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Vermont Public Reminded To Not Disturb Spawning Sea Lamprey…

Sea lamprey are native to Connecticut River, beneficial to aquatic ecosystem The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is reminding anglers and the general public as a whole to avoid disturbing spawning sea lamprey that may currently be found in the Connecticut River and several of its tributaries. “Sea lamprey are ...

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Striper Migration Map – May 12, 2017…

  The Chesapeake fish have reached the Northeast with 20- and 30-pound stripers showing up in ocean waters from New Jersey to Cape Cod. Fish to 40-plus pounds have been caught in Long Island Sound, suggesting that some Hudson River fish may be dropping back as well. Chesapeake Bay Besides ...

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Fishing Among Giants…

Above: Photo by Trevor Holden Photography The Block Island wind farm pilot project is a fishing hotspot—and it’s answering questions about the future of wind farms off our coast. The first ocean wind farm in the United States became operational in 2016 near Block Island, Rhode Island. The five-turbine wind ...

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2017 Apparel Guide…

Discover the best outdoor and fishing apparel of 2017! No matter how you fish, On The Water’s 2017 Apparel Guide can you stay comfortable through all types of weather! Foul Weather Gear Guy Cotten Montauk Pullover The breathable, lightweight, and affordable Montauk Pullover surf top is designed for minimum bulk ...

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2017 Cape Cod Canal Cheat Sheet…

There’s nowhere quite like the Cape Cod Canal. The ripping currents formed by the exchange of water between Cape Cod Bay and Buzzards Bay create a fishing experience unlike anywhere else along the East Coast. Fishermen must be prepared to throw large plugs and heavy jigs to tempt the large ...

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Vermont Walleye Fishing Season Opens May 6…

The Vermont walleye fishing season is set to open up on Saturday, May 6, marking the return of some of the best walleye fishing in New England. “We saw some really nice, trophy-size walleye during our recent survey work, which certainly brightens the outlook a bit for the upcoming walleye ...

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Connecticut Striped Bass Poachers Busted…

by Connecticut State Environmental Conservation Police | April 25, 2017 | Saltwater, Stripers & Blues. SCEC officers assigned to the Western Marine Sector encountered five fishermen actively fishing and were found to be in possession of 42 undersized striped bass. On April 23, 2017, officers assigned to the Western Marine ...

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Native Fish in Massachusetts Return After 200 Years…

For the first time in at least 183 years, native alewife and blueback herring are swimming upstream beyond the former Tack Factory dam. Removing this dam in Norwell, Massachusetts, restored several miles of their ideal spawning habitat. These forage fish supported the once-abundant commercial and recreational Atlantic fisheries. River herring ...

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Striper Migration Map – April 21, 2017…

Spawning activity is wrapping up in the Chesapeake tributaries, big numbers of schoolies along the Jersey shore, fish to 20 pounds in Raritan Bay, and migrating fish are in Rhode Island and on Martha’s Vineyard. Chesapeake Bay The stripers have been slow to leave the spawning rivers and re-enter the bay ...

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Simms Pledges To Save Our Streams…

It’s natural to only worry about the fishing issues that affect you directly. Recently, I received a press release from Simms about the company’s new Save Our Streams initiative that will raise money for waterways threatened by mining, pollution, and closure through the sale of limited edition T-Shirts. Every month, ...

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