brook trout · fresh water fishing · kayak · regulation speak · the maine woods · waxing philosophic

Public Lands Must Always Be Public

We the people have 650 million acres of federally managed public lands in this country waiting for us to discover or rediscover. We possess endless potential to catch fish alongside hundreds of thousands of acres to hunt, camp, rest, recharge, be silent for a vista or for a bear rumbling up a river. Public lands… Continue reading Public Lands Must Always Be Public

fresh water fishing · striped bass · waxing philosophic

R.J., Jon and a new perspective on waters

This week we meet two fishermen who have never met but have remarkable similarities. R.J. is a Providence high school student and Jon Fallow is a Brockton middle school teacher; together they show how fishing can erase backgrounds, ease differences and bring peace. Last week I met R.J. when I helped volunteers cleaning up trash… Continue reading R.J., Jon and a new perspective on waters

striped bass · tackle store · waxing philosophic

Even when fishing gets complicated, Capt. Rene Letourneau finds the fish

Fishing and weather can be complicated. In the wake of a lethargic swirling post-cyclone tropical whatever, waters have largely cleared and the fishing has finally turned back on. Stripers, blues, sea bass, scup, fluke and racing hardtails are feeding in the face of changing waters and shorter days. From The Sakonnet to Watch Hill, there… Continue reading Even when fishing gets complicated, Capt. Rene Letourneau finds the fish