30 June 2013

• “Striper Fishing During the Cinder Worm Hatch”


“The surface was alive with thousands of tiny worms darting under the lights in erratic circles. Stripers rolled on the surface as far as I could see.


”I’d stumbled upon something epic: a hatch of cinder worms, ­perhaps the most fascinating, mysterious and simultaneously frustrating phenomena in Northeast saltwater fishing. Not only are the stripers that feed on them incredibly hard to fool, the hatch itself is elusive.”

Read the full article at this link: SaltWaterSportsman.com


• NOAA Study Finds Fishing Tops U.S. Lightning Death Activities


NOAA's National Weather Service has discovered that 64 percent of lightning deaths since 2006 occurred while people were participating in leisure activities, with fishing topping the list at 26 deaths.


Read the full article at this link: NOAA News


29 June 2013

• Charles Walsh’s Fishing Column – 28 June 2013


“Fishing in Long Island Sound is -- there's no other word for it -- slow. Even on the rare days when the threat of an electrical storm does not keep anglers under cover, the "action" hardly merits the use of that term.

”Small bluefish can be found here and there….


"Porgy sounds like something you don't want in the bottom of your boat, much less on a plate for dinner.

"Well, it will come as no surprise to anyone who has consumed expertly filleted porgy, be it baked, fried, broiled, even poached, that the fish is one of the better eating species in Long Island Sound...."

Read the full article at this link: CTPost.com


27 June 2013

• Connecticut DEEP Marine Fishing Report – 27 June 2013


Bluefish fishing remains good at the reefs off Watch Hill, Ram Island Reef in Fishers Island Sound, the Race, Sluiceway, Plum Gut, Pigeon Rip, Black Point, Long Sand Shoal, Sixmile Reef, Falkner Island north rip, New Haven Harbor, Charles Island area, Stratford Shoal/Middle Ground, Bridgeport Harbor, Penfield Reef, and around the Norwalk Islands.

Striped Bass fishing also remains good. Best time to fish is at dawn. The usual striper spots include the Watch Hill area, Ram Island Reef in Fishers Island Sound, Thames River, the Race, Sluiceway, Plum Gut, Bartlett Reef, Black Point, humps south of Hatchett Reef, Long Sand Shoal, Sixmile Reef, outer Southwest Reef, the reefs off Madison and Branford, and New Haven Harbor,

Also, Charles Island/Milford area, Stratford Shoal/Middle Ground, Bridgeport Harbor, Penfield Reef, and around the Norwalk Islands. Stripers measuring over 40 inches in length are not unusual to catch! Fishing live eels and bunker are the ticket for catching “cow” bass.

Summer Flounder fishing is rated good. Fluke spots include the south side of Fishers Island (Isabella Beach), Black Point, Long Sand Shoal, Falkner Island area, New Haven Harbor, around the Norwalk Islands and along the north shore of Long Island.

Scup fishing has improved on the major reefs. For anglers fishing from shore, the Fort Trumbull State Park fishing pier in New London has been the hot spot!

Black Sea Bass fishing is fair to good on the local reefs. Fishing deeper (75+ ft) wrecks and hard bottom areas around slack tide have been producing good catches.

Weakfish reports are still coming in from the Guilford‐Branford area, New Haven Harbor, Milford/Charles Island area and off the mouth of the Housatonic River.

Read the full article at this link: CTDEEP


• “Migratory Birds Starving To Death”


“At the Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge, the tiny bodies of Arctic tern chicks have piled up.


”Over the past few years, biologists have counted thousands that starved to death because the herring their parents feed them have vanished.”

Photo: Guardian.co.uk

Read the full article at this link: JapanTimes.com


• “Shad's Resurgence In Connecticut River Continues”


“Connecticut River shad stocks continue to rebound, with state biologists reporting another banner year for the fish that returns from the ocean each spring to spawn in the river.


”Nearly to 400,000 shad were counted this spring at the Holyoke dam in Massachusetts, where migratory fish are tallied, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.”

Read the full article at this link: Courant.com


• Commercial Striped Bass Fishing On the Cape…and A Recipe


“…favorite way to cook striped bass is to put whole filets with the skin on a large sheet of aluminum foil. He then covers the bass with slices of onions and oranges.

