31 January 2017

• The Tuesday Rant: Don’t Retire in Connecticut

“According to an in-depth analysis conducted by the personal-finance website WalletHub, Connecticut ranks as the 4th Worst State to Retire…

“To help retirees find a retirement — and a wallet-friendly place to call home, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 31 key metrics....”

Please visit this link to read the full article: WalletHub

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29 January 2017

• Jigs: Tips for More Effective Jigging

“In that cool winter water, they clearly preferred a slower drop. My ¼-ounce jig was plummeting too fast, so I made the switch to a lighter jig head and immediately started catching fish…

“That lesson in jig-fishing finesse is one of many I’ve learned over a lifetime of casting lead heads in inshore waters….”

Please visit this link to read the full article: SaltWaterSportsman

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28 January 2017

• How Noise Affects Fishing

“Most experienced anglers and scientists agree that fish can hear. Yet which sounds can fish hear? Which repulse them, which attract them, and which do they ignore?

“Answers to these questions could help anglers to not only avoid noises that might spook fish, but perhaps also attract them....”

Please visit this link to read the full article: SportFishingMagazine

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27 January 2017

• Best Heavy Spinning Reels for Salt Water

“Heavy spinning reels are used in a variety of fishing situations, from surf fishing to trolling blue water, fishing from the pier or jetty or out on the boat…

“These saltwater spinning reels are made tough, as they need to be to stand up to a reasonable amount of abuse in these circumstances….”

Please visit this link to read the full article: Saltfishing

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26 January 2017

• Dealing With the Changing Sea Bottom

“Periodically, a fisher will continue to frequent a successful spot year after year until it becomes non-productive one season. Often, one would think that either the fish didn’t come in yet, that it’s an off year, or they moved…

“Well, chances are that they did move and probably not far. Those changes in the bottom created new homes for forage....”

Please visit this link to read the full article: Zip06.com

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25 January 2017

• How to Clean Your Rods

“Video … talks about how he cleans his fly rods at the end of the season…this not only makes the rods look better, but helps them perform better, as well…

“So even if you plan to fish throughout the winter, these tips are for you. His last step is pretty unorthodox....”

Please visit this link to read the full article: Orvis

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24 January 2017

• The Tuesday Rant: Some Good News for a Change

“Connecticut ended 2016 with fewer jobs than it had at the beginning of the year, the first time that's happened since 2009. There were 2,000 fewer jobs at the end of the year, a drop of one-tenth of 1 percent…

So what’s the good news? “Half of the losses were because of cutbacks in government....”

Please visit this link to read the full article: HartfordCourant

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23 January 2017

• Not Great News for Fluke and Stripers

“The surveys, taken at the headwaters of the Chesapeake Bay, where the majority of striped bass are born, showed an average of just 2.2 young-of-the-year striped bass per sample, compared to the 30 to 50 per sample average in boom years…

“Fluke fishermen are going to get a bit more than a tiny sting next year it seems. Coastwide the quota for fluke is set to be slashed by about 30 percent....”

Please visit this link to read the full article: 27East.com

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22 January 2017

• Next Hot Fishing Gear: Underwater Drone?

“Launched this week at the annual convention in Las Vegas…a submersible drone geared toward fishing. With the ability to dive to depths of up to 98 feet and sonar capability down to 131 feet, this new technology might be the future of advanced fish finding.

“It is equipped with an onboard camera and WiFi that can transmit images and data streaming real-time in 1080p, that can be accessed via an iOS or Android app. It can even be setup to send notifications when fish are located…

“To take the concept to an even more insane level, the PowerRay can even drop a bait in front of the fish and has a blue-tinted light that is intended to attract fish to it....”

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

Source of photo and more information at USAToday.

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21 January 2017

CT Fishin’ Tips

CT Fishin’ Tips is a monthly newsletter with information, pointers & tips, and news from DEEP's fisheries programs. Connecticut has a tremendous diversity of fishing opportunities - both freshwater and marine. With a subscription to CT Fishin’ Tips, you will receive the latest fishing information delivered right to your fingertips.

Each time the newsletter is sent out, you will receive instructions for making modifications to your subscription including how to unsubscribe.

