27 July 2010

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

• Saltwater Kayak Fishing in Maine

“Certainly, there always have been fly fishermen who fished from kayaks, but increasingly there are those who take it to the open ocean and target stripers, bluefish and bigger, said Taylor, president of the Casco Bay Anglers Club.”
Maine Sunday Telegram

• “Q: How has saltwater fishing in Maine changed?”

“A: Commercial fishing has changed how we fish. Years ago, there wasn't much for groundfish. Now that they have stopped fishing for them commercially in many areas, there are a lot more cod and haddock. Commercial fishing has wiped out most of the baitfish in the Gulf of Maine, and the lack of baitfish has changed the pelagic fishery (sharks, tuna, etc). We now target species that aren't harvested commercially.”
Maine Sunday Telegram

• Housy and PCBs

“Then we heard the bad news. GE may be ordered to cut down the trees, remove both banks, dredge the river bottom and excavate 3-to-4 feet of flood plain soil. The shade would be removed, the banks would be rip-rapped, and new soils brought in from somewhere else. Fifteen miles of the river banks could be altered as well as the entire river bottom. Within this area are 28 known rare and endangered species, approximately 60 vernal pools, various amphibians and a diverse bird population and they are there because of the existing habitat.”
Berkshire Eagle

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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