31 May 2014

• Missing Wife Found - An Alaskan Story


“The day after his wife disappeared In a kayaking accident, an Anchorage man answered his door to find two grim-faced Alaska State Troopers.

"We're sorry Mr. Wilkens, but we have some information about your wife,” said one of the troopers.

"Tell me!” Wilkens exclaimed, “did you find her?"

The troopers looked at each other. One said, "we have some bad news, some good news, and some really great news. Which would you like to hear first?"

Fearing the worst, Wilkens said, "give me the bad news first."

The trooper said, "I'm sorry to tell you, sir, but this morning we found your wife's body in Kachemak Bay."

Swallowing hard, Wilkens asked,"what's the good news?"

The trooper continued, "when we pulled her up, she had 12 twenty-five-pound king crabs and 6 good-sized Dungeness crabs clinging to her, and we feel you are entitled to a share in the catch.”

Stunned, Wilkens demanded, "if that's the good news, then what's the great news?"

The trooper replied, "we're gonna pull her up again tomorrow.”


• Thames River Area Fishing Report


“There are some decent stripers being caught in the Thames River from Fort Shantok up to the Greenville Dam.

”These fish, which may be 30 pounds or more, are feeding on the schools of adult menhaden that moved into the Thames recently.

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


• Rhode Island Area Fishing



“Many anglers are releasing all striped bass they catch to help sustain and enhance the fishery. According to a NOAA report, 92 percent of recreational striped bass are being released.

”Anglers who keep their catch often catch several undersized fish until they catch their limit of two legal-sized fish at least 28 inches. It is important to plan your catch-and-release efforts to ensure the fish you are not taking have the best chance of surviving.”

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


• NYC-Area Fishing Report


“In Long Island Sound, some large and hungry striped bass, after spawning in the Hudson River, are starting to swim into western Long Island Sound waters.

”In fact, earlier this rainy week, a pair of 32-pounders were weighed in at Jack’s Bait and Tackle on City Island.

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


• Long Island: Fluke Fishing Hot


“Despite a late start to the fluke season that many anglers expected would provide the summer flatties plenty of time to infiltrate the waters of Long Island Sound, action on the North Shore got off to a relatively quiet start. That is until last weekend when action with big fish exploded from Huntington to Mattituck.

”It was one of the best stretches for big fluke I've seen in 30 years,’”

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


• Connecticut, Long Island Sound, Housatonic River Saltwater Fishing Report: 30 May 2014


Have been somewhat remiss in posting updates on our fishing trips, so here are a variety of sights we've seen in recent days on the water.

Click on any photo to enlarge.



Maybe this is a new boat for Seatow...at any rate, it's definitely highly visible.


Osprey are nesting in several locations on the Housatonic River and Bridgeport harbor.


Housatonic railroad bridge being serviced.


Black-crowned night herons are back on the breakwaters.


Charlie W. caught this striper on a selfie [self-tied fly] Clouser minnow.


Downwind of one of these cormorant condos is truly odiferous.

Found out that you do not want to be eating a sandwich with that stench in your nostrils...makes you want to lift up the top piece of bread to be sure of what the sandwich is made of.



30 May Jim W. and I caught a handful of stripers...this is the first one of the day. It's always a good idea to photograph the first fish in the boat as it may also be the last one, and waiting for a bigger fish....

The best fish of the trip, a keeper got off just as I was latching onto his lower jaw with the boga grip...so no photo.

Source: ConnecticutSaltwaterFishing.com


30 May 2014

• Malloy Vetoes Glass Eel Fishing


The Connecticut General Assembly passed, but the governor has vetoed a bill that would have allowed glass eel fishing in our state.

According to the Hartford Courant, “Some Connecticut fishermen hoped to cash in on the global glass-eel bonanza by convincing the state to legalize a glass eel fishing season in this state's rivers and streams.

”Glass eels are actually the juvenile version of the American eel. These almost-transparent immature creatures are about the length of a human finger and are considered a great delicacy in sushi-loving places like Japan, where they can sell for as much as $800 a pound."

