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Wishing Everyone a Happy and Enjoyable Holiday

Image courtesy of Captain Morgan

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.

Will there be a white Christmas or will we be dreaming of one? One thing for sure-it will be white somewhere. What's unique about this season is that, if one desires to play in the snow, there's plenty to be found. That also holds true for those who prefer little to none. And if you prefer to bask in the sun, well, there's that option, as well.

Whether we prefer to follow the fish or remain behind, an angler can always find a way and a place to cast a line. Where there is water (hard or soft), there will be some type of fish to catch-maybe not a bragger, but there will be something that will bite your lure and, before it can spit it out, there will be that familiar tug'n'pull. For travelers, that will be followed by a bend in their mediocre fishing rod, packed instead to suffer the abuses of travel.

All the while, some part of that day will be shared by family or friend. And after the fun, fantasies, and all the playing around is finished, a more serious slice of time will be filled with thoughts and prayers of what this season is all about. It is about the past, the present, and certainly the future. It is where we came from, the help received along the way, and everything learned in preparation for what lies ahead.

As most sportsmen and sportswomen will attest, being involved with the outdoors builds character. Without it, one cannot pass on the true meaning of compassion or, for that matter, lead with conviction. Reflecting at holiday time gives one pause not only to look within, but also cast outwardly good, wholesome, and righteous thoughts. As the years pass by, it seems as though life and the world get more complicated. That said and, especially for this holiday season, Captain Morgan and crew wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Hanukkah.

On the Water

The week warmed up a bit to the high 40s prior to a front moving in that doused us with some December rainfall. Unless an angler or two needed a break from all of the hustle and bustle, all waters throughout the state were pretty much void of fishers. The same held true pretty much during the weekend, considering it was the last one until the much-anticipated tight squeeze down the chimney.

Water temperatures in the Sound stood right around the 44-degree mark. Like the upcoming holiday, it remained quiet and peaceful-almost spring-like. It seemed that more anglers' attention was focused on getting a head start on servicing their gear for 2015 than wetting it in the remainder of 2014, even though some fish were biting.

Until the hard water sets in and lakes and ponds start seeing some action, there will be striped bass to be caught in the tidal rivers, some Atlantic herring in the Sound, trout and salmon in stocked waters, and miscellaneous fish species scattered throughout. Temperatures for this time of year are tempting anglers to cast a line, but the holidays are putting a crimp in that wish list.

May all of you have a happy holiday and, as a reminder, for your convenience Captain Morgan's will be open the week between Christmas and New Year's. Don't forget to pick up your 2015 fishing and hunting licenses, especially if you plan on indulging in a little New Year's outdoor activity.

Note: Email us pics of your proudest catches to share with our USA and International fishing followers.

For all things fishy for the holidays, including licenses, swing by the shop (203-245-8665) open seven days located at 21 Boston Post Road, Madison. Until next time from your Connecticut shoreline's full-service fishing outfitter, where we don't make the fisherman, we make the fisherman better...

Tight Lines,

Captain Morgan



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