brook trout · fresh water fishing · kayak · sarcasm with a chance of humor

Flukin’ Kayaks, David Grisman & Brian O’Connor Knows His Trout

This Saturday looks to be a very busy fishing day. A thousand or so fishermen, boaters, kayakers and lots of good people will pour into our coastal waters for the Green Hill “Fluke Till Ya Puke” Fishing Tournament. Headquartered at Point View Marina in South Kingstown’s Snug Harbor, the show runs from 5am to 9pm… Continue reading Flukin’ Kayaks, David Grisman & Brian O’Connor Knows His Trout

sarcasm with a chance of humor · skeet shooting · striped bass · the second amendment · waxing philosophic

Being a bit grumpy, drawing the line and helping firefighters

So June 18 is National Go Fishing Day. Why this day is important, I have no idea. It has all the hallmarks of a Hallmark holiday, something derived to sell more hooks and licenses like National Rotisserie Chicken Day sells cards, Hummels-not the ones who periscope their way into DPW trucks and workers comp cases-and… Continue reading Being a bit grumpy, drawing the line and helping firefighters

fluke · kayak · sarcasm with a chance of humor · striped bass · tackle store

Smackin’ it with poppers, Brian Hall and a kayak

There are big fish all around us. Up North, where Narragansett Bay becomes the Providence River, menhaden are filling coves and the bass know it. The best tip right now is to liveline a few snagged pogies and work the schools. It can be a crowded place, especially when the word gets out and a… Continue reading Smackin’ it with poppers, Brian Hall and a kayak

fancy latin words · fresh water fishing · kayak · striped bass

Captain Jerry Sparks Guides Us Through the Cinder Worms

  It’s one of the most exciting, challenging, rewarding and frustrating fishing events of our striper season: the cinder worm hatch. Salt ponds with dark mud bottoms and skinny water corners where strong tides drain edges will warm with longer days and if all conditions align, really turn on in a short window of stellar… Continue reading Captain Jerry Sparks Guides Us Through the Cinder Worms

fresh water fishing · regulation speak · sarcasm with a chance of humor · striped bass

You Can Own a House On the Beach but You Can’t Own the Beach

The last few weeks of May are absolutely packed with anticipation. Route 1 carries a steady load of trucks trailers and boats, sticky windows in Green Hill and Matunuck start to open in cottages suffocating in the shadows of castles, small boats run the tides in salt ponds and channels, retired uncles get back to… Continue reading You Can Own a House On the Beach but You Can’t Own the Beach

brook trout · fresh water fishing · skeet shooting · striped bass · Uncategorized · waxing philosophic

CJ Safford Lands a Golden Trout & Firemen Come Out Shooting!

This week we get to meet a cool young fisherman, meet some firemen, scratch the surface on a noise issue and visit the state house. Big week.   Most importantly, awesome angler CJ Safford from Richmond landed a fine golden trout at the Browning Mill Pond last Saturday. These fish are specially bred by RIDEM… Continue reading CJ Safford Lands a Golden Trout & Firemen Come Out Shooting!