10 November 2010

Courtesy On the Water

• New Issue of SaltWater Sportsman Online

“From Massachusetts' Monomoy Flats to Texas' Laguna Madre, shallow-water fishing is increasingly popular. Management success stories for species like redfish and striped bass are certainly a driving force. But the economic downturn, higher fuel prices, reduced bag limits and closures offshore have forced many anglers onto the flats. This growing pressure is not only impacting the fish but also leading to more conflicts between anglers. Most problems can be avoided, however, by following a few simple rules.”

• October: High Temps, Low Rainfall

“The contiguous United States had its 11th warmest October on record, according to the latest NOAA State of the Climate report issued today. The average temperature for October was 56.9 F, which is 2.1 F above the 1901–2000 average. The average precipitation was 1.85 inches, which was 0.26 inch below the 1901–2000 average.”

NOAA’s data indicate that Connecticut was above average both in temperature and rainfall in October.


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