22 January 2012

Islamorada Journal 2012...22 JAN [temp]

News from Up North:

Yes gentle reader, despite our current location we do watch the goings-on back in Connecticut. There've been some interesting news items: Lou Tabory opines on the best all-around SW fly outfit. A record striped bass caught in Woodbridge, CT? And, regretably, yet another boater lost...not wearing a life jacket:

Lou Tabory: Best All-Around Salt Water Fly Outfit

”A fly-rod/fly-line setup that will get you through just about any fly-fishing situation you’ll come across in salt water at home or abroad....”

Fly Fishing in Salt Waters

Northeast Fishing and Hunting Show

”The 15th Annual Northeast Fishing & Hunting Show is coming Friday, February 17 through Sunday, February 19, 2012 to the Connecticut Convention Center at 100 Columbus Blvd. in Hartford, Conn. Hours: Friday, February 17 from 12 noon to 8 p.m.; Saturday, February 18 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sunday, February 19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.”


Coast Guard Suspends Search for Missing Boater

”Search and rescue controllers at Coast Guard Sector Charleston were notified by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources at 9:17 p.m., Thursday, of Moss’ disappearance. It was reported that Moss was aboard a 14-foot fishing boat with one other person when it reportedly capsized. The second person successfully swam to Ashe Island and was later picked up by another boater.

“Moss was last seen attempting to swim ashore. He was not wearing a lifejacket.”


Winter Stripers in Norwich, CT

”Norwich is typically as good if not better than any place in the Northeast to catch stripers during the winter. The only problem is the population is once again being depleted by fishing pressure, so striper catches have been diminishing over the past five or six seasons.”

Bob Sampson in NorwichBulletin.com

Winter Days Brightened by Outdoor Shows

”This year, the Hartford show will feature the first appearances and seminars by Greg Meyerson, the Connecticut angler who smashed the striped bass world record with his 81.88-pounder earlier this year. Also featured will be a 23.65 pound tautog (blackfish) caught by 83-year-old Ken Owens. It was just short of the 25-pound all-tackle world record for this species.”

Bob Sampson in NorwichBulletin.com

He Must Have Had One Heckuva Long Rod

”By now every Connecticut angler knows who Greg Meyerson is. If not, you've been hiding under a rock. “Meyerson is the talented saltwater expert who shattered the International Game Fish Association (IGFA) record for a striped bass in 2011. Using his secret method, Meyerson landed an 81.88-pound linesider while fishing off Woodbridge, CT.

“How did he do it?”

Note: As the title says, he must have had one heckuva long rod; Woodbridge, CT is not on the water…in fact, it’s about seven miles from Long Island Sound. [Fish was actually caught in Westbrook, CT.]


Beating the Winter Doldrums

”Some fishermen continue to fish by fishing through the ice or by finding a body of water in the area that will still accommodate fishing, either from shore or in their boat.

”The Housatonic River is a body of water that allows anglers to continue to fish through the winter months. Many fishermen head to the Housy to spend a day catching striped bass in large numbers.

”Some fishermen use the winter months to prepare themselves for the upcoming season by repairing, replacing or building things that they will need….”


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