10 March 2010

Islamorada Journal 2010...Days 69...71


Don't Ask Me Where the Past Three Days Have Gone

"Today the hours seem like minutes, the days go by so quickly...."

I'm paraphrasing a song from a famous Broadway show here. Anyone know what show that was?

Dinner at Lorelei. Food was great…got a good waiter and all meals arrived.

Pelican attack.

Jeremy went parasailing.

Way up in the middle of the air.

Went to Shell World to get some gifties to bring home.

Jeremy caught a nice grouper and a bunch of mangrove snappers [grouper was put back; smappers came home for dinner].

Birds at the bar [click to enlarge pic].


Jer had a 70-100-lb shark on the line for about a minute and a half...shark spit out the hook.

...looked at clouds from both sides now.


Everglades: Florida vs. United States Sugar

“Efforts to restore the Everglades have picked up urgency in the last decade: the sprawling subtropical wetland, the only ecosystem of its kind, is dying for lack of clean water. Many environmentalists remain convinced that Mr. Crist’s deal with United States Sugar, even in its downsized form, offers the Everglades its best hope.

“But documents and interviews suggest that the price tag and terms of the deal could set back Everglades restoration for years, or even decades.”



New York Herring Fishery Could Close

“An interstate commission has told New York and 14 other states to outlaw herring fishing, a staple of the Hudson River and its tributaries, if they cannot prove the fish population is stable….

“New York moved to ban shad fishing in the Hudson River last fall after its population reached historic lows. Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island have already stopped herring fishing in their waters.”



How to Catch Big Game Fish—From a Kayak

“If kayak fishing sounds like a surefire way to get a dunking, then check out the super-stable designs that allow men to catch 157-pound bluefin tuna from 12-foot, arm-powered boats.”


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.
Check these links for more information:
Connecticut Tourism;
Long Island Sound Resource Center;
Housatonic Valley Association;
Stratford, Connecticut;
Milford, Connecticut

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