31 December 2014

• CTDEEP Announces Commercial Fishery Possession Limits


Summer flounder: Effective 0001 hours, Thursday, January 1, 2015 the commercial landing limit for the commercial harvest of summer flounder will be 1,000 pounds per week (0001 hours on Sunday through 2359 hours on Saturday). The first weekly period will begin on Thursday, January 1 and will end on Saturday, January 3. To facilitate management and enforcement of the weekly landing limit, vessel operators fishing for summer flounder must call DEEP (860-424-3503) (anytime 24/7) prior to departure and provide: 1) vessel name, 2) captain’s name, 3) date of departure and 4) anticipated return date, and 5) anticipated port of landing. Prior to offloading summer flounder, the vessel operator must call again and provide: 1) vessel name, 2) captain’s name, 3) port of landing and 4) the estimated weight of summer flounder onboard.

Scup/Porgy: Effective 0001 hours, Thursday, January 1, 2015 the possession limit for the commercial harvest of scup will be 50,000 pounds.

Black Sea Bass: Effective 0001 hours, Thursday, January 1, 2015 the possession limit for the commercial harvest of black sea bass will be 100 pounds for all gears except lobster pots. For lobster pots, the possession limit will be 10 fish.

Bluefish: Effective 0001 hours, Thursday, January 1, 2015 the possession limit for the commercial harvest of bluefish will be 1,000 pounds.

American Lobster: Reminder: The closed season for lobster is September 8 through November 28.

Atlantic menhaden: No person engaged in commercial fishing shall possess or land Atlantic menhaden in excess of

Spiny Dogfish: The possession limit will remain at 5,000 pounds.

Tautog/Blackfish: Tautog remains closed and will reopen on April 1. The minimum size: 16”. Possession Limit: 10

Weakfish: No person engaged in commercial fishing shall possess or land weakfish in excess of 100 pounds.

Winter Flounder: The possession limit is 50 pounds or 38 fish unless the fish were taken in federal waters under a federal groundfish permit.

All of the possession limits listed above apply to the aggregate of all persons on board the vessel per trip or per day whichever is the longer period of time. Transfer of these species between vessels at sea is prohibited.

Source: CTDEEP


• Ruh Roh...Another State Reduces Striped Bass Possession Limit


• First Massachusetts, Now Virginia

“…VMRC established the recreational coastal daily possession limit as one fish per person per day, down from two striped bass/person/day now.”

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30 December 2014

• Massachusetts Cuts Striper Take To One Per Day


“… you will still be able to go striper fishing but the limit has changed from two fish per day to one. The length is still 28 inches but it is one fish regardless if you are on a charter or just drove a sand spike in the sand.

”There is lots of controversy about this with some of the six-man charter boat captains saying this could well cut into 30-40% of their take home pay….”

Please visit this link to read the full article: LowellSun.com


29 December 2014

• Distribution of Porgy, Summer Flounder, and Black Sea Bass Affected By Climate and By Fishing Pressure


“Scientists studying the distribution of four commercial and recreational fish stocks in Northeast US waters have found that climate change can have major impacts on the distribution of fish, but the effects of fishing can be just as important and occur on a more immediate time scale.

”The four species studied -- black sea bass, scup [porgy], summer flounder, and southern New England/Mid-Atlantic Bight winter flounder -- have varied in abundance and have experienced heavy fishing pressure at times over the past 40 years.”

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28 December 2014

• Fishing Opportunities in Connecticut


“The CT DEEP continues to produce great opportunities for trout anglers across CT.

”The seeforellen strain trout will put up a fight unparalleled to just about any inland species, and with them being freshly stocked across CT, this will be a great weekend to go find some.”

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27 December 2014

• Still Catching Fish in CT Saltwaters


“Consistent reports of schoolie striped bass came from the Housatonic, Connecticut and lower Thames rivers.

”There are definitely some keepers in the mix too.”

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26 December 2014

• Fly Fishing: Moving the Fly After the Cast


“After casting, I lower my rodtip to the surface of the water (with sinking lines, just barely into the water). To move the fly, I grasp my fly line between the thumb and index finger of my stripping hand immediately behind the index finger of my rod hand.

