• False Albacore In Stonington!

    Caleb Rose
    September 16, 2015

    False albacore. Don't let the name fool you. These are some of the coolest fish that come within range of NESS each year.



  • Blue Fish Tacos

    Caleb Rose
    August 3, 2015

    Looking for a simple summer recipe? Read on to learn how to make blue fish tacos.



  • Squid Fishing

    May 7, 2015

    A lot of the time squid are closer than you may think, but you seldom see them. They stay deep and don’t come out during the day. But at night everything changes. Emboldened by the darkness squid will dart in and out of the shadows, between the murky depths under the submarine lights. Sometimes a whole group of squid will materialize right before your eyes and disappear in a flash. They are attracted to light for the smorgasbord of food items, shrimp, shiners, and plankton. Squid are super aggressive which can make them easy and exciting to catch. They will actively pursue and attack anything that looks like food, including each other!



  • Ice Fishing

    March 9, 2015

    Saturday, February 7th
    At 7:00am I am packing my car for an exciting day of ice fishing. Overcast skies and temperatures hovering around freezing set the scene for a perfect day on the ice. After letting my car warm up, I go through my checklist: bait, ice-auger for drilling through the ice, tip-ups to trap the fish, and safety equipment. I head up the road to get some snacks and then on to the ice. The ice is awesome; 16 inches thick and freezing temps have made the ice thicker than I have seen in years. As soon as I find the perfect spot, I start drilling holes and begin to set up several ice fishing traps. Before anyone even arrives I have already caught a pickerel. The NESS students, a mix of kids and parents, have arrived and I double check they have layered warm clothes. Then, we head off onto the ice.