28 November 2009

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Good Striper Story

“Back when I was young and free and smelled like bait, the whoppers I encountered usually came in the form of fish stories, told and retold from the shoreline to the tackle shops and back to the beach....”

Read it at CapeCodToday.com
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ASMFC’s Numbers Called “Fishy”

"Landings from the commercial striped bass fishery have been consistently lower than the recreational catch," the commission said.

“Take that, you dirty recreational guys. Those wonderful pillars of the community, the white-booted watermen who always honestly report their catches - they do, don't they? - have trapped steadily increasing numbers of rockfish [striped bass] in their gill nets, pound nets, seines and other gear, but they've been consistently lower than those caught by sport fishermen. Yeah, right. And I have some swampland I want to sell you.”

Read more in WashingtonTimes.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

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