30 June 2010

Wednesday 30 June 2010



• If Sharks Are Endangered, Why’s There a Shark-Killing Tournament?


“The Montauk docks and beyond were abuzz with the news that one of the contestants in the shark tournament held from the Star Island Yacht Club brought in a white shark on Friday, apparently unaware of the species, and that the great white is protected.
“Killing one is a violation of federal civil law, and punishable by a fine of up to $10,000.
EastHamptonStar.com



• Upper Housatonic Guide to Be Published


“Salisbury Bank recently made a donation to the Housatonic Valley Association (HVA) which provides the last piece of funding necessary to produce a guide to all the parks and historic sites along the Housatonic River; from it’s headwaters just north of Pittsfield, Massachusetts through Kent, Connecticut. This section of river is designated as a National Heritage Area. “This designation is significant” stated HVA Executive Director Lynn Werner, “because it is recognized for its historic, cultural and environmental resources and attributes.”
RegisterCitizen.com


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 June 2010

Tuesday 29 June 2010



• Win A Fishing Scholarship

“They room together, go to school together and fish together. And Bethel University brought them together as the first students in America to receive an athletic scholarship for competitive bass fishing. This week, these boys of summer will make room on their boat for another team member, Lauren Stamps, the first woman in the United States to receive a scholarship for bass fishing and one of a handful of women to compete on the nearly all-male college circuit.”
New York Times



• New York’s Fish Black Market


“At 3:15 in the morning, Jamie Powers and Kevin Thomas, environmental conservation officers for New York state, ease their 31-foot boat into the inky waters of Jamaica Bay, which bisects the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens. The city's lights project ethereally across the starry, cloudless sky. There isn't a hint of wind in the air. "Can't ask for a better night," says Powers. "They'll be out there I bet."”
Forbes.com



• Charles Walsh’s Fishing Report


“Not much good happens in the fishing world when air temperatures soar above the 90-degree mark as they have over the past few days. But Thursday's severe storms could stir things up on the water. The bass and blues that prowled the inshore shallows when the air temperatures were in the 60s and 70s have beaten a path for deeper waters. Time to head for the buoys with a cooler full of fresh bunker and a supply of six- or 10-ounce sinkers. Don't forget the water bottles or whatever it is that quenches your thirst.”
Greenwich Time



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

28 June 2010

Monday 28 June 2010



• Latest Fishing Report from CTDEP



“Striped bass and bluefish fishing remains good. Dawn and dusk are prime time for linesiders where bluefish can be caught anytime during the day. The chance for catching cow bass weighing in the 40’s is very real now.

Fishing spots include the Watch Hill Reefs, Ram Island Reef (Fishers Island Sound), lower Thames River, the Race (by Race Rock and Valiant Rock), outer Bartlett Reef, the Sluiceway, Plum Gut, Pigeon Rip (area just north of Plum Island), warm water discharge from Millstone Power Station, Hatchett Reef, Long Sand Shoal, Cornfield Point, Southwest Reef, Sixmile Reef, Falkner Island area, reefs off Guilford and Branford, New Haven Harbor, buoys #18 and #20 off Bridgeport, Stratford Shoal/Middle Ground, Penfield Reef, Norwalk Islands, Eatons Point area on the New York side, Cable and Anchor Reef, Smith Reef and the reefs off Stamford and Greenwich. Bluefish are averaging 5-7 lbs. Watch for diving terns and gulls which is a dead give away for bluefish ravaging bait fish on the surface. Snapper blues are in but are only about 3 inches in length.”
CTDEP



• Along the Gulf Coast…


“Lisa Harbin shuts off the air conditioners at a Coden, Ala., bait-and-tackle shop to save money, worried about staying in business with fishing now but a memory. The live bait well has been drained and she's not sold a single ticket to the Mystic Striper Society Fishing Rodeo.”
MiamiHerald.com



• Don’t Eat Fish From Little River


“The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), with the support of the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH), is advising people not to consume fish taken from a segment of the Little River because of the potential that these fish may carry contamination resulting from polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) released by a damaged electrical transformer.”
NewHavenIndependent.com


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

26 June 2010

6/25 Lower Housatonic River Fishing Report


Charles Island. Another gorgeous June day on the water.

Click on any photo to enlarge.


Mal suggested this may be the second brood of the year for this mallard.


Low tide allows casting opportunities from Fort Trumbull Beach in Milford...if you can find a place to park the car.


Another day without any large fish...but schoolies and cocktail blues are great fun on light tackle.

Most big stripers this time of year will be taken on live bait in deeper water...or between dusk and dawn. Not great for those of us who prefer artificial lures in shallow water...and sleeping.




