind alley at the harbor's end. With lines crossing, lures tangled and landed fish snapping all over the place, the observer was impressed that everyone stayed calm and polite.”

Charles Walsh writing in ConnPost.com

In a personal note to ConnecticutSaltwaterFishing.com, Charles writes:
To paraphrase Garrison K.: Well it's been a slow week on the Housatonic River. Kayaked Wednesday when you went to MG. Two-foot swells made trolling difficult and a tad scary. And no fish. The day before that I waded the dropping tide off the Milford bars with similar result. Anyway as you may have read in todays report Milford and Black Rock Harbors seem to be where the big blues are on and off. Jason Jadach of Bobby J's say the east wind will blow the bait into the Short Beach shoal and bring the big fish into the river, but the weather will likely keep us out. I got so desperate that later Wednesday I fished for snappers at Gulf Pond and in ten casts had my limit. Ate them that night fried whole after dipping in egg and flour. Fabulous.

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Eastern Connecticut Fish Report

“The east wind that started on Wednesday has cut down the number of small boaters on the water but we still have some fishing ongoing. False Albcore in particular were around in our waters, hopefully staying put until this low pressure down off the New Jersey coast that is producing the easterly moves on through.”

Tim Coleman writing in TheDay.com

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Housatonic River PCB Count Falling

“After 10 years of remediation work to the Pittsfield, Mass., section of the Housatonic River, targeting the PCB contamination caused by a General Electric plant, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says the amount of contamination entering Connecticut in the river has been reduced by 50 percent.”

Article from CountyTimes.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 from your local bait & tackle shop, such as Newtown Bait & Tackle, or at Town/City Hall.

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Check these links for more information:

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

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