August 8, 2020
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Captain Morgan

Sports • Published Aug. 06, 2020 02:29 p.m.

Fishing in Four Easy Steps

When was the last time you went fishing? Chances are good that you fall into that group of people who stored their gear and didn’t look at it for several years. However, with all the recent ...

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Sports • Published July 30, 2020 12:42 p.m.

Unique, Treasured, and Full of Life

There’s a precious resource available to people living in or visiting Connecticut, one that offers multiple opportunities for those who enjoy being in and around the water. Long Island...

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Sports • Published July 23, 2020 01:27 p.m.

Summer Fishing Heats Up

Suddenly, summer heat draped the area. We knew it was coming, considering the shortfall of rain and subsequent small drenches that played into the season’s theme. Foggy mornings were burned ...

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Sports • Published July 16, 2020 12:31 p.m.

The Truth About the Sandworm Shortage

We have been reporting about sandworm shortages associated with the state of Maine for several years. In fact, my column “The ABC’s of Seaworm Shortages in New England,”...

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Sports • Published July 09, 2020 05 p.m.

Fourth of July Makes for Good Fishing Stories

What better way to celebrate Fourth of July weekend than to have your own outdoor barbecue with freshly caught food and a small group of family and friends? Secured from the waters of Long Island...

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Sports • Published July 02, 2020 02:25 p.m.

Fishers Are Encouraged to be Creative

Many fishers have been forced to get creative during the COVID-19 pandemic. For those who consider themselves anything but the outdoorsy type, this poses a challenge. However, looking outside the...

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Sports • Published June 25, 2020 12:41 p.m.

Summertime Fishing Has Arrived

Fishing has provided a welcome break from all of these COVID-19 complexities. Now that summer has officially arrived and the weather is really taking hold, many fishers have taken to this activity ...

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Sports • Published June 18, 2020 01:19 p.m.

Turning a Nibble Into a Bite

There isn’t much you can say when someone’s time- and date-stamped photo contradicts that person’s corresponding report. This happens more often than you might think....

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Sports • Published June 11, 2020 01:17 p.m.

Flip a Coin. Fish Tales Wins!

The state’s waters are seeing more action with big numbers of fishers testing their skills. Anglers are either casting from shore or mid-stream or maneuvering small vessels on rivers, lakes,...

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Sports • Published June 04, 2020 03:40 p.m.

Turn a Fishing Challenge Into a Goal

During these times, when challenges seemingly crop up at every turn, one thing remains comforting. It’s our familiar friend that all Connecticut residents know and love: Long Island Sound....

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Sports • Published May 29, 2020 01:43 p.m.

Oh, What a Tangled Web We Weave

“Bird nest” has a dual meaning when springtime rolls around. To the ornithologist, it is the nest in which a bird lays eggs and hatches young. Occasionally, little chirps give away...

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Sports • Published May 23, 2020 12:41 p.m.

Fishers Gear Up as Memorial Day Approaches

It was one of those outstanding weather weekends where fishers broke out of their homes. The shoreline waters drew folks looking to catch not only the salty air, but also a few fish. For those who ...

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Sports • Published May 14, 2020 01:53 p.m.

Choosing the Right Setup for the Right Conditions

Probably the most asked question from casual or semi-active recreational fishers is, “What’s working?” Those experienced regulars already know, but are more interested in the...

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Sports • Published May 07, 2020 04:23 p.m.

It’s the Fishing Season to Lend a Helping Hand

It wasn’t too long ago when fishing secrets were earned. Prized fishing holes were discussed in code. Heck, even when contest fishing on one of the offshore islands, striped bass were...

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Sports • Published April 30, 2020 05:16 p.m.

Fishers Are Survivors

Fishing is turning out to be an important part of helping local people get through COVID-19. Quite honestly, that’s the primary reason the shop remains open. Fishing is helping a lot of...

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Sports • Published April 23, 2020 02:28 p.m.

The Fish That Fed America’s Founders

It was 1776 and American shad (Alosa sapidissima) were originally cooked by smoking them on wood planks situated near an open flame. If the scent of fish didn’t get your attention,...

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Sports • Published April 16, 2020 04:04 p.m.

People Are Turning to Fishing for Relief

Medical professionals, first responders, and the people on the front lines battling COVID-19 deserve the highest recognition for their unselfish dedication to their task at hand. The personal risk ...

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Sports • Published April 09, 2020 02:40 p.m.

Changing Times on the Water

April 4 would have been the traditional Opening Day of trout season, when crowds of anglers typically hit Connecticut’s inland waters. They would have scoured the aisles of the bait and...

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Sports • Published April 02, 2020 02:22 p.m.

Anglers Respond to Early Fishing Season

In an attempt to reduce large crowds and limit the spread of COVID-19, Governor Ned Lamont issued Executive Order 7L on March 24. With a stroke of his pen, Lamont ordered the opening of many lakes,...

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Sports • Published March 26, 2020 03:34 p.m.

Fishing From a Distance

The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is winding its way into everyone’s conversations and monopolizing the discussion. While COVID-19 should clearly be taken seriously, we remain hopeful...

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Sports • Published March 20, 2020 03:38 p.m.

A New Season is Upon Us

Spring will be officially here at 11:50 p.m. on Thursday, March 19 as those who celebrate the vernal equinox welcome the change of seasons. Life is about to be in full bloom, while below the...

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Sports • Published March 12, 2020 03:56 p.m.

Stop Dreaming and Start Fishing

We all yearn for that trip of a lifetime or the one favorite that we return to as often as possible. Some are distant and require flight time, while others are just a long drive. When there, we...

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Sports • Published March 06, 2020 04:21 p.m.

March Comes in Like a Lamb

A new fishing season is upon us as meteorological spring came in on March 1 and will be followed by astrological spring (the vernal equinox) on Thursday, March 19. From the reefs of Florida to the ...

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Sports • Published Feb. 27, 2020 12:58 p.m.

How is Fishing the Sound Shaping Up for 2020?

From all indications, 2020 will be another strong year for the black sea bass fishery and a reasonably good year for the porgy (scup) fishery. Although black sea bass can technically absorb an...

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Sports • Published Feb. 20, 2020 01:54 p.m.

ASMFC Says No to Conservation Equivalency for Bass and Blues

A scheduled meeting of the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection to gain input on proposed conservation equivalency (CE) jointly proposed by Connecticut, Rhode Island,...

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