”When I strip, I apply slight tension to the line by squeezing together my index and next finger. This keeps my fly line in check...."

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24 December 2014

23 December 2014

• Wind Farm on Long Island Sound Now Off the Books


“A proposed offshore wind farm to be situated 30 miles east of Montauk is in doubt in the wake of the Long Island Power Authority's decision on Wednesday to reject the proposed installation. LIPA will, however, pursue 11 land-based solar farms….”

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22 December 2014

• Compass? GPS? Bah! Humbug!


“A new study reveals that our brains have a "homing signal" mechanism that continually updates itself as we move through our environment. Thus, not only can it tell which way we are facing - like a compass - but it can also tell which way we should face…to reach our goal.

”Researchers discovered that the entorhinal region of the brain is responsible for our ‘homing signals.’

”The study explains why some people are better navigators than others - they have stronger homing signals….”

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21 December 2014

• Lawn Chemicals Greatest Threat to Long Island Sound


“Contrary to popular belief, some of the worst offenders to impact the quality of Long Island Sound and other waterways are not toxic air emissions or untreated waste water, but the commercial chemicals people use to fertilize their lawns and to keep maintain golf courses.

”… excessive nutrients in the form of nitrogen has resulted in massive destruction of seagrass and shoreline habitats….”

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20 December 2014

• Striped Bass: Planning Next Summer’s Road Trip?


“Among the many beaches throughout the Northeast where surf casters hunt migrating striped bass in spring and early summer and again in fall are a few towns so steeped in surf-fishing lore, they’ve become hallowed grounds for striper nuts.

”If you’ve got a week, you can fish them all in one trip….”

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19 December 2014

• Connecticut Fishing Update


“Schoolies are currently the theme of our tidal rivers, hard water warriors are anxiously awaiting the ice.

”In mean time, bass fishing is slowing down and the bite is tough and trout stockings have been keeping many anglers busy while their usual spots for other species have slowed.”

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• Connecticut: What’s Fishing?


“The CT DEEP continues to produce great opportunities for trout anglers across CT.

”The seeforellen strain trout will put up a fight unparalleled to just about any inland species, and with them being freshly stocked across CT, this will be a great weekend to go find some.”

Please visit this link to read the full article: LinkToArticle


• Fly Fishing: The Best Terminal Knot


“This knot is one of the many improvements Lefty Kreh has made to the sport of fly fishing.

”It is much stronger than the clinch or improved clinch but more important, allows the fly to move more freely than with a clinch-type knot, especially if you’re using heavy monofilament line (nylon or fluorocarbon)….”

Please visit this link to read the full article: LinkToArticle


18 December 2014

• Connecticut State Boundary Line in Long Island Sound…Can I Fish In New York, Rhode Island Marine Waters Using My Connecticut License?


“Can I fish in federal waters or in another state’s waters with a Connecticut Marine Waters Fishing License (MWFL)?"

CTDEEP says the following is provided for general guidance only. Always check with the state you plan to fish in for the latest licensing requirements.

Federal waters: Yes. Connecticut MWFL holders will be exempt from the federal registry requirement. However, if you intend to take tunas, sharks, swordfish or billfish in federal waters, you must also have the appropriate federal Highly Migratory Species (HMS) permit. NOAA HMS website: www.nmfs.noaa.gov/sfa/hms/.

New York: Yes. Note the following text provided on NYDEC web site as of April 2012: “You do not need to register if you are a Connecticut or Rhode Island resident who has a marine waters fishing license from their respective states.” For more information visit the NYDEC website: www.dec.ny.gov/permits/54950.html.

RI: Yes. RI DEM website: www.saltwater.ri.gov/

NH: No. Fish and Game website: www.wildlife.state.nh.us/marine/saltwater_license_FAQs.html

MA: Yes. MA DMF website: www.mass.gov/marinefisheries

ME: Yes. ME DMR website: http://www.maine.gov/dmr/recreational/rechomepage.html

OTHER States: No, UNLESS that state does not have a marine or saltwater fishing license requirement. In such cases a valid MWFL (Marine Waters Fishing License) from Connecticut (or any other exempt state) will satisfy the federal registry requirement.

Please visit this link: Long Island Sound Boundary Line

Please visit this link: Reciprocity with other states


17 December 2014

• What’s Fishing in Connecticut?


