02 May 2014

• Connecticut DEEP Marine Fishing Report – 01 May 2014

Striped Bass fishing remains good in the Thames River, Niantic River, Connecticut River (DEEP Marine Headquarters fishing pier), Black Hall River, Housatonic River and Norwalk Harbor. Sand and blood worms have been the best baits.

Winter Flounder fishing remains very slow. Flounder spots include the lower Mystic River, Poquonock River at Bluff Point State Park, mouth of the Thames River in the Pine Island area including Baker Cove, Niantic River including the bay, New Haven Harbor, lower Saugatuck River and Norwalk Harbor.

Blackfish (tautog) fishing season is closed from May 1st through June 30th.

Read the full article at this link: Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection

• River Herring Returning to Connecticut Waterways

“Bride Brook, which flows into the Sound at Rocky Neck State Park, and Latimer Brook, a tributary of the Niantic River, have seen recent dramatic surges in annual runs of these anadromous species, so-called because they spend most of their lives in marine waters, but travel to freshwater streams, ponds and lakes to mate and spawn....

"These two local streams represent success stories in long-term efforts to restore alewife and blueback herring, the two bottom-of-the-food-chain species collectively known as river herring...."

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

Related story: http://www.theday.com/article/20120329/NWS01/303299476/1018

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