15 November 2019

• Striped Bass Can Be Saved


“It is looking like 2020 will be a lean year for striper fishermen along the North Shore and up the Merrimack River…

“Fisheries managers earlier this week sharply reduced—to one—the number of fish anglers can land during any one trip. It is the most aggressive measure that can be taken to protect the stock, short of banning striper fishing altogether….”

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

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14 November 2019

• DEEP’s 2019 Fall Atlantic Salmon Stockings Nearing Completion


“Connecticut’s Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) is nearing completion of its 2019 fall stockings of Atlantic salmon…

“DEEP’s Fisheries Division began stocking Atlantic salmon in early October, and nearly 800 salmon have been released so far.…”

Please visit this link to read the full article: CTDEEP

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13 November 2019

• Nearshore Fishing Now At Its Best


“Blackfish (tautog) season is heating up as water temperatures slowly drop...

“As bait fish are being flushed from the rivers, striped bass are right there. Lower tidal rivers have been ripe with schoolie action and stripers are being caught from 24- to 27 inches—just shy of the magic number....”

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

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12 November 2019

• Fly Fishing: A Good Read!


“I failed. It wasn’t from lack of effort. I just can’t do it. I am, in point of fact, the worst fly fisherman in the world.…

“…So I set a goal for 2019. I wouldn’t stop fly-fishing until I landed a keeper on the fly. And I failed. Again and again. Day and night. From Cotuit to Sesuit. Fail, failing, failure. I couldn’t do the trick….”

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

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10 November 2019

• Gamefish Migrations Include Blacktip Sharks In Long Island Sound



“It is happening, and while the ocean has been heating up for decades, the pace of warming has begun accelerating dramatically...

“The 'it' here refers to migrations of fishes worldwide moving toward the poles, expanding their historic ranges...to continue living in their respective comfort zones....”

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

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09 November 2019

• “Striper, blackfish catches reaching their peak around Long Island ”


“If you’ve been waiting all year for prime time to arrive on the outdoors scene, wait no longer, it’s here…

“Leading the fall charge for anglers have been solid catches of blackfish and improving scores with striped bass….”

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

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07 November 2019

• Slot Limits for Stripers…Finally!!!


“…the federal fisheries commission that manages the striped bass harvest on the East Coast took the historic step of declaring a ‘slot limit’ for one of the most economically important fish species in the country. In 2020, states will have to apply the federal recommendation of regulations that only allow striped bass to be killed by recreational anglers if they are at least 28 inches long and no more than 35 inches. The daily limit will remain one fish per person, per day…

“Additionally, starting in 2021, the ASMFC will demand that anglers only use circle hooks when fishing with live or dead bait for striped bass.…”

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

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06 November 2019

• Video: “How to Make a Roll Cast ”


“Although it seems simple, if you don’t do it correctly, the line won’t go straight out in front of you…

“Instead, the casting energy will be focused upward, causing your line to collapse at the end….”

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

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05 November 2019

• Fishing With Old Reliable Spoons


“Pay attention to trends in fishing tackle, and you’ll notice that among lure-makers, there is a constant competition to improve upon what has already been working for many years…

“What you rarely see anyone trying to improve upon—beyond perhaps paint jobs and glitz—is the spoon. The reason is simple: There isn’t really anything to reinvent, and it certainly ain’t broke.…”

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

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02 November 2019

• Time For Inshore Fishing


“Now is the time to slip into your small vessel and quietly work the shoreline for striped bass…

“While fishers are converging on the reefs and walls to crab for ‘togs, these strips of beaches remain quiet and mostly void of people, especially during the week. Ideal spots to fish, many of those locales are tucked between a pair of protective rock jetties, making a perfect area for baitfish like peanut bunker to seek cover.…”

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

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01 November 2019

• Explore Charles Island


“Hurricanes, shore birds, sandy beaches, eminent domain, political intrigue, landfill, arson, pirates, curses, squatters and heroines — what do they all have in common?

