31 May 2010

Flies Go Barbless



• Flies Go Barbless: New Issue of Fly Fishing in Salt Waters


“Fishing with properly debarbed hooks is more effective than many anglers think....”
FFSW



• Eastern CT Fishing Report


“Our first long weekend of the summer will feature some good striper fishing in The Race and adjacent waters; keeper fluke where you find them and possibly the first porgies of the year, that season now open.”
TheDay.com



• Memorial Day


In honor of all those who’ve served…we’d like to recommend this movie to you: Taking Chance


Don’t forget, a 2010 saltwater fishing license is required to fish the marine waters of Connecticut. Also, if you intend to fish above the Merritt Parkway bridge on the Housatonic River, you additionally need a Connecticut freshwater license. You can purchase these 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

30 May 2010

Stop Killing the Big Stripers




“You want to know what is going on in Striper Country? We are killing too many big breeding classes of fish and everyone is turning a blind eye, and why, because the law says we CAN!

“This is a tough topic for me, for our industry and the people who love to target striped bass. This is also an issue that we are all aware of and no one wants to discuss in public or attach their name to.”
ESPN
Photo: Fish was returned unharmed to the water.



Connecticut Tightens Drunk-Boater Laws


“Signed by the Governor during National Safe Boating Week, Senate Bill 272, An Act Concerning Drunk Boating, aligns the state’s drunken-boating law with its drunken diving law by eliminating the BAC [blood-alcohol content] time restrictions. The new law takes effect immediately.

“The Governor said the legislation builds on a 2009 drunken boating bill she proposed and signed into law that imposes harsher penalties – including longer prison sentences – for boaters convicted of killing someone while operating a vessel while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. That law also arose out of the 2007 fatality.”
Governor’s Office

Photo: Have no idea who the boater is, if he was impaired, or even what he was drinking [might have been Sprite Zero].

Don’t forget, a 2010 saltwater fishing license is required to fish the marine waters of Connecticut. Also, if you intend to fish above the Merritt Parkway bridge on the Housatonic River, you also need a Connecticut freshwater license. You can purchase these 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

29 May 2010

Charlie W. Has First Believable Bluefish Story



“You heard it here first. I caught a 4-5 pound blue at [location withheld] Tuesday morning on one of those long plastics with the green tail. Chopped it in half but got the hook. It seems to be a straggler. I dropped it at the boat (kayak) so no dinner….”



Northeast Sees Record Boating Deaths


“Twenty-one recreational boaters and paddlers have died in the Northeast this year, the highest recorded number.
“Six kayakers and five canoeists accounted for 11 fatalities while motorized vessels accounted for the remaining fatalities.

“Nationwide, an average of 700 people die every year in boating and paddling accidents. Close to 70 percent drown, and of that 70 percent, almost 90 percent were not wearing a life jacket.”
CoastGuardNews.com



Eat CT River Fish and Glow in the Dark


“A Connecticut River fish caught four miles upstream from the Vermont Yankee nuclear reactor this winter tested positive for low levels of strontium-90, a highly dangerous radioactive isotope recently confirmed in soil outside the plant.”
RutlandHerald.com


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:
Connecticut Tourism;
Long Island Sound Resource Center;
Housatonic Valley Association;
Stratford, Connecticut;
Milford, Connecticut

27 May 2010

26 May 2010

Bluefish...Wo Bist Du?



Bluefish in NYC Area


“High winds and lower water temperatures turned out to be good for daytime anglers this week as the bluefish onslaught slowed resulting in fair to decent bass action during the day.”
SILive.com



CT DEP Says Bluefish Are [Sort of] in Long Island Sound


"Bluefish are in LIS in good numbers. The Race, Millstone Point (Millstone Power Station discharge), Plum Gut, Long Sand Shoal, Sandy Point (New Haven Harbor), Penfield Reef, and the Norwalk Islands and across to the north shore of Long Island are worth a shot."
WTIC.com



