Thursday, September 24, 2020

Captain Morgan

Sports • Published Sep. 24, 2020 01:54 p.m.

Genetic Stock Identification of Striped Bass

According to The Economics of Recreational and Commercial Striped Bass Fishing by Southwick Associates, “Striped bass fisheries comprise the most popular and economically significant...

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Sports • Published Sep. 17, 2020 01:18 p.m.

Fish Are Transitioning from Summer to Fall

During the past few weeks, we’ve seen large schools of Atlantic menhaden strewn throughout the Sound. Sometimes, these masses of fish seemed to taunt fishers. Often, they’d just be...

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Sports • Published Sep. 10, 2020 11:39 a.m.

Some Records Are Meant to be Played, Others Broken

Fishing offers its fair share of rewards for anglers. Satisfaction, challenge, accomplishment, relaxation, recreation, quality time, food—and the list continues. During these times, there...

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Sports • Published Sep. 05, 2020 12:10 a.m.

New York Captures Top Two Spots in Bluefish Tourney, Connecticut Best Overall

As the weekend approached, there was some question as to whether or not fishing, including the 2020 WICC Bluefish Tournament, would be on the agenda. This big question came after the sudden...

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Sports • Published Aug. 27, 2020 01:45 p.m.

Bluefish: A Fighter and a Food for Thought

This is the time of year when bluefish contests surface. Potmatomus saltatrix are known for their voracious appetites, topwater blitzes, and for being destroyers of terminal tackle. Their food...

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Sports • Published Aug. 20, 2020 02:43 p.m.

Protect You and Your Catch in the Summer Heat

Long Island Sound and its tributaries afford fantastic opportunities to fish, clam, and crab. August is traditionally is a hot month as water temperatures rise and continue to stay warm through...

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Sports • Published Aug. 13, 2020 01:18 p.m.

The Sound’s First Bite of Hurricane Season

Tropical Storm Isaias was the ninth named storm of the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane season. The 10th would be Josephine, followed by Kyle, Laura, and right on down to Wilfred, the 21st. The National...

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Sports • Published Aug. 06, 2020 02:29 p.m.

Fishing in Four Easy Steps

When was the last time you went fishing? Chances are good that you fall into that group of people who stored their gear and didn’t look at it for several years. However, with all the recent ...

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Sports • Published July 30, 2020 12:42 p.m.

Unique, Treasured, and Full of Life

There’s a precious resource available to people living in or visiting Connecticut, one that offers multiple opportunities for those who enjoy being in and around the water. Long Island...

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Sports • Published July 23, 2020 01:27 p.m.

Summer Fishing Heats Up

Suddenly, summer heat draped the area. We knew it was coming, considering the shortfall of rain and subsequent small drenches that played into the season’s theme. Foggy mornings were burned ...

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Sports • Published July 16, 2020 12:31 p.m.

The Truth About the Sandworm Shortage

We have been reporting about sandworm shortages associated with the state of Maine for several years. In fact, my column “The ABC’s of Seaworm Shortages in New England,”...

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Sports • Published July 09, 2020 05 p.m.

Fourth of July Makes for Good Fishing Stories

What better way to celebrate Fourth of July weekend than to have your own outdoor barbecue with freshly caught food and a small group of family and friends? Secured from the waters of Long Island...

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Sports • Published July 02, 2020 02:25 p.m.

Fishers Are Encouraged to be Creative

Many fishers have been forced to get creative during the COVID-19 pandemic. For those who consider themselves anything but the outdoorsy type, this poses a challenge. However, looking outside the...

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Sports • Published June 25, 2020 12:41 p.m.

Summertime Fishing Has Arrived

Fishing has provided a welcome break from all of these COVID-19 complexities. Now that summer has officially arrived and the weather is really taking hold, many fishers have taken to this activity ...

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Sports • Published June 18, 2020 01:19 p.m.

Turning a Nibble Into a Bite

There isn’t much you can say when someone’s time- and date-stamped photo contradicts that person’s corresponding report. This happens more often than you might think....

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Sports • Published June 11, 2020 01:17 p.m.

Flip a Coin. Fish Tales Wins!

The state’s waters are seeing more action with big numbers of fishers testing their skills. Anglers are either casting from shore or mid-stream or maneuvering small vessels on rivers, lakes,...

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Sports • Published June 04, 2020 03:40 p.m.

Turn a Fishing Challenge Into a Goal

During these times, when challenges seemingly crop up at every turn, one thing remains comforting. It’s our familiar friend that all Connecticut residents know and love: Long Island Sound....

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Sports • Published May 29, 2020 01:43 p.m.

Oh, What a Tangled Web We Weave

“Bird nest” has a dual meaning when springtime rolls around. To the ornithologist, it is the nest in which a bird lays eggs and hatches young. Occasionally, little chirps give away...

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Sports • Published May 23, 2020 12:41 p.m.

Fishers Gear Up as Memorial Day Approaches

It was one of those outstanding weather weekends where fishers broke out of their homes. The shoreline waters drew folks looking to catch not only the salty air, but also a few fish. For those who ...

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Sports • Published May 14, 2020 01:53 p.m.

Choosing the Right Setup for the Right Conditions

Probably the most asked question from casual or semi-active recreational fishers is, “What’s working?” Those experienced regulars already know, but are more interested in the...

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Sports • Published May 07, 2020 04:23 p.m.

It’s the Fishing Season to Lend a Helping Hand

It wasn’t too long ago when fishing secrets were earned. Prized fishing holes were discussed in code. Heck, even when contest fishing on one of the offshore islands, striped bass were...

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Sports • Published April 30, 2020 05:16 p.m.

Fishers Are Survivors

Fishing is turning out to be an important part of helping local people get through COVID-19. Quite honestly, that’s the primary reason the shop remains open. Fishing is helping a lot of...

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Sports • Published April 23, 2020 02:28 p.m.

The Fish That Fed America’s Founders

It was 1776 and American shad (Alosa sapidissima) were originally cooked by smoking them on wood planks situated near an open flame. If the scent of fish didn’t get your attention,...

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Sports • Published April 16, 2020 04:04 p.m.

People Are Turning to Fishing for Relief

Medical professionals, first responders, and the people on the front lines battling COVID-19 deserve the highest recognition for their unselfish dedication to their task at hand. The personal risk ...

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Sports • Published April 09, 2020 02:40 p.m.

Changing Times on the Water

April 4 would have been the traditional Opening Day of trout season, when crowds of anglers typically hit Connecticut’s inland waters. They would have scoured the aisles of the bait and...

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