“Inland anglers may want to focus on some local lakes and ponds, as the rivers remain flooded and temperatures are going to keep larger bodies of water from freezing anytime in the immediate future....”

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16 December 2014

• Fly Fishing: Weed Guards On Flies


“Whether you fish for seatrout, snook, striped bass or redfish, certain locales and situations call for flies that prevent fouling on grass, rocks and such.

”They accomplish this through their basic design or by the addition of devices that protect the hook points, commonly referred to asweed guards….”

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15 December 2014

• “25 Greatest Salt Water Lures of All Time”



“…Consisting of white saddle-hackles placed facing inward like praying hands
to help mimic the deep-bodied appearance of an alewife and dressed with white
bucktail for the belly and colored bucktail on top, it can also have some Mylar
or tinsel for flash and eyes for added realism. The pattern can be fished at
any depth, and the bigger the tie, the bigger the baitfish it represents….”

Note: Lefty’s Deceiver was the only fly to make this list...all the rest are hardware.

Please visit this link to read the full article: LinkToArticle


14 December 2014

• “Eastern Connecticut Harbor Backed As Long Island Sound Dredging Dump”


“The current dredge disposal site about 3.5 miles south of New London Harbor is the most suitable location for handling sediments that clog navigation channels, harbors and marinas, based on a physical oceanographic analysis of 11 sites in eastern Long Island Sound.

”Results of the analysis, conducted for the Environmental Protection Agency….”

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13 December 2014

• Fly Fishing: Wire Leaders…When Necessary


“If you fly fish in saltwater, at some point you’ll need to add a trace of wire to your leader…to catch fish. Bluefish, mackerel, barracuda and sharks all require wire tippet.

”Or, you could donate lots of flies to the fish in question….”

Please visit this link to read the full article: LinkToArticle


12 December 2014

• Connecticut: What’s Fishing?


“The Housatonic continues to produce some small to decent keeper sized striped bass as well as countless schoolies.

"The CT river is seeing some okay striper action as well, but it isn’t nearly as productive….”

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11 December 2014

• “Flesh-Eating Bacteria Can Pose a Risk to Anglers”


“As one unlucky angler discovered, a casual encounter with the wrong fish can quickly escalate into a life-threatening infection.

”…the Mycobacteria genus contains species responsible for causing mammalian and avian tuberculosis. Other species affect other parts of the soft tissue, such as Mycobacterium leprae that causes leprosy and is still commonly carried by armadillos, though they are not often infected.”

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10 December 2014

• Alabama Rig: Success…and Controversy


“The device is composed of five wires angled like spokes of an umbrella, with fishing lures attached to each end. It mimics a school of baitfish, and bass, walleye and northern pike apparently cannot stay away from it.

”Its inventor, Andy Poss, dreamed up the device, which he called the Alabama Rig…”

Please visit this link to read the full article: LinkToArticle


09 December 2014

• Video: Peregrine Falcon Wreaks Havoc On Pintail Ducks


“USFWS employee captures video of the flock parting like the Red Sea as raptor dives in, attempting to catch a meal at the Colusa National Wildlife Refuge…

”Peregrine falcons, the fastest-flying birds in the world, can dive at 200 mph. That speed, coupled with a pair of strong, sharp talons, makes it rather easy for them to catch ducks or songbirds in midair.

”A flock of pintail ducks seemingly made it even easier for one particular peregrine falcon….”

Please scroll down to the second photo to see video: LinkToVideo


08 December 2014

• Fishermen Haul in Ancient Quahog


“When two New Jersey fishermen hauled in a remarkably large ocean quahog, they were curious to know how old it was.

”A shellfish ageing expert at the Northeast Fisheries Science Center was able to provide the answer: at least 130 years old!”

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07 December 2014

• Still Catching Fish in Connecticut


“The striped bass bite has been good this past week. Believe it or not, there are still some bunker around and it’s probably the latest that I’ve seen them here.

”A lot of schoolies are in the harbors and tidal rivers. A few keeper sized bass were taken from the CT river.”

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06 December 2014

• What’s Fishing in Connecticut?


“The great diversity in our New England fisheries provides us with no true off-season, and that is evident right now as we move into the winter months.

