alewives · dams · fresh water fishing · regulation speak · sarcasm with a chance of humor · waxing philosophic

standing up for taking down dams

Not everyone could be totally pleased by tearing down a dam. For many years, dams had significant positive effects on communities alongside and along ways away from the moving waters and fish passages they negated.  Dams generated power to light homes, cooled coal-powered power plants and created motionless lakes so people could waterski when they… Continue reading standing up for taking down dams

alewives · fancy latin words · regulation speak

spring cleanups, boat ramps and a spring line of camo

  There is a lot happening in preparation for spring and her greatest day: the opening of trout season. 6 am on the second Saturday in April marks the beginning of everything we have waited for this winter, while we shoveled, watched the plow truck drive by and then shoveled some more. It’s a circus,… Continue reading spring cleanups, boat ramps and a spring line of camo

alewives · block island · sarcasm with a chance of humor · striped bass

nothing beats a good argument about fish

Hopefully by now, fishermen who target striped bass or any other local species will have sent an email to the RIDEM about proposed regulations for this year’s striper season. We have an amazing and rare opportunity to get out ahead of a fishery in trouble, trouble that we put it in by catching lots of… Continue reading nothing beats a good argument about fish