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a little hand in hand at a bass tourney

This year we have been blessed with so many bluebird mornings and sunny days with fish of many species all around us. It’s only natural that being the Ocean State, surely most of our focus is on fishing the ocean. There are charter boats to hire, trips around Block Island to be made and plenty… Continue reading a little hand in hand at a bass tourney

block island · fancy latin words · fresh water fishing · striped bass

mackerel, anchovies, largemouth and sharks. pretty much covers it…

Stripers big and small have been patrolling Narragansett Town Beach at night. Just about just after sunset, when the second shift of beach-goers file in, singles couples and families have been taking over the shoreline. It’s pretty cool to see Dad’s and Mom’s with beach chairs and PVC spikes hanging from their backs, moving kids… Continue reading mackerel, anchovies, largemouth and sharks. pretty much covers it…

block island · regulation speak · striped bass

standing at the EEZ on my striper soapbox

RIDEM Law Enforcement gave a presentation to the July Rhode Island Saltwater Anglers meeting and after a slide show with some straight-eighties Kenny Loggins guitar, Lt. Joe Poccia walked members through the history, mission and daily demands of their Environmental Police officers. The Q&A session was pretty straightforward until Kevin Robishaw spoke up, with just… Continue reading standing at the EEZ on my striper soapbox

block island · fluke · striped bass

there are sooooo many fish around…

Narragansett, Block Island, Newport, Jamestown, Watch Hill. Summer flounder, striped bass, scup, sea bass, bluefish, tuna, sharks. Eels, pogies, live-lined scup, big fat white Danny’s, maybe even a chewed up, pockmarked Atom popper you bought Lord-knows-when: you name it and we are surrounded by opportunities. Even with waters warmed from weeks of sun and little… Continue reading there are sooooo many fish around…

block island · sarcasm with a chance of humor · striped bass · waxing philosophic

Joe Tex is the man…

When you get to be a man of a certain age, you likely will have accumulated enough fishing gear to supply a small tackle store. The same may be true for women but I’ve been married far too long to make any further speculations about the fairer sex. Getting a chance to fish with someone… Continue reading Joe Tex is the man…