Wednesday, August 04, 2021

Captain Morgan

Sports • Published July 29, 2021 11:52 a.m.

A Key Element That Fishers Often Overlook

We have finally gotten into the swing of summer, where these flip-flopping weather fronts and troughs have given us a slight taste of, do I dare say, fall? One minute we’re in the air...

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Sports • Published July 22, 2021 12:03 p.m.

Long Island Sound is Full of Fish

Tarmacs and highways have been busy as summer travelers arrive to enjoy families, friends, and the 96-mile Connecticut shoreline. Extending from posh Greenwich to quaint Stonington on the Rhode...

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Sports • Published July 15, 2021 02:21 p.m.

Fishing Around the Foul Weather

The lights flickered, went dark for a moment, and that pretty much was the effect felt around here as Tropical Storm Elsa worked its way up the coast. Sure, low-lying areas of the shoreline...

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Sports • Published July 08, 2021 02:10 p.m.

Fish are Biting as Summer Revs Up

The heat retreated in the wake of a cool down that cranked up the bite on local waters over Fourth of July weekend. Striped bass briefly returned to the shallows, while scattered schools of...

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Sports • Published July 01, 2021 01:43 p.m.

A Little Creativity on the Water

Now is the time to be creative. We are seeing more fishers or one-time fishers bring in their once-used tackle boxes to be re-stocked. They are often surprised when, in some cases, it is suggested ...

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Sports • Published June 24, 2021 12:11 p.m.

Bluefish: A Challenge to Reel In, an Even Greater One to Manage

While the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC) and the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) pondered over a management rebuilding plan for the overfished bluefish fishery ...

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Sports • Published June 17, 2021 12:51 p.m.

Scup Fever Rocks Long Island Sound

It wasn’t long ago that fishers felt the same way about porgy (scup) as many feel about sea robins today. Their reputations of being bottom fish that peck away at your bait while you search ...

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Sports • Published June 10, 2021 12:40 p.m.

Partner Up for a Good Time Fishing

Fishing brings people together, and people who fish together generally stay together or at least remain as friends. Once again, we are seeing examples of this sort of bond. It consists of a little ...

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Sports • Published June 03, 2021 12:44 p.m.

It’s All About Bass and Trout

Activity along the shoreline has been popping. Anything on, in, or near the water is drawing crowds, and this includes both fish and fishers. Maneuvering vessels or working the beaches has been a...

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Sports • Published May 27, 2021 02:19 p.m.

Big Bass Hit the Sound

The wait is over. Many restrictions have eased and it’s time for folks to get out and take a well-earned breath of fresh air. Better yet, a trip to a spot on the water, where you will be...

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Sports • Published May 20, 2021 02:19 p.m.

Anglers Enjoy a Diverse May Fishery

As we approach the Memorial Day holiday weekend, it seems as though it was just yesterday that many inland anglers made their first casts for trout. However, nowadays the Sound’s inshore...

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Sports • Published May 06, 2021 04 p.m.

The Clock is Ticking and the Fish Are Biting

Excitement is building as attitudes and conversations are taking on a more optimistic feel. Fishers who have yet to take to the water are quite eager to do so, even if their vessels have not yet...

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Sports • Published April 29, 2021 12:07 p.m.

Spring ’Tog Season Closes on May 1

Slow-growing blackfish (tautog) can live to be up to 35- to 40 years old. They do not get that way by being careless or rambunctious or, for that matter, casual in their approach and feeding...

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Sports • Published April 22, 2021 11:49 a.m.

Springtime Offers Surprises for Fishers

What do striped bass and trout have in common? Anglers! Not only that, but both fish are readily catchable and highly sought after during this period of the spring fishing season. If you think...

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Sports • Published April 15, 2021 12:10 p.m.

So What is Citizen Science Anyway?

Citizen science has been around for 30 years. It’s a science that assists the needs and concerns of citizens and a form of science developed and enacted by the citizens themselves. The...

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Sports • Published April 08, 2021 12:45 p.m.

Rebuilding Bluefish is a Top Priority

Some say that bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix) are cyclical in nature. Others paint with a broader brush. On the other hand, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says they are simply...

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Sports • Published April 01, 2021 11:17 a.m.

Public Comment Mounted During Striper Amendment 7 Talks

Public Information Document for Atlantic Striped Bass Amendment 7 was batted around when an Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission virtual meeting, hosted by the Connecticut Department of...

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Sports • Published March 25, 2021 01:18 p.m.

Spring Has Sprung as Fishing Heats Up

Spring has arrived! The transformation is underway as fish are waking up and are hungry. Trout fishing continues to be hot, rivers are flowing, and lakes are alive with forage while fish feed....

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Sports • Published March 18, 2021 01:14 p.m.

How Far North Do Striped Bass Spawn?

We spend a lot of quality time discussing striped bass populations and implementing fishery management plans that strive to maintain a healthy biomass. These hearty fish readily adapt to their...

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Sports • Published March 11, 2021 12:34 p.m.

Catch Limit Allocation Amendment Under Attack

To say that most of the attendees at the combined Connecticut and New York Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council and Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission virtual meeting presentation were ...

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Sports • Published March 04, 2021 02:02 p.m.

As Oceans and Technologies Change, So Do Opportunities

As we look to the future, thoughts of how Long Island Sound will plot its way are surfacing. Nature’s influences on habitat and the surrounding environment is a major factor, even though...

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Sports • Published Feb. 25, 2021 03:59 p.m.

Crunch Time Has Come to Resolve the Circle Hook Dilemma

Questions and controversy loom over continued discussions concerning the use of circle hooks and bait when fishing recreationally for striped bass. The fine line that separates the teeth of law...

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Sports • Published Feb. 18, 2021 01:30 p.m.

More Shoreliners Are Stepping Up to Ice Fishing

People magnetized by the outdoors are more than ready to jettison their winter garb and mix it up with the longer, fresh-air-filled days. Winter has its place, even though it had whimpered the...

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Sports • Published Feb. 11, 2021 12:54 p.m.

What Striped Bass Don’t Eat Causes a Stir

Part of Addendum VI to Amendment 6 to the Atlantic Striped Bass Interstate Fishery Management Plan addressed the use of circle hooks to combat recreational release mortality. It implemented the...

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Sports • Published Feb. 04, 2021 04:41 p.m.

NOAA Updates Pandemic Impact on Fishing and Seafood Sectors

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) continued its analysis of the public health crisis and its effect on sections of United States fishing...

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