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Surface water temperatures in Long Island Sound (LIS) are in the mid 60’s to 70°F.
Free Fishing Day - Saturday, October 8th
DEEP designated Saturday,
October 8th as a “Free Fishing Day” where no license is required to fish recreationally in Connecticut waters (both inland & marine).
This is a great opportunity for experienced anglers to both share their passion for fishing and protect its future by introducing a family member, friend or acquaintance to the sport of fishing, and a great time for visit.
Attention Marine Recreational Anglers! In the party/charter boat fishery,
the current 40 fish creel limit remains in place through October 11th. After October 11th and through to the end of the year, the creel limit returns to 10 fish (the length limit remains unchanged at 11 inches).
Scup Fishing Season Extended The Department of Energy and
Environmental Protection (DEEP) announced that the recreational fishery for scup (porgy) will remain open in CT waters through the end of 2011. The scup fishery had been scheduled to close on September 27; however, DEEP has rescinded the closure due to the health and abundance of the coast-wide scup population. “A combination of healthy fish stocks and harvest levels far below existing quotas have made it possible for CT to take this action,” said David G. Simpson, Director of Marine Fisheries for DEEP. “This opportunity will benefit anglers and tackle shops alike. It is a direct result of coast-wide
David Jacobs, Niantic, Honored by
Scup are a relatively small fish (averaging around one pound) that are abundant from Massachusetts to New York in inshore waters during the summer and early fall and then migrate offshore to deeper ocean waters in winter.
conservation measures enacted over the last decade that have successfully restored scup populations.” For anglers fishing from shore or on private vessels in CT waters, the minimum size (10 ½”) and bag limit (10 fish) remain unchanged during the extended open season. For paying passengers fishing from a party or charter vessel (P/C), the current 40 fish bag limit remains in place only through October 11.
bag limit returns to 10 fish. The 11 inch minimum size for P/C fishermen remains unchanged through the rest of the year.
For further information, contact
the DEEP Marine Fisheries Division by email at dep.marine.fi
, by mail at P.O. Box 719, Old Lyme, CT 06371 or by telephone at (860) 434-6043 between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday
David Jacobs of Niantic was honored during the University of Hartford’s annual Faculty/Staff Kickoff celebration on Wednesday, August 24. Jacobs, an adjunct faculty member who teaches civil engineering in the University’s College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture, was among the three faculty members who received a Gordon Clark Ramsey Awards for Creative Excellence.
Diane Rogoff, New Haven, Earns Degree from the University of New Haven
Diane Rogoff of Uncasville, CT graduated from the University of New Haven on May 15, 2011 with a
B.S. in General Engineering. A leader in experiential education, the University of New Haven provides its students with a valuable combination of solid liberal arts and real-world, hands-on professional training.
Lauren Gillick, Stonington, named writing coach at Saint Michael’s College
Lauren Gillick, daughter of
Maureen and William Gillick of Stonington has been named a writing center coach at Saint Michael’s College for the fall 2011 semester. Gillick, a senior, special major, was selected from nominees submitted by the college faculty to be one of 20 student coaches at the liberal arts, residential, Catholic college located in Burlington, Vermont, one of the top 10 college towns in the country.
through Friday. DEEP’s fisheries webpage can be found at www.ct.gov/
deep/fishing. BLUEFISH fishing remains
excellent with big alligators ravaging baitfish throughout LIS! These tackle busters are putting on some big time weight before moving off when water temperatures cool off. You can expect monster choppers weighing in the mid to upper teens and exceeding 3 ft in length! The usual fishing spots include the Race, Sluiceway, Plum Gut, the reefs off Watch Hill, Ram Island Reef in Fishers Island Sound, Millstone outflow, Bartlett Reef, Black Point, Pigeon Rip (area north of Plum Island), Hatchett Reef, Long Sand Shoal, Southwest Reef, Sixmile Reef, Falkner Island area, the reefs off Guilford and Branford, New Haven Harbor (Sandy Point), Charles Island area to Milford
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Gillick graduated from Stonington High School before entering Saint Michael’s.
(Weapons) “A” School Graduation
Fireman Todd Schriver, from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USS Jacksonville (SSN-699), received the Torpedoman Plaque as Class Honorman with a Grade Point Average of 97.76. Schriver was also meritoriously advanced as a result of his academic achievement.
Basic Enlisted Submarine School
Seaman Shane Walsh was Class Honorman with a 97.75 Grade Point Average. Walsh next joins the USS
Point, Buoy 20 off Stratford, Stratford Shoal/Middle Ground, Penfield Reef, around the Norwalk Islands, and the reefs off Stamford. This is also prime time for surf casters to hit the beaches especially at our coastal state parks for excellent fishing opportunities!
