31 December 2015

• Mild Winter Allows Lobstermen To Continue Fishing

“Many New England lobstermen are still fishing deep into December this year because of unseasonably warm weather and an abundance of the critters, and Maine's beloved scallops are a little harder to come by as a result.

“The extra fishing hasn't done much to change the price of….”

Please visit this link to read the full article: HartfordCourant

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30 December 2015

• Salmon Spawning In Farmington River Area

“State wildlife experts have now documented wild Atlantic salmon laying eggs in nests in their traditional Farmington River valley spawning grounds, possibly for the first time in centuries.

"It's the first time since probably the Revolutionary War…

“The three wild salmon nests, or ‘redds,’ were discovered in November upstream of the Rainbow Dam fishway in Windsor, somewhere "within the Farmington River watershed….”

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29 December 2015

• A Bridge Too...to Long Island

“More than eight million people live along the Long Island Sound, the notch of sea in that stretches from the Atlantic Ocean all the way to the East River separating Manhattan from Queens and Brooklyn. Two boroughs of New York City, big chunks of Westchester County in New York, and the entirety of coastal Connecticut rest on the Sound.

“And yet traveling from one shore to the other is, at times, impossible, especially for farmers ….”

Please visit this link to read the full article: ModernFarmer

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28 December 2015

• Fish the Housy This Winter

“There is absolutely no excuse for sitting around the house this winter, just wishin’ you were fishin’.

“For a quality coldweather fishing experience, look no farther than the Housatonic River’s tidal estuary, where you can enjoy a thriving striped bass and Atlantic salmon fishery all winter long.…”

Please visit this link to read the full article: OnTheWater

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27 December 2015

• The Year 2015 for Long Island Sound Anglers

“First local bass reports told of schoolies showing up in the Norwalk Islands and area shoreline spots the first week in May. Flounder were biting in the Saugatuck and Norwalk Rivers.

“A week later, tidal rivers up and down the Connecticut shore of Long Island Sound were reporting schoolie striper action and lots of white perch in many of those rivers as well….”

Please visit this link to read the full article: NorwalkHour

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25 December 2015

24 December 2015

• If You Can Spin-Fish, You Can Fly-Fish

“I am often surprised at how seasoned anglers that effectively employ spinning outfits are hesitant to add fly-fishing tackle to their arsenal..

“Though sometimes a conditional tackle, there are times when flies will out-fish hardware, and no fisherman should ever assume that fly fishing takes more patience, or is more complicated, than any other style of fishing….”

Please visit this link to read the full article: OnTheWater

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23 December 2015

• “What Happens When A Fisherman Tosses A Fish Back Overboard?

“It's not a frivolous question. The government bases catch quotas and other rules in part on the mortality of tossed fish, and there isn't always accurate data available about how many fish survive the fling.

“Now, a group of New England scientists says it's finding that a surprisingly high percentage of the lucky fish might live to swim another day….”

Please visit this link to read the full article: CTPost

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22 December 2015

• Fishing Illegally? Blow Up Their Boats!

“A penchant for dynamiting illegal fishing vessels has made flamboyant Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti Indonesia's most popular, and restored tens of thousands of jobs to small-scale fishing along the way.

“When she was appointed to President Joko Widodo's cabinet 14 months ago, commentators thought Ms Pudjiastuti and her illegal fishing crackdown would not last.….”

Please visit this link to read the full article: ABC.net.au

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19 December 2015

• “The More Humanely A Fish Is Killed, The Better It Tastes”

“If you’re an eco-conscious eater, you’ve probably asked how your fish journeyed from ocean to aisle. But have you ever asked how the fish died?

“Researchers have shown that meat from stressfully slaughtered fish may have a shorter shelf life—and a worse taste—than fillets from quickly killed fish.….”

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18 December 2015

• Rods and Motors Don’t Get Along Well

“As I angrily buzzed away from the dock, line suddenly raced out of my rodtip. Before I could react, the line tightened at the reel and about 6 feet of high modulus graphite followed the remainder into the prop of the trolling motor.

“I’d seen my share of flyrods hacked by ceiling fans, car doors, crab claws (long story) and other moving edges, but the results of this interaction were astonishing. The rod disintegrated….”