Subscribe to 'CT Fishin’ Tips': CTFishinTips

(You will be prompted to enter your e-mail address and then be directed to a web page where you can sign up for CT Fishin’ Tips and/or other DEEP Newsletters.)

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20 January 2017

• How to Be A Better Fly Fisherman

“The answer wasn’t learn to mend, fly selection, knots, or even equipment that could improve your fishing…

“It really comes down to one thing that everyone, no matter what their skill level, can improve on. It’s very simple: Learn to Cast Better….”

Please visit this link to read the full article: Orvis

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19 January 2017

• 2016 Striped Bass Survey

“Overall there was some modest improvement in sentiment with only 66% reporting the fishing as worse, or much worse than during the past 5 years. That is improved from 81% in 2015…

“In both 2015 and 2016 most anglers reported that the fish were smaller than they were used to catching, but the number of anglers who reported improved hourly catch rates increased in 2016....”

Please visit this link to read the full article: StripersForever

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18 January 2017

• “Fly Line 101”

“Fly-fishing anglers have much to consider when setting up their perfect fishing combo. A variety of lines carefully tailor the fishing experience for optimal results.

“Each component must be carefully considered and matched to the water in which it’s used....”

Please visit this link to read the full article: TheOnLineFisherman

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17 January 2017

• The Tuesday Rant: Is Connecticut Broken…Or Just Broke?

“It's hard to conclude that we're not broken when we look at seven years from the end of the recession to mid-2016, when Connecticut posted anemic growth of minus 0.4 percent per year after adjusting for inflation. That's ahead of only Alaska and Wyoming, with the nation at 1.9 percent…

“And let's not even talk about job creation since the '90s, population declines, or stagnant house prices.…”

Please visit this link to read the full article: HartfordCourant

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16 January 2017

• Just In Time To Mess Up the Housatonic Fall Run?

“…dredging of about 250,000 cubic yards of sand from the 18ft channel of the lower portion of the Housatonic River, and the placement of the sand directly onto Hammonasset Beach State Park…

”The work window is 1 October 2017 to 31 January 2018, with some dredging work extending to 28 February 2018, and final beach grading extending into March 2018….”

Please visit this link to read the full article: SandAndGravel

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15 January 2017

• Improving Your Spin-Casting

“You can minimize line twist and wind-knot issues by simply closing the bail manually. After closing the bail — and this is especially critical with braid — pull the line tight, right in front of the spool, and begin winding it onto the reel spool, under some slight tension.

“After a foot or two of line goes onto the spool....”

Please visit this link to read the full article: SaltWaterSportsman

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14 January 2017

• Before You Buy A Fishing Rod…

“Use the wrong kind of rod and you might find yourself unable to cast as far or accurately as you need to. However, the right fishing rod can allow you to land a cast on a dime and work the bait in the way it was intended…

“Here are just a few things you need to look out for when purchasing a new fishing rod....”

Please visit this link to read the full article: CoastalBreezeNews

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13 January 2017

• Fishing Year 2016 In Summary

“…the talk of the season had to be the unbelievable black sea bass action. From day one until when the season theoretically closed, these eye-catching, tasty bottom fish could not stop eating. Humpbacks to six pounds were caught…

“Porgy (scup) also were stacked on the reefs with fish caught approaching four pounds....”

Please visit this link to read the full article: Zip06.com

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12 January 2017

• Got Your 2017 License(s) Yet?

“It’s that time once again, time to renew your recreational fresh and saltwater fishing licenses for the 2017 fishing season.

“Don't forget that it is now a requirement to not only possess a license to target inland species, but a marine fishing license or participation in the registry program is required in all states in the northeast....”

Please visit this link to read the full article: TheFisherman

Go here for CT licenses on-line: CTDEEP

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11 January 2017

• Fishing “Resolutions” for the New Year

“This time of year, most of us say the same thing – “This year, I’m going to spend more time fishing.” Unfortunately, whether the reason is not enough time, no one to fish with, or not enough money, something always seems to get in the way…

“Here are some ‘resolutions’ for 2017 designed to get you out on the water. Trust me, these are resolutions you’ll want to stick to....”