Read the full article at this link: WickedLocal.com


26 June 2013

• Man Gets Jail For Cheating In Fishing Tournament


“Alfred 'Tom' Mead, 72, pleaded guilty in Hubbard County District Court to a felony charge of theft by swindle May 20, for sneaking a previously caught fish into the tournament Feb. 2.”


Read the full article at this link: BemidjiPioneer.com


25 June 2013

• CTDPH: DPH: Take Steps to Prevent Tick Bites


“In Connecticut, the peak months for acquiring infections from ticks are May through July. Ticks in Connecticut can carry a variety of disease causing agents, including rickettsia, bacteria, and protozoa. People can become infected with more than one disease with just one tick bite.

”Tick-borne diseases found in Connecticut include Lyme disease, Babesiosis, Ehrlichiosis and Rocky Mountain spotted fever.”

Read the full article at this link: CTDPH


24 June 2013

• New York State Protecting Striped Bass Spawning Areas


“New York conservation officials say the state has spent $1.6 million to buy nearly 300 acres in the Hudson Valley.

”It's a spawning and nursery area for striped and black bass, shad, river herring and other fish as well as habitat for migratory and marsh birds.”

Read the full article at this link: GreenwichTime.com


23 June 2013

• Charles Walsh’s Fishing Column – 21 June 2013


“Anglers who can remember when the weakfish were abundant in the Sound are getting harder to find than WWI veterans.


”The last time weakfish were in the Sound in any significant numbers was sometime the late 1980s. Since then, the population has seen a steady decline until reports of a single catch (often as not off one of the West Haven beaches) was big news in the tackle shops.”

Read the full article at this link: CTPost.com


22 June 2013

• Having Fun with Fly Fishing


“Trout are usually the target using these rods, but at one time, when Orvis came out with their 1-weight, people around here were using them to catch schoolie stripers during the early season.

”You don’t hear about this any more because these little schoolie stripers were a handful for most anglers, which meant there were plenty of expensive broken rods.”

Read the full article at this link: HeraldNews.com


21 June 2013

• Long Island Area Fishing Report – 21 June 2013


“Fluke fishing has been pretty good across Long Island for most of the spring, with a respectable number of limit catches and quite a few doormats reported.

"The big surprise, however, is that most anglers have been catching their limits in bay and sound waters. Inshore ocean waters, where the larger fluke tend to hang out most years, haven't yet produced as expected.”

Read the full article at this link: NewsDay.com


• Connecticut Striper Challenge


Largest weigh-in Striper $10,000 CASH PRIZE & Trophy

Second largest weigh-in Striper {Prize Package} & Trophy

Third largest weigh-in Striper {Prize Package} & Trophy

Info and register at this link: http://ctstriperchallenge.com/


• CTDEEP Marine Fishing Report – 20 June 2013


Striped Bass fishing is good at the usual spots: Watch Hill area, Ram Island Reef in Fishers Island Sound, Thames River, the Race, Sluiceway, Plum Gut, Bartlett Reef, Black Point, humps south of Hatchett Reef, Long Sand Shoal, Sixmile Reef, outer Southwest Reef, the reefs off Madison and Branford/

Also New Haven Harbor, Charles Island/Milford area, Stratford Shoal/Middle Ground, Bridgeport Harbor, Penfield Reef, and around the Norwalk Islands. Live lining bunker or eels and casting or trolling the tube and worm combo has been working well for keeper bass.

Bluefish fishing is good with fish hitting the scales in the low teens. Fishing spots include the Watch Hill reefs, Ram Island Reef in Fishers Island Sound, the Race, Sluiceway, Plum Gut, lower Thames River, Millstone warm water discharge, Long Sand Shoal, Sixmile Reef, Falkner Island north rip, New Haven Harbor, Charles Island area, Stratford Shoal/Middle Ground, Penfield Reef, and around the Norwalk Islands.

Summer Flounder fishing is rated good with the south side of Fishers Island, north shore of Long Island and New Haven Harbor being the hot spots. There are a lot of sublegal fish “throwbacks” being reported so try to use circle hooks to reduce “gut hooking” fish. Also there appears to be no shortage of Searobins as anglers cull through these notorious “bait stealers”.

Scup fishing remains fair to good on the major reefs but should improve as water temperatures increase.

Black Sea Bass fishing season has opened but fishing reports were not available at this time.

