25 July 2021

• Roy P. with Bluefish


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18 June 2021

• Catching Big Striped Bass


“All morning we found bass busting and feeding in bait pods. But we missed several fish when the boys pulled the trigger too quickly…

“When a bass picks up the bait, you have to be patient before you set the hook….”

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

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12 June 2021

• Quick Striped Bass Recipe


“Sweat Shaved Garlic in Olive Oil. Take Off heat, then deglaze with Vinegar…

“Add Beans, Cherry Tomatoes, Red Onion, and Cucumber and Season with Lemon Juice and Zest, and Salt to Taste. Toss in Cilantro right before Plating.…”

Please visit this link to read the full article: Connecticut News 12

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10 June 2021

• Striper Strategies


“Snag the live bait with a weighted treble hook, hook the bait through the bridge of the nose (circle hooks required by regulations), find a school of fish and put the live menhaden into the school of bait and let it swim…

“You can anchor (and chum); drift fish or fish the moving bait schools with chunks (cut-up Atlantic menhaden), too. Some anglers use a weight slide to get the bait down to the striped bass.…”

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

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09 June 2021

• New England Striped Bass


“Among the many species I’ve pursued around the globe, striped bass still hold top ranking on my list…

“…and my favorite place to engage with this rugged fish is in the clear shallows of New England.…”

Please visit this link to read the full article: SportFishingMagazine

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02 June 2021

• Reminder: Circle Hooks Required…


“Circle Hooks Required for Striped Bass…


“Effective December 1, 2020 it is mandatory to use inline circle hooks whenever fishing with bait (live, dead, or cut) for Striped Bass.…”

NOTE: "Inline" means the part of the hook with the barb must be in line with the shank of the hook and not offset to the side.

Please visit this link to read the full article: CTDEEP

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01 June 2021

• EPA Claims L. I. Sound Getting Cleaner


“As summer approaches, EPA officials are highlighting water quality improvements in Long Island Sound resulting from almost 50 million pounds of nitrogen pollution kept out of the Sound each year. A peer-reviewed study from the University of Connecticut published earlier this year showed that improved water quality can be attributed to successful programs in Connecticut and New York to upgrade wastewater treatment plants to remove nitrogen before treated sewage is discharged into the Sound...

“These two state-led programs have reduced millions of pounds of nitrogen pollution from being discharged into Long Island Sound, which has led to increased oxygen concentrations in the Sound in the summer months and, as a result, improved ecological conditions for fish and other organisms.…”

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

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07 May 2021

• Thinking About Becoming A Fly Fisherman?


“Where traditional fishing tackle involves a light line with some sort of weight at the end — a lure, bait, some sinkers—

“—in fly fishing the line itself contains the weight. You’re not casting the lightweight fly so much as you’re casting the line itself.…”

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

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15 April 2021

• Is the Collapse of the Striped Bass Fishery Inevitable?


“Striped bass are one of the most important recreational fisheries along the east coast. The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC), which manages the Atlantic Striped Bass fishery, is in the process of amending its management plan…

“As the first step, the ASMFC has asked for comments on the Amendment 7 Public Information Document (PID), which seeks to gather input on the question ‘How would you like management of the Atlantic striped bass fishery to look in the future?’…”

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

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08 April 2021

• “A brief history of the Long Island Sound, Part 2”


“As the railroads and automobiles made Long Island more accessible in the early 1900s, farms and forests gave way to suburban development. The population began to climb…

“As homes and businesses replaced natural areas this dramatically altered the flow of sediments, pollutants and nitrogen to the Sound….”

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





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06 April 2021

• “How to Hook Live Bait”


“A livewell full of frisky, live bait fish can be a dangerous thing for the species you’re seeking…

“But as close a “guarantee” as they can give, some adjustments to how you hook live bait can make your bait swim where and how you want.…”

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

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04 April 2021

• “Documentary Highlights Arrival of Invasive to the Lower Connecticut River”


“More than 200 acres of the lower third of the Connecticut River is overgrown with hydrilla, an invasive aquatic plant that spreads easily on the underside of boats, tangled in paddles and latched onto life-preservers…

“In 2019, the plant had yet to be identified in the river….”

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

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02 April 2021

• “6 Types of Wildlife and Plants That Thrive in Salt Marshes”


“Tidal wetlands host fish, birds, and other animals that support coastal economies…

“Conserving this vital habitat, which floods and drains with the tides, is important for coastal economies because wildlife supports fishing, birding, hunting, and the businesses that serve and benefit from those activities….”

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

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31 March 2021

• Maryland Will Shut Down All Striper Fishing in July


“This year will be a split season, closing Maryland waters to all striper fishing July 16–31. No private anglers or charter boat guests and crews may target striped bass, even catch-and-release, during those two weeks…

“DNR designed this seasonal closure to avoid the period when water quality and high temperatures are most stressful and harmful to striped bass in the upper Bay….”

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

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29 March 2021

• “A brief history of Long Island Sound, Part 1”


“In geological terms Long Island and the Long Island Sound are new kids on the block, both having been formed by the retreat of the ice age glaciers about 10,000–15,000 years ago…

“The Sound was not as we know it today, having gone through several transformations. First, there was a lake….”








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

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26 March 2021

• “Best Circle Hook Rigs for Striped Bass”


“This year, Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission rules require anglers to use non-offset circle hooks when fishing bait for striped bass...

“Stock assessments show that stripers are overfished and experiencing overfishing. Circle hooks reduce release mortality.…”








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

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22 March 2021

• No Keeping Stripers for the Next 10 Years?


“In the last 40 years, striped bass have gone from nearly extinct to relatively abundant along the East Coast. Now it seems the tides are turning once again, and stripers are becoming scarcer than they were around recent peaks in the early 2000s.…

“Stripers Forever, a Maine-based organization of recreational anglers that advocate catch and release, has recently made a push for a 10-year moratorium on striped bass harvest for both commercial and recreational anglers….”

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

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17 March 2021

• “6 Things Salt Water Fly Anglers Can Learn from Plug Fishermen”


“When fishing with a surfcaster, a fly angler’s limits are obvious. You can’t cast as far, especially with the wind in your face. You can’t cast as much weight either. But that doesn’t mean you can’t learn from that surfcaster....

“’You’re making your flies way too complicated….

"Stripers are dumb, especially at night….

"You don’t need tapered leaders and you don’t need fluorocarbon.’”

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

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