You can real Malloy’s veto message at this link: EEL VETO


• Connecticut DEEP Marine Fishing Report – 29 May 2014


Striped Bass fishing has picked up both in the tidal rivers and the reefs and rip areas in LIS. Dusk to dawn is the best time for “cow” stripers on the reefs. Live eels or bunker on three way rigs always work well for early summer bass. Just try to use non-offset circle hooks to reduce “gut hooking” when using live or cut chunk baits.

The usual 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, Long Sand Shoal, Cornfield Point, Southwest Reef (outer), Sixmile Reef, Falkner Island, 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 has started in LIS with the Race, Plum Gut, Gardiners Bay, Peconic Bays, and the north shore of Long Island producing consistent action.

Summer Flounder (fluke) fishing is fair to good. Montauk, NY appears to be the hot spot with a fluke weighing in the double digits being reported this past week. But, you don’t have to travel too far from home to get into keeper size fish.

Other fishing locations 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, Peconic Bays, Twotree Channel, Black Point/Niantic Bay, Long Sand Shoal, Westbrook-Clinton area, Falkner Island area, New Haven Harbor to West Haven, Woodmont, off the mouth of the Housatonic River, Norwalk Islands, and across over to Port Jefferson.

Anglers Please Note: New York has the same summer flounder (fluke) regulations as Connecticut. Rhode Island has an 18 inch minimum length with an 8 fish daily creel limit. However, since Rhode Island has a higher daily creel limit than Connecticut and New York, make sure you abide by the state with the most restrictive regulation when crossing (by boat) state boundaries.

Winter Flounder fishing remains very slow at best.

Scup (porgy) (fishing is still on the early side but there is plenty of action on the reefs in eastern LIS.

Hickory Shad fishing is good in the lower Connecticut River by the DEEP Marine Headquarters fishing pier.

Weakfish fishing has picked up from Branford through West Haven to Milford (Charles Island) including the mouth of the Housatonic River.

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


29 May 2014

• Long Island Sound: Clearer Than Usual?


“Sometimes unfairly categorized as ‘filthy,’ ‘toxic,’ or ‘disgusting’ by local residents, the Long Island Sound’s water quality has steadily been improving over the past decade….

”The main reason for the Sound’s current clarity is due in large part to the region’s irregularly harsh winter and drenching spring rains. Due to record-setting snowfall and constantly sub-freezing weather, winter water temperatures plummeted to lows not seen in years.”

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


• Get ready during National Hurricane Preparedness Week



“History has taught us time and again just how dangerous and destructive hurricanes and other forces of nature can be.

”During National Hurricane Preparedness Week, May 25-31, we have the opportunity to ensure that our families and communities are healthy and prepared for this hurricane season.”

Please visit this link to read the full article: HHS.gov



28 May 2014

• NOAA Predicts Near-Normal Or Below-Normal 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season


“The outlook calls for a 50 percent chance of a below-normal season, a 40 percent chance of a near-normal season, and only a 10 percent chance of an above-normal season.

”For the six-month hurricane season, which begins June 1, NOAA predicts a 70 percent likelihood of 8 to 13 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which 3 to 6 could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), including 1 to 2 major hurricanes (Category 3, 4 or 5; winds of 111 mph or higher).”

Please visit this link to read the full article: NOAA

Wonder if this forecast will be any better than NOAA's daily wind forecasts...which usually are off by about 10 kts.

27 May 2014

• Update: Fisherman Missing Off Norwalk Not Likely to Have Survived


Link below has latest story on this.
“Police are now saying emergency crews are in "recovery mode." "We're not anticipating finding a living, viable victim…

”…two of the four men on board the canoe had lifejackets. The missing boater did not have a lifejacket nor did he know how to swim. The boaters were setting out to go fishing when two waves hit their canoe….”

Please visit this link to read the full article: NBC Connecticut

Comment: Four men in a canoe? On Long Island Sound? Two without life jackets? In 50° water?

Clearly, these men were not thinking about what they were doing.




• “Scientists Working To Contain Invasive Crab Species”

“The invasive species arrived in New Jersey in a ship’s ballast water in the 80’s, and by ’94 it was in the Long Island Sound….