Weakfish fishing has improved with catches being reported from the Guilford‐Branford area, New Haven Harbor, Milford/Charles Island area and off the mouth of the Housatonic River.

Read the full article at this link: CTDEEP


20 June 2013

• Milford to Continue Discharge into Housatonic


“The following public notice has been posted on the CT DEEP website:

”(Milford) Notice of tentative decision to renew a permit issued to the City of Milford for the discharge to the groundwaters in the Housatonic River watershed.”

To view this public notice, please visit : CTDEEP


• “Waters are warming up on Block Island …”


“;…from a slow start it’s risen to about 54 degrees. Dredging in the channel this past week has brought many fisherman to Coast Guard Beach, casting their lines and trying for fluke and striped bass. Striped bass have been at the island for about a month, recently surf casters have had success catching them on the west side of the island.

”The cabins at Twin Maples are filled with fishermen — mostly surfcasters — using everything from plugs to flies to slug-gos to reel in keeper bass. Off the boat, anglers have had success catching fluke just outside the harbor. In addition, the number of boats on the southwest corner of the island is increasing every day.”

Read the full article at this link: Block-Island.VillageSoup.com


• Drowning: #2 Cause of Death in Children


“What’s shocking, however, is that many drowning deaths among children occur when the child is being supervised and may be only a short distance from an adult.

"Occurring quickly and quietly, a drowning can happen right before your eyes, before you even realize what happened…”

Read the full article at this link: Mercola.com


19 June 2013

• “One of These Flies Is Guaranteed To Land You A Striper This Year “


“Striped bass are one of the most sought-after species by fly anglers. Their extensive ranges on the east and west coasts make them a popular and available species. Usually, they're not very picky either. That allows a wide variety of fly patterns to entice these bruisers--and that's where we come in.

”We pieced together ten fly-tying videos covering proven striper flies. Many of these flies have untold number of variations, but we picked a few that we know will catch fish. One of the flies below is guaranteed to land you a striper this year.”

Read the full article at this link: FlyFishInSalt.com


18 June 2013

• “Killer Whale Steals Halibut from Angler’s Hook”


“Rare close encounter videotaped off Alaska; orca may have been lured to boat with the hooked fish.

”Alaska is famous for its halibut fishing, and for its killer whale sightings. But rarely are halibut and killer whales videotaped simultaneously, and very few people, if any, have captured such vivid footage of a killer whale, or orca, attacking a halibut at the end of an angler’s line.”

Read the full article at this link: GrindTV.com


17 June 2013

• Zebra Mussels and the Housatonic River


“In the Housatonic River, zebra mussels -- non-native bivalves that can move into a water body and just dominate it -- were found in 2009 in Massachusetts and in 2010 in Connecticut at Lake Lillinonah and Lake Zoar.


”They're moving slowly down the river….”

Read the full article at this link: NewsTimes.com


16 June 2013

• Charles Walsh’s Fishing Column


“I can't count the times I have heard anglers' beer-infused stories of how they ignored a force-five gale to go surf-casting for bass. (I may have told that tale on occasion myself.)

”But the fact is, rain and cold temperatures keep most anglers at home reading magazines and watching Canadian fishing shows on cable television.”

Read the full article at this link: CTPost.com


15 June 2013

• Rhode Island Area Fishing Report


“Live menhaden, yo-yo rigs and chunks all caught fish, but the most reliable strategy was to get out of the wind and bring fish to the boat with chunks.”

Read the full article at this link: ProvidenceJournal.com


• New York City Area Fishing Report


“Our local saltwater anglers have lots of decisions to make before setting out. Basic options include what to fish for, where to fish and what bait is working best.

"Thankfully our waters have lots of species to choose from. Will it be fluke, bluefish, striped bass, porgies or even weakfish or sharks?”

Read the full article at this link: NYDailyNews.com


• Bluefish, Bass, and Bunker


“While there are many means and methods of catching striped bass and bluefish in Long Island Sound, when we're talking big bass and blues, bunker always enter the conversation.

”Bunker, more properly named menhaden, are basically vegetarians….”

Read the full article at this link: TheHour.com


14 June 2013

• Connecticut River Moves To Westport, CT


The Federal Register of 14 June 2013 contains a notice regarding drawbridge operations, entitled: “Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Connecticut River, Westport, CT.”

