Thursday, December 02, 2021

Captain Morgan

Sports • Published Nov. 25, 2021 12:04 p.m.

Fishers Warm Up with a Cup of Joe

To many fishers, one of the prerequisites of being on the water in November is having a hot cup of Joe just an arm’s length away. There are plenty of theories as to why Joe stuck as a...

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Sports • Published Nov. 18, 2021 12:57 p.m.

A Special Designation is on the Horizon

We have been encountering more fishers of marine and inland species who have said, “Looks like this will be the last trip of the year.” However, most of those folks have repeated...

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Sports • Published Nov. 11, 2021 11:50 a.m.

Fishers’ Body Clocks Adjust to the Time Change

Good-weather days that are considered bonus ones for this time of year have been well used. From folks who have been overworked to those whose free time is limited, these wondrous occurrences were ...

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Sports • Published Nov. 04, 2021 01:02 p.m.

’Tog Stocks Improving Say Recent Assessments

At the recent fall virtual meeting of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Tautog Management Board, the 2021 Regional Stock Assessment Update showed improvements in most regions,...

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Sports • Published Oct. 28, 2021 04:17 p.m.

Striped Bass Amendment 7 Scrutinized

From commissions, councils, and management boards to individual fishery managers who represent the Atlantic states, they all agree that the Atlantic coastal striped bass population is overfished....

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Sports • Published Oct. 21, 2021 01:53 p.m.

Fall Fishing Hits Prime Time

With a lot more fishing left to the 2021 season, anglers are doing their best to stretch it out as long as they can. When thoughts of a rushed holiday season materialize in an attempt to make up...

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Sports • Published Oct. 14, 2021 12:25 p.m.

’Toggers Hit Long Island Sound for Food and Fun

Blackfish (tautog) are overfished, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration—an assessment that serves as the root cause of tightened regulations. Nevertheless, this...

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Sports • Published Oct. 07, 2021 11:47 a.m.

How Does a Rod and Reel Fisher Measure Up?

Is the measurement of a fisher based upon his or her ability to regularly catch fish, to score big ones, or to successfully challenge multiple species irrespective of size? What about the casual...

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Sports • Published Sep. 30, 2021 01:45 p.m.

Slow-Moving Reptile Enjoys the Sound’s Warm Water

Making for a memorable diving experience and graceful to watch, sea turtles are one of our most treasured summer visitors found in Long Island Sound. Like fish, sea turtles migrate and can be...

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Sports • Published Sep. 23, 2021 12:30 p.m.

Stretching Out This Year’s Fishing Season

There are many reasons why fishers are doing their level best to stretch out this year’s fishing season. It could be that the experiences of last year are still so fresh that they are not...

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Sports • Published Sep. 16, 2021 02:52 p.m.

A Less Familiar Speedster Known to Test Tackle

A speedster that periodically surfaces in Long Island Sound and is known for its sporting antics, Atlantic Spanish mackerel (Scomberomorus maculatus) will hardly ever pass up a meal. They are so...

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Sports • Published Sep. 09, 2021 12:03 p.m.

Fall Fishing is Photo Op Season

Labor Day seemed so far away. However, in a flash, it flew by us, signaling that the first day of the meteorological fall is now history as the official first day is set to arrive on Wednesday,...

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Sports • Published Sep. 02, 2021 01:54 p.m.

Citizen Science and Fisheries Management Move Forward

Citizen science is rapping at the door of recreational fishers in order to fill a data gap, thereby assisting scientists and fishery managers in their mandate to ensure healthy fish stocks. Due to ...

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Sports • Published Aug. 26, 2021 06:23 p.m.

The Wrong Net Can Mesh You Up

Nets are a fisher’s savior when it comes to ensuring a safe landing of fish and food for the table. There are sizes and shapes to fit almost every need. And if a need is not fulfilled, you...

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Sports • Published Aug. 19, 2021 01:45 p.m.

This Age-Old Tradition Comes Alive Every Summer

Recreational seining is one of the more popular inshore summer activities with which some beach-goers are most familiar. Early memories are often recounted of grabbing a seine or drag net,...

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Sports • Published Aug. 12, 2021 02:14 p.m.

Are Closures in Future Management Plans for Striped Bass?

If you thought that the Fisheries Management Plan (FMP) for striped bass has culminated with the implementation of inline circle hooks when bait fishing, then think again. There's much more to...

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Sports • Published Aug. 05, 2021 12:28 p.m.

Connecting the Dots Improves Your Catch

We can all agree that there are numerous fish in Long Island Sound. We can also accept that there are different species of fish present during various months and seasons. Similarly, it is...

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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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