kayak · striped bass · tackle store

Elise Torello offers us peace on a salt pond

  “Striped bass fishing could be on fire as they can handle the rough water well. Anglers need to be cautious, wear Korkers but still be mindful of waves and slippery rocks”. That’s a prediction and recommendation from Ocean State Tackle’s Dave Henault, who knows his fish. “Hazard Rock, Bass Rock and Beavertail are all… Continue reading Elise Torello offers us peace on a salt pond

dams · fresh water fishing · regulation speak

You can learn a lot from 6″ of water

Always an outdoors column on the move, this week we go electroshocking catfish in Attleboro, Ma., find out how much you can learn by looking into a five gallon bucket and enjoy a quick discussion on Napoleon’s wallpaper. Seriously. It’s difficult to connect an ankle deep river winding past a graveyard and an elementary school… Continue reading You can learn a lot from 6″ of water

dams · fresh water fishing · sarcasm with a chance of humor · Uncategorized

It all starts here, on the banks of a river

Peter Van Noppen organized his folding tables, behind him, the Woonasquatucket River. Peter was the fulcrum for a big day of cleaning, clipping and hauling along this one stretch of the historic river just behind the gloriously restored Rising Sun Mill. The Woony was once a force powering mills and their machines, then a dirty… Continue reading It all starts here, on the banks of a river


Billy Carr Tourney This Weekend

The Billy Carr Midnight Madness Striper Tourney is this coming weekend. Boat and surf divisions are available at $50 per angler. Boat division is one night only, Saturday from 6pm to Sunday at 7am. The surf division is Friday from 6pm to 7am Sunday. Don’t Miss It! Register at Snug Harbor Marina in South Kingstown

fluke · regulation speak · striped bass · tackle store

On Patrol with RIDEM Law Enforcement

RI Department of Environmental Management Environmental Police Officer Mike Schipritt was again gracious enough to allow us to shadow a patrol, as we did last summer. For this patrol, we joined Marine Unit officers Jeff Mercer and Kevin Snow at their Wickford station, leaving in a spotless 27’ Vigilant with twin 250 horsepower Verado outboards.… Continue reading On Patrol with RIDEM Law Enforcement