“…Learn the answers on two discovery walks along the Milford shore led by Connecticut Audubon Society Naturalist and Milford native Colleen Noyes.…”

Please visit this link to read the full article: New Haven Register

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28 October 2019

• The Origins of Long Island Sound


“The video started by showing the Sound as a shallow basin 30,000 years ago...

”…around 21,000 years ago, ice [came] down from the north, leaving behind a ‘glacial moraine.’ By 12,000 years ago, Long Island [was] becoming an island….”

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

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27 October 2019

• Fishing Long Island


“On the North Shore, bass ranging from schoolies to 20 pounds, as well as a few blues, have fallen to poppers worked inside Huntington Harbor and Hempstead Bay…

“Smaller schoolies in the 16- to 24-inch class have been abundant, too, along the beaches around the Nissequogue River, Sunken Meadow, Rocky Point, Wading River and Mount Sinai shores.…”

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

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26 October 2019

• “The 25 Best Striper Surf Lures of All Time”


“The old-school classics and new-school favorites that changed the surfcasting game…

“Trying to narrow down hundreds of striper surf lures to the top 25 is like trying to name the 25 best rock 'n' roll songs of all time….”

Please visit this link to read the full article: Field and Stream

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24 October 2019

• "Striped Bass Spawning 70% Below Average”


“Young striped bass numbers are down, according to a new Maryland Department of Natural Resources survey…

“A graph showing a drop in this year's survey fell well below the 66-year average.…”

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

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22 October 2019

• What’s Connecticut’s Winter Going To Look Like?


“Winter is coming. Officials at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released its winter forecast and a warmer-than-usual season is expected…

“Not a single section of the United States is expected to have colder than usual temperatures this winter, but some areas will experience more rain.…”

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

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17 October 2019

• Salmon To the Naugy


“The Naugatuck River was recently stocked with Atlantic salmon…

“The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection said 112 fish were stocked on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 in Harwinton, Naugatuck and Beacon Falls.…”

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

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16 October 2019

• Fall Fishing


“To my way of thinking, if there is one thing that you can count on in fishing it’s that you can’t count on anything…

“If you are out on the water one day and the fish are almost literally jumping in the boat and you visit the same area the next day expecting similar action, there is a very good chance that you will find nothing. Nada. Zip….”

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

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12 October 2019

• What Will the “Nor’Easter” Do To Fishing?


“For surfcasters, it’s likely the strong winds accompanied by rain over the past few days will help kick-start what has been a lackluster fall run of bass and blues…

“.Although there have been strong innings with school bass and some choppers around Smiths Point, Moriches Inlet and Montauk, action in most other areas has trailed considerably.…”

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

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10 October 2019

• Ah…To Be On the East End of Long Island


“The fishing has been excellent of late, though perhaps not quite what most fishermen would like it to be…

“There are lots of striped bass spread out all over the South Fork and they have presented surfcasters and boaters alike with some windows of especially outstanding fishing….”

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

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08 October 2019

• “Sewage Chokes Black Rock Harbor ”


“…equipment malfunctioned at the Bridgeport West Side Water Pollution Control Facility…

“Fecal matter and other suspended solids spewed at two times the maximum limit allowed under a discharge permit issued through the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)….”

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

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26 September 2019

• New Fishing and Outdoor Expo At Mohegan Sun


“The “Connecticut Fishing & Outdoor Show” will debut at Mohegan Sun Earth Expo & Convention Center in Uncasville, Conn. on Friday, February 14 through Sunday, February 16, 2020.…

“’This brand-new event will build upon the success of our annual ‘Northeast Fishing & Hunting Show’ that will continue to be held at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, Conn., next year from March 20 to March 22, 2020.’”

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

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25 September 2019

• “Connecticut Gets An 'F' For Its State Finances”


“A new report on the financial condition of the 50 states ranks Connecticut no. 48 in the nation for its fiscal health. The report is based on the states' 2018 comprehensive annual financial reports, the most recent data available…

“The analysis by Truth in Accounting, a non-profit government finance watchdog group, found Connecticut needs $67.8 billion to get out of the red, or $51,800 from each of its taxpayers.”

