Publisher: Cathy Unger
Contributors: Dom Falcone, Bob Gregorski, Marty Petersen
March 2, 2011 at 7:00 PM in the Community Room at the Naugatuck
Savings Bank, 87 Church St., Naugatuck, CT. Frank Plona will
present "Is this the best trout stream in Southern New England?".
For further information call Dom Falcone at 860-274-4103 or firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit www.tunaugpomp.org.
THINGS TO DO WHEN FLIES WONT FLY
4-02-11 Rosce Chamber of Commerce is having a Season Opener at
Junction Pool .You can call the museum at 845-439-4810
Bob Gregorski spoke to Jim McBroom (planning engineer
who submitted the design) & heard the Seymour First Selectman
say --The Tinque dam By-Pass is scheduled to go out to bid this year.
Legal papers need to be finalized before then.
The Naugatuck River Forum
-- Dom Falcone and 135 other River Advocates
attended the successful Forum on 2-24-11. See
. Dom & Bob will discuss the Forum at a future meeting.
Bob is a member of the Forum Steering Committee.
February 28 was the last day of the winter fishing season for most
anglers. Judging by the 18-28 inches of ice cover on most quiet
waters there will not be open water for the beginning of the Trophy
Trout seasons on them.
Starting March 1, most waters stocked with trout are closed to
fishing and will open the third Saturday of April (4/16/11). Marine
and inland fishing is available from March 1 through April 15. The
species of fish available include: trout, pike, walleye, stripers,
winter flounder, black bass, sea-run trout and Atlantic salmon broodstock.
The five types of waters available to anglers can be categorized
as: Trophy Trout Lakes, No Closed Season Waters, Trout Management
Areas, Private Ponds and Marine.
Trophy Trout Lakes open in March -- There are trophy trout lakes
in CT that are open to trout fishing in March. Each has its own
set of regulations. Read the rules in the 2011 Connecticut Angler's
Streams and Ponds Open To Fishing Throughout The Year -- There are
12 rivers/streams or portions thereof that have no closed season
for a variety of fish, including trout and black bass. There are
lakes and ponds that have no closed season for fishing. Pike, sea-run
trout, stripers, catfish and white perch are hunted in the largest
rivers in the state as conditions permit.
Trout Management Areas -- Another option is fishing some of the
TMA's that always have trout. There are special regulations for
Private Fishing Ponds -- Some private and club owned ponds may
be open to fishing in March.
Note: Weather permitting, the DEP Fisheries Division plans to begin
stocking trout soon in the TMA's first, then lakes and rivers last.
All trout waters should be stocked prior to Opening Day.
Marine District Waters
On the marine scenes, the popular species pursued by anglers in
March are: white perch, eels, sea-run trout, cod, haddock, pollock,
striped bass, Atlantic herring, hickory shad, American shad and
blackfish. Note: The taking of river herring (alewife and blueback
herring is prohibited). The quality of fishing depends greatly on
weather conditions and the stocks of fish. Check the marine regulations
before fishing. The demarcation between the Inland and Marine District
are listed in the Connecticut Angler's Guide.
Fish Hunters - head to the open waters. There are plenty of fishing
opportunities before Opening Day. Remember -- the time-spent fishing
is not "deducted from one's lifetime.
FLY TYING CLASSES
Free Fly Tying -- Its fly tying season. The Naugatuck/Pomperaug
Chapter of Trout Unlimited will be holding fly tying classes Wednesday
evenings at the Southbury Stop & Shop from 7:00 p.m. - 9:30
p.m. on the following dates February 9, 16 and 23.
Classes are free and open to the public. If you have your own gear
bring it. If you don't have fly tying supplies, vise, hooks, hair
and feathers, they will be provided. Now is the time to fill your
fly box for this years fishing seasons. Stop & Shop is
off exit 15 West/East on RT. 84.
For more information contact Dom Falcone at 860-274-4103.
SPECIAL NOTICE TO ANGLERS AND HUNTERS:
During the 2010 session of the General Assembly, legislation was
approved and signed into law in April reducing many of the fees
for sportsmens licenses and permits. This was followed in
June by legislation authorizing a credit to be applied against the
fee for any 2011 sportsmens license, permit or tag when purchase
of a license, permit or tag had been made at the higher prices in
place between October 1, 2009 and April 14, 2010. The credit amount
will be the difference between the higher amount paid during that
time period and the amount set by the new fee structure established
April 14, 2010. For information about these credits, please visit
the DEP website license fees and credits page: www.ct.gov/dep/sportsmensfeereduction.