Mal brought this pretty striper to heel...and released it immediately after the foto op.


Cormorants will hang out and dry their wings at most any spot.


Largest bluefish of the day got off the hook right at the side of the boat; leader was touched, however, so it was a "caught" fish...albeit with a Westport release.***


Fellow designed this aircraft must have been in his cups.

***Fish gets released and angler doesn't have to get slimy hands.

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

25 June 2010

Compo Beach and Seymour, CT



• Lou Tabory Saltwater Fly-Fishing Classes


“Tabory's fly fishing school will take place on Saturday, July 7, July 31 and Aug. 7 at Compo Beach. The one-day schools begin at 6 a.m. and end at 3 p.m. They cover everything from beginning casting to tactics for catching striper in the surf. The cost is $150 per session. Call Westport Outfitters at 203-441-9490 to sign up for the class.”
Charles Walsh writing in CTPost.com



• Seymour Firm at Forefront of Oil Spill War


“In an old paper mill dating back to the 1800s, nearly four dozen workers are laboring around-the-clock, seven days a week, to make a containment boom that is being shipped out the door to the Gulf of Mexico to help stem the massive BP oil spill.”
NBSNewYork.com


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

24 June 2010

6/22 Lower Housatonic River Fishing Report



We headed toward the mouth of the Housatonic shortly after 0700.


Don G. motored out on the water shortly after we did.


Swan family.


Charlie outfished me.




No large fish, however. All stripers returned to the water.


Cormorants resting after breakfasting on sand eels.


Freighter.


Black-crowned night heron.


Tanker heading for the western part of the Sound.


Osprey with enormous nest.


We kept some cocktail blues for eating.


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

23 June 2010

Lots of Small Fish Around During the Day



• 6/22 Lower Housatonic River Fishing Report



Am out of town and forgot my camera-to-computer cable…so can’t download and post pics from today’s fishing. Lots of small fish, especially cocktail blues. Will post pics this weekend.



• The Spill: How Long Will Recovery Take?



“The sorting tables at Tino Mones Seafood, an open-air crab broker in this southern St. Bernard Parish fishing town, usually are crawling this time of year with snapping blue crabs. Workers typically haul in one load after another, more than 20,000 pounds a day.
“Not this year.
“Now workers mostly sit, smoke and wait to offload boxes of blue crabs from the occasional fisherman who pulls up to the dock. Less than 5,000 pounds of crabs on a recent day were iced, boxed and shipped out, owner Tino Mones says.”
USAToday.com



• Ready for Neon-Green Stripers?


“PITTSFIELD, Mass. — When the Berkshire Environmental Action Team received an e-mail from iBerkshires at noontime Friday with a photograph showing a bright green liquid flowing into the Housatonic River at the Elm Street bridge, we grabbed our camera and cell phone and ran to investigate.”
iBerkshires.com


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

22 June 2010

Fishing Can Be Dangerous



“Last month I took a 33 inch bass in over the side and carelessly brought it close to my body. The fish’s dorsal fin hit my leg hard creating three deep puncture wounds. It has been about seven weeks and it is now just clearing up after a trip to the walk-in emergency clinic for a tetanus booster shot, wound cleaning and a round of antibiotics. I had never been injured by a fish before and two weeks after this incident it happened again.
“Bill related he caught the infection from a striped bass that had ulcers and lesions when he touched it with a cut hand. Bill said that his infection was bad and took multiple antibiotics to shake. An emergency room doctor told him if his infection was not treated it could have gotten blood bound and could have been fatal. Bill related, “…I had a huge red line running up my arm… I highly recommend gloves at all times.”
Warwick Beacon



• This Sounds Like A Lot of Fun, Doesn’t It?


“Joe Hector and Nathan Special have a term for when they paddle three to five miles offshore in their kayaks to catch kingfish, dolphin, tunas, sharks and amberjacks:
"’You test your limits,’ said Hector, a personal trainer and graphic designer who lives in Pompano Beach. ‘Your endurance, your strength … not only are you fighting fish, you're fighting yourself.’”
Sun-Sentinel.com



• Maybe That Boat Shouldn’t Have So Many People On It?


