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May 5 fish stuff -- and a look at Graveling Point for those who might not have been there.

Graveling Point, photo  via Scott's bait and tackle ... 

May 5, 2014: I was hoping I might have a stellar spring fishing report to offload in here today, after a fairly nice weekend. Didn’t quite happen that way.

I did a stop-by at Graveling Point and up-river (Mullica) but things were a long way from hot, despite hard onshore (SE) winds, which often spark a bass bite. Per usual, action there can turn in an instant, more so than even surf fishing on LBI. The Great Bay bass always know where the winds will be turning up the bottom, so they can suddenly show up at a windblown Graveling -- en mass.  

Many folks have never seen Graveling Point so here’s a video look-see. By the by, this was shot later in the day so the usual packed in angler conditions had drained to just a few holdouts hoping the honking south winds might perk up the bite. The only hookups that day (Saturday) were two smaller black drum. http://youtu.be/U1BzR3RJKN4

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On LBI, Jingles reports shorts are still in the suds. Another biter comes via the first batch of blowfish, taking/stealing bait meant for bass. These are larger model puffers, i.e. spawners. As is often the early-season case, many blowfish are also washing up on the beach, suffering thermal shock from the unseasonably cold ocean waters. They overwinter far to the south, where they sometimes take on some nasty toxins. When they reach here they’re as safe and tasty as a fish gets. The thing is they should be allowed to spawn first, making thousands of babies before moving into the bay to hang throughout summer – when they are highly catchable and taste far better than when spawning. Remember, many/most edible fish species aren’t the best tasting during spawns, when so much energy goes into the gonads and ovaries.

Dan at Captain’s Quarters, Brighton Beach, reported some short bass beach on clams. He also heard about the fun weakfish bite in the bay. Remember, this is the height of catch-and-release fishing for sparklers. The genetically-gifted weakies arrive this time of year. Gotta let them make whoopi. I have tapped into that weakies play, though the tiders seem to allude me. I used pink plastics as a tribute to the ongoing “Think Pink” effort.  

Fisherman’s HDQ reports a fairly quiet beachfront. The bayside is a better choice, with black drum being taken – on their ways to lagoon communities to spawn and over-summer.  Fish to 50 pounds have already been taken this spring. The most recent larger model was a 30-pound, in Manahawkin Bay. While Little Egg Harbor is the surer black drum bite, regionally, the deeper waters near the Causeway host some huge drum. It’s all a question of being there when they pass. If you have a stethoscope, hold it to the bottom of your boat and listen for the telltale thump sounds of migrating black drum.

Surf City Bait and Tackle is seeing some near-keeper sized bass not far from beaches not all that far from the shop. One angler had four bass and one keeper on clams. A 27-incher was caught further north. And ocean water temp of 50 degrees was taken by the shop. That’s inching toward lower end normalcy. Many times in the past (going back decades), I have taken 60-degree water temps in early May.  Over the weekend, I took ocean temps still in the 40s. Ouch.

The new Bill’s Surf and Tackle Shop spoke of some keeper bass (32, 33 inches) in the borough, going exclusively for shops fresh bunker, seemingly shunning clams. Obviously, those two baits can switch roles in LBI minute. Stop by and say, “Hey” to Bill -- and check out his lines of custom bucktails.

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Food diary study in Australia shows eating fish reduces depression in women by 25%

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Daily Mail] by Mark Howarth - May 5, 2014

The secret to happiness could lie in something as simple as a tuna sandwich or cod and chips.

Eating fish can keep the blues at bay, according to a new study – but only in women.
 
Researchers discovered that having seafood on the menu at least twice a week reduces the risk of depression among females by 25 per cent.
 
However, for men, fish had no protective effect.
 
The secret to happiness could lie in something as simple as a tuna sandwich or cod and chips. Eating fish can keep the blues at bay, according to a new study - but only in women The secret to happiness could lie in something as simple as a tuna sandwich or cod and chips. Eating fish can keep the blues at bay, according to a new study - but only in women
 
The paper – published in the American Journal of Epidemiology – speculates that high levels of omega-3 fatty acids may combine with the female sex hormones oestrogen and progesterone to keep the brain functioning properly.
 
A team from the Menzies Research Institute in Tasmania, Australia, tracked more than 1,400 men and women aged between 26 and 36 for a period of five years.
 
The participants kept diaries of their diet – including various types of seafood including fish, prawns and mussels - while details about their mental health were also collated.
 
More... Hope for infertile men as as scientists create sperm cells from SKIN There is no such thing as 'healthy obesity': Even overweight people who don't have heart disease have hardened arteries Even after taking into account lifestyle factors such as smoking, weight, exercise, alcohol consumption, education and employment status, a strong link was found between eating fish and incidence of depression.
 
The study states: ‘For women, there was a trend for each additional weekly serving of fish to reduce the risk of having depression during follow-up by six per cent.
 
‘Women who ate fish more than two times per week at baseline had a 25 per cent lower risk of having depression during follow-up than those who ate fish less than two times per week.
 
‘For men, baseline fish consumption was not associated with the risk of depression.’
 
It adds: ‘The observed protective association for women but not for men may have been due to men consuming more omega-3 fatty acids from other dietary sources, particularly from meat.
 
Researchers discovered that having seafood on the menu at least twice a week reduces the risk of depression among females by 25 per cent Researchers discovered that having seafood on the menu at least twice a week reduces the risk of depression among females by 25 per cent
 
‘Alternatively, interactions between sex hormones and omega-3 fatty acids might provide another explanation.
 
‘These findings add to the growing evidence that fish consumption may be beneficial for women’s mental health.’
 
Dr Richard Marsh, chief executive of the Institute of Food, Brain and Behaviour, said: “Part of the brain is formed from omega 3 long chain fatty acids commonly found in oily fish.
 
‘There have been other studies that indicate that eating oily fish might have an impact on mood.
 
‘This study has reached an interesting conclusion that the benefits are seen purely in women, however, it remains unclear what factors are at play here and further research would be necessary to confirm this result.
 
‘What is beyond argument, though, is that the human body, including the brain, requires appropriate nutrition to function properly and that, in some instances, deficiencies can and do manifest themselves in conditions such as depression.
 
‘Consumption of oily fish can promote good health in many ways as part of a balanced diet.’
 
Around five million Britons are living with depression at any one time with up to one in five people affected at some point in their lives.
 
Research shows women are more than twice as likely to fall victim, mostly between the ages of 16 and 42 as they try to balance work and family life.
 
Rates have soared since the 1970s and depression is now recognised as a predictor of risk for diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
 
Dietitian Dr Sarah Schenker said: ‘The fatty acids in fish are long chain so can be readily used by the body whereas they are short chain in meat so have to be adapted.
 
‘If men consume more food but are more reliant on meat for their fatty acids than women, it would perhaps explain why the positive effects of fish on depression are seen only in women in this study.
 
‘Long chain fatty acids have been proven to be good for brain health.
 
‘It’s recommended that people eat two portions of fish a week, one of them oily, such as mackerel, fresh tuna, salmon or sardines.
 
‘But shellfish and white fish are also nutrient-rich and can stop deficiencies in key minerals such as zinc and iodine.
 
‘This study shows again why people should stop looking at food simply as fuel and think more broadly.
 
‘It doesn’t take much to tweak your diet and reap considerable health benefits.’

 

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