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

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23 September 2019

• Expanding Commercial Marked for Striped Bass


“The consumption of striped bass continues to grow at a steady pace owing to its umpteen health benefits, coupled with the shifting consumer preference for rich in protein foods. Striped bass is a highly nutritious rich in omega-3 fatty acids fish with low calories and high proteins. The striped bass market is expanding at a significant pace…

“Interrupted commercial harvesting of striped bass remains a challenge ahead of the stakeholders. They are struggling to expand their business due to the stringent rules and regulations on the commercial harvesting of the striped bass, which could hinder the growth in the striped bass market….”

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

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22 September 2019

• Debate Over Striped Bass Limits, Regs


“The debate over how striped bass regulations should be tailored to help the stock return has been a very interesting one, most of the time…

“There has been a lot of ugly us-versus-them name calling, stereotyping and ill-informed suppositions about what party boat captains think or what surfcasters think....”

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

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21 September 2019

• Connecticut Resident Dies From Brain-Infecting Mosquito Virus….”


“EAST LYME, Conn… Connecticut health officials say the first person in the state has died from a deadly mosquito-borne virus spreading throughout the Tri-state area…”


“ EEE is rare and serious illness transmitted to humans by a mosquito bite and had already killed at least five people in the U.S. this year – including one case in New Jersey.”

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

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• Are Striped Bass About To Collapse?


“...in the 1980s there were no stripers. Or, practically none. How bad did it get? A single keeper bass would make newspaper headlines from here to Maryland. Guys stopped even targeting them. The venerable Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass & Bluefish Derby dropped stripers altogether in the 1980s and substituted weak fish…

“Are we heading that way again? Are striped bass about to collapse???”

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

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20 September 2019

• Massachusetts Hearings On Striped Bass Limits


“The two main options under consideration are:
• an increase in minimum size to 35”, or
• a slot limit of between 28” and 35...."

“…a big issue with striped bass, because so many fishermen catch and release them…Scientists estimate about 9% of fish that are caught and released do not survive.”

Please visit this link to read the full article: CapeAndIslands.org

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19 September 2019

• New Jersey Hearings on Striped Bass Limits


“One thing is pretty clear after Thursday's public hearing in Stafford on the striped bass quota cuts and that is someone is not going to be happy when this is all said and done…

“The size limits in the second option are:
• 35-inch minimum
• 28-35-inch slot
• 30-38-inch slot
• 32-40 inch slot
"There was debate on which size option protected the most breeding fish…The room was pretty evenly split between 35-inch option and the 28-35 inch slot….”

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

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18 September 2019

• MA Towns Using CT River As Part of Their Sewer System?


“In the past three weeks, problems in two different Massachusetts municipalities sent more than 374,000 gallons of raw sewage pouring down the Connecticut River…

“…municipal sewage flowing into the Connecticut River is loaded with pollutants like nitrogen that can create major environmental problems in Long Island Sound.”

Please visit this link to read the full article: HartfordCourant

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17 September 2019

• “Special zone around Block Island proposed ”


“OK, you fish Block Island and want to bring your…catch back to your home port in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut or New York. You caught the fish…within the three-mile limit surrounding Block Island…”

“To get those Block Island fish home you need to cross federal waters as Block Island’s northern tip is about seven miles from shore. So you will need to cross a mile-wide section of federal waters, and if you do, you may be transporting them illegally.”

Please visit this link to read the full article: ProvidenceJournal

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16 September 2019

• “Connecticut's Controversial Tax On Prepared Food…”


“Come Oct. 1, prepared meals you buy at a grocery store in the state, like a sandwich at the deli counter or cookies or donuts, will be taxed 7.35 percent.…

“it’s confusing exactly what items would or would not be taxed.”