Bluefish Reported at Mouth of CT River


“Casters in the lower Connecticut River did well with striped bass plus a few big blues in pulses, sometimes very good, then nothing until the next batch moved in.”
TheDay.com



Another Report About Bluefish…


“It was a tough week for fishing. Rainy cold weather with some gusty winds until Thursday kept many anglers off the water.
"Striped bass is your best bet but there are some blues and fluke being taken. On the freshwater scene….”
StamfordAdvocate.com


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:
Connecticut Tourism;
Long Island Sound Resource Center;
Housatonic Valley Association;
Stratford, Connecticut;
Milford, Connecticut

25 May 2010

Of Pelicans and Hurricanes



Brown Pelican Endangered by Oil


“Hounded by hunters and fishermen, driven to near-extinction by chemical pollution, the brown pelican has survived a century of human abuse - only to face another challenge from the giant oil spill threatening to devastate the Gulf of Mexico marine environment.”
CBSNews.com
What next? Firing squad for BP officials?



New Hurricane Forecast Method Proves More Accurate than NOAA


Click here


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:
Connecticut Tourism;
Long Island Sound Resource Center;
Housatonic Valley Association;
Stratford, Connecticut;
Milford, Connecticut

24 May 2010

700 to Die in Boating Accidents






“While recreational boating is enjoyed safely by thousands every year, in 2010, there may still be close to 700 fatalities from boating accidents. With this statistic in mind, the Coast Guard is again encouraging boaters to “Wear It!” during National Safe Boating Week May 22-28.”
USCGNew.com








Plum Island May Be Sold


“Since the infancy of the Cold War, Plum Island has been the site of an animal disease laboratory; access is limited to scientists, support personnel and, on rare occasions, invited guests. Because of its remote location a mile and half off the eastern tip of Long Island's north fork, it frequently has been the target of rife speculation about what really goes on there.”

Associated Press




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:
Connecticut Tourism;
Long Island Sound Resource Center;
Housatonic Valley Association;
Stratford, Connecticut;
Milford, Connecticut

23 May 2010

Oceans: No More Fish in 40 Years



“According to the UN, 30 percent of fish stocks have already collapsed, meaning they yield less than 10 percent of their former potential, while virtually all fisheries risk running out of commercially viable catches by 2050.
“The main scourge, the UNEP report says, are government subsidies encouraging ever bigger fishing fleets chasing ever fewer fish -- with little attempt to allow the fish populations to recover. “
RawStory.com
What next? Empty nets at sunset?



”Zen and the Art of Fly Fishing”


“It is not so easy to cast a fly. The leader is so light, even if you took a handful in your fist, you couldn't throw it far. You rely on the mechanics of the false cast to get the line paid out and get the fly near the fish. Easier said than done.”
CapeConOnlline.com


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:
Connecticut Tourism;
Long Island Sound Resource Center;
Housatonic Valley Association;
Stratford, Connecticut;
Milford, Connecticut

21 May 2010

Oil Slick Is On the Way to Connecticut?


“Wednesday, scientists at the European Space Agency citing satellite images said the massive oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico appeared to have entered a powerful ocean current that could take the slick to the coral reefs in the Florida Keys and up the U.S. east coast in the coming days. “
INO.com



USCG in New London Says Keys Tarballs Not from BP Leak


“The Coast Guard Marine Safety Laboratory in New London, Conn. analyzed a sampling of tar balls discovered on Florida Keys shoreline Tuesday and determined that none of the collected samples are from the Deepwater Horizon/BP leak, the Coast Guard said in a news release this morning. “
WBRZ News


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:
Connecticut Tourism;
Long Island Sound Resource Center;
Housatonic Valley Association;
Stratford, Connecticut;
Milford, Connecticut

20 May 2010

Look at How Ugly the Oil Spill Has Gotten



"A startling new image released by NASA today shows a massive column of oil extending out Southeast towards the open ocean...[photo]...will no doubt change the estimated extent of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster."
Thanks to Val S. for forwarding this to us.
Source of photo