Please visit this link to read the full article: KeepAmericaFishing

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10 January 2017

• The Tuesday Rant: Connecticut’s Population Continues to Decline

“Numbers released by the U.S. Census Bureau show that Connecticut’s population has declined for the third year in a row…

“Connecticut’s population decline has been blamed on a number of factors including high taxes and cost-of-living driving residents to other states….”

Please visit this link to read the full article: YankeeInstitute

Link to a related article: HartfordCourant

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09 January 2017

• Locations for Saltwater Fly Fishing in Fairfield County

“For most Fairfield County residents, Long Island Sound is just a short car-ride away and offers an abundance of saltwater fly fishing opportunities.

“Even for those without access to a boat, wade fishing from shore can put anglers within casting distance of striped bass, bluefish and other saltwater sports species....”

Please visit this link to read the full article: FlyFishingCT

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08 January 2017

• Fly Fishing: How To Set the Hook

“...explains how to set the hook in several different situations. As simple as it may sound, the principles of setting the hook can be different from one fishing style to the next…

“Whether you’re fishing dry flies and nymphs, or fishing wetflies and streamers, learn the correct way to set the hook and ultimately land more fish....”

Please visit this link to read the full article: AmericanAngler

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07 January 2017

• Places To Fish Saltwater in Connecticut

“Provided below is a list of accessible locations to the public. Please remember it is your responsibility to understand the rules and regulations of the location you choose to fish.

“Some locations may require you to be a resident,have specific parking arrangements, require a fee. We try to provide as much accurate information as possible for you. Please clean up after yourself when enjoying the outdoors and many fishing opportunities Connecticut has to offer....”

Please visit this link to read the full article: FishingNorthEast

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06 January 2017

• Fishing In the Cold? How To Stay Warm: 3 Tips

“Of course, layering helps—but even good fabric isn’t much help when worn over or underneath a damp cotton layer. The moral of this story is simple, if it’s cold enough for long johns, they shouldn’t be cotton…

“In fact, none of your clothing should be cotton in those conditions. From your socks to your hat, and everything in between, choose synthetic fabrics or the perennial outdoor fabric: wool....”

Please visit this link to read the full article: FoxNews/OutdoorLife

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05 January 2017

• Coast Guard Assists Disabled Vessel In Morris Cove

“The rescue crew towed the vessel to City Point Marina in New Haven, Connecticut and conducted a safety inspection of the vessel…

“…resulting in three violations; no fire extinguisher, no sound signals, and expired flares....”

Please visit this link to read the full article: CoastGuardNews

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04 January 2017

• Big Blackfish: Where and How?

“We had six other fish that weighed between 11 and 16 pounds. And the two previous trips, we landed two 18-pounders…

“We also had another one on that was pulling 35 pounds of drag with two thumbs on the spool until the rod simply snapped. That tog had to be 30, maybe 40 pounds.” That’s proof that the larger tog may actually hang together in size classes....”

Please visit this link to read the full article: SaltWaterFishing

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03 January 2017

• The Tuesday Rant: What To Expect from the Connectictut Legislature in 2017

“Like Bill Murray, trapped in the seemingly endless time-loop in Goundhog Day, the Malloy administration and the legislature again will need to confront daunting budget deficits totaling $1.2 billion in FY18 and $1.4 billion in FY19.

”As fixed budget costs ratchet up to 53% by FY18, along with the uncertainty of federal funding, a resolution to this fiscal quagmire may not be reached by the Constitutional adjournment date of June 7....”

Please visit this link to read the full article: NationalLawReview

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02 January 2017

• Fly Fishing: Learning the Double-Haul

“Even if you understand the concept and the mechanics behind double-hauling, teaching yourself to do it can be difficult because it’s difficult to watch yourself while you cast to see what you’re doing right or doing wrong.

“The best solution I’ve seen for curing this problem....”

Please visit this link to read the full article: Orvis

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01 January 2017

• A Field Guide to Long Island Sound: Coastal Habitats, Plant Life, Fish, Seabirds, Marine Mammals, and Other Wildlife

“Until now there has been no one-stop reference for those interested in exploring the Sound’s rich natural history. Author, photographer, and scientific illustrator Patrick Lynch has filled this gap…

“Brimming with maps, photographs, and drawings, Lynch’s guide introduces readers to the full breadth of the Sound’s environs from shorelines to deepest waters....”

Please visit this link to read the advert: Amazon

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