Friday, January 15, 2021

Captain Morgan

Sports • Published Jan. 14, 2021 11:09 a.m.

Water Activity is Happening Earlier Than Usual

As the right whales continue to migrate south amidst published navigational warnings of their location so vessels won’t impede or endanger their progress, fishers are enjoying another...

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Sports • Published Jan. 07, 2021 12:50 p.m.

Fishing Through the Challenges of 2020

The year 2020 started like any other as anglers wondered whether open-water fishing would prevail or enough ice would build to flip flags on their tipups. December had offered a few tentative days ...

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Sports • Published Dec. 24, 2020 08:56 p.m.

Heads Up for Striped Bass Fishers

For those who have fought long and hard for the protection and survival of striped bass (Marone saxatilis), the new year will finally see a two-pronged approach to that end. This species of an...

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

On Dancer and Prancer and Donner and Blitzen...

All the little helpers at the shop were told by the Secret Santa that, although the pandemic has impacted the world, one way or the other the real and unequivocal Jolly Ole Saint Nick will...

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Sports • Published Dec. 10, 2020 12:56 p.m.

Old Fishing Reels Told the Story This Year

One clear sign that this has been a very unusual year for fishing is the number of fishers who have reentered this favorite pastime. Typically riding with them are members of the younger...

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Sports • Published Dec. 03, 2020 12:13 p.m.

Wrong Call if You Stopped Fishing Too Early

If you’ve noticed that fall attire is still the popular option during a time of year when we would typically haul away and winterize, you are not alone. In fact, mostly everyone without a...

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Sports • Published Nov. 26, 2020 11:15 a.m.

There is More to Thanksgiving Than Just Turkey

The hope is that many more people have something to be thankful for this Thanksgiving than not. For those on the short end, our hearts and prayers go out to you. These past several months have...

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Sports • Published Nov. 19, 2020 02:11 p.m.

Down to Earth Fishing

So you think that you’re doing everything right, yet fish remain elusive, even when everyone else around is reeling them in. Is that’s what bothering you? Well, all the research,...

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Sports • Published Nov. 12, 2020 01:39 p.m.

Fall Striper Fishing Continues

We are heading toward mid-November and still in the throes of an unusually mild fall. Let’s see how long the season stretches out since this fishing weather is new territory for most....

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Sports • Published Nov. 05, 2020 01:55 p.m.

Tautog Will Test Your Patience

Any ‘tog fisher that is worth his or her salt has caught, filleted, cooked, and tasted this mild, almost sweet-tasting, fish. Its flaky, moist white meat always causes fishers to come back...

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Sports • Published Oct. 29, 2020 03:20 p.m.

Important Decision for Striped Bass Fishers

After the 79th annual Meeting Webinar of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, the verdict was in regarding the use of circle hooks when fishing for striped bass. The Atlantic Striped...

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Sports • Published Oct. 22, 2020 02:16 p.m.

Stretching Out the Fishing Season

Fall fishing brings out one of the innermost desires and basic instincts to hunt, be it on the water or land. Fishing in autumn is when the outdoor types can either focus on sport fishing, food...

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Sports • Published Oct. 15, 2020 02:59 p.m.

Catching Tautog Takes Location, Presentation, and Touch

For the past several weeks, there has been a noticeable scarcity of crabs along the shoreline. As if blustery weather conditions, the effects of this pandemic, or a shortage of sandworms...

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Sports • Published Oct. 08, 2020 12:56 p.m.

Food Supply Leads to More Fall Catches

The migration is well underway, and that’s about normal for this time of year. October’s full moon always pulls forage from the tidal rivers as tides rise and fall and fish look to...

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Sports • Published Oct. 01, 2020 02:27 p.m.

Prime Time Fishing Has Arrived

Finally, an ebbing tide with a following west wind made for a pleasant trip for any vessel heading east. In fact, after the almost steady hard seas from recent Atlantic storms, milder waters and...

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Sports • Published Sep. 24, 2020 01:54 p.m.

Genetic Stock Identification of Striped Bass

According to The Economics of Recreational and Commercial Striped Bass Fishing by Southwick Associates, “Striped bass fisheries comprise the most popular and economically significant...

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Sports • Published Sep. 17, 2020 01:18 p.m.

Fish Are Transitioning from Summer to Fall

During the past few weeks, we’ve seen large schools of Atlantic menhaden strewn throughout the Sound. Sometimes, these masses of fish seemed to taunt fishers. Often, they’d just be...

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Sports • Published Sep. 10, 2020 11:39 a.m.

Some Records Are Meant to be Played, Others Broken

Fishing offers its fair share of rewards for anglers. Satisfaction, challenge, accomplishment, relaxation, recreation, quality time, food—and the list continues. During these times, there...

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Sports • Published Sep. 05, 2020 12:10 a.m.

New York Captures Top Two Spots in Bluefish Tourney, Connecticut Best Overall

As the weekend approached, there was some question as to whether or not fishing, including the 2020 WICC Bluefish Tournament, would be on the agenda. This big question came after the sudden...

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Sports • Published Aug. 27, 2020 01:45 p.m.

Bluefish: A Fighter and a Food for Thought

This is the time of year when bluefish contests surface. Potmatomus saltatrix are known for their voracious appetites, topwater blitzes, and for being destroyers of terminal tackle. Their food...

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Sports • Published Aug. 20, 2020 02:43 p.m.

Protect You and Your Catch in the Summer Heat

Long Island Sound and its tributaries afford fantastic opportunities to fish, clam, and crab. August is traditionally is a hot month as water temperatures rise and continue to stay warm through...

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Sports • Published Aug. 13, 2020 01:18 p.m.

The Sound’s First Bite of Hurricane Season

Tropical Storm Isaias was the ninth named storm of the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane season. The 10th would be Josephine, followed by Kyle, Laura, and right on down to Wilfred, the 21st. The National...

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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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