Bird De-Oiler Uses Dawn


“Currently working on the Gulf Coast oil spill, Jay Holcomb helps rescue oil-slicked birds from oil spills around the world.
"He rescued birds after the Exxon Valdez spill and helped develop the cleaning formula—Dawn dishwashing soap—for oily birds.”
Wall Street Journal


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:
Connecticut Tourism;
Long Island Sound Resource Center;
Housatonic Valley Association;
Stratford, Connecticut;
Milford, Connecticut

19 May 2010

Here’s Why You Need to Do More Fishing



Working OT Is Bad for Your Heart:

“The finding, which was published in the European Heart Journal, found that rates of angina, nonfatal heart attacks and death from heart-related conditions were 60 percent higher in people who worked at least three hours beyond ‘the normal, seven-hour day’ compared with those who didn't work that amount of overtime.”
Courant.com
What next? Knock off work and go fishing!



NOAA: Warmest April Global Temperature


"The combined global land and ocean surface temperature was the warmest on record for both April and for the period from January-April, according to NOAA. Additionally, last month’s average ocean surface temperature was the warmest on record for any April, and the global land surface temperature was the third warmest on record.
"The monthly analysis from NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center, which is based on records going back to 1880, is part of the suite of climate services that NOAA provides government, business and community leaders so they can make informed decisions."
NOAANews.com



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:
Connecticut Tourism;
Long Island Sound Resource Center;
Housatonic Valley Association;
Stratford, Connecticut;
Milford, Connecticut

18 May 2010

Cocaine-Carrying Semi-Submersibles Deliver the Goods


“The Coast Guard cutter Dallas interdicted a self-propelled semi-submersible vessel carrying more than 3 tons of cocaine, earlier this week.


"Commonly referred to as an SPSS, this type of vessel was carrying more than 6,500 pounds of cocaine.


"The SPSS operates with most of its bulk submerged beneath the surface of the water, and is a primary method for transporting cocaine to the United States. The low profile can make it difficult to detect. The SPSS vessels are also routinely equipped with a scuttling valve that allows operators to sink the vessel before Coast Guard boarding teams arrive on scene.”
CoastGuardNews.com





CTDEP Fishing Report


“STRIPED BASS fishing remains consistent in most of the tidal rivers, harbors and coves (when the wind diminishes). Striper spots include the Pawcatuck River, Mystic River, Thames River (Norwich Harbor down to Montville), lower Connecticut River from the Amtrak railroad bridge down to the breakwaters, Sandy Point (New Haven Harbor), Housatonic River (Derby Dam and from Devon to Milford Point), Norwalk Islands, and Stamford and Greenwich Harbors.


"There is a mixed bag of sizes from “dinks” (8 – 12 inches) to 28 inches and larger. Reports of stripers measuring in the 40+ inch range have been caught near the Derby Dam.”
New Haven Register



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:
Connecticut Tourism;
Long Island Sound Resource Center;
Housatonic Valley Association;
Stratford, Connecticut;
Milford, Connecticut

17 May 2010

Of Bluefish, Shad, and Fluke



NY Post Says Bluefish Now into the Sound


“Bluefish are big and plentiful from Sheepshead Bay to Montauk and into Long Island Sound and they are feeding on bunker. “
NYPost.com



Shad Are Back


“Spring is American shad season in Connecticut. Decades ago, the number of shad returning to the Connecticut River ran into the tens of thousands. In recent years the numbers have dwindled at an alarming rate. The good news is there is some shad in the Connecticut River right now.”
StamfordAdvocate.com



Birding’s Good in Connecticut


“…one need not travel far to experience the best birding sites in the country. Situated along the Atlantic Flyway, a bird migration route that generally follows the Atlantic coast and the Appalachian Mountains, Connecticut -- and Fairfield County, in particular -- has long been a popular rest stop for seasonal migrants.”
NewsTimes.com



Bill Dance Bloopers


Click here



Fluke Showing Up in NYC Area


“Anglers wetting a line between last week’s blows and rain storms report good numbers of bass and blues are prowling Island waters and are providing excellent action. We hear some nice-sized fluke have made their presence known just in time for tomorrow’s opening [NY] of the fluke season.”
Staten Island Live


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:
Connecticut Tourism;
Long Island Sound Resource Center;
Housatonic Valley Association;
Stratford, Connecticut;
Milford, Connecticut

15 May 2010

News, News, News...