”Scientists at Clinton’s Cedar Island Marina Research Lab are hoping to learn how to contain the Asian Shore Crab…it’s highly adaptable and is moving in on other habitats.

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


26 May 2014

• A Look Back At Shad On the Connecticut River


“…by 1847 a few enterprising men from Vermont and Boston were planning the construction of a 60-foot hydropower dam at Hadley Falls — based on the success of the Lowell and Lawrence mill towns on the Merrimack River, north of Boston — a partition across the river that neither shad nor the few vestiges of salmon could surmount.

”The abundant commercial food supply of the early-19th century fish migrations would fade into a planned industrial grid of the soon-to-be chartered city of Holyoke….

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


25 May 2014

• Charles Walsh’s Fishing Column – 23 May 2014 – Favorite Freshwater Spots


“Below is a list of five of my favorite local freshwater fishing spots.

”Our criteria for inclusion was that an area be within a half-hour drive from Bridgeport, have nearby parking and fish, of course.

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




• I Quit Fly Fishing

“I quit fly-fishing about the same time as I quit riding motorcycles — when I was in my late 40s. I ceased the motorcycle riding because I began to feel my mortality, thinking I might end up crippled up in an accident….

”With the fly-fishing I just became…tired of the tangled leaders, wind knots and other irritations that come with fly-fishing. So this winter I gave away all my fly gear to a young fellow who doesn’t have a lot of money and wanted to get into fly-fishing.”

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

Photograph is not related to this story. That's Val S. in the photo, and he has not quit fly fishing.




• “Pan Seared Striped Bass with Tomato Salsa”

“Striped bass is my favorite fish, and this preparation is quick & easy, especially when time is a premium.

”The striped bass is seared skin-down, then poached in the olive oil to create a fillet that is moist & delicious.

”The tomato salsa, made with minced red onion & garlic, adds just the right amount of acid.

”This is a great dish to serve any night of the week.”

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


24 May 2014

• Long Island Fishing: Long Island Sound Not Yet Hot


“The long awaited fluke season kicked off Saturday and seemed to get off to a decent start in most quarters. Despite relatively cool water temperatures, anglers recorded a pleasing numbers of keepers from Reynolds Channel, and found decent action in Great South, Moriches, Shinnecock and Peconic bays.

”Long Island Sound waters, on the other hand, offered only a hint of glory to come with scattered tales of success from Huntington, Port Jefferson and Mattituck.”

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



• Does Striped Bass Fishing Kill the Marshes?

“Dr. Bertness and his colleagues wondered how fishing and crabbing were affecting the food webs of the salt marshes.

”If people pull out striped bass and blue crabs and other predators from a salt marsh, the animals’ prey species — including those that feed on plants, like marsh crabs — are left to thrive. A growing population of marsh crabs might wipe out the cordgrass in a marsh.

”Without the roots of the cordgrass to anchor the soil, the marsh would erode, making it harder for new plants to grow.”

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

Question: How will PETA try to use this against fishermen?


23 May 2014

• Connecticut DEEP Marine Fishing Report – 22 May 2014


Striped Bass fishing is picking up after the “Flower” Full Moon this month. Early morning (before/during sunrise) has been the most productive for large cow bass. The usual areas include the Watch Hill reefs, lower Thames River, the Race, Plum Gut, Pigeon Rip, Little Gull, outer Bartlett Reef, Black Point, Hatchett Reef, lower Connecticut River, Long Sand Shoal, Cornfield Point, Southwest Reef (outer), Six Mile Reef, the reefs off Branford, Faulkner’s Island, New Haven Harbor (including Sandy Point).

Also, Charles Island area, Housatonic River, buoys 18 and 20 off Stratford Point, east of Milford, Stratford Shoal/Middle Ground, Bridgeport Harbor, Penfield Reef, around the Norwalk Islands, and Cable and Anchor Reef. Live lining bunker, hickory shad, eels, scup or using fresh cut bait on three way bottom rigs or fish finder rigs will work for “Cow” bass. Tube jigs/worms in bubblegum or pink has also been productive for “keeper” linesiders. Adult menhaden (Bunker) now occur in the lower rivers throughout the sound and is an excellent live bait choice.
See page 60 of the 2014 CT Angler’s Guide for Connecticut Tides

Bluefish fishing has just begun…with an influx of good size choppers and “alligator-sized” blues invading Long Island Sound. Bluefish weighing 8 to 13 pounds are being reported along the north shore of Long Island and throughout the Peconics.