Please visit this link to read the full article: FloridaSportsman

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17 December 2015

• Something To Do This Winter

“The 19th annual Northeast Fishing & Hunting Show will take place on Friday, February 12 through Sunday, February 14, 2016 at the Connecticut Convention Center at 100 Columbus Blvd. in Hartford, Conn.

• “Show hours: Friday, February 12 from 12 noon to 8 p.m.; Saturday, February 13 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Sunday, February 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

”The event is designed as a great outing for the entire family.….”

Please visit this link to read the news release: EINNews.com

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• Wade Fishing: Go Light

“There’s something to be said about grabbing a handful of lures and hitting your favorite spot, just your two feet and your fishing rod.

“Covering a lot of ground may be out of the question, but with careful planning you can cover it thoroughly….”

Please visit this link to read the full article: FloridaSportsman

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16 December 2015

• Long Island Soundkeeper Dies

“Anyone who enjoys Long Island Sound owes a debt of gratitude to Terence E. "Terry" Backer. The longtime state representative died this week at 61.

“Before he entered the General Assembly, he was a lobster fisherman, seeing firsthand what a sad lack of environmental stewardship had done to his beloved....”

Please visit this link to read the full article: HartfordCourant

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13 December 2015

• Fishing Rhode Island: Cod Is Hot

“The cod bite is the best it has been in years.

“The cod fishing has been phenomenal at the East Fishing Grounds [3.5 miles east of Block Island]...the fishing is good at Cox’s Ledge, too, but anglers haven’t had to go that far."

”Anglers…caught nine keeper cod and 13 black sea bass in about three hours of fishing at the East Grounds. Weather and sea conditions were perfect….”

Please visit this link to read the full article: ProvidenceJournal

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12 December 2015

• Mercury Pollution in Northeast Estuaries

“Mercury, which is transformed into methylmercury in water, is a global pollutant that damages human health. Most people are exposed to mercury by eating fish, particularly from open ocean and coastal fisheries.

“All 50 states have had fish consumption advisories pertaining to mercury. Estuaries act as a repository for methylmercury, storing toxic particulates in both the sediment and water column….”

Click on chart to enlarge.

Please visit this link to read the full article: ScienceDaily

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11 December 2015

• Block Island: Codfish Ahoy!

“Atlantic cod’s popularity is largely due to its palatability and nutritional value. The dense flaky white meat is mildly flavored and high in Omega-3 fatty acids and Vitamins A, D, and E. It’s one of the most versatile fish to cook with and it’s seen on menus worldwide.

“Adding to its popularity is how much fun it is to fish for cod with rod and reel. Although it’s considered a fall/winter fishery, you can actually catch cod year-round; you just need to travel further in the summer….”

Please visit this link to read the full article: BlockIslandTimes

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10 December 2015

• What Is the Most Important Forage Fish for Stripers?

“The Chesapeake Bay may be the best-studied estuary in the world, but a group of scientists attending a recent workshop were surprised about how little they knew about what predatory fish eat.

“After all, menhaden — dubbed by some as the “most important fish in the sea” would also be the “most important” fish in the Bay, right?

"Apparently not.….”

Please visit this link to read the full article: BayJournal

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09 December 2015

• Fish News: Stripers, Blues...

“There is some very good news about the long-term potential for better striper fishing ahead. Until late fall of this year, the only bright spot in the striped bass scenario had been that there was a pretty good group of four-year-old bass measuring 22 to 23 inches hitting our lures but very few any larger.

“These fish were from the ‘Class of 2011,’ which was the result of a great spawn measured by fish biologists that year, and those fish are starting to make their presence known and will soon be spawning themselves….”

Please visit this link to read the full article: ShelterIslandReporter

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08 December 2015

• Fly Fishing: Use A Reach Cast to Counter Current

“Cast as you normally would to a target along the bank. The instant you stop your rod on the forward stroke, extend your rod hand up-current on a plane parallel to the water. This lays your line on the water above your fly, and will not affect your accuracy because your fly always goes in the direction in which you stop your rodtip.

”This is easiest when you have close to the exact length of line outside your rodtip you need to reach the bank. However, you can definitely shoot additional line if needed, and the reach motion will not affect
the shoot….”