”Temperatures remain on the mild side and striped bass can be found both along our beaches and well inside our tidal rivers…tautog, cod and black sea bass remain plentiful along the coast.”

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05 December 2014

• Coast Guard Strengthens Striper Enforcement Efforts


“The Coast Guard has stepped up its winter enforcement efforts to stop the offshore poaching of stripers along the New Jersey and Delaware coasts through the month of December.

“Federal regulations say that you may not catch, target or posses (striped bass) beyond three miles offshore….”

Please visit this link to read the full article: LinkToArticle


04 December 2014

• NOAA’s Fisheries Service Sets New Tuna Regs


“The race to save bluefin tuna reached a critical milestone today.

”The federal government published its long-awaited rule to aid the fish, and what’s been put on paper will soon start to have a major impact in the water….”

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Related story: LinkToArticle


03 December 2014

• Striper Catch Limits Cut in North Carolina


“Citing a decline in stocks, the state Division of Marine Fisheries has reduced catch limits for striped bass in the Atlantic Ocean and Albemarle Sound/Roanoke River areas for the latest season.

”The new limits affect commercial and recreational fishing.”

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01 December 2014

• CTDEEP Has Gifts For Those Who Enjoy the Outdoors


“The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) offers a wide variety of unique and affordable holiday gifts for children and adults, whether you’re shopping for an avid hiker, birdwatcher, angler or hunter.”

Please visit this link to see all the stuff: LinkToCTDEEPStore


29 November 2014

• NOAA Issued A Correct Wind Forecast – For Once!


“The Atlantic hurricane season will officially end November 30, and will be remembered as a relatively quiet season as was predicted

“Fortunately, much of the U.S. coastline was spared this year with only one landfalling hurricane along the East Coast….”

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27 November 2014

• Weird Fish Department


“A research team conducting a dive in Monterey Bay off the coast of California have captured first-ever video of a rarely-seen denizen of the deep called the black seadevil.”

Please visit this link to read the full article, see the video: LinkToArticle


26 November 2014

• Update: Zebra Mussels Infesting Zoar and Lillinonah


“…estimated thousands of mussels last year, and that number has greatly increased, he said. ‘Interestingly, there aren’t that many on the rocks at the bottom of the lake, though I suspect that will come.’

”While the lake water level was low in past weeks, he looked through the rocks where he saw ‘many’ mussels, ‘but not encrusted like the bottom of my dock.’ He said that they were ‘more plentiful on manmade objects,’ to which larval mussels may adhere more easily.”

Please visit this link to read the full article: LinkToArticle


25 November 2014

• What Is Millstone’s Effect on Long Island Sound?


“Each day, some two billion gallons of water are pumped from Long Island Sound into the Millstone Power Station in Waterford, Conn. — that state’s only nuclear power plant — and used to help cool systems and support the station’s two operating reactors.

”After it heats up, about 90 percent of that water is discharged back into the Sound at about 20 degrees warmer than when it was taken in….”

Please visit this link to read the full article: LinkToArticle


23 November 2014

• Don't Be A Statistic


• U.S. Thanksgiving Holiday Period Traffic Fatality Estimate - 2014


Fatalities: The National Safety Council says, “Our estimate of traffic fatalities for this 4.25-day holiday period is 418 deaths with a 90% confidence interval (C.I.) of 367 to 474 deaths.”

Major Injuries: "Nonfatal medically consulted
injuries, i.e. injuries serious enough that a medical professional was consulted, are estimated at 44,700 with a range of 39,300 to 50,800.

” The 2014 Thanksgiving Day holiday period begins at 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 26, and ends at 11:59 p.m., Sunday, November 30….”

Please visit this link to read the full report: LinkToArticle



22 November 2014

• Cold Weather…and Still Fishing?


“There's nothing like a cold snap and biting wind to shake the confidence of local anglers.

”With rough waters and morning temperatures dipping into the low 30s the past few days, fishing effort has been light and some have wondered if an end to the season is close.”

Please visit this link to read the full article: LinkToArticle


• Fly Rods: The Long and the Short Of It


“As a newcomer to fly-fishing, an angler has many choices to make. For those who plan on ­taking their first baby steps in saltwater ­environments, a 9-foot, 8-weight rod equipped with a reel loaded with 250 yards of backing and a floating line makes a lot of sense. However, a setup such as this, while extremely versatile and effective, won’t be the best choice for certain saltwater situations.

