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Captain Morgan

Sports • Published Aug. 17, 2018 03:38 p.m.

Let the Tide Lead the Way

Lately, the Big Pond has been acting more like the small inland ones. The heat spell has taken its toll on the overall fishing scene, although relief finally came to both the fish and fishers. Air ...

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Sports • Published Aug. 09, 2018 01:43 p.m.

Preparing for Pomatomus saltatrix

Most fish won’t be far from their food. Some will lie in wait for it to drift by, while others will snag it from a point of surprise. And others will chase it down with an unrivaled...

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Sports • Published Aug. 02, 2018 02:25 p.m.

Clamming Will Fill More Than Your Basket

Shellfishing is a fabulous outdoor activity that everyone can enjoy. After all, where else can a fisher obtain fresher bivalves than when harvesting them by his or herself and then cracking them...

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Sports • Published July 19, 2018 01:36 p.m.

Big Bait Isn’t Always the Best Bet

Lately, it seems as though the big-bait, big-fish theory is flying by the wayside. True, large baits attract solo predators, and it only makes sense that more sustenance obtained with the same...

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Sports • Published July 12, 2018 03:14 p.m.

A Fishing Season That Will be Remembered

If there ever was a season that kept fishers on their toes, this is it. Overall, fishing has been quite good. There have been sizable fish caught and some unusual ones, too. There have also been...

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Sports • Published July 05, 2018 12:58 p.m.

Mid-Week Holiday Sparks Patriotic Celebrations

The recent Fourth of July holiday saw flags flying high, but not much in the way of tall corn stalks. Perhaps, though, it was the tall ships and their fully rigged masts that drew onlookers to the ...

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Sports • Published June 28, 2018 02:47 p.m.

Yes, Jigging Catches Fish—And Lots of Them

One of the most effective ways to fish for gamefish in Long Island Sound is jigging. In short, it is the act of taking a heavy lure with a single or treble hook attached (often by a swivel) and...

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Sports • Published June 21, 2018 04:58 p.m.

Weather Broke and Fishing Soared

It was a Father’s Day weekend where we finally saw a solid stretch of seasonably good weather. Bluebird skies stretched across horizons, seas were calm, and Long Island Sound was still...

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Sports • Published June 14, 2018 02:31 p.m.

Fishing Results Will Suffer if Water Temperature is Ignored

One thing to remember about fishing the waters of Long Island Sound is that water temperature is a key driving force that moves fisheries. It is responsible for the movement of the tiniest...

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Sports • Published June 07, 2018 07:06 p.m.

Long Island Sound Fishing is Ramping Up

One thing I noticed on the way out of the harbor is how few vessels are trolling the waters in the midst of a developing fishing season. Early morning fog, often dense, has greeted most as they...

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Sports • Published June 03, 2018 10:35 p.m.

A Snapshot of the Status of Fish Stocks

It seems that our fishing regulations are changing more frequently now than in the past. Science and technology have improved. The methods of assessing stocks, establishing annual catch limits,...

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Sports • Published May 23, 2018 01:46 a.m.

Gathering This Weekend to Fish and Remember

Memorial Day weekend is here and the rush is on to get everything in shipshape condition. Residents are returning from their winter-over places like Florida to swap catching warm-water fish for...

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Sports • Published May 17, 2018 12:30 a.m.

Avoid Missing Out on Unexpected Opportunities

It was early evening when the fisheries meeting ended. A bit of chatting went on afterwards, before we gathered files and parted ways. Backing up to the wetlands and then turning toward the shop...

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Sports • Published May 10, 2018 10:46 a.m.

Outlook for the 2018 Black Sea Bass Season

The detailed and science-based appeal presented by Dr. David Pierce to the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission/Interstate Fisheries Management Program Policy Board (ASMFC/ISFMP) on the...

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Sports • Published May 03, 2018 02:34 p.m.

Striped Bass Bite is On and the Action is Hot

Those light gear enthusiasts who mix richly with the marine environment are experiencing an explosion of recent outstanding striped bass fishing. Sure, trout has stolen the limelight these past...

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Sports • Published April 26, 2018 12:57 p.m.

Migrating Fish Encounter Twists, Turns, and Obstacles

There seems to be a growing interest in preserving planet Earth. Events such as World Fish Migration Day, which is meant to create awareness of the importance of open rivers and migratory fish; as ...

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Sports • Published April 19, 2018 12:18 p.m.

‘Tails’ of Opening Day of Trout Season

True to form, the opening day weekend of trout season came in with a flood of fishers who finally saw the temperature break 65 degrees, followed by a blustery 20-degree drop. Aisles were...

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Sports • Published April 13, 2018 12:12 p.m.

Trout Season Opens on Saturday

Opening day of trout season takes place on Saturday, April 14! As if rushing around getting all the gear, bait, and licenses ready wasn’t enough, we now have to remember to add a trout and...

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Sports • Published April 05, 2018 12:18 p.m.

Breakthroughs Made at the National Recreational Fishing Summit

We are seeing an evolution in the world of fisheries management that has not been seen before. More people are fishing worldwide in a pool of fish that is dwindling. The United States and its...

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Sports • Published March 29, 2018 12:03 p.m.

If You Feel That Fishing Regulations Are Hampering You, Then Read On

Our fisheries are in a state of flux. Suddenly, we are seeing are the results of slight changes that have been occurring for decades. Older fishers are now in the position that their grandfathers...

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Sports • Published March 22, 2018 12:34 p.m.

Keeping Your Balance This Fishing Season

Green flowed, the parades took place, and then the Vernal Equinox (meaning “equal night” in Latin) occurred on March 20 at 12:15 p.m. This is the precise time when day and night are...

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Sports • Published March 15, 2018 12:24 p.m.

Tenkara: An Old, But Innovative Way to Fish

Fly fishing has increased in popularity ever since English writer Izaak Walton penned The Compleat Angler back in 1653. However, it was Dame Juliana Berners, an avid fisher and hunter, who in 1496 ...

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Sports • Published March 08, 2018 07:56 p.m.

Coastal Storms Wreak Havoc, But There is an Upside

Coastal areas all along New England have had their share of high winds and pounding surf. Although these conditions rattle shoreline residents and raise havoc with docks and moorings, they also...

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Sports • Published Feb. 28, 2018 11:42 p.m.

What Will This Season’s Striped Bass Fishing Bring?

Surveys have shown that the Chesapeake and Delaware-Maryland-Virginia region is poised to see a better-than-average fishing season this year. Recruitment and young-of-year numbers have been...

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Sports • Published Feb. 21, 2018 08:24 p.m.

Stripers in the Snow

The winter of 2018 will always be remembered as the one that could have developed, but never really had the staying power—at least not in our state. Here we are in February and we’re ...

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