15 November 2009

Forgot to Mention…

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Neglected to mention this:

On November 10 when Val. S. and I were fishing in Long Island Sound just off the mouth of the Housatonic River, we saw a seal chasing bluefish. Beast didn't get close enough for us to get a photo or a description...and he didn't take any fish off our lines...but that's the first seal I've ever seen in the Sound.

Was reminded of this when I read Charles Walsh's article on this subject in The Connecticut Post. Read it in the hard copy...have been unable to find the article online yet.

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Angler Hooks Bluefish, Loses Lure

Here's a video of Val S. taken on 10 NOV...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lk-Sv9qQLuI

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“AS CHESAPEAKE BAY GOES...

“The Chesapeake Bay, as the fish swims, is more than 400 miles from the coast of Maine.

“But no place is more important when it comes to saltwater sportfishing in northern New England.

"’That's the generator of our striped bass,’ said George Lapointe, commissioner of Maine's Department of Marine Resources. ‘That's where they go to spawn and that's where they grow up. So if the Chesapeake Bay suffers, we suffer too.’

“And Chesapeake Bay is suffering.”

Read more at MorningSentinel.MaineToday.com

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NOAA Scientists Catch Rare Giant Squid

“Scientists from NOAA’s Fisheries Service have captured a giant squid while conducting research off the Louisiana coast in the Gulf of Mexico. This is only the second known giant squid obtained from the Gulf of Mexico – the first was collected in 1954 off the Mississippi Delta where it was found floating dead at the surface.”

Article from NOAANews.NOAA.gov

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Photo: Has nothing to do with this article, but we've noticed that readership goes up when an image is included in the post.

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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

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