06 June 2014

• Connecticut DEEP Marine Fishing Report – 05 June 2014 [plus 3 more articles]

Striped Bass fishing overall is good. Dawn and dusk is prime time for large stripers on the reefs and rip areas. Live lining eels or bunker has been the ticket. There is plenty of bunker throughout LIS including the tidal rivers to hold fish.

Striper areas include the Watch Hill reefs, lower Thames River, the Race, Plum Gut, Pigeon Rip, outer Bartlett Reef, Black Point, Hatchett Reef, lower Connecticut River (Great Island), Long Sand Shoal, Cornfield Point, Southwest Reef (outer), Sixmile Reef, Falkner Island area, the reefs off Branford, and New Haven Harbor (including Sandy Point),

Also Charles Island area, Housatonic River, buoys 18 and 20 off Stratford Point, Stratford Shoal/Middle Ground, Bridgeport Harbor, Penfield Reef, around the Norwalk Islands, and Cable and Anchor Reef.

Bluefish fishing is fair to good. Bluefish spots include the Race, Plum Gut, Sluiceway, Gardiners Bay, Peconic Bays, and the north shore of Long Island. Fresh bunker chunks on three way rigs or speed squidding diamond jigs work well.

Summer Flounder (fluke) fishing is fair to good. Squid are throughout LIS. Mid to western LIS, anglers reported 3 to 5 lb fish being common. Fluke spots include south shore of Fishers Island (Isabella Beach, Wilderness Point), Watch Hill to Napatree Point, off the Stonington breakwater, mouth of the Mystic River to Groton Long Point, Thames River channel, Gardiners Bay over to Greenport, NY, Twotree Channel, Black Point/Niantic Bay, Long Sand Shoal, Westbrook-Clinton area, Falkner Island area, New Haven Harbor to West Haven, off the mouth of the Housatonic River, Norwalk Islands, and across over to Port Jefferson, NY.

Winter Flounder fishing remains slow overall. However, flounder sharpies have limited out in the Niantic Bay area and the Brothers by the Fourmile River mouth.

Scup (porgy) fishing is fair to good on the major reefs throughout LIS.

Hickory Shad fishing remains good in the lower Connecticut River by the DEEP Marine Headquarters fishing pier and in Clinton Harbor.

Weakfish fishing is fair to good in New Haven Harbor by the breakwaters over to Milford Point.

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

• EPA Releases $613 Million, 13-Year Plan to Clean PCBs from Housatonic River

“GE released PCBs into the river from its Pittsfield electric transformer plant from 1932 until the substance was banned by the U.S. government in 1977.

”The EPA stated that the ‘corrective measures’ for the Housatonic were developed in consultation with Massachusetts and Connecticut environmental departments. Extensive technical discussions with GE consumed 16 months, ending in failure last December.”

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

• “Top 5 Best Waterproof Cameras”

“The first underwater color photo was taken by National Geographic photographer Charles Martin and Dr. William Longley in 1926. Taken off the coast of the Florida Keys, the photo was of a hogfish, and Martin and Longley had to use exploding magnesium powder to illuminate the underwater darkness.

”Luckily for modern ocean enthusiasts, underwater photography no longer requires special skills or exploding powder….”

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

• Rhode Island Area Fishing Report

“With more than 400 miles of tidal coastline, Rhode Island is rightly considered an angler’s paradise. But for many casual and part-time fishermen — a group that includes more than a few native Rhode Islanders — the sheer number of angling options and locales can be confusing.

”Is the fishing better in Newport or Narragansett? If you’re mainly interested in larger species such as sea bass and bluefish, what time of year is the best time to fish? Which beaches allow surf fishing, and when? And, of course, the age-old question: how much do I have to pay for a charter?”

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

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