Summer Flounder (fluke) fishing is fair overall. There are some big doormats (fish to 13 pounds) out there but you have to put your time in if you want to be the “Duke of Fluke”. Fishing locations include south side of Port Jefferson, Peconics, Fishers Island (Isabella Beach, Wilderness Point), off the Stonington breakwater, mouth of the Mystic River to Groton Long Point, Thames River channel, Black Point/Niantic Bay, Long Sand Shoal, Westbrook-Clinton area, Falkner Island area, New Haven Harbor to West Haven, Woodmont, Norwalk (Islands) and off the mouth of the Housatonic River. Since squid are coming in, offering a live one on the bottom (10-40 feet) would be a good move for catching that big slab doormat fluke!

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



• Investigators Find Something Fishy With Classical Evidence for Dietary Fish Recommendations

“Oily fish are currently recommended as part of a heart healthy diet. This guideline is partially based on the landmark 1970s study that connected the low incidence of coronary artery disease (CAD) among the Inuit of Greenland to their diet, rich in whale and seal blubber.

”Now, researchers have found that the Inuit people actually suffered from CAD at the same rate as their Caucasian counterparts, meaning there is insufficient evidence to back previous claims on which dietary recommendations were built.”

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


22 May 2014

• Bluefish Arrive at MV


“Another hundred yards up the beach and I was into the fish thick. Almost every cast brought a strike.

"I landed a fish I estimated to weigh about 5 pounds destined for the grill and quickly slit the gills to bleed it. Then I dug a small ditch on the beach and placed the fish in it to keep it cool in the afternoon sun.”

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



• 6 Techniques You Need to Know to Cook Perfect Fish

“After a childhood spent hating fish— and another 20 years of eating it only when fried—I have a lot of catching up to do when it comes to cooking what I catch.

”Only over the course of the last few years have I started rounding out my game, learning different ways of cooking fish that don’t require a pot of boiling oil.

”Here are six techniques I’ve mastered that every cook should know for cooking the perfect fish.”

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


21 May 2014

• Fly Casting When the Wind Blows from the Wrong Direction


“The more wind coming into your right shoulder (commonly called the “bad” wind) the easier it is to hold the line out in a safe path.

”Resist the temptation to pick up line and force it to the right side of the body; powerful shooters can get away with doing it for awhile, but eventually, somebody in the boat is going to get body pierced, especially when the wind ramps up.

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



• Saturday, 24 May – Tour CT Fishways

“There will be open houses at 15 fishways across the state and a special guided tour of five of these.

”Fishways are specially-designed structures that allow migratory fish to get around dams that would otherwise block the fishes' upstream migration....”

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


20 May 2014

• Coating Knots With Glue: Gilding the Lilly?


“One common trend we have seen through our many ‘expert rigs’ to date is the coating of knots with glue. While the type of adhesive used varies a bit, many of our ‘experts’ prefer to lightly coat their knots to provided a little added insurance, and we think you should too.

”Will a perfect knot hold its own without glue? Probably. But our take is a few extra minutes is worth the added peace of mind when you hook into that fish of lifetime.”

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



• NYC-Area Fishing Report

“Several striped bass ranging in size from 46 to 48 inches were caught in the Hudson River estuary last week, making it obvious that the cows have come home to spawn.

”Not that there has been any sign of spawning. The water temperature in the Kingston/Catskill section of the river had been holding at 57 degrees, which is about five degrees cooler than what is needed to trigger the phenomenon. But the river continues to give up big bass….”

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



• Schoolie Stripers from Maine to Cape Cod

“The mighty striped bass have returned in good numbers from Cape Cod to Maine. They are filling in the river basins like the Merrimack, Charles, Mystic and down along the North Rivers. Along the Cape Cod Canal fish to 26 inches are found moving in from one end to the other.

