striped bass · sarcasm with a chance of humor · regulation speak · fluke

How To Protect Stripers & Chat With Max Appleman

Please call Max Appleman immediately. Max is the Fishery Management Plan Coordinator for the Atlantic States Marine Fishery Council and his phone number is 703.842.0740. Max is the man taking calls from people opposing or supporting a move the ASMFC is considering to increase the harvest of striped bass. Actually, they call it liberalizing. “Liberalizing”… Continue reading How To Protect Stripers & Chat With Max Appleman

regulation speak · sarcasm with a chance of humor

How To Go Nowhere at the D.M.V.

Trailer Trash Spoiler Alert: Nothing Happened at the DMV This is the second installment of one man’s journey to register a small boat trailer. The first piece, which is pretty important to the big picture of the problem, can be read here. A sandwich walks into a bar. The barman says ”Sorry, we don’t serve… Continue reading How To Go Nowhere at the D.M.V.

black sea bass · sarcasm with a chance of humor · striped bass · tackle store

How To Buy Gear, Catch Carp, Shoot Clays, Roast a Pig & Fish 27 Miles

The Narragansett Surfcasters held another hugely successful Used Tackle Sale this past Saturday. Hundreds of people streamed through the Narragansett Community Center, to pour over new and used rods, reels, lures, tackle bags, needle fish and classic collectible plugs. It’s quite and day, with the smell of clam chowder in the air, talk of old… Continue reading How To Buy Gear, Catch Carp, Shoot Clays, Roast a Pig & Fish 27 Miles

sarcasm with a chance of humor · striped bass

Trump, Trout Unlimited & The Cape Cod Salties

With that voice, that posture, that presence behind a table, Jack Creighton didn’t need to tell me he was a retired police chief. His service was as obvious as an unmarked police car. Jack’s the President of the Cape Cod Salties fishing club and it’s pretty clear he works hard to keep members focused on… Continue reading Trump, Trout Unlimited & The Cape Cod Salties

rod building · striped bass · tackle store

Summer, cooler. Winter, calendar

Winter really hasn’t taken a good grip on us yet, which surely means we’re going to pay for all this calm weather next month. In the meantime, it’s time to fill the calendar with events to remind us of all those fishing days on the other side of March. The Narragansett Surfcasters will hold their… Continue reading Summer, cooler. Winter, calendar

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The State of Trailer Trash in The Ocean State

So a guy walks into a bar. Let’s call it the Wakefield branch of the Department of Motor Vehicles. He orders a drink then the nice lady behind the counter refuses him. “But I want to buy one, ma’am. I have money and paperwork showing I’m legal,” he protests in vain. A new customer steps… Continue reading The State of Trailer Trash in The Ocean State

brook trout · fresh water fishing · kayak · striped bass · tackle store

Al’s Goldfish, Coming Back To a Tackle Box Near You, Thanks To Mainer Mike Lee

  Last year, I had the pleasure to meet Mike Lee, a small business owner from Maine who was promoting his fishing products at an outdoor writers meeting. He’s an engaging guy and we had much in common.  A few days ago, we talked for a very long time about his company, family, lures, ambitions… Continue reading Al’s Goldfish, Coming Back To a Tackle Box Near You, Thanks To Mainer Mike Lee

block island · pheasants · skeet shooting

Brother Geoff Comes Out Shooting, A Shooting Range In Progress & Cooper’s Hawks Shooting Down Pheasant Seasons

  Winter’s arrival has not slowed Sven and the crew at the Peace Dale Shooting Preserve in South Kingstown. The foundation for a 16 lane indoor shooting range has been poured and is curing. This important step means construction of the facility will follow and South County will have a premier, safe place to sight-in… Continue reading Brother Geoff Comes Out Shooting, A Shooting Range In Progress & Cooper’s Hawks Shooting Down Pheasant Seasons

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An Important Correction

I need to make a correction regarding our story about Al’s Goldfish Lure Company. Founder Al Stuart passed away in 1984, not 1978. Changes in company ownership did not occur until after his passing and the new owner, Mike Lee, made a purchase offer to an owner not in Stuart family. My writing was meant… Continue reading An Important Correction