Sunday, May 15, 2022

Captain Morgan

Sports • Published May 11, 2022 09:28 a.m.

Fishing Hand Lines—Way Back Then and Now

It was not long ago during the pre-pandemic era that one of our jaunts was to an island in the Caribbean, more specifically St. Kitts, where one could go back in time to sugar cane mills and...

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Sports • Published May 04, 2022 10:52 a.m.

The River Colony of 1636 Still Thrives Today

It has been a constant diet of wind, rough seas, and rain mixed in with both cold and warm days throughout last month and, quite honestly, fishers (and people in general) are getting tired of it....

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Sports • Published April 27, 2022 10:14 a.m.

A Full Week of Fishing in Both the Sweet and Briny

Three key fishes were the driving forces on which anglers focused as the weekend recouped from April’s trying weather conditions. During a break from gusty winds, turbulent seas, and...

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Sports • Published April 20, 2022 09:37 a.m.

‘Tog Jigs Make Fishing Easier and More Productive

Back in the day, a fisherman would use tarred line, a fishing pole fashioned out of bamboo, a hook, and a crab or glob of clam in to catch a blackfish (tautog). Just like today, a little patience, ...

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Sports • Published April 13, 2022 10:09 a.m.

Captain Morgan’s Annual Trout Contest is On the Way

It has been 25 years since our inaugural trout contest was held at Captain Morgan’s and 17 years since it began memorializing Codi and Bubba, two of our local boys who forever fished and...

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Sports • Published April 06, 2022 08:29 a.m.

Posted: No Trespassing or Fishing

Lately, this angler has been seeing more riverbank and lakeside anglers toting trash bags alongside their nets and gear. This isn’t something new, but rather, a trend that has noticeably...

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Sports • Published March 30, 2022 10:13 a.m.

Striped Bass Draft Amendment 7 Public Hearing Held

Status of the striped bass stock has changed considerably as indicated by the 2018 benchmark stock assessment, which projected an overfished and overfishing condition. Important portions of the...

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Sports • Published March 23, 2022 10:44 a.m.

Opening Day of Trout Season? Not So Fast!

Right about now, anticipation would have been building for the upcoming Opening Day of trout season. For years, it had been celebrated on the third Saturday of April. For the past couple of years, ...

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Sports • Published March 16, 2022 11:36 a.m.

Fuel Prices Hurt Wallets, but Not Necessarily Fishing

As fuel prices continue to rise, breaking all previous records including the rate of climb and all-time highs, fishers are relating the cost of a fill-up with their wallets. They’re taking...

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Sports • Published March 09, 2022 10:34 a.m.

Make Your Voice Heard About Trout Opening Day

If you fish the sweet water for trout and have an opinion or strong feeling about Connecticut’s age-old tradition of Opening Day one way or another, then you should register your opinion on ...

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Sports • Published March 02, 2022 01:40 p.m.

It’s Only March, but That’s Reason Enough to Fish

One minute, it looks, feels, and smells like spring. The next minute, bring out the shovels and fire up the snowblower, after which some hot chowder next to the fireplace is the reward....

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Sports • Published Feb. 24, 2022 10:59 a.m.

Sizing Up the Ever-Popular Yellow Perch

To date, the International Game Fish Association all-tackle world record yellow perch stands at 4 pounds, 3 ounces, caught in 1865 in Bordentown, New Jersey by Dr. C. Abbott. Currently,...

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Sports • Published Feb. 17, 2022 11:37 a.m.

New Regs for Black Sea Bass Coming in 2022

Talk of the Sound during last year’s fishing season was that of black sea bass with respect to how they have settled in, their abundance, clockwork catches, and food value. Whether dockside,...

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Sports • Published Feb. 10, 2022 11:56 a.m.

The Clock is Ticking Down to All Lines In

Somewhere between the winter solstice and the spring equinox, we find ourselves in the middle of winter. Will this winter’s on-and-off pattern persist or will the season’s weather...

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Sports • Published Feb. 03, 2022 12:53 p.m.

Management Plan to Rebuild Bluefish Stocks

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) approves and implements measures included in Amendment 7 to the Atlantic Bluefish Fishery Management Plan (FMP). It revises goals and objectives,...

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Sports • Published Jan. 27, 2022 12:03 p.m.

Ice Fishing—Then and Now

Ice fishing or, fishing the hard water, as some refer to it, was initially born as a survival method that dates back more than 2,000 years to our indigenous peoples of North America, specifically...

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Sports • Published Jan. 20, 2022 12:49 p.m.

In Search of Adventure

As fishers shrug off 2021 and focus on what the 2022 fishing season may bring, they begin to take a careful look at their gear and take an interest in new items making inroads into the marketplace....

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Sports • Published Jan. 13, 2022 12:35 p.m.

A Setback for Northern Striped Bass Stock

As the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Striped Bass Advisory Panel contemplated new component parts to Draft Amendment 7, unusual events affecting the overall stock’s...

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Sports • Published Jan. 06, 2022 03:03 p.m.

2021 Fishing Year in Review

Needless to say, 2021 was a year to behold! “Shortages” was the one topic of conversation that kept cropping up time and time again throughout the entire year. Prompted by COVID-19...

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Sports • Published Dec. 23, 2021 01:49 p.m.

A Fisher Always Needs a Good Knife

It doesn’t matter whether an angler fishes in the sweet or briny waters—the knife used absolutely does make a difference. The choice and quality of its blade greatly affects the way...

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Sports • Published Dec. 16, 2021 01:49 p.m.

Feast of the Seven Fishes

Christmas Eve is a fasting day and the overwhelming display of fish is meant to symbolize the observance of refraining from meat until Christmas Day’s festive meal. In celebration and in...

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Sports • Published Dec. 09, 2021 11:55 a.m.

A Fisher’s Thoughts for the Holidays

There were two days just prior to and immediately following the weekend where sun poked through and gave highs of 57- and 62-degree days. Granted, there may have been some wind and precipitation...

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Sports • Published Dec. 02, 2021 11:33 a.m.

From Fishing to Stocking Stuffers and a Wish List

December has arrived, which means that most fishers have made their seasonal adjustments. Some are still taking advantage of the rather mild weather and dealing with the salt spray. Others are...

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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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