”Most of the fish are schoolies with no reports of a keeper bass taken as yet….”

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




19 May 2014

• Connecticut Squirms Toward Lucrative Eel Industry


“A last-minute maneuver in the legislature followed quickly by a green light from a regional governing body is putting the lucrative eel industry within Connecticut's reach….

”Fisheries for baby eel, or elver, operate only in South Carolina and Maine. In Maine, the catch has generated $32 million for each of the past two years. That monopoly needs to end….”

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


18 May 2014

• Charles Walsh’s Fishing Column – 16 May 2014


“Anglers at Penfield and Southport harbor are having a ball catch-and-releasing the 18- to 24-inch stripers on small plastic shad jigs and yellow stick baits….

”…getting more than the usual number of winter flounder weigh-ins over the past seven days, including one that tipped the scales at 2.67 pounds.”

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



• “Rise of Oceans Due to Melting Antarctic Ice Sheet Is 'Unstoppable'”

“Two forthcoming reports on the western Antarctic ice sheet confirm previous fears that the ice's melt will increase ocean levels by as much as 13 feet within the next few centuries.

”They also suggest that the process has already begun—and is likely not reversible.”

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



• Two Alabama Men Charged with Tournament Cheating

“The men turned in enough big bass to win a fishing tournament at Lake Guntersville last week.

”But officials say the men took the fish out of a hidden holding tank where they had been stored before the competition began.”

Please visit this link to read the full article: CTPost.com
Photo is from an unknown source and is unrelated to the article above.


17 May 2014

• Worm Hatches Reported in Rhode Island


“Several anglers reported worm hatches in rivers and coves in Narragansett Bay this week. All it took was a few days of warm weather.

”Reports are from both the East and West Passages of the Bay, and we can expect worm hatches in such places as Salt Pond in Narragansett, East Greenwich Cove, Allen Harbor, Wickford Cove, the Barrington and Warren Rivers in the West Passage as well as areas in Mt. Hope Bay.”

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



• ASMFC Eyes New Limits on Striped Bass

“A federal commission is considering new limits on striped-bass fishing in eastern coastal states including New York that would reduce the harvest by around a third in one to three years, starting in January.

”At a meeting in Alexandria, Virginia, this week, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission discussed a range of proposals, such as keeping the status quo, increasing the minimum allowable size of keeper bass, reducing the number of fish that can be kept, and implementing a size range for keepers to allow larger and smaller fish to reach maturity and spawn. Commercial fishing would see a proportionate reduction.”

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



• Wreck of Columbus’s Santa Maria Found?

“Archaeologist Barry Clifford believes he has discovered the remains of Christopher Columbus's ship, the Santa Maria, which was lost at sea more than 500 years ago, off the coast of Haiti.”

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


16 May 2014

• Connecticut DEEP Marine Fishing Report – 15 May 2014


Striped Bass
fishing is fair to good for schoolies in most of the tidal rivers along the Connecticut shoreline. There are also some keepers in the mix as well. Striper spots include the Pawcatuck River, Mystic River, Thames River, Niantic River, lower Connecticut River (DEEP Marine Headquarters fishing pier), Black Hall River...

Also, New Haven Harbor (Sandy Point), Housatonic River and Norwalk Harbor including the islands. Sand and blood worms have been working the best especially in turbid waters. Casting swimming lures, small jigs with twister tails, soft baits, and Kastmasters and other metal lures will all work. Fishing should get better as we approach the magical 50°F mark!***

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

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

***[Editor's note: It's already there.]



This Is Fly Magazine Published for May-June 2014

“This is Fly magazine issue 46 has been released.

”This compelling edition includes seven featured stories, an awesome mixtape, photography feature, featured fly tyer, and, of course, our featured artist.”

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



• “How the U.S. Stopped Its Fisheries from Collapsing”

“The study did point out some glaring exceptions. A few regions were struggling to rebuild their fish stocks: New England, the Gulf of Mexico, and the South Atlantic.

”In New England, certain types of cod, flounder, and white hake simply weren't recovering.”