We dashed off a quick email to the Coast Guard…who were responsible for the notice…informing them that to the best of our knowledge, the Connecticut River did not flow through Westport, CT.

We quickly received back a nice note thanking us for pointing out the mistake and informing us that the Coast Guard would be certain not to let that error occur in future.
So, presumably, for the time being at least, if those of you fishing near the Saugatuck River notice that it appears considerably wider than it was last time you were out, you’ll know why.

See the notice at this link: Federal Register of 14 June 2013


• Milford Kayaker Rescued at Charles Island


“Police said the 47-year-old male, who was not wearing a life jacket, told them a wave caused his kayak to flip….”

Read the full article at this link: NHRegister.com


• Surprise: Spring 2013 Was Cold and Wet…Who’da Thunk It?


“Contiguous United States cooler and slightly wetter than average during Spring 2013:

”According to NOAA scientists, the average temperature for the contiguous United States during the spring season (March-May) was 50.5°F, 0.5°F below the 20th-century average, making it the 38th coolest spring on record….”

Read the full article at this link: NOAA


• Long Island Sound Fishing Report

(Fluke)


“When the weather has allowed the fleet to sail, anglers have found the summer flatties, including a fair number of keepers, stacked along the edges of shallow flats inside bays and harbors.

"A greater percentage of bigger fish, but lesser numbers overall, have been culled from 20- to 40-foot depths off prominent Long Island Sound points and in open ocean waters outside each of the South Shore inlets.

”Out in the open waters of Long Island Sound, catches have been solid in 12- to 17-foot depths….”

Read the full article at this link: Newsday.com


• CTDEEP Marine Fishing Report – 13 June 2013


Striped Bass fishing remains good especially around an hour before and after sunrise. With all the rain lately, the tidal rivers will be tough going with all the logs and debris floating around.

Striper spots include the Watch Hill area, Ram Island Reef, Thames River, the Race, Bartlett Reef, Millstone warm water discharge, Black Point, humps south of Hatchett Reef, Connecticut River (on the flood tide), Long Sand Shoal, Sixmile Reef, outer Southwest Reef, the reefs off Madison to Branford, New Haven Harbor (Sandy Point), Charles Island/Milford area, Housatonic River, Bridgeport Harbor, Penfield Reef, around the Norwalk Islands, and the reefs off Stamford.

Bluefish fishing is good especially at the Race. Most fish are around the 5 to 8 lbs mark. Other spots include the Watch Hill reefs, Ram Island Reef in Fishers Island Sound, Sluiceway, Plum Gut, lower Thames River, Millstone warm water discharge, lower Connecticut River on the flood tide, Long Sand Shoal, Sixmile Reef, Falkner Island north rip, New Haven Harbor, Charles Island area, Penfield Reef, and around the Norwalk Islands.

Summer Flounder fishing is rated good. Fluke spots include south side of Fishers Island, Stonington area in Fishers Island Sound, Ram Island to Latimer Pt., mouth of the Thames River, Niantic Bay including Black Point, Sound View Beach, Long Sand Shoal, Falkner Island area, off the New Haven Harbor breakwaters, Charles Island/Milford area to Bridgeport Harbor and off the Norwalk Islands.

Scup fishing remains fair to good on the major reefs throughout LIS.

Weakfish fishing has never been consistent overall but reports continue to trickle in from the Branford area, New Haven Harbor, Milford/Charles Island and off the mouth of the Housatonic River.

Black Sea Bass fishing season opens on June 15th!

Read the full article at this link: CTDEEP


13 June 2013

• “Fly Casting: Overcoming the Tailing Loop”


“The dreaded tailing loop is a common casting fault that visits all fly casting anglers one time or another—often when they attempt long casts. A common fault while going for extra distance is using the same short stroke with a lot more gusto. But instead of the Steve Rajeff in us coming out at a flip of a switch, we often find a frustrated ‘Arggh!’ escaping our mouths upon seeing a pile of line dumping in front of us.”

Read the full article at this link: FlyFisherman.com


12 June 2013

• NOAA predicts active 2013 Atlantic hurricane season


Era of high activity for Atlantic hurricanes continues....

In its 2013 Atlantic hurricane season outlook issued today, NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is forecasting an active or extremely active season this year.