Please visit this link to read the full article: FloridaSportsman

To see a YouTube video of how the cast is done please go to YouTube

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07 December 2015

• Fishermen Have Enemies: Here, One of Them Speaks

“I agree with Lord Byron, who called “the art of angling, the cruelest, the coldest, and the stupidest of pretended sports.” As a taxpayer and an animal rights advocate, I applaud Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s proposed budget cut that would close Connecticut’s fish hatcheries.

“The government should not be in the business of funding recreational cruelty to animals….”

Please visit this link to read the full article: HartfordCourant

Note: What I don’t understand is why people such as this aren’t out there doing something for a real cause, such as feeding poor children or helping the homeless. Perhaps they just don’t like to see sports-minded folk having fun? Certainly, they have no concept of what fishing is about, or its history and connection with the people of the United States and, indeed, the world.

For crying out loud, witch, go do something worthwhile.

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06 December 2015

• Lobster: Health and Nutritional Benefits

“Despite its desirable reputation today, lobster was not always known as a pricey indulgence. In the 17th century, colonists in Massachusetts considered lobster shells in a home to be a sign of poverty and only fed lobster to their servants.

“In the 1940s, you could buy a can of baked beans for 53 cents per pound and canned lobster for 11 cents per pound.

"Lobster is now seen as a delicacy, in part because of the discovery that cooking the lobster live made it more appetizing, as opposed to killing it first and cooking it later….”

Please visit this link to read the full article: MedicalNewsToday

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05 December 2015

• Global Warming and New England’s Native Brookies

“Co-author Ben Letcher, fisheries biologist at the U.S. Geological Survey and adjunct faculty in environmental conservation at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, says, ‘It took years of sampling four streams and tracking more than 15,000 individual fish, but we feel we can account for about 90 percent of the yearly variation in abundance.

“’The bottom line is that high summer temperatures are bad. That is unfortunate because summer air temperature is expected to increase with climate change and extreme rain is also expected to increase, especially in the spring when vulnerable eggs are hatching and fry are emerging….’”

Please visit this link to read the full article: ScienceDaily

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04 December 2015

• Spotting Long Island Sound Plankton Blooms from Space

“But on September 24, 2012, “]’one of our colleagues had been out to sea, and she had seen this large bloom,” Dierssen recalls. “[She] collected some water for us and brought it back.’

“At the same time, Dierssen was looking through images of the ocean captured from space. A camera aboard the International Space Station had snapped pictures of the same area of Long Island Sound — on the same day….”

Please visit this link to read the full article and see the actual photo: StudentSocietyforScience

File photo.

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03 December 2015

• Long Island Sound: It’s Slowing Down Out There

“The salt water side of recreational fishing is displaying a definite slowdown. Fishing on the main body of Long Island Sound has dropped off dramatically. Bottom fishing for blackfish, winter flounder, black sea bass and porgies has slowed significantly. Bluefish have moved south and west and fade by the day. Stripers too have moved more to the Long Island side and migrating westward towards the Hudson River winter grounds.

“Local rivers that host striped bass, headlined by the Housatonic, show signs of increased activity with bass moving up the river.….”

Please visit this link to read the full article: NorwalkHour

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02 December 2015

• “Deciding the Fate of a Striped Bass That Took 15 Years to Catch”

“That hunt began on the Third Street jetty in Ocean City, N.J., on Dec. 8, 1999, when I was 15 years old. I had my hands tucked into my neoprene waders to guard against the early winter cold, watching my surf rod pulse in its sand spike, when it suddenly snapped straight, pointing right at the steely-gray sky for a second before bowing over. My heart was beating out of my chest.

"That striper only weighed 11 pounds, but it was my first, and the spark that lit my fire for the species.…”

Please visit this link to read the full article: FieldAndStream

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01 December 2015

• 12 Things No Angler Should Ever Be Without

“There are certain indispensable items that every angler should always bring along, even when fishing on someone else’s boat. You can’t count on your buddies, or charter boat crews for that matter, to always have everything.

”So here’s a list of essentials that help make the most of your day on the water and easily stow in a backpack or tackle bag.…”

Please visit this link to read the full article: SaltWaterSportsman

Note: I would have added a pfd to that list.

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30 November 2015

• Environmental Change Means Fishing Laws Must Change

“Climate change continues to warm local waters with mounting proof that it is impacting our fishing environment. Fishing is changing. Warm water fish are moving into the Northeast, and cold water fish are moving to deeper, cooler water.

