26 March 2012

Striper Bonus Program...and "Pleasure Beach"...A New Reality Show About Bridgeport Housewives


Connecticut DEEP Expands Bonus Striper Program

”Striper anglers are cheering the expansion of the bonus fishery introduced last year only for the Connecticut River to include all state waters in 2012. During May and June, anglers possessing a valid 2012 Connecticut Bonus Striped Bass Voucher may take one striped bass per voucher in the designated slot of at least 22 inches but less than 28 inches for up to two bonus fish per day.”

Photo alleged to be of Bear Cochrane of Milford, CT with his first 2012 striped bass.

Charles Walsh in CTPost.com


Pleasure Beach [ just kidding about the Bridgeport housewives ]

”On a May morning, a brilliant sun shines down on a Connecticut shoreline. Flocks of shorebirds, some of them state or federally threatened, swoop onto deserted beaches with few visible signs that humans were ever part of the picture. To the north, a salt marsh punctuated by the white dots of great egrets fishing in the tidal flats sustains the illusion of a place people somehow missed.

”Welcome to Pleasure Beach, 77 acres at the tip of a small peninsula that boasts one-fifth of Connecticut's undeveloped barrier beaches. The controversy surrounding this tiny slice of nature underscores the daunting political challenge of reconciling human interests with those of threatened and endangered species.”

Audubon.Magazine.org


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