“A boat carrying five people capsized in the Long Island Sound off Oyster Bay Thursday, injuring two passengers, neither seriously, officials said.
“The boaters were trying to anchor a 25-foot Wellcraft fishing boat at Buoy 32A, about 3 1/2 miles off Oyster Bay, U.S. Coast Guard Lt. William Houde said.
“But the boat was overloaded on one side, causing it to capsize and spill the passengers....”
Newsday.com



• New Issue of FFSW Newsletter Online



Items include:
“Ask Lefty Q & A: Q: When using a tapered leader, how long should the tippet be for fish like redfish, bonefish, stripers and other species where no bite leader is required?”
And: “The Shrunken Minnow: Heat-shrink tubing is an alternative for those who like to make quick, simple and effective flies....”
And: “Best pick-up lines for fly fishers in bars.”
FFSW
Just kidding about the last one.


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

21 June 2010

May Hottest Month On Record…Globally



“The combined global land and ocean surface temperature was the warmest on record for May, March-May (Northern Hemisphere spring-Southern Hemisphere autumn), and the period January-May according to NOAA. Worldwide average land surface temperature for May and March-May was the warmest on record while the global ocean surface temperatures for both May and March-May were second warmest on record, behind 1998.”
NOAA



• Probably on A Size 14 Royal Coachman Dry Fly



“ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A Colorado man fishing in the waters of southcentral Alaska has hauled in a 337-pound halibut - easily the biggest catch in the region this season....”
SFGate.com


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• Alabama Charter Boat Captain’s Life Has Changed


“The rest of his charter trips were canceled for the summer and with $5,000 from a BP claim already in his bank account, Shaver spent his first morning off at Zeke's Marina — the same place he'd be if he were fishing. He had to finish scrubbing the hull of his boat.
“After that, there were errands, a few bills to pay, maybe a trip to the doctor with his 86-year-old dad. He might stop by the post office to see his wife, Pam, who works the counter. Next?
"’I really don't know,’ mused the captain. ‘I used to fish here. Hope I can fish again.’”
StarTribune.com



• 33.4% of Gulf of Mexico Federal Waters Now Closed to Fishing


“NOAA has expanded the closed fishing area in the Gulf of Mexico to capture portions of the oil slick moving beyond the area’s current northern boundary, off the Florida panhandle’s federal-state waterline. This boundary was moved to Panama City Beach.
“This federal closure does not apply to any state waters. Closing fishing in these areas is a precautionary measure to ensure that seafood from the Gulf will remain safe for consumers.
“The closed area now represents 80,806 square miles, which is approximately 33.4 percent of Gulf of Mexico federal waters.”
NOAA


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

20 June 2010

Oil Not Likely to Reach Northeast, Unless....



“Scientists have told New Jersey officials that the oil likely will not reach its beaches....
“The oil could move east toward Florida and the Gulf Stream, which would eventually pull it north toward the Carolinas. That would move the flow toward Cape Hatteras, N.C., and then a likely flow east into the Atlantic, away from the northern half of the East Coast and toward Europe.
“But storms and other factors could cause portions of an oil plume to break off from the main body and head toward New Jersey, he cautioned.”
Business Week



• NOAA: Temperatures Were “Average” in May



“NOAA’s State of the Climate report shows the May 2010 average temperature for the contiguous United States was 60.8 degrees F, which is 0.2 degrees F below the long-term (1901-2000) average. May’s average precipitation was 3.10 inches, 0.23 inch above the 1901-2000 average.
“Based on a 116-year record dating back to 1895, this monthly analysis prepared by scientists at NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, NC, is part of the suite of climate services NOAA provides.
NOAA



• California: We Have Seen the Enemy…and They Are Striped Bass!



“It was 1879 when a Harvard-educated fish scientist took striped bass caught in New Jersey's Navesink River and poured 132 of them into the Carquinez Strait near Martinez.”
ContraCostaTimes.com



• Is That Charter Boat Safe?




“The worst charter boat accident on the East Coast was on Labor Day weekend in 1951 when 41 drowned after the Montauk, N.Y., boat Pelican capsized in Long Island Sound.”
PressOfAtlanticCity.com


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

19 June 2010

Chart of BP Oil Spill As of 18 JUN 2010




• Munitions On the Bottom of the Sound


“A plan has been set in motion to decontaminate a clamming vessel that dredged up World War I-era munition shells from the ocean off Long Island, exposing crew members to mustard gas, according to the Coast Guard.:
Boston Globe

Note, the USCG says, “The incidental discovery of munitions at sea during fishing, scuba diving and other evolutions has been an occasional problem for decades. Any such discoveries, handling of and or landing of any unknown weaponry or components onboard vessels can have catastrophic results. To additionally complicate the situation, these items can be well encrusted with marine growth and barely recognizable. Thus, the discovery of any unknown / unidentifiable objects must be treated with extreme care and caution.”
Shoo-Fly: In other words, it’s not “I Dream of Jeannie” out there



• Speaking of Events from the Past: Naugatuck River Dam 50 Years Old


“Inside the reservoir, small hints are all that remain of Campville, a section of Harwinton which the government demanded be vacated for the dam's construction. A ride down old Route 8 reveals abandoned bridge pilings and barely discernable plots of land once occupied by residents and businesses. In Litchfield, another village, Fluteville, met a similar fate.”
Republican-American



• Latest CTDEP Fishing Report



Click here: WTIC.com



• Connecticut Lobstermen Facing Extinction?