”If the environment is changing, then our fishing laws — which stem from the Magnuson-Stevens Act (MSA) — need to be updated to reflect these changes.…”

Please visit this link to read the full article: ProvidenceJournal

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29 November 2015

• Christmas Gifts for Fisherfolk

“If you have a special someone on your holiday gift list that enjoys fishing, here are some gifts to consider.

”As a fisherman, I wouldn't mind receiving any of these items as a holiday gift.…”

Please visit this link to read the full article: WarwickBeacon

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28 November 2015

• Long Island Fishing Report

“If you are looking to give thanks this holiday season from a sporting perspective, you can start with the fishing. With one of the warmest falls on record, stripers, blackfish and sea bass are still in play and are offering some of the best catches of the year.

”That's certainly the case with bottom fishing.…”

Please visit this link to read the full article: Newsday

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26 November 2015

• Is Nothing Sacred? Fly Fishing Tourney Chair Scammed Competitors?

“Dozens of fly fishers in the state are out thousands of dollars and they claim it's all because a fly fishing league organizer scammed them out of their money.

”The Pro Fly Angling Tour was supposed to be the "major leagues" of fly fishing, where competitors paid to compete with the chance to win major prize money….”

Please visit this link to read the full article: TheDenverChannel

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25 November 2015

• 2016 Fish Quotas May Change

“How fish stock assessments and quotas are used to regulate recreational and commercial fishing is often mind-boggling. The science and data that is used in assessments to determine desired stock biomass (the number of fish in the water) is complex.

”Recently two meetings occurred that provided some insight into what commercial and recreational regulations might be for 2016.…”

Please visit this link to read the full article: ProvidenceJournal

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24 November 2015

• Sand Tiger Shark, Atlantic Sturgeon Added to Long Island Sound “Concern” List

“…in addition to the shanny and seasnail, DEEP staff petitioned to have the sand tiger shark also added to the list of “special concern” species due to evidence of declining numbers. The sand tiger shark, which grows to a maximum of 10.4 feet, had been fished commercially in areas outside of the sound, she said, and reproduces slowly...

”A fourth marine species, the Atlantic sturgeon, was moved from “threatened” to the “endangered” status to concur with the species’s federal listing, she said.…”

Please visit this link to read the full article: TheDay

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23 November 2015

• Ever See A Bluefish This Big?

• See the photo at the link below.

“A struggle ensued until the doctor was finally able to bring the 43-inch, 24.8-pound bluefish in.

”The previous Delaware state record, 21.9 pounds, was held for 35 years.…”

Please visit this link to read the full article: WMDT

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22 November 2015

• Norwalk Area Fishing Report

“Water temperatures in Long Island Sound were still pushing the mid-50's over the weekend despite strong winds out of the north on Saturday.

”That translates into continued action for blues and stripers and blackfish and black sea bass over this relatively mild November week.…”

Please visit this link to read the full article: NorwalkHour

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21 November 2015

• Long Island Fishing Report

“It's been an interesting and amazingly productive week for fishing. With flat seas some days and stiff winds on others, boaters have seen catches in flux based more on opportunity to reach productive water than anything else. Surf fans, on the other hand, have had it good if they picked the right beach at the right time.

”To be sure, blackfishing is on fire all across Long Island when the seas are negotiable.…”

Please visit this link to read the full article: Newsday

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20 November 2015

• Lobsters in Southern New England…Kaput?

“There's not much question about what is happening to lobsters in the waters off southern New England: They are disappearing…

"In Long Island Sound, there has been an enormous decline in the lobster catch, a drop of 90 percent from 1999 to 2010. For all practical purposes, lobstering in the Sound is extinct.…”

Please visit this link to read the full article: HartfordCourant

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19 November 2015

• $1.3 Million for Long Island Sound

“Top federal and state environment officials on Thursday announced 22 grants totaling more than $1.3 million to improve the health and viability of Long Island Sound in Connecticut and New York…

”Fairfield’s Sacred Heart University received about $148,750 from LISFF and another $80,000 in matching funds to continue work restoring the coastline at Stratford Point….”

Please visit this link to read the full article: StratfordDailyVoice

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18 November 2015

• Tips On Fighting Fish From A Kayak or Canoe

“Never fight a fish with the rod at 90 degrees to the kayak. Always try to keep the fish in front of you. It’s about the center of balance on a kayak, which is generally where you’re sitting.

