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The State of Trailer Trash in The Ocean State

So a guy walks into a bar. Let’s call it the Wakefield branch of the Department of Motor Vehicles. He orders a drink then the nice lady behind the counter refuses him. “But I want to buy one, ma’am. I have money and paperwork showing I’m legal,” he protests in vain. A new customer steps… Continue reading The State of Trailer Trash in The Ocean State

brook trout · fresh water fishing · kayak · striped bass · tackle store

Al’s Goldfish, Coming Back To a Tackle Box Near You, Thanks To Mainer Mike Lee

  Last year, I had the pleasure to meet Mike Lee, a small business owner from Maine who was promoting his fishing products at an outdoor writers meeting. He’s an engaging guy and we had much in common.  A few days ago, we talked for a very long time about his company, family, lures, ambitions… Continue reading Al’s Goldfish, Coming Back To a Tackle Box Near You, Thanks To Mainer Mike Lee

block island · pheasants · skeet shooting

Brother Geoff Comes Out Shooting, A Shooting Range In Progress & Cooper’s Hawks Shooting Down Pheasant Seasons

  Winter’s arrival has not slowed Sven and the crew at the Peace Dale Shooting Preserve in South Kingstown. The foundation for a 16 lane indoor shooting range has been poured and is curing. This important step means construction of the facility will follow and South County will have a premier, safe place to sight-in… Continue reading Brother Geoff Comes Out Shooting, A Shooting Range In Progress & Cooper’s Hawks Shooting Down Pheasant Seasons

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An Important Correction

I need to make a correction regarding our story about Al’s Goldfish Lure Company. Founder Al Stuart passed away in 1984, not 1978. Changes in company ownership did not occur until after his passing and the new owner, Mike Lee, made a purchase offer to an owner not in Stuart family. My writing was meant… Continue reading An Important Correction

block island · fresh water fishing · ice fishing · kayak · plain old sarcasm · sarcasm with a chance of humor · striped bass · Uncategorized

Stocking Fish, Burning Spots & Why Maine is So Awesome

A few weeks ago, RIDEM placed 2,000 brook trout into four regularly stocked ponds: Barber, Silver Spring, Meadowbrook and Wyoming. Depending on who you ask, stocking hatchery fish is contentious, necessary, a nuisance to local wild fish populations, tax funded fishermen assistance or a wicked good reason to huddle over a frozen February pond. At… Continue reading Stocking Fish, Burning Spots & Why Maine is So Awesome