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Sports • Published Jan. 11, 2018 12:41 p.m.
Ice fishers are settling into the weather pattern and have been hitting the hard water throughout the state. Even the shoreline has seen its share of holes pop up on the local lakes and ponds....
Sports • Published Jan. 02, 2018 02:36 a.m.
One more chapter closes on the book of fishing seasons. There is little doubt that the fishery in Long Island Sound and its tributaries have changed in recent years. Predictability is fading away...
Sports • Published Dec. 20, 2017 01:57 a.m.
The year 2017 generated a lot of fish talk, and you will see why when you read our upcoming Year in Review column. Right now, though, we are just a few days away from Christmas, and many of us are ...
Sports • Published Dec. 14, 2017 02:55 p.m.
No sooner did the inshore waters of Long Island Sound drop below 50 degrees, the ground was covered with a fresh coating of four- to six inches of snow. As always, the scene was picturesque, and...
Sports • Published Dec. 08, 2017 11:12 p.m.
How could a shell fisher ignore a moon cycle that contained a perigee tide? Of course, that’s a rhetorical question, since that would be a year’s best time to scratch the bays. Dec....
Sports • Published Nov. 29, 2017 01:26 p.m.
Here we are nearing the end of another successful fishing season as Long Island Sound water temperatures takes their seasonal dip. However, so far those temperatures are not as cold as they...
Sports • Published Nov. 22, 2017 05:21 a.m.
It’s Thanksgiving time everyone! Giving special thanks is something that will always take precedent at the table and, of course, the food will be outstanding. Somehow the turkey, stuffing,...
Sports • Published Nov. 15, 2017 01 a.m.
Rocky entered Long Island Sound after a bit of an absence. She’s seen the numbers of her yearly class dwindle and, although food steadily became more abundant, it seemed wiser to lay back...
Sports • Published Nov. 08, 2017 01:38 a.m.
Is it too early to make plans for stowing away your fishing gear for the winter season? Some saltwater gear used this past season can most likely be stored until 2018. The heavy stuff like your...
Sports • Published Nov. 01, 2017 12:18 a.m.
One of the results from the Atlantic States Marine Fishery Commission’s 76th annual meeting, in conjunction with the Tautog Management Board, is to manage blackish (tautog) regionally...
Sports • Published Oct. 25, 2017 12:12 a.m.
It’s been a rocky start to the blackfish (tautog) season. Yes, structure has been holding blackfish—and plenty of them—although old man weather still had a few challenges...
Sports • Published Oct. 19, 2017 03:58 p.m.
The anticipation is over. Blackfish (tautog) season has opened for the fall. Even though ‘togs were caught from shore during the warmer summer months, there was a question as to whether or...
Sports • Published Oct. 12, 2017 01:56 p.m.
We’re well into another fall season and it’s time for the 29th annual Eddie Beauvais Blackfish Tournament. It all started with vets raising money to fund blankets for our troops. Now,...
Sports • Published Oct. 04, 2017 01:19 p.m.
Euthynnus alletteratus, false albacore, little tunny, or whatever else these speedsters are called, they command immediate attention whenever mentioned. The most common member of the tuna family,...
Sports • Published Oct. 03, 2017 03:18 p.m.
Storms have a tendency to throw fishers off. They wonder if their planned trip will go on, if their vessel will need tending to, and, above all, if the fish will scatter or alter course. We are...
Sports • Published Sep. 21, 2017 04:06 p.m.
Even though Connecticut’s scenic shore is dotted with luxurious homes, inviting restaurants, and special hideaways, it also features a craggy coastline. It may not have the sheer rock...
Sports • Published Sep. 13, 2017 12:30 p.m.
It’s been one heck of a week along the Atlantic coast with one weather event being unleashed after another. The domino effect, regardless of how slight, does have an impact on the fisheries ...
Sports • Published Sep. 06, 2017 01:03 p.m.
September is here! Most schools are back in session and a change in the air is upon us. To fishers, it is the beginning of the pre-fall bite, a time when air temperatures begin their slow downward ...
Sports • Published Aug. 29, 2017 11:57 p.m.
As the weekend approached and the weather looked promising, fishers began to focus on the WICC Bluefish Tournament. Lately, only small harbor blues had been making a splash. The heavier choppers...
Sports • Published Aug. 24, 2017 11:27 a.m.
Once a year, fishers gather to celebrate the end of August and the coming of Labor Day one week later. Although there is plenty of fishing ahead, those who hold the fishing rod dear and love the...
Sports • Published Aug. 17, 2017 06:01 p.m.
Finally, the birds began working. Really working. Yes, we had some money-class choppers early on, but no real winners. In fact, most of those were caught below the surface on fresh bait, chunks,...
Sports • Published Aug. 10, 2017 01:21 p.m.
It is peak fishing season, even though there is the occasional whiff of a waning summer in the air. Offshore, the Labrador Current meets with the Gulf Stream, energizing a feeding frenzy where...
Sports • Published Aug. 03, 2017 01:11 p.m.
Another year means another Shark Week to rattle the underwater cages of the data searchers. As the years have gone on, we’ve seen this summer event morph from a white-knuckle thriller...
Sports • Published July 27, 2017 02:19 p.m.
July is slipping away and, as the water in Long Island Sound warms up, fishing methods need to change. Fish, like humans, have a comfort zone that they prefer. Biologically, their system can...
Sports • Published July 20, 2017 02:42 p.m.
It was a typical start to a New England weekend in 2017. Weather predictions weren’t the greatest, but then again, their reliability isn’t always the greatest either. Coming off a...