STRIPED BASS fishing is best
during low light levels when bluefish are less active. With big choppers around, daytime fishing for stripers has been tough going. Live baits have been working the best if you can get through the blues. SCUP fishing is fantastic on the local reefs and rock piles! Now with the season extension (see above), fishing this fall will have an added bonus! TAUTOG fishing season opens
Tide Chart October 5-18 LOW TIDE
HIGH TIDE DAY TIME HEIGHT TIME HEIGHT TIME HEIGHT TIME HEIGHT
5 4:58 AM 2.51 H 11:07 AM 0.61 L 5:21 PM 2.86 H 11:47 PM 0.46 L 6 6:04 AM 2.6 H 12:09 PM 0.57 L 6:26 PM 2.79 H 7 12:40 AM 0.47 L 6:59 AM 2.72 H 1:05 PM 0.49 L 7:20 PM 2.75 H 8 1:28 AM 0.46 L 7:43 AM 2.84 H 1:55 PM 0.41 L 8:05 PM 2.72 H 9 2:10 AM 0.44 L 8:22 AM 2.95 H 2:39 PM 0.34 L 8:43 PM 2.7 H 10 2:50 AM 0.42 L 8:57 AM 3.05 H 3:21 PM 0.29 L 9:18 PM 2.68 H 11 3:28 AM 0.42 L 9:30 AM 3.12 H 4:01 PM 0.26 L 9:52 PM 2.67 H 12 4:06 AM 0.43 L 10:04 AM 3.16 H 4:41 PM 0.26 L 10:27 PM 2.64 H 13 4:45 AM 0.48 L 10:37 AM 3.17 H 5:22 PM 0.28 L 11:03 PM 2.59 H 14 5:23 AM 0.57 L 11:12 AM 3.15 H 6:04 PM 0.34 L 11:41 PM 2.53 H 15 6:04 AM 0.68 L 11:48 AM 3.09 H 6:49 PM 0.41 L 16 12:22 AM 2.44 H 6:47 AM 0.8 L 12:26 PM 3.01 H 7:36 PM 0.49 L 17 1:06 AM 2.36 H 7:35 AM 0.92 L 1:10 PM 2.91 H 8:27 PM 0.56 L 18 1:57 AM 2.3 H 8:30 AM 0.99 L 2:01 PM 2.82 H 9:20 PM 0.6 L
More tide predictions are available at http://co-ops.nos.noaa.gov/tides07/tab2ec2a.html
Tides noted are for the Stonington area of Fishers Island Sound. All times are listed in Local Standard Time(LST) or, Local Daylight Time (LDT) (when applicable). All heights are in feet referenced to Mean Lower Low Water (MLLW).
up on October 1. The daily creel limit is 4 fish per person and the minimum length limit is 14 inches. LITTLE TUNNY have been racing around at Bartlett Reef, Millstone Point, Pine Island area, the Race (Race Rock to Little Gull Island). Other tuna spots include off Milford Point to Charles Island area and Stratford Shoal/Middle Ground area. Diving terns are a dead giveaway of their presence.
Other regulation Reminders: The BLACK SEA BASS fishing season is closed during the month of October and reopens November 1st. The TAUTOG recreational fishing season reopens October 1st. To post your comments, visit
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Seaman Recruit Ryan Ayers was recipient of the Submarine League’s William Purdum Award for most improved student. Ayers joins USS Maine.
Seaman John Paul Mendoza
received the Navy League Award for his academic efforts. Mendoza continues in the Apprentice Team Training (ATT) pipeline.
Seaman Apprentice Lamar was meritoriously
advanced because of his academic performance. Campbell continues in Apprentice Team Training (ATT).
Seaman Daniel Suderow
received the Submarine Veterans Heritage Award as Class Leader. With Grade Point Averages
exceeding 90.0, Culinary Specialist Second Class Petty Officer Nicolai Malinao, Seaman Apprentice Kevin Braughton, Seaman Apprentice Adam Villalpando, Yeoman Third Class Petty Officer Christopher
Apprentice Dean Poplaski, Seaman Apprentice Daniel Pluche, Seaman Apprentice Eric Roberts, Seaman Recruit Jacob Mersing, Seaman Apprentice Dominic Sanchez, Seaman Apprentice Jason Cruz, Seaman Broc Andrews, Seaman David Lammie, Seaman Recruit Robert Hill, Seaman Gabriel Sanchez, Seaman Recruit Ry Fink and Seaman Christopher Reisch were Graduates with Distinction.
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