04 July 2010

Sunday 04 July 2010

God Bless America!

• Charles Walsh’s Fishing Report

“Almost two weeks into the summer heat and nobody is complaining too loudly about the availability of fish. Fisherman happiness may be just a thing called rising early or a trip to a beach where the baitfish congregate and the elite (fish) meet to eat. A couple of bait and tackle shop owners we talked to were actually excited about the reports they are receiving from their customers.”
Greewich Time

• One-Third of Gulf Closed to Fishing

“NOAA has expanded the closed fishing area in the Gulf of Mexico to include 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 eastward to Cape San Blas…. The closed area now represents 80,228 square miles, which is approximately 33.2 percent of Gulf of Mexico federal waters.”

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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