30 October 2020

• Opening Up Miles of Habitat for Fish Migration


“Thousands of barriers to fish migration have been constructed in the Northeast since colonial times. They range from small farmer's ponds and mill dams to impassable culverts under roads…

“When we remove barriers blocking fish migration, fish can reach more habitat. This helps increase fish populations and can improve local economies and fishing opportunities….”

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

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29 October 2020

• Where Do the Fish in Connecticut’s Lakes and Streams Come From?


“Connecticut has had trout hatcheries since the late 1800s…. Back then, however, there was an emphasis on individuals catching fish for a meal…

“Nowadays, while that happens, harvesting is not the primary reason community members go out and fish — they are fishing for recreational purposes, releasing their catch to catch it again another day.…”

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

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28 October 2020

• Stripers Arriving In the Southland


“As the cooler weather and water approaches so will the Striped Bass or Stripers as we call them in the Carolinas. The time of their arrival varies, thanks to multiple factors, but most importantly is the water temps along the Atlantic coast…

“Stripers are anadromous, meaning they spend most of their lives living in saltwater but migrate into freshwater rivers to spawn.”

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

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24 October 2020

• “Antique Tackle Collectors: Packrats and Historians ”


“Hobbyists with an obsessive taste for fly fishing treasures from the past are helping to preserve the craft and history of our sport…

“Collectors of antique fly fishing tackle are a unique breed. Motivated by a passion for the sport and the excitement of the chase, they often search and compete for decades to acquire a single object of desire.”

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

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23 October 2020

• Maryland Striped Bass Spawn Sinks To Lowest In Four Years


“The results of Maryland’s most recent rockfish [striped bass] spawning survey are in, and they aren’t good. Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced that the 2020 juvenile striped bass index is 2.5, well below the average of 11.5, and even worse than last year’s 3.4…

“The ‘young-of-year’ survey tracks the reproductive success of rockfish in a given year. These juvenile fish are an important indicator because they are the fish that will grow to fishable sizes in three to four years. The surveys provide a glimpse of long-term trends in the striped bass population.”

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

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22 October 2020

• "More Than 100 Salmon Stocked In Naugatuck River"


“’A total of 112 salmon were stocked with half of the total into each section,’ DEEP said…

“These fish are stocked for recreational fishing and are not part of any restoration effort.”

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

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21 October 2020

• “Atlantic Coast’s Menhaden Fishing Haul Cut By 10% For 2021 and 2022”


“…the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission decided Tuesday…to cut the quota for 2021 and 2022 to 194,400 metric tons from the current 216,000, a 10% reduction.

“…the commission’s menhaden board rejected recommendations by Reedville-based Omega Proteins and six other members of its advisory board to keep the quota at the current level. But it also declined to cut as steeply as Connecticut’s top marine fisheries official…proposed.”

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

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20 October 2020

Providence Journal Says Windfarms Good For Fishing


“So, it is about time we start to advocate for the responsible development of offshore wind farms, as they have proven to be good for habitat, fish and fishers in Rhode Island and Europe…

“We need to insist on research and monitoring plans developed with angler input for every wind farm so we rely on science and fact-based studies to measure the positive and negative impacts to habitat and fish before, during and after construction.”

Please visit this link to read the full article: ProvidenceJournal

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07 October 2020

• Bigeye Tuna Caught Offshore Last Saturday


Out at the Canyon on 03 October 2020…

…250-pound Bigeye Tuna landed aboard the Midnight Rambler by fisherman Jim N.

Thanks to Brian C. for the photo…he saw the whole event…and it took place at night...must have been quite a battle.

Please visit this link for more information about Bigeye Tuna: fisheries.noaa.gov

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