Jim O of Jimmy-O's Bait & Tackle.

Jimmy O of Jimmy O’s Bait & Tackle in Bridgeport will tell anglers why it’s a mistake to stay inside during the winter when he speaks at Port 5 in Bridgeport on Tuesday, Feb. 20.

Doors open at 7 p.m. for the regular meeting of the Nutmeg Chapter of Trout Unlimited, which is open to the public free of charge. Pizza is available for a donation, and beverages can be purchased from Port 5.

A supporter of Nutmeg TU, local fishermen and clubs and events that make the fishing community stronger, Jimmy O will share information anglers can use in the waters of the Long Island Sound.

Nutmeg TU meetings are open to all. Anglers of all styles attend and can use the information shared by speakers. There will also be updates on conservation projects on local rivers.

Meetings are held at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of every month, and are open to the public free of charge. Upcoming speakers include:

Tuesday, March 20: Tim Barry of the DEEP on Connecticut’s Trout Management Program, and efforts to recruit and retain new anglers.

Tuesday, April 17: Jeff Yale of the South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority on fishing Lake Saltonstall.

Tuesday, May 15: Sonny Yu on fly fishing for American Shad






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