Sunday, May 09, 2021

Captain Morgan

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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Sports • Published Jan. 28, 2021 12:32 p.m.

Optimism Embraces the Recreational Fishing Community

Are fishers getting the jump on this year’s upcoming fishing season because of repercussions experienced with the arrival of last year’s pandemic or are they being prompted by mild...

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Sports • Published Jan. 21, 2021 10:53 a.m.

Full Nets to Our Commercial Fishing Friends

Ever wonder what fish species are tagged by the Department of Commerce as having the highest value in the United States? Probably not, but a few might surprise you. Statistics such as these...

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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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