striped bass · tackle store

Wailing the West Wall with Korkers, old flannel & the Bill Dance toss…

For many fishermen, once the opening of trout season has passed, it’s all about Galilee, Jerusalem and wailing the west wall. That ragged run of blocks and rocks is known for being one of the earliest spots to find a new season’s first stripers. Word races through chat rooms, listservs and all corners of the… Continue reading Wailing the West Wall with Korkers, old flannel & the Bill Dance toss…

brook trout · fresh water fishing · stocking

DEM STOCKS PONDS WITH GOLDEN TROUT FOR FREE FISHING WEEKEND

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management has announced a Free Fishing Weekend for Saturday, May 6 – Sunday, May 7.  Anglers are invited to fish without a fishing license or trout conservation stamp in the state’s freshwater streams, rivers, ponds and lakes. 6,000 rainbow trout and 4,000 golden trout will be stocked at Peck Pond, Burrillville… Continue reading DEM STOCKS PONDS WITH GOLDEN TROUT FOR FREE FISHING WEEKEND

call for action

How to mix cold water, Slim Jims & Garrett Hardin

Cold water, piles of trash bags, new flies, cold beer, stripers with lice and if you’re lucky, those mighty anadromous heros of Spring, river herring. So that was Earth Day weekend, 2017. Fisherman Matt Toker a set up a Facebook page called 401 Fishing and has been promoting his Trash Pickup at Your Favorite Honey Hole… Continue reading How to mix cold water, Slim Jims & Garrett Hardin

call for action · fresh water fishing · sarcasm with a chance of humor · skeet shooting · tackle store

Spring & The Mystery of Dissapearing ROW Signs

Each Spring, along with the return of ospreys and Florida license plates, comes the disappearance of public access signs. Surely it pays to do your homework before you double click the alarm and push through bayberries and bull briers to launch your new kayak. When properly maintained, legal points of access to the shoreline are… Continue reading Spring & The Mystery of Dissapearing ROW Signs

alewives · call for action · fresh water fishing · sarcasm with a chance of humor

How to clean up your house & drink some clean water

This post originally appeared in the Southern RI Newspapers. Cold water, piles of trash bags, new flies, cold beer, stripers with lice and if you’re lucky, those mighty anadromous heros of Spring, river herring. So that’s Earth Day weekend, 2017. Fisherman Matt Toker has a set up a Facebook page called 401 Fishing and has… Continue reading How to clean up your house & drink some clean water

alewives · brook trout

Cold Water, Cold Brew at Whalers

If someone offered you a few hours of down time, chatting about rivers and fish, in an old mill, in a brewery in that old mill, filled with lots of fishy art and people tying flies and many good folks from the local Trout Unlimited chapter, would you find a few hours on a Friday?… Continue reading Cold Water, Cold Brew at Whalers

striped bass

Stripers at Galilee’s west wall!

Elisa at Snug Harbor Marina had it first…schoolie stripers have made their first appearance at Galilee’s west wall. That means it’s time to stand shoulder to shoulder with your fishermen brothers and make a thousand casts for a hundred fish. It’s not unusual to catch 50 in an outing. It’s fun, it’s a blast and… Continue reading Stripers at Galilee’s west wall!

black sea bass · fluke · regulation speak

Fluke & Black Sea Bass Regs Set

From the Rhode Island Saltwater Anglers Association: Rhode Island’s Black Sea Bass and Summer Flounder Recreational Regulations Finally Set for 2017 SUMMER FLOUNDER The ASMFC Summer Flounder Management Board has denied Rhode Island’s request to have different regulations than was mandated for coastal states.  RI proposed a conservation equivalency measure of 6 fish at 19… Continue reading Fluke & Black Sea Bass Regs Set

brook trout · fresh water fishing · stocking

Birth of the Trout from Lafayette

This piece ran in the Southern RI Newspapers in time for the opening of trout season We’re on the heels of Springs greatest day.  Any calendar can announce a change of seasons but the opening day of trout season is the ultimate announcement of winter’s departure. In advance of the launching of boats and trampling… Continue reading Birth of the Trout from Lafayette

call for action · fresh water fishing

High Water, High Risk…

DEM is urging fishermen to use great caution this weekend, considering the inches of rain we have received over the last few days. In fact, they are urging us to AVOID FISHING IN RIVERS THIS WEEKEND DEM stocked almost sixty ponds in advance of opening day Quick currents, snags and gripping pools might just ruin… Continue reading High Water, High Risk…