29 November 2019

• Protecting Menhaden [Bunker]


“In September we sounded the alarm: Omega deliberately exceeded a cap approved by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission…

“Menhaden are a favorite forage of the whales we are seeing off Long Island, and they sustain striped bass, bluefish, tuna, codfish, osprey, and bald eagles.…”

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

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28 November 2019

• Saving Striped Bass


“Regulations for Atlantic striped bass were first imposed in Massachusetts in 1649, when the use of bass for fertilizer was banned by the General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony

“In the 370 years since, the balance between commerce and conservation for striped bass has grown increasingly complex….

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

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24 November 2019

• The Fall Fishing Story


“The November weather has been predictably unpredictable. The only type of pattern that our weather is taking is an erratic one.

“To have Long Island Sound’s inshore water temperatures drop five degrees in just a few days and hardly gain anything back, even on sunny days, is a bit unusual. Can you imagine how this affects the fishery….”

Please visit this link to read the full article: ZIP06.com

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23 November 2019

• Fish Available on Long Island


“Fishing season may be winding down here on Long Island but it’s not over yet…

“While it’s been tough to get out some days thanks to strong winds, there are still stripers to be had in the surf along both the North and South shores, and from boats departing Jones Inlet.…”

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

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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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