Read the full article at this link: NOAA


• Connecticut Cuts Back Salmon Stocking Program


“It was a romantic idea and a grand experiment — a vision of thousands of powerful, instinct-driven silver-blue Atlantic salmon once again fighting their way up the Connecticut River and other New England waters to spawn….

”But after more than 40 years of stocking millions upon millions of baby salmon hatchlings….”

Read the full article at this link: NHRegister.com


11 June 2013

• CTDEEP Marine Fishing Report - 06 June 2013


Striped Bass fishing is good to excellent at many of the reefs and rip areas throughout LIS in addition to the tidal rivers. Dawn has been prime time for “cow” bass. A striper weighing just shy of 60 lbs was caught over this past week.

Striper spots include the Pawcatuck River, Watch Hill area, Ram Island Reef, Thames River, the Race, Bartlett Reef, Millstone warm water discharge, Black Point, humps south of Hatchett Reef, Connecticut River (on the flood tide), Long Sand Shoal, New Haven Harbor (Sandy Point), Charles Island/Milford area, Housatonic River, Bridgeport Harbor, Penfield Reef, around the Norwalk Islands, and the reefs off Stamford.

Bluefish fishing is good at the Watch Hill reefs, the Race, Sluiceway, Plum Gut, Gardiners Bay, lower Thames River, Millstone warm water discharge, lower Connecticut River, Long Sand Shoal, Sixmile Reef, New Haven Harbor, Penfield Reef, and around the Norwalk Islands.

Summer Flounder fishing is rated good overall with reports of doormats approaching the double digit mark in pounds! Western LIS has been pretty hot lately from the Housatonic River down to the Greenwich area. Other fluke spots include south side of Fishers Island, Stonington area in Fishers Island Sound, mouth of the Thames River, Niantic Bay including Black Point, Long Sand Shoal, Falkner Island area, and Charles Island/Milford area.

Scup fishing remains fair to good on the major reefs throughout LIS.

Weakfish have been reported in the New Haven Harbor area, Milford/Charles Island area and off the mouth of the Housatonic River.

Read the full article at this link: CTDEEP


10 June 2013

• Jetty Fishing for Stripers


“Though stripers will feed during any time of the day, I have found the best times for the most consistent action to be dawn and dusk. I have caught many fish in high sunlight, but anglers will usually get more follows than takes during the middle hours of the day. The exception to this rule is obviously cloudy or overcast days.

”As the sun drops, the bite will usually pick up again, with the hours just before dark usually producing good results. For expert anglers who know the jetties inside and out, nighttime can also be very productive, especially when fishing eels for larger fish.”

Read the full article at this link: SaltWaterSportsman.com


09 June 2013

• Charles Walsh’s Fishing Column – 07 June 2013

(Slug-Go)


“Today, the Slug-Go is produced in seven sizes, from a tiny three-inch minnow to a 12-incher. Despite the many imitators, it remains one of the favorite lures for Long Island striped bass.

”Cast out and retrieved very slowly, there is something about the action of an unweighted Slug-Go that stripers cannot resist.

Read the full article at this link: CTPost.com


08 June 2013

• Long Island Fishing Report


“Once conditions have settled enough to get back on the water, there is every reason to expect solid action. Water temperatures -- generally about 55 degrees along the South Shore and East End, and hovering around 60 degrees in Long Island Sound -- are ideal for stripers, weaks, fluke and blues.

”That said, anglers could use real baits, brightly colored lures and, perhaps, some added scent products to increase the odds of fish finding their offerings should the water be discolored from runoff and a general stirring.”

Read the full article at this link: Newsday.com


• Western Connecticut Fishing Report


“A couple of weakfish were taken last week. The first was a "fluke" of a catch…netting bunker inside Stamford Harbor and found a 20-inch weakfish in his net.”

Read the full article at this link: StamfordAdvocate.com


• Live Bait Fishing for Striped Bass


“You read it in the fishing reports all the time…: "Live baits are working well," or "The stripers are hitting live baits better than cut bait."

”Tackle shops that sell live baits of the proper size and type for stripers are few and far between. When the bite centers around livies, you'd better know how to get your own.”

Read the full article at this link: SaltWaterSportsman.com


07 June 2013

• Think We’re In for A Little Rain?