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

Article comments on NOAA’s release of the annual fisheries update for 2013.


15 May 2014

• Two Stratfordites Rescued from Buring Boat on Long Island Sound


“Flames and heavy smoke were shooting out of the stern of the boat when Marine Bureau Officers Matt Funaro and Dave Goldstein arrived at the scene, police said.

"They found the two boaters at the bow of a 40-foot Formula 400 SS boat, and brought them aboard the bureau's Marine Delta rescue boat.”

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



• “12 Ways to Tie Better Flies Faster”

#5: “Use Two Vises. We’re not saying you have to go out and buy another vise, but if you have upgraded in the past and still have your old vise collecting dust, try setting it up too!

”Throw a hook in each vise and complete each step on both flies as you go. Not only will this increase speed, it will create better consistency in your flies too.”

Please visit this link to read the full article: 12 Ways to Tie Better Flies Faster


14 May 2014

• Connecticut, Long Island Sound, Housatonic River Saltwater Fishing Report: 12 May 2014


There was a lot of activity on the lower Housatonic River on Monday...many work-boats and birds, for example.



The new marsh grasses are arising from the banks of the River.




This was amazing to see: A mute swan, for unknown reasons, had gotten extremely angry with a Canada goose and chased it for maybe a hundred yards down the Stratford side of the River.


Click on any photo to enlarge.






Not a lot to tell about fishing. During the short time we were out there, before the weather encouraged us to get off the water, we found a few striped bass but they seemed to be scattered about...not at all schooled up.

Didn't see any fish being caught by the other boats out there, however, we saw one keeper taken at Milford Point by a wading spin-fisherman.

Quiet day fish-wise, but still lots to see.

Source: ConnecticutSaltwaterFishing.com



• Bluefish Showing Up in New Jersey

“I didn't have any high hopes early this morning as it was low tide, and not a good time to fish my favorite beaches.

"I went to Point Pleasant for deeper waters, and found a fairly large swell that was breaking inshore. It was easy to cast a plug over those waves, and there was good water right to the drop-off.

”To my surprise, there was also some action as I released three bluefish from 20 to 23 inches plus two small stripers on the Daiwa SP Minnow.”

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


13 May 2014

• “As Horseshoe Crab Populations Steadily Decrease, Their Indispensable Medical Use Is Threatened”


“Fishermen along the Atlantic coast wait for the female horseshoe crabs to come and lay their eggs above the high-tide line. It is then that they are taken from their habitats and used as eel and whelk bait.

”It seems at first glance that this is a callous harvesting, but when looked at closer, a simple chain reaction of supply and demand is at play. ”

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


12 May 2014

• Which Hook to Use?


“In this…Seminar, Rick Ryals makes tells us what the most important things are to consider when selecting the right hook for the job.

”Ryals explains which hooks are best for live bait and dead baits, and the key differences and advantages of using j-hooks and circle hooks.

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



• “Saving Striped Bass”

“It is not entirely clear what is responsible for the latest population drop.

”Relaxed regulations since 1995 have certainly had an impact, and the fishery faces a host of challenges, including heavy fishing on prey species that stripers consume, a mysterious bacterial disease in the Chesapeake and, increasingly, warming ocean temperatures.”

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


11 May 2014

• Charles Walsh’s Fishing Column – 09 May 2014


“Fishing in Long Island Sound explodes in May. In addition to the large number of the aforementioned striped bass that have now moved out of the rivers and estuaries into the open Sound, the porgy (scup) season opened May 1 for recreational anglers….

”Anyone who is contemplating gifting mom with a fishing trip might want to wait until next Saturday, May 18, when fluke season officially opens in Connecticut.”

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



• NYC Area Fishing Report

“If weather forecasters can squeeze out the slightest bit of affection for dear old Mom, this could be the weekend when everything breaks loose.

”Striped bass, flounder, weakfish, porgies, ling, blackfish and cod are biting at the bit, and with the marine forecast calling for a southwest wind of 5-10 knots with waves of 1-2 feet in and around New York Harbor for Saturday and Mom's day, a day on the water would make an ideal gift.”

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