Yankee Fisherman, Thursday, May 17

Kayak angilng and a new take on fishing spoons

Kayaks to reach get where the fish are and large spoons to attract the big ones are the focus of today’s Yankee Fisherman, presented by The Dock Shop, at 1 p.m. on han.network.

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Black Hall Outfitters and Outdoor Sports Center were both set up at Hook Em On the Housy, and gave us a look at the latest in kayaks and stand-up paddleboards geared for anglers.

Also at Fisherman’s Paradise for the tournament was M3 Tackle, which has taken the tried and true spoon most, if not all of us, have fished and made it bigger, glossier and much more detailed in terms of a finish.

Black Hall Outfitters will hold a grand opening at its new Westbrook store Saturday, May 19, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 362 Boston Post Road in Westbrook.

Outdoor Sports Center will host Hobie Kayak safety day Sunday, 1-2 p.m. at 80 Danbury Road in Wilton.

The 15th annual children’s fishing derby will be held Saturday, May 19, from 6 to 9 a.m. at Great Hollow Lake.

This event is open for children ages 3 to 15 years old and is co-sponsored by the Monroe Police Union, Monroe Police Department, North American Sportsman and Monroe Parks & Recreation Department. Prizes will be awarded for the largest fish of any kind by weight in five different age groups — 5 and younger, 6 & 7, 8 & 9, 10 & 11, and 12 through 15. The fishing derby will proceed rain or shine.

Bring your own fishing gear including fishing pole, tackle and bucket to transport fish to the weigh station. Worms for bait will also be available while supplies last. To register for the fishing derby, visit www.MonroeRec.org to download the registration form. Complete the registration form and bring with you to Great Hollow Lake the morning of the fishing derby.

The winner of the fishing4life.com 3-TAND reel to benefit the family of Owen Hanecak will be drawn June 10. Till then, any $10 donation through fishing4life.com wins a chance at the custom reel.

And click here to read a column by Scott Bennett of The Compleat Angler in Darien on why changes packaged as “modernizing” fishing laws may be a step backward.

Yankee Fisherman is hosted by John Kovach, editorial director, host and announcer for the HAN Network. A native of New Jersey, Kovach has fished since his father first took him out as a child. Kovach fishes fresh and salt water, ties flies, dabbles in lure making and promotes conservation, including a leadership role in the Connecticut Council of Trout Unlimited.

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