Read the full article at this link: ConnecticutSaltwaterFishing.com


• “‘Frankenfish’ May Not Be A Threat, After All”


” [A] Virginia fisheries biologist…said intelligent management - not eradication - of the snakehead is his state’s goal. So far, the fish have not wreaked havoc with the Potomac River ecosystem, he said on a recent survey trip through Virginia streams.


”The snakehead population has risen since 2004. But so has the population of large-mouth bass, a prized regional sport fish that brings in $622 million a year to Virginia and accounts for more than 5,500 jobs in the state, according to the American Sportfishing Association.”

Source: OmanTribune.com


05 June 2013

The Fisherman Has Article on Constructing Fly Leaders by Capt. Skip Persson – Issue of 27 May 2013


PUT SOME GOLD IN YOUR LEADERS, by Captain Skip Persson:

"The Golden Ratio can be found in nature and is commonly used in art and architecture, but can it be applied to your fly leaders?”


Note: The Fisherman has not posted the article on the Internet, so you have to find a copy of the May 27th issue: TheFisherman.com


• Coast Guard Finds Empty Kayak Near Middleground


”The Coast Guard suspended their search for a possible missing person in the water near Bridgeport, Conn., today [Sunday] at 4:30 p.m.

“The Coast Guard received a call from a sailing vessel reporting a partially submerged kayak just east of Stratford Shoal Middle Ground Sunday, at approximately 10 a.m.”

Source: CoastGuardNews.com


04 June 2013

• Coast Guard Rescues 3 from 8-Foot Boat 5 Miles Out in Long Island Sound


“Three Freeport men who went fishing Sunday night from Rocky Point were rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard and Suffolk County police after their inflatable boat drifted to a spot five miles off New Haven early Monday, officials said.

”The three men -- Jorge Flores, 37, Walter Flores, 17, and Oscar Guillen, 27, all of Jay Street -- were transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital in Connecticut for treatment....”

Read the full article at this link: CoastGuardNews.com


• Boston-Area Fishing Report


“A key part of being a successful striped bass fisherman comes down to understanding bait patterns.

"Bait patterns change constantly and throughout the season, and being able to find the bait, most of the time, will equal being rewarded with bass. This includes mackerel, pogies, herring, peanut bunker, sand eels, etc., all prime forage for stripers.”

Read the full article at this link: Item.Live.com


03 June 2013

• Fisherman Dies As Increasingly Aggressive Beavers Attack People in Connecticut


“It was the most serious in a string of beaver attacks on humans in Connecticut, as the rodents have turned increasingly aggressive when confronted by humans after wandering near homes, shops and schools.

”The fisherman, who was initially not named at the request of his family, has now been identified as Clem Choudhry, 37, of Bristol, CT. Choudhry was driving with friends toward Lake Zoar when he spotted the beaver along the side of Route 34 and stopped the car. He wanted a photo with the beaver and as he tried to grab the animal, it bit him several times. One of the bites hit a major artery in the leg, according to Dr. Mena Hadden.

”The man's friends were unable to stop the blood from spouting, and Choudhry was pronounced dead when he arrived at the Dr. Hadden’s Immediate Care Clinic in Shelton.”


Read the full article at this link: Beaver Attacks


• Western Connecticut Fishing Report


“Saltwater fishing is excellent. Lots of striped bass along with some nice bluefish catches are satisfying many most local anglers.

"And, the first weakfish of the season was caught.”

Read the full article at this link: StamfordAdvocate.com


02 June 2013

• Charles Walsh’s Fishing Column – 31 May 2013

(Fluke, summer flounder)


“Unlike winter flounder, fluke are aggressive feeders. They will follow a bait right to the surface before striking.

"Their strategy is to lay motionless in the mud or sand until something tasty passes by their protruding eyes. When something appears (with luck, your bait), it pounces like a tiger from the bushes.”

Read the full article at this link: CTPost.com


01 June 2013

• Anglers Busted For 332 Fish Over Limit


“Jeremy Nguyen and Chi Hue Tran, ages and address unavailable, were investigated after the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and Davenport police received an anonymous tip on May 17….”

Read the full article at this link: QCTimes.com

Thank goodness they weren’t fishing in Long Island Sound…however, we do wonder what they were using for bait!