Charles Walsh on Stripers, Clousers, and Leaking Waders
“Determined that no mere cold foot was going to stop me from fishing, I stripped line off my reel and started casting. After all, the e-mail from Captain Skip Persson the day before said he and a friend had boated almost 70 bass a half-mile down river from where I was standing.”
We Forget About the Fish Species We’ve Lost
“An historical review that I conducted...on the sturgeons, salmon, shads, eels and other fishes that migrate between fresh and salt waters revealed deeply alarming statistics. Of 35 studies of the long-term fate of migratory fish, relative abundances had dropped below 98 percent from historic highs for 13 species, and below 90 percent for another 11, with most species reaching their lowest levels in recent years.”
Don’t forget, a 2010 saltwater fishing license is 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:
Long Island Sound Resource Center;
Housatonic Valley Association;