30 December 2020

• Bunker and Blues


“The voracious blues charged from below. With each strike the bunker rose as one, their fins and tails slicing the water’s surface in frantic flight. Hundreds leapt on shore, choosing death by suffocation to the razorlike teeth of a 20-pound blue. The river turned red with the blood of those that stayed behind…

“Pound for pound, blues rank among the best fighting fish in the world. It is also one of the few species on land or in the sea that kills more than it can eat.…”

Please visit this link to read the full article: Connecticut Magazine

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28 December 2020

• Effect of Climate Change on Saltwater Fishing


“…with climate change impacts, warming water and fish stock movements, the fish I catch today are different in type and abundance than the fish I caught 10 years ago…

“Our fishing laws need reauthorization to provide management and fishers with the tools they need to address stock shifts, habitat degradation due to rising water and a host of other climate change impacts.…”

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

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26 December 2020

• Stripers Are Overfished


“According to the professional fishery biologists and managers from Maine to North Carolina who collectively make up the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, stripers are being overfished…

“The slide has been gradual yet almost insidious: One spot after another, where I once consistently caught stripers, produced fewer and fewer each season. …”

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

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19 December 2020

• We Usually Don't Get Political...But....


One might ask, “Where does the U.S. government get its money?"

Answer: About 84 % of that comes from indivdual taxpayers

...That is, approximately 50% from individual income taxes

...And, about 34% from payroll taxes [$ which, in theory, might otherwise go to individual workers]

Around 7% comes from corporate taxes

The rest is from various sources such as excise, estate, and other taxes and fees.

To paraphrase a couple of quotes:

“There's no such thing as 'government-funded.' It's all taxpayer-funded.”

“Government cannot give anyone anything it has not first taken from someone.”

Please note that the above is not aimed at any particular political party or person...rather, it is intended to apply to all of them.

Please visit this link for further information: StLouisFed

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12 December 2020

• How To Fish Docks, Rocks, Bridges, and Other Structure


“From snook to stripers and tripletail to tautog, many predators share some habits, first and foremost being the tendency to find just the right place to wait in ambush…

“Here’s how to dissect the pieces of submarine real estate that popular species gravitate toward along the East Coast.”

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

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10 December 2020

• Warmer Water Chases Fish Northward


“The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, in conjunction with Russian scientists, released a study last month that linked warming Arctic temperatures and fish movement...

“…the fish and abundance of fish we catch today are different than the fish we caught 10 years ago because of climate change impacts. Warm-water fish such as black sea bass, summer flounder and scup are here today in abundance.”

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

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