”If you get a big fish that dives under the kayak and your rod is straight out to the side, you stand a real good chance of getting flipped.…”

Please visit this link to read the full article: FloridaSportsman

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17 November 2015

• Fishing: Long Island

“On the West End…stripers are still being caught along the beach, but the better scores continue to come from those casting on the graveyard shift. Daiwa SP Minnows and Super Strike Needlefish are the hot lures with most linesiders falling in the 24- to 30-inch class.

”Along the North Shore, blackfish continue to hold the top spot from Orient Point all the way west to Glen Cove.…”

Please visit this link to read the full article: Newsday

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16 November 2015

• Fishing: Rhode Island

“Tautog fishing remains off the charts. It has been the best tautog fishing in a few years with many anglers catching their limit on the southern coastal shore, off Jamestown and Newport.

”Some nice fish have been taken in Narraganset Bay at favorite spots such as Hope Island, General Rock, the Providence River and in the Warren River. …”

Please visit this link to read the full article: WarwickBeacon

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15 November 2015

• Fishing: New Haven Area

“In Long Island Sound, we have many good eating fish that can easily be caught and others that put up a great fight. Porgies and blackfish lend themselves to a good meal and bluefish are one of the most exhilarating fish to land. Vicious fighters, once landed, blues are still a wary opponent and can do a job on your fingers if you are not careful.

”Many a fisherman has had to tape a bleeding finger or two due to an enraged bluefish that didn’t take kindly to being unhooked.…”

Please visit this link to read the full article: NewHavenRegister

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14 November 2015

• After the Cast…How to Move the Fly

“What’s the ideal stripping cadence? Mostly, it depends on the species you’re seeking and the fly pattern you’re using.

”First, the basics: Learn to use both your stripping hand and rod hand correctly.…”

Please visit this link to read the full article: FloridaSportsman

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13 November 2015

• Long Island News

• Fisherman Headed to Prison

“A commercial fisherman from Long Island who pleaded guilty to underreporting his fishing catch to take more than $600,000 in illegal fluke is heading to prison.

Newsday reports (http://nwsdy.li/1leN34m ) 51-year-old Anthony Joseph was sentenced to seven months behind bars and ordered to pay $603,000 in restitution.…”

Please visit this link to read the full article: DailyJournal


• Fisherman Runs Aground

“Suffolk County Police Marine Bureau officers rescued three adults and three children from a vessel that ran aground during a fishing trip on the Great South Bay on Saturday night.

”Steven Kilmeade, 49, of Bayport, was operating his 33-foot Egg Harbor sport fishing boat in an eastbound direction when the boat hit a sand bar…”

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

File photo not related to this story.

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12 November 2015

• Norwalk Area Fishing Report

“…fishing remains very good for striped bass and bluefish with hot spots changing by the day as game-fish species cruise the beaches, bays and deeper waters too in search of food to fatten up as they migrate to warmer waters.

”Bottom bouncers are also enjoying plenty of action due to the best blackfish run in years, and lingering bonanza's with black sea bass and porgies.…”

Please visit this link to read the full article: TheHour

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11 November 2015

• To Our Veterans…

…thank you for your service to our Nation.

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• Top Ten Most-Harvested Fish

“There’s nothing quite like fresh fish for dinner, and if you’re an American saltwater angler, odds are you’ll be digging into one of these.

”NOAA Fisheries recently released their 2014 Fisheries of the United States Report, which along with a bunch of other helpful data, also lists the most popular saltwater fish for both commercial and recreational anglers.…”

Please visit this link to read the full article: OutdoorHub

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10 November 2015

• How To Smoke Fish…Successfully

“…the number one mistake people make when smoking fish is that they simply overdo it. Yes, you want a nice smoky overtone to the finished product, but you should still maintain the delicacy of the fish and not overwhelm it. Food that has been over-smoked is too dry and has a harsh, bitter aftertaste.

“A good digital thermometer is a crucial gadget for serious smokers. Your smoker should stay below 225 degrees, and the fish should not be cooked at a temperature higher than 150 degrees. Keep a keen eye on it toward the end of the process.…”

Please visit this link to read the full article: OnTheWater

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