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

‘Gansett, B.I. & Monterey Bay: Albies, Stripers & Plastic Get The Hook

Tautog season looks to be winding down but false albacore are speeding through our shores. Albies are part of the mackerel family and beloved for their speed and power. Like tuna, they have no swim bladder so are in constant motion and will corner bait where there exists structure and moving water. Inlets, breakwalls and… Continue reading ‘Gansett, B.I. & Monterey Bay: Albies, Stripers & Plastic Get The Hook

bay scallops · fancy latin words · plain old sarcasm · regulation speak · sarcasm with a chance of humor

Bay Scallop Season & the Bright Green Lawns Which Destroy It

Saturday last opened another sagging season steeped in stories of great harvests, piles of bushels of glistening shells and an aging promise of a paycheck by noon. While the fleet worked hard October bottom offshore, baymen rowed dories and sailed skiffs to drag dredges with rusty iron teeth meant for scanning sandy bottom teeming with… Continue reading Bay Scallop Season & the Bright Green Lawns Which Destroy It

brook trout · fluke · fresh water fishing · kayak · Uncategorized

Our days are numbered & hold the beverage cart

Our days days are numbered. Partially in an eternal sense but also in a closer sense of shorter days, plastic holiday trimmings in the fishing isle and the specter of purchasing gifts for people you haven’t seen in years but your wife insists really are close friends. But fall is for fixing, stowing, remembering and… Continue reading Our days are numbered & hold the beverage cart

sarcasm with a chance of humor · the second amendment

Phishing with our presidential candidates & what our future might hold. (hands shown actual size)

Donald Trump has a conceal carry permit. Consider that for a moment. Or ten. He says he supports the Second Amendment and that Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton will sabotage our gun rights. Hillary says she’s with the gun crowd but sees a path to increased background checks in the hope of identifying potential mental… Continue reading Phishing with our presidential candidates & what our future might hold. (hands shown actual size)

block island · striped bass

toxic algae closes shellfishing & an albie keeps a flyrod

This week: how to avoid toxic shellfish, where to catch a striper and how to lose a fly rod and smile about it. Narragansett Bay has been closed for the first time due to a bloom of the toxic phytoplankton Pseudo-nitzschia. From the mouth of Narragansett Bay to Conimicut Point, including Greenwich Bay and all… Continue reading toxic algae closes shellfishing & an albie keeps a flyrod

fresh water fishing · kayak · striped bass · tackle store

Fall is here and salt ponds are on fire

Fall. October. Wind. Striper migrations, salt ponds on fire, piles of mullet and a hurricane? It’s good to live in New England. This new month with it’s black moon and drenching rains quenching a season-long drought just may be a most perfect month to go fishing. We know wind will be a steady factor, especially… Continue reading Fall is here and salt ponds are on fire