U.S. Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and U.S. Reps. John Larson (CT-1), Joe Courtney (CT-2), Rosa DeLauro (CT-3), Jim Himes (CT-4), and Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) applauded the nearly $1.3 million in federal Long Island Sound Futures Fund grants to protect Long Island Sound.
A new author, a fly fishing festival, a new Long Island Soundkeeper and new fishing regulations in Connecticut are all in the tackle box for a busy Yankee Fisherman on the HAN Network Thursday, Aug. 10, at 1 p.m. Mark Usyk will join us by phone to talk about his new book, Reflections of a Fly Rod, and share some … read more
The Maritime Aquarium has advised a humpback whale was seen off the Westport coast Friday. This is the third consecutive year that a humpback (or humpbacks) have been seen in the Sound, after not being here for a century. The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk wishes to stress this: Whales fall under the Marine Mammal Protection Act. … read more
William G. Lucey, a native of Wilton, will be Long Island Sound’s new soundkeeper, according to an announcement by Save the Sound. In anticipation of its upcoming merger with Soundkeeper, Inc., Save the Sound is putting the new soundkeeper on the water. Long Island Sound had been without its iconic on-the-water watchdog since Soundkeeper, Inc. co-founder Terry Backer died in … read more
Fishing can bring people, especially families, together, and that is evident on the July 6 episode of Yankee Fisherman. First we talk to Doug Thurston about Big Doug’s Memorial Saltwater Shootout, set for July 15-16. After Big Doug passed away in 2015, his family learned he had been helping the Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries. The catch-and-release saltwater tournament on … read more
We’re hitting the saltwater on this week’s episode on Yankee Fisherman. Jesse Roche, host of Fishing Today on WICH Radio and wich.com, joins us to talk about a hearing on new tog regulations. Jesse also fished in last weekend’s Black Hall Outfitters Fluke Fest, and will give us an update on that event and conditions on the Long Island Sound. … read more