25 March 2010

Waiting to Get the Boat in the Water


We've heard from some of our fisherfolk pals:

Don G. says he's working too much and hasn't been on the water in a couple of weeks. Was doing well on stripers up-River before that.

Val S. says he just lost a bunch of trees in the storm and the other bad news is that he's back to 5+ days at work instead of the somewhat reduced schedule he was on that allowed for more fishing time. [Work is the curse of the fishing man.]

Mal Y. is still in Florida and probably will be until the end of May; fishing on FL's west coast is still suffering from the effects of the cold spells this winter.


Connecticut Fishing Regulatory Issues

“The Department of Environmental Protection’s regulatory package, which includes changes to marine regulations for fluke, weakfish, black sea bass and winter flounder, had not been made official as of this writing.”

Bob Sampson writing in NorwichBulletin.com


Fishermen: The Sun Is Not Our Friend

” We fishermen know about the sun. It comes with the territory, because we tend to do most of our fishing either in the summer season or in hot, tropical locations in the winter. Unlike other sports that sometimes allow enthusiasts to participate indoors or in the shade, fishing, particularly saltwater fishing, seldom allows any relief from the sun. Unless anglers wish to do all their fishing at night,..”



Fairfield: Robbers Called Bank for Money to Go

[You can't make up stuff like this...]

“Police in Connecticut say they had ample warning of a bank robbery because the two suspects called the bank ahead of time and told an employee to get a bag of money ready.”


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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