Sights On the Sound


“Start off at Connecticut Audubon Society Coastal Center in Milford. Rated as a "Top Ten" birding site in the East, the center is located on the 8.4-acre Smith-Hubbell Wildlife Refuge & Bird Sanctuary and is adjacent to the 840-acre Charles Wheeler Salt Marsh and Wildlife Management Area at the mouth of the Housatonic River.”
Waterbury Rep-Am




Above-Normal Temperatures and Below-Normal Precipitation in April


“NOAA’s State of the Climate report shows the April 2010 average temperature for the contiguous United States was 54.3 degrees F, which is 2.3 degrees F above the long-term (1901-2000) average (14th warmest April on record). April’s average precipitation was 2.18 inches, 0.25 inch below the 1901-2000 average.”
NOAA News




Abruptly Unemployed Fishermen Struggling To Get By


“For watermen across the Gulf Coast, waiting is now a way of life. Waiting to see where the slick that began after the deadly April 20 explosion of the Deepwater Horizon rig will land. Waiting for crab and shrimp zones to reopen. Waiting to make some money.“
Associated Press




NOAA Attempting to Keep Fisheries Open


“NOAA’s Fisheries Service has modified the area closed to fishing in the Gulf of Mexico due to the BP oil spill, which will include federal waters seaward of Louisiana state waters in the vicinity of Timbalier Island to waters off Florida’s Choctawhatchee Bay. “
NOAANews.gov




A Solution for the Gulf Oil Crisis?


Click on this YouTube video




ASMFC Wants to Increase Commercial Striper Harvest


“The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's Atlantic Striped Bass Management Board has approved Draft Addendum II to Amendment 6 to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic Striped Bass for public comment.
"The Draft Addendum proposes two changes to the striped bass management program: (1) an increase in the coastal commercial quota, and (2) revising the definition of recruitment failure based on Technical Committee advice.”
Outer Banks Sentinel




ASMFC Seeks to Decrease Bunker Commercial Harvest


“At its meeting last week in Washington DC, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) directed its Menhaden Technical Committee to develop new options for managing menhaden more like a critical forage species than a fish to be industrially harvested. A move that many East Coast anglers would say is long past due.

"’Only in Bizarro World can a stock reach the lowest point in its recorded history and the reference points used to manage that stock still indicate that all is well and it is not overfished nor is overfishing occurring,’ said Richen Brame, CCA Atlantic States Fisheries director. ‘When the reference points you are using allow the stock to decline continuously since 1984 from an estimated 186 billion fish to 18 billion and no management action is contemplated, much less triggered, then you need a different set of reference points, and that's what the ASMFC has directed the Technical Committee to do.’”
SportFishingMag.com



More on ASMFC’s Attempt to Increase Commercial Striper Kill


“…the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission has voted by a 9 to 6 margin to send to public hearings certain options to increase the commercial quota for striped bass. We think it is very likely that this ill conceived idea will be defeated, but, taking nothing for granted, Stripers Forever will provide you with the information that you will need to contact your ASMFC representatives and the legislators to whom they report in order to fight this attempted commercial increase….

“In the ASMFC press release they state that the justification for the commercial increase is that since 2004 the recreational harvest has increased by 13.7%, while the commercial harvest has decreased 3.7%. Let us expose below just how these statistics have been twisted in an attempt to support more commercial killing of striped bass."
Fly Rod & Reel



Sector Long Island Sound to Hold Open House


“Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound will host its annual open house event at its base in New Haven on Saturday May 15th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The public is invited to explore a variety of Coast Guard search and rescue boats and witness Coast Guard helicopters from Air Station Cape Cod up close as they fly over Sector Long Island Sound.

