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Rep. Carson: DEM to report how severe Trump’s cuts will be on our environment

House OKs Carson bill asking DEM to report on potential effects of Trump’s cuts to environmental funding How much can volunteers be expected to do to protect our environment? STATE HOUSE – The House of Representatives today approved a resolution sponsored by Rep. Lauren H. Carson asking the state Department of Environmental Management (DEM) to… Continue reading Rep. Carson: DEM to report how severe Trump’s cuts will be on our environment

brook trout · fresh water fishing

Flashback to Fish Wrap’s First Opening Day Review

A few lines from Fish Wrap’s first Opening Day… April 18, 2014tcorayer Trout season opened warm clear and bright; a real bluebird morning. Boats of all shapes sizes and materials ground their way down ramps all over South County. Stocked ponds were packed to the gills for the first few hours and the Occupy Barber… Continue reading Flashback to Fish Wrap’s First Opening Day Review

brook trout · fresh water fishing · regulation speak

A few Tips for Spring’s Greatest Day

If you’re planning on fishing for trout on SPRING”S GREATEST DAY, April 8… you’ll need a freshwater fishing licence from RIDEM. Resident licenses cost $18 while visitors can fish for $35. If you want to keep your catch, a trout stamp is required for an additional $5.50. RIDEM now offers online licenses but stamps will still… Continue reading A few Tips for Spring’s Greatest Day

fluke · kayak · striped bass

Ocean State Kayak Fishing is Catching On

  In 2015, a few kayak fishermen started a Facebook group to stay in contact, make plans to go fishing and encourage others to get on the water. Word spread, membership increased, anglers entered and won tournaments, the page became popular. Fast forward eighteen months and there are more than 500 members of Ocean State… Continue reading Ocean State Kayak Fishing is Catching On

alewives · dams · fresh water fishing · kayak

River Herring Count at Rising Sun Mills

RIDEM has one more herring count site at Providence’s Rising Sun Mills. If you haven’t been there, it’s a real beauty of a refurbished mill whose owners have a sincere desire to help the Woonasquatucket River that flows through the backyard. Where others threw shopping carts and rolled car batteries down a lazy hill into a… Continue reading River Herring Count at Rising Sun Mills

alewives · dams

River Herring Need Your Help (and it’s easy!)

For all those interested in volunteering for our upcoming herring counts, the trainings for new volunteers (or those who would like a refresher course) are as follows: Warwick- Buckeye Brook: Thursday, March 23th, 5PM-6PM Saturday, March 25th, 10AM-11AM Training Site: Near the Northwest corner of the Knights of Columbus parking lot, 475 Sandy Lane, Warwick… Continue reading River Herring Need Your Help (and it’s easy!)

carp · sarcasm with a chance of humor

Carp is King With Dave Pickering

Dave Pickering took The Narragansett Surfcasters monthly meeting in a whole new direction. Dave walked members through his PowerPoint show, “Discover Carp Fishing,” a one hour pictorial of how to identify, fish for and catch some unbelievable North American carp. Typically speakers teach members some tips for catching stripers, bluefish, albies or fluke as members… Continue reading Carp is King With Dave Pickering

black sea bass · waxing philosophic

How To Fish With Your Hands & Learn From The Sea

Long before inventions like propellers, power blocks or stern trawlers, men hauled heavy fishing nets by hand. Hard to believe for some perhaps, but ingenuity, grit and small boats were the common tools to catch, sort and sell a day’s catch. Photographer Markham Starr has made a wonderful documentary, “Rhode Island Trap Fishermen”, of our… Continue reading How To Fish With Your Hands & Learn From The Sea

striped bass

Meet Captain Jerry Sparks & Me at the NE Saltwater Fishing Show

Captain Jerry Sparks and I will be at the Rhode Island Saltwater Anglers Association’s New England Saltwater Fishing Show all weekend representing Scotty Fishing & Paddlesport Products at booth 1215. Please stop by, check out the Scotty line and let me shake your hand for reading my words. Even better, at 9:30 on Saturday morning, The Captain… Continue reading Meet Captain Jerry Sparks & Me at the NE Saltwater Fishing Show

block island · fresh water fishing · striped bass · tackle store

How To Tie Tail Teasers and Tell Tall Tales On A Winter’s Night

                      Grilling steak tips marinated the air.  Allman Brothers riffs fell from ceiling speakers. Fishermen gripped tall bottles.        Winter doldrums gripped us all. Outside, roads were tight with dirty snow; it felt like years since we’ve been fishing. Each door opening carried… Continue reading How To Tie Tail Teasers and Tell Tall Tales On A Winter’s Night