09 July 2010

Friday 09 July 2010

• Charles Walsh’s Fishing Report

“Striped bass -- Fly fishers have been getting a few linesiders, including one 40-pound hunker, in the early morning and late evening tossing gray and white Clouser creations with some extra bucktail to give the two-inch flies more bulk. Anglers casting fresh bunker at Gulf Beach in Milford are finding morning success. Capt Skip person nailed a nine- pound striper while casting into the aforementioned blues/bunker melee of the Housatonic. There are keepers at the Bridgeport Harbor Buoy where Bob Voight took a 37-pound fish. The usually reliable Middleground has been almost bass-less.”
Greenwich Time

• The Last of the Bluefins

“By some estimates, there may be only 9,000 of the most ecologically vital megabreeders left in the fish’s North American stock, enough for the entire population of New York to have a final bite (or two) of high-grade otoro sushi. The Mediterranean stock of bluefin, historically a larger population than the North American one, has declined drastically as well.”
New York Times
Thanks to Val S. for bringing this article to our attention.

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

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