“’The open house is a great opportunity for the community to see how we work with our port partners to protect the people and the environment in this area,’said Capt. Daniel Ronan, Coast Guard Captain of the Port of Long Island Sound. ‘It will be a great time for the whole family.’”
Coast Guard News




Bunkers’ Fate Rests with Politicians


Fact: As Virginia's attorney general, Bob McDonnell — now governor — wrote a 2006 opinion saying the ASMFC had no legal standing to cap the harvest of menhaden by the commercial fleet of Omega Protein based in that state and that Virginia was not bound to comply with it. Omega, the only player in the bay, gave McDonnell a total of $29,744 in campaign money and $62,000 to key state lawmakers.
BaltimoreSun.com
Photo has nothing to do with the article, but who cares?


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:
Connecticut Tourism;
Long Island Sound Resource Center;
Housatonic Valley Association;
Stratford, Connecticut;
Milford, Connecticut

14 May 2010

More On the Bunker Harvest



“It appears the managers of Atlantic coast fisheries may finally be moving to curtail the catch of menhaden after a new report found the lowly but vital fish has declined to historic low numbers after being repeatedly overharvested the past 50-plus years. “As reported today by Sun outdoors writer Candus Thomson, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission unanimously called for a committee of experts to come up with more conservative regulatory benchmarks for ensuring the sustainability of the Atlantic's menhaden population.”
BaltimoreSun.com





Search Terminated for Milford Kayaker


“The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a kayaker reported missing Sunday near Milford, Conn., at 8 p.m. today pending further developments.
Fengquan Guan, of Beijing, who was described as wearing a black sweater, black jeans, a dark gray lifejacket with black trim and using a gray two-person kayak, was reported missing at about 2 p.m. Sunday by a friend that he was visiting in Milford.
“The Coast Guard re-opened the search for Guan after a kayak was found today matching the description of the one he was using when he was reported overdue Sunday. The person who reported Guan missing Sunday – a friend he was visiting in Milford, who owned the kayak – verified with the Coast Guard that the kayak found today was the same one used by Guan.
“The kayak was found at approximately 9:50 a.m. today, swamped along the high tide line at Goldsmith Inlet, on Long Island’s North Shore approximately 15 miles from Riverhead, N.Y. The Southold, N.Y., Police Department found the kayak and then reported the information to Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound, prompting the re-opening of the search in Long Island Sound.”
CoastGuardNews.com





Latest Issue of Saltwater Sportsman Online


See the winner of the “Fishbabe of the Month” contest.
SaltWaterSportsman.com


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:
Connecticut Tourism;
Long Island Sound Resource Center;
Housatonic Valley Association;
Stratford, Connecticut;
Milford, Connecticut

13 May 2010

Housatonic River Cleanup...Bunker Harvest



Unbelievable Amount of Trash


“…the annual Housatonic River Cleanup held on May 1 resulted in an enormous pile of litter pulled out of the river…although the photo is of the pile only halfway through the event).”
Valley.NewHavenIndependent.com



This Graphic Tell You Anything?


[Click to enlarge]
“In the Virginia portion of the Chesapeake Bay, Omega Protein trawlers employ spotter planes to locate schools of menhaden, which are then scooped up in large nets and processed at a plant on the Northern Neck.”
BaltimoreSun.com


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:
Connecticut Tourism;
Long Island Sound Resource Center;
Housatonic Valley Association;
Stratford, Connecticut;
Milford, Connecticut

12 May 2010

Hurricane Is Coming!



Well, not right this minute…but….