“STONINGTON — Richie Maderia has been trapping lobsters in Long Island Sound for nearly 45 years, but the excitement and anticipation never grow old….
“Maderia, 53, and other fishermen here who have earned their livings on the water worry that their lifestyle could vanish as early as next year.”
Waterbury Republican-American


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

18 June 2010

Where Have They All Gone?



• Where Have All the Weakfish Gone?


“Weakfish are spectacular fish. Dressed in iridescent red, purple and yellow and possessing the temperment of a top predator, weakfish are among the most-prized saltwater species around.
“Trouble is, they're not around”
APP.com



• Where Have All the Game Wardens Gone?



“Once they seemed to be everywhere.
“They showed up just as an outlaw fisherman snuck an undersized flounder into their live well. They were there wading out into the shallows to put the arm on a clammer working in polluted waters. They were there slowing speeding boaters in busy waterways just by making themselves visible.”
Charles Walsh writing in CTPost.com


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

17 June 2010

These Big Macs Don’t Arrive On A Bun



“The Atlantic mackerel is a streamlined fast-swimming fish that heads north to our area about this time every year. It is an extremely voracious fish that swims in schools that often contain thousands of members. Because they swim so quickly and because the older fish swim the fastest, they often are found in schools of similar age so they can maintain identical swimming speeds. These fish can grow to 7.5 pounds and live to 20 years.”
GloucesterTimes.com



• Oil Spill Now As Much As 60,000 Barrels per Day


“The official estimate of the flow rate from the leaking gulf oil well has surged again, with government officials announcing Tuesday that 35,000 to 60,000 barrels (1.47 million to 2.52 million gallons) of oil a day are now gushing from the reservoir deep beneath the gulf.”
Washington Post



• Fishing: Requires Precautions


“Sadly, three fishermen died and another person was rescued in four separate water emergencies last weekend in Connecticut.”
Stamford Advocate


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

16 June 2010

ASMFC Wants Commercial Fishermen to Net Your Stripers




“The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) has officially announced that Atlantic coastal states from Maine through North Carolina have scheduled hearings to gather public comment on Draft Addendum II to Amendment 6 to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic Striped Bass. The first hearings get underway this week in Delaware and Maryland.
“The intended purpose of the draft addendum is specifically to consider options to increase the coastal commercial quota of striped bass and revise the definition of striped bass recruitment failure. ‘This proposal was not endorsed by the Striped Bass Advisory Panel, and it wasn't supported by anyone in the recreational fishing community," said RFA Executive Director, Jim Donofrio.’”
Hearings in Connecticut:
•Connecticut Dept. of Environmental Protection, July 13, 2010; 7:00 PM, Fayerweather Yacht Club , 51 Brewster Street, Bridgeport, Connecticut; Contact: David Simpson at (860) 434-6043

•Connecticut Dept. of Environmental Protection, July 14, 2010; 7:00 PM, Marine Headquarters 333 Ferry Road, Old Lyme, Connecticut; Contact: David Simpson at (860) 434-6043

WFN.TV



• Oil Threatens Fishery in FL Panhandle Region



“State officials are temporarily closing a 23 mile stretch of water off the Florida Panhandle to the fishing of crabs, shrimp and saltwater fish because of the oil spill.”
WKRG.com


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

15 June 2010

We Lose Sharks, but Gain Rays and Skates, but Then Lose Scallops, Clams, and Oysters




“Edward Dorson, director of conservation strategies at the Shark Research Institute, recently stated that 11 of the large shark species along the eastern coast of the United States “are now nearly gone.” Fewer sharks means many more rays and skates, which have increased tenfold, and their favored prey is, Hello, Long Island! Bay scallops. As the scallops disappear, rays and skates will go after clams and oysters.”
EastHamptonStar.com



• Salt Water Sportsman



Latest online issue available.
SWS



• Sales of UselessCrafts Flagging Due to Oil Spill


“PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) - A few days after BP's Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded April 20, three of boat dealer Keith King's customers came in and canceled their orders, one for a triple-engine Triton saltwater fishing boat with a price tag well over $100,000.”
VCStar.com


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