alewives · regulation speak · sarcasm with a chance of humor

the two sneaker shuffle-narragansett times,3/28/2014

Monday morning bus stops will be full of chilly children doing the two-sneaker shuffle dance, hands stuffed in wind breaker pockets, collars turned to the breeze, the air suffuse with old bug spray. These are sure signs of fishermen parents who, forcing the hand of spring, have banished all winter clothing to dark cellar corners,… Continue reading the two sneaker shuffle-narragansett times,3/28/2014

alewives · fancy latin words · fresh water fishing

brook trout alewives and damned dams-narragansett times,3/21/2014

March is a lovely month. Spring breezes stir the ocean, energize the daffodils and rally the laundry to dance on our clotheslines. Bursting with changes, March is all about a reawakening of our senses and our waters, for fishermen two things deeply intertwined. Spring’s arrival affords us a natural opportunity to forget and remember. This… Continue reading brook trout alewives and damned dams-narragansett times,3/21/2014

ice fishing · waxing philosophic

first week with the narragansett times 3/14/14

Good-bye ice, hello crocuses! At the tail end of a banner year for fishable ice, day and night soon find their balance so we can return to our canoes kayaks and outboards. March for most is just a muddy gateway month, a muted grey watercolor of salted roads edged with dirty snow, dwindling wood piles… Continue reading first week with the narragansett times 3/14/14