”As you progress and become more in tune with the intricacies of the sport, you will ­inevitably find yourself in scenarios where a shorter or longer rod would be a more effective tool, and, therefore, your quiver of rods will no doubt expand.”

Please visit this link to read the full article: LinkToArticle


21 November 2014

• Two Connecticut Fishing Reports


• Report #1

“Saltwater Everything is winding way down for the salt. Many charter captains are packing it up and storing the boat away for winter. But there are still some excellent tog and black seabass to be….”

Please visit this link to read the full article: LinkToArticle


• Report #2

“The cold has scared some anglers away from the water over the past few days, but those who have gotten out are still seeing good catches of tautog and school-sized striped bass along the coastline.”

Please visit this link to read the full article: LinkToArticle /


• “$1.3 Million Awarded for Community-Based Projects to Improve Health of Long Island Sound”


“Top federal and state environmental officials today announced 22 grants totaling more than $1.3 million to local government and community groups in Connecticut and New York to improve the health of Long Island Sound.

"The projects, which are funded through the Long Island Sound Futures Fund, will open up 12.4 miles of river for passage of native fish and restore 80 acres of coastal habitat, including intertidal marsh, coastal forest, grasslands and freshwater wetlands.

”More than 70,000 citizens will be reached by environmental and conservation programs supported by the grants. Nearly 2.9 million gallons of water pollution will be treated through the delivery of water quality improvement projects.”
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18 November 2014

• “Are Large-Scale Fisheries For Sandeels, Silversides, Bay Anchovies Etc. Coming To A Coast Near You?”


“Really, if you fish, at all, this is important...for a very basic reason: If there’s no bait, there’s no fishing. If you spend more than a few days on the water every year, you know this to be the case…

”…there a lot of fishermen looking for new sources of income, and well, it makes a lotta sense that strapped fishermen are likely going to be, if they aren’t already, looking at prosecuting new fisheries.

”It sure as hell isn’t unreasonable to believe the next frontier is the unmanaged forage species….”

Please visit this link to read the full article: LinkToArticle


• Charter Boat Captain Faces IRS Audit


The IRS suspected a fishing boat owner wasn't paying proper wages to his deckhand and sent an agent to investigate him.

IRS Auditor: "I need a list of your employees and how much you pay them.”

Boat Owner: "Well, there's Clarence, my deckhand, he's been with me for 3 years. I pay him $1,000 a week plus free room and board.

"Then there's the mentally challenged guy. He works about 18 hours every day and does about 90% of the work around here. He makes about $10 per week, pays his own room and board, and I buy him a bottle of Bacardi rum and a dozen Budweisers every Saturday night so he can cope with life. He also gets to sleep with my wife occasionally.”

IRS Auditor: "That's the guy I want to talk to...the mentally challenged one.”

Boat Owner: "That's me. What would you like to know?”


17 November 2014

• Omega-3 Fatty Acids – Now They’re Good For You…Again


“A new research review will once again have people asking for a second helping of wild Alaskan salmon at the dinner table.

”While several other studies have recently challenged the long-held belief of the benefits of a diet high in omega-3 fatty acids, this new study cites compelling evidence that eating the right kinds of fatty fish, in the right quantity, and prepared the right way, can in fact help prevent the body’s development of adenocarcinomas, a common type of cancerous tumor.”

Please visit this link to read the full article: LinkToArticle


16 November 2014

• Protecting Long Island Sound


“The members of Environment Connecticut met Monday at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at New Haven Harbor to support a proposed rule by the Environmental Protection Agency “to close loopholes in the Clean Water Act…”

”The loophole, created by the courts and regulators over the years, threatens up to half the wetlands and waters covered by the Clean Water Act, according to Rivers Alliance of Connecticut.”

Please visit this link to read the full article: LinkToArticle


15 November 2014

• Fishing Report: NYC Area


“Blackfish are the big thing now both in Long Island Sound and along Long Island’s south shore.

"With water temps dropping down now to the low 50s, hopeful metro anglers predict blackfish may be around close to Dec. 14 when that season closes.”

