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

How to not keep a fish secret & learn from local fishermen

This edition of Fish Wrap originally appeared in the Southern RI Newspapers family of, well, newspapers. Steam over to the east side of Prudence Island, cast a live pogie, catch a striper. Head up to the Taunton River or the Tiverton Basin, cast a hunk of squid, catch a striper. Get in your kayak, paddle… Continue reading How to not keep a fish secret & learn from local fishermen

call for action · regulation speak · sarcasm with a chance of humor · striped bass

Public access and how to lose it

Narragansett Bay is teeming with stripers. It’s easy to access them from beaches, breakwalls and kayaks, from river mouths to the upper Bay and the Taunton River. Our CRMC provides a wonderful, interactive map of public access spots, which you can find at http://www.crmc.ri.gov/publicaccess.html. In shallow waters, there’s topwater action with D.O.A. jerkbaits rigged with… Continue reading Public access and how to lose it

striped bass · the second amendment

stripers, shooters, wardens, thieves and Jimmy Chappel. That’s a full Fish Wrap week.

 This is the time. Bucktails, teaser flies, Cocahoe minnows. Seven foot medium weight rods for kayaks in salt ponds, ten foot surf rods for long beach casts.  Buckies, pogies, silversides. D.O.A. jerkbaits, topwater schoolie action and everything tipped with squid. Ready piles of fresh fluorocarbon leaders cut and tied last winter. Getting back into a… Continue reading stripers, shooters, wardens, thieves and Jimmy Chappel. That’s a full Fish Wrap week.

regulation speak

RIDEM regulations hearings announced

RI DEM will hold public hearing on draft regulations for recreational fishing, hunting, falconry and parks regulations on the following two dates Monday, May 8, 5:30 p.m. at DEM Headquarters | Room 300 235 Promenade Street Providence, Rhode Island and then on  Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.  Warwick Police Department’s Community Room 99 Veterans Memorial Drive… Continue reading RIDEM regulations hearings announced

alewives · dams · fluke

Bill, Beers, Bill, Bears, Bluebacks, Buckies. That’s no fluke…

If there’s water involved, Bill McCusker is willing to get wet. He’s a tireless volunteer and advocate, a guy who collects water samples for URI’s Watershed Watch, has happily volunteered countless hours to the Wood Pawcatuck Watershed Association, dragged hoses and fought fires for the Richmond-Carolina Volunteer Fire Department, all while continuing to heft herring… Continue reading Bill, Beers, Bill, Bears, Bluebacks, Buckies. That’s no fluke…