30 May 2012

Squid Fishing this Weekend

To all - Are we going this Friday? If so reservations need to be called in.
Please call Jim Ventres to let me know if you are in.

We would meet at the club at 4:45 and leave at 5 pm. Have all of your supplies in hand. Light fishing pole, lures (Emmett & Jim have a few extras), five gallon bucket, grinder for dinner, beverages, etc. If the wind stays out of the north it will be a great night. We return around 2:30 am.

Weather forecast.
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 66. North wind 9 to 11 mph becoming east.

Friday Night: A chance of showers, mainly after 1am. Mostly cloudy and breezy, with a low around 56. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Squid Fishing ~ Reservations Required

Night squid fishing has become very popular over the last few years. The boat light attracts the squid, and the after dark action begins! ! Light tackle, and a variety of squid jigs are all you need to jig up some of these tasty treats.

Season: April 27- June 17 ~ Prices: All fares $45.00 || Rod rental: $5.00
Times: 7:00 P.M.-1:00 A.M. Wed., Thurs., Fri., Sat., and Sun. Evenings.
Tackle: Variety of squid jigs

21 May 2012

Squid Fishing

Squid Fishing
Targeting Friday June 1st
or Friday June 8th
We try to call in reservations on Thursday morning. If the weather is right, we will take the first day available. Fishing has been hot & cold. Saturday was great, Sunday was slow.

Posted on May 19, 2012 by Frances Fleet Both Capt. Ray and Capt. Chris reported crushing the squid last night. Double headers were commonplace with even some triple headers! Sizes mixed but majority was good sizes tubes with the biggest tubes between 18 and 20 inches. The average catch reported by the mates on both boats was 3/4 per person.
There were a few anglers who really super crushed and filled nearly 2 buckets!!!! Even a few full coolers!! Just great fishing! What a difference a week makes! Some blue fish and a few keeper fluke up to 4lbs and some shorts were reported as well as some catch and release sea bass.
IMAGE CREDIT: Smithsonian | National Museum of Natural History: Giant Squid Myths, which maintains that images such as the one shown above are just that - myths.

Target range closed during repair

SOME [most] of this Sunday's Work Party crew

     Great work party Sunday! Quite a lot got accomplished, though improvements to the range have not been completed - the tire phase of the range is complete - the range is closed until the sand can be placed against the end wall. The project made creative re-use of approximately 1200 old tires. They are now part of the range's backdrop and buffer.
     Small items still outstanding that need to be completed prior to the Shad Bake. Maybe we can finish them on a Thursday of Friday night instead of killing a weekend.
     We are especially thankful to the use of the earth moving equipment. In addition,to range work, the new propane tank was installed. Visitors will notice that the decorative well cover has been replaced,and the new trees on the property line are getting watered.
More work to get done before the Shad Bake... only a month away!
     We still only had 25% of the membership show up for the work party. Remember folks, the club works best when we all pitch in.

16 May 2012

MSC Work Party Sunday May 20th

Apparently Saturday work parties just don't work!

Young and old - if it wasn't for Gary S kids helping last week, the average age of the Sunday work crew was 50 plus. The main purpose for the last work party was to upgrade the target range, which we all know gets a lot of use.

Only 17 club members pitched in on Friday and Saturday. Out of 65 member - that is sad!
We had an excavator, a backhoe, and a bulldozer on site at no cost to the club but not enough members to take advantage of them. The good news is the range is at least half the way to being complete. And eighteen trees where planted on the property line.

New plants need watering!
As for the trees - they need to be watered every day - preferably before 9 am - it takes about 45 minutes.
We could use 7 volunteers - one for each day for the next four weeks. - If you can do more than one day - that would be great.

Other projects - for those that can't make Sunday - the lawn needs to be mowed, the inside of the club floor needs to be cleaned, we dragged a little dirt in.

Natn'l Wild Turkey Federation Banquet ~ Lebanon, CT

The Pequot Trail Longbeards Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation is hosting their annual NWTF Hunting Heritage Super Fund-raising banquet this Sunday, May 20.

The NWTF banquets are one way the organization raises vital funds for wild turkey conservation and important programs that introduce the outdoors to women, children and the disabled.

NWTF’s volunteers and partners have raised and spent more than $331 million since 1985 to uphold hunting traditions and conserving more than 14.7 million acres of wildlife habitat.

Sunday, May 20, 2012
Bozrah Rod & Gun Club
79 Santa Anna Rd., Lebanon, CT 06340
Doors open at 5:00 PM, Dinner starts at 6:30 PM
Tickets are $60 per adult; $35 for JAKES (under age 18); $85 per adult couple. For more information, contact Marie Gravell at 860.447.2504

09 May 2012

Work Party Saturday May 12th

We are working on this Saturday - May 12th - 8 am start - instead of Sunday May 13th (Mother's Day)

Major goal is to improve the range and plant trees on the property line. We need to take advantage of the weather and the machines that will be on site so all hands are needed.

Some work will also be done on Friday

08 May 2012

HUMOR ~ Fishing Mistakes

From fisherman Bill Dance, proving that it can sometimes be good to laugh at your own mistakes