Please visit this link to read the full article: LinkToArticle


• Storing Your Dock Lines With A Gasket Coil


“Most anglers are fairly casual about their seamanship, and that’s understandable. The boat is mostly a tool to get you to the fish, so you may not be all that concerned with the traditions and the niceties of the marlinspike.

”But there are practical reasons for learning a few of the basic old-saltisms, not the least of which is that you just might someday save your boat—to say nothing of your backside—because you did things right….”

Please visit this link to read the full article: LinkToArticle

Photo is from AnimatedKnots.com. See how to do a gasket coil...in slow motion.


14 November 2014

• Two Fishing Reports

• Report #1


“Dress warm and go stock the freezer! Temperatures will be taking a nose-dive this weekend, but will not be much below the ordinary, and based on the recent reports it seems that the tautog and black sea bass don’t mind the cold….”

Please visit this link to read the full article: LinkToArticle


• Report #2


“Striped bass action has slowed a bit. A lot of schoolies are around and they are keeping anglers busy while they hope for a cow to bite. A few good bass have been found in the rivers as well….”

Please visit this link to read the full article: LinkToArticle


• Protecting Offshore Striped Bass


“While striped bass are typically found closer to shore, changing sea temperatures can cause them to migrate farther than three miles offshore.

”A person caught fishing for, or in possession of striped bass while in the EEZ is subject to civil fines.”

Please visit this link to read the full article: LinkToArticle


13 November 2014

• Danbury: Fly Fishing Show This Weekend



“Fans of fly fishing will be out in force as the Catskill Fly Fishing Museum holds its eighth Annual Arts of the Angler Show in Danbury this weekend...

”This show will feature over 50 of America's finest fly tiers and rod-making craftsmen, as well as artists, collector specialists and appraisers, antique and contemporary dealers, vendors and demonstrators….”

Please visit this link to read the full article: LinkToArticle


• NOAA Shuts Down Cod Fishing


“The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is shutting down cod fishing, from Provincetown, Mass., up to the Canadian border, in an effort to reverse plummeting numbers of the iconic fish in the Gulf of Maine.

”Starting Thursday, no fishermen — commercial or recreational — may trawl or use certain large nets that might catch cod for the next six months….”

Please visit this link to read the full article: LinkToArticle


12 November 2014

• Shellfish In Long Island Sound…and In Chesapeake Bay

• Watching Over Connecticut’s Shellfish


“The Bureau of Aquaculture, based in a small waterfront building in Milford, is the 12-person division of the state Department of Agriculture charged with leasing 30,670 acres of state-owned shellfish beds and regulating the commercial harvest from them and from beds that towns lease to growers.

"It also tests samples from recreational and commercial beds in 24 shoreline towns, orders closures when dangerous levels of pollution are detected and works with volunteer shellfish commissions and commercial shellfishermen, among other tasks.”

Please visit this link to read the full article: LinkToArticle


• Lots More OystersIn Maryland…but There’s A Snag

“A diver pulled a large, porous bag of oysters from Calvert Bay and heaved it onto the motorboat, and the sucker fish and baby crabs began to scurry and skid in a vain search for escape along the slippery floor. Another bounty of bivalves, almost ready for market.

”But not everyone is excited.”

Please visit this link to read the full article: LinkToArticle


11 November 2014

• Drop-Shotting Works in Salt Water Too


“Every angler has a special “go-to” technique for bass, a particular method with which he or she is most comfortable and confident, a method that will always put a few bass in the boat, even when conditions are difficult.

”For some, this method is the Carolina rig; for others, it may be a jig-and-pig or a spinnerbait. For me, it is the drop-shot rig.”

Please visit this link to read the full article: LinkToArticle

We’ve used this technique successfully on porgy and black sea bass as well.


10 November 2014

• Fly Fishing: “Casting Weighted Flies”


“Casting weighted flies certainly brings challenges. An angler might struggle just to get the fly and line out of the water. Then, once the fly is airborne, our favorite rod and our favorite skull are at risk from these sharpened anvils…

” But flies weighted with dumbbell eyes, wire or even wool give us more chances to catch fish….”

Please visit this link to read the full article: LinkToArticle