23 June 2014

• Choosing the Right Line; also: NYC, Maine, Melanoma, Westchester

“Braid is a solid, tightly woven line that has almost no stretch and is extremely thin for its weight-rating.

”For example, if you put 20-pound test mono on a saltwater spinning reel to get good distance when casting, you could use 50-pound braid that is thinner and would give you more line capacity on the spool of the reel and cast even further.

”The thinness sometimes translates into reaching fish you would normally be missing.”

Please visit this link to read the full article, also source of the photo: HeraldNews.com

• Catching and Cooking Fish in NYC Area

“You can fish for free off the piers in Brooklyn (with a license), or board a “party” fishing charter where you don’t need a license to fish, and rods and bait are included.

”Top chefs, like Marc Murphy and Geoffrey Zakarian show you how to turn fluke, flounder, sea bass and porgy into mouth-watering meals….”

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

• Striper Optimism in Maine

“…up until last year most of the returns were fish over 30 inches. While no one scoffs at any striper over 30, what was notable was the continued absence of smaller fish, which meant that there were no new age classes to replace the older, larger fish.

”But last year, sub-legal schoolies started to appear in the 16-18 inch range, representing a new age-class of stripers arriving in Maine.”

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

• “Sunscreen Alone 'Not Enough' To Protect Against Melanoma”

“This year, approximately 76,100 new cases of melanoma will be diagnosed - the deadliest form of skin cancer. Since exposure to ultraviolet light - from the sun and tanning beds - is a major risk factor for melanoma, wearing sunscreen is top of the list as a prevention aid.

”But now, a new study published in the journal Nature suggests that sunscreen alone is not enough to protect against the disease.”

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

• Westchester Beaches Closed Due to Pollution

“The Health Department closed 10 Long Island Sound beaches in Westchester County on Saturday, June 14. Storm water from recent rains carries sewage into water near these beaches.

”Old sewers continue to be overwhelmed each time there is significant rainfall.”

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

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