Please visit this link to read the full article: WCBS880

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15 September 2019

• "Fishing…Robust Around Long Island"


“Heading into the final days of summer—the autumnal eqinox this year falls on September 23 —fishing is starting to take on a bit of fall flavor across much of Long Island…

“Stripers and bluefish, too, have been increasingly agreeable both on the South Shore and in the middle sector of Long Island Sound between Huntington and Mount Sinai.”

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

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13 September 2019

• Feds: $1MM To Restore Nells Island Marsh


“More than $1 million from environmental settlement funds will be put toward restoring the state’s largest salt marsh, according to an announcement Monday from federal officials…

“The money comes from EPA superfunds…”

Please visit this link to read the full article: CTPost

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• “Mosquitoes Carrying Deadly Brain-Infecting Virus Found In...Connecticut Towns”


“Health officials in Connecticut are warning residents across the state about a mosquito-borne virus that can cause potentially fatal brain infections and has no treatment...

“The Connecticut Department of Public Health says mosquitoes in 12 towns have already tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus.”

Please visit this link to read the full article: CBS

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07 September 2019

• Which Lobster Roll Is Better?


“Primarily filled with the tender and flavorful meat of the lobster knuckle…lobster roll typically comes in one of two styles: the Maine lobster roll and the Connecticut lobster roll…

“These New England inventions feature drastically different preparations…each have passionate fans and equally passionate detractors….”

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

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04 September 2019

• Black Sea Bass Are Ubiqitous


“Black sea bass are everywhere. You can’t go saltwater fishing in most places without catching them...

”’One reason why we have so many black sea bass is that the young of the year [newly born sea bass] are living though the winter….’”

Please visit this link to read the full article: Providence Journal

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02 September 2019

• New York’s Artificial Reef Progam Adds Two to Long Island Sound



“This time, the target is Matinecock Reef, a 41-acre site located a half-mile north of the Town of Oyster Bay’s Peacock Point...

“A 46-foot scow and seven steel pontoons (each 20 feet in length) were among the recycled materials submerged Aug. 23....”

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

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26 February 2019

• “Florida’s economy is booming while blue states like New York are mired in debt -- why is that?”


“…what amazes me is why high-tax states don’t get it? The facts are there for anyone to see, except for those who deliberately refuse to see them. And that’s the problem. In the case of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, California and other Democrat-run states, ideology appears to have eclipsed reality.

“If Governor Cuomo thinks (Florida Governor) DeSantis is stealing residents from New York, maybe he should consider whether his policy of 'stealing' taxpayer earnings and demanding that residents pay even more, isn’t the real reason for the exodus.…”

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

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23 February 2019

• Lamont: You Voted For Him, Now You Get to Live With Him


So, Lamont wants you to pay to use our highways [apparently we don’t pay enough for that through the gasoline tax], and he wants to tax your groceries.

What did you expect?

You've heard the phrase "tax and spend" before, perhaps?

As one state politician said, “This is hitting Middle America and your average person…Putting [residents] first is not taxing every corner they turn, and that’s what this budget does.’’

The Hartford Courant observed, “…Lamont did not make any recommendations to cut the size of the state workforce or state agencies. Instead, Lamont’s budget is built largely around new revenue and limited growth.…”

“New Revenue,” of course, is politician-speak for “new taxes.”

You never learn, do you?

Please visit this link to read the full article: Hartford Courant

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21 February 2019

• Shoo-Fly 3 May Be Coming Up For Sale



2006 Pathfinder 22TE [Tournament Edition]


Includes: Jack plate, 3 livewells, hydraulic steering, Yamaha F-150TLR 4-stroke motor [1182 hours], stainless prop, boarding ladder, bass seat plate, Ritchie compass, VHF radio, rod holders, Minnkota 24V 80-lb. thrust bow mount trolling motor with hand-held remote control and quick release mount, under-console battery charger, Garmin 498C GPS/Plotter/Fishfinder, gunwale-mounted holders for push pole, anchor, safety gear, fenders, 72- and 94-qt. coolers, etc., etc. No wood used in the construction of this boat.

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