“The north Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1 and lasts through November 30. The U.S. Census Bureau produces timely local data that are critical to emergency planning, preparedness and recovery efforts. This edition of Facts for Features highlights the number of people living in areas that could be most affected by these dramatic acts of nature.”
U S Census Bureau



Bluefish Currently All the Way from NY/NJ to Florida


“Bluefish hit pretty much throughout the area over the weekend. Anglers fishing from rocks on the Atlantic City side of Absecon Inlet had plenty plus some striped bass.”
PressOfAtlanticCity.com

“Mike Sigler reports a nice catch of bluefish, whiting, yellowmouth trout and large spots in the Sister's Creek area of the river.”
Jacksonville.com



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:
Connecticut Tourism;
Long Island Sound Resource Center;
Housatonic Valley Association;
Stratford, Connecticut;
Milford, Connecticut

11 May 2010

Crew Claims Captain Copped Credit



“Sixteen of the 20 crew members who were on the Maersk Alabama have banded together again — this time to criticize Phillips' handling of the ship and to claim that he didn't take the piracy threat seriously until the Somalis were firing at them. They have a lawyer from Pennsylvania and call themselves the Alabama Shipmates.
"'We didn't get fair recognition…. Everybody fight back. Not just Phillips. He took credit from everybody.'"
Courant.com
Photo Source




Meanwhile, Another Captain Sacrifices His Life for His Crew


“'There's only two ways we could have got saved: the EPIRB or the mayday call, and our captain made it in there and sacrificed himself, I believe, to make a mayday call for his crew,' Jack said.

“Jack and two other crew members, Nicole Esau, 36, of Ketchikan, Alaska, and Todd Knivila, 48, of Seattle, spent more than three hours in the frigid water but were hoisted to safety by a Coast Guard helicopter. Royer showed no vital signs when he was picked up.”
Click here to read full article




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:
Connecticut Tourism;
Long Island Sound Resource Center;
Housatonic Valley Association;
Stratford, Connecticut;
Milford, Connecticut

10 May 2010

Kayaker Missing Off Charles Island




MILFORD -- Coast Guard and local police boats were searching Long Island Sound late into Sunday night for a 32-year-old Chinese man who had been missing in a kayak since that morning.
The U.S. Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound was leading the search in the Sound waters near Milford.
CTPost.com




This Ain't No Striper!

“A slow-speed zone from the North Fork of Long Island and the entryway to Long Island Sound known as The Race, along the Rhode Island coast to Woods Hole, Mass., has been extended until May 5 to protect the unusually large congregation of North Atlantic right whales in the area since last week.”
TheDay.com



Latest Issue of This Is Fly Now Available


“This is the first issue of This is Fly on our new platform. You can now download the issue in PDF and take it with you on the road. We are also bringing you larger video in a more cinematic setting. Volume 2 Issue 1 is better than ever.”
Click here



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:
Connecticut Tourism;
Long Island Sound Resource Center;
Housatonic Valley Association;
Stratford, Connecticut;
Milford, Connecticut

09 May 2010

Derby Dam...Lightning Kills Fisherman



Derby Dam A Hotspot


“When the bass and/or blues are chasing bait at the dam, it can get very busy. On days when the word is out that there are fish at the dam, it is not unusual for up to 100 anglers to stand shoulder to shoulder chucking bait chunks and lures into the swirling water.”
Charles Walsh writing in CTPost.com



CTDEP Fishing Report


“STRIPED BASS fishing is good for schoolies in many of the tidal rivers. The Housatonic River (Derby Dam, Devon, and Milford Point), lower Connecticut River (Great Island), Thames River from Norwich Harbor down to Montville have been consistent striper spots. Most fish are well below legal size (28 inches), however, larger keeper sized stripers have been caught during low light.”
NewHavenRegister.com



Bridgeport: Lighting Hits 4 Fishermen…1 Dead


“Police said 29-year-old Romeo Briscoe was killed Saturday at about 11 a.m. after lightning hit his fishing pole, then traveled to his head and body.”
1010WINS.com




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:
Connecticut Tourism;
Long Island Sound Resource Center;
Housatonic Valley Association;
Stratford, Connecticut;
Milford, Connecticut