The Fish Wrap Writer Blog

Below you will find more than 350 articles covering fishing in Rhode Island and the greater New England area since 2014.

 And some truth-ish stories as well. I hope you will enjoy.

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RITU: No Stocking On Upper Wood River
RITU: No Stocking On Upper Wood River

RITU: No Stocking On Upper Wood River

The Rhode Island chapter of Trout Unlimited has made a bold move to protect native fishes and their essential habitat. RITU Chapter President, Glenn Place, has initiated, spoken about, argued for and stood his ground when it came to protecting trout and now,...

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How Do You Value Opening Day?
How Do You Value Opening Day?

How Do You Value Opening Day?

How Do You Value Opening Day? Is this day for fishing stocked ponds, stringers and bacon? Is it for an overdue hour on a rolling river with the hopes of possibly finding some wild brookies? Or is it a wash because you just want to fish for something? There is great value in everything so we ask, what do you value the most?

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Everett Littlefield’s Epic Spring Passing
Everett Littlefield’s Epic Spring Passing

Everett Littlefield’s Epic Spring Passing

Everett Littlefield's epic Spring passing was a celebration of a good man who lived life on his own terms, surrounded each day by his family, on the island home he loved. And when he was laid to rest, he cheered us on with biblical rains, storm force winds and memories to last another lifetime. So long Mr. Littlefield.

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River herring come home
River herring come home

River herring come home

After two years at sea and a million years miraculously returning to the very waters of thier birth, river herring arrived with a full moon. Now their challenge is to get to their natal waters through countless animal predators and decaying impediments which quite often force them to turn around and return to the sea without spawning. Read how you can help these mighty forage fishes.

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Walleyes Through 40” of Minnesota Ice
Walleyes Through 40” of Minnesota Ice

Walleyes Through 40” of Minnesota Ice

In search of walleyes through 40” of Minnesota ice, in February, outside, in the cold, what could possibly go wrong? Fish Wrap finds the fish with River Bend Resorts but there will be a few more laughs next week as we explore the comedic "dark side" of fishing in The Nation's Icebox. What could possibly go wrong?

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Gourmet Goddess Warms Winter Kitchens
Gourmet Goddess Warms Winter Kitchens

Gourmet Goddess Warms Winter Kitchens

Rhode Island's Gourmet Goddess warms winter kitchens with her shrimp and grits recipe, featuring The Ocean State's Kenyon Grist Mill white cornmeal and Lola's Fine Hot Sauces fresh from West Des Moines, Iowa. This is the right seafood dinner to make with a group of friends huddled in a kitchen, telling stories of Spring and warm water fishing, or after a good day on the ice. Enjoy!

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Glasswater Angling Lead-Free Lures
Glasswater Angling Lead-Free Lures

Glasswater Angling Lead-Free Lures

This week we meet John King and his wife Kathy who own Glasswater Angling Lead-Free Lures to help us all catch more fish in fresh and saltwater without poisoning the very waters we love. It's a great company and an even greater story. Lead-free is the way to be.

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One Who Got Away
One Who Got Away

One Who Got Away

This one got away. I don't often keep fish I catch anymore but that's of little salve to the wound of seeing a giant winter bass come to the edge of your kayak then watch it slip back down when a piece of leader gives way at its tipping point. It was amazing to find fish stacked up in cold waters but to lose the biggest was a heartbreaker I may never get over. It still hurts.

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2022 Fish Wrap Winter Calendar
2022 Fish Wrap Winter Calendar

2022 Fish Wrap Winter Calendar

The 2022 Fish Wrap calendar is ready to go and full of options to keep you busy for a few months. Firstly, Trees For Trout happens this weekend so please, before you toss your Christmas tree over a fence or into some crushing garbage truck abyss, truck it on over...

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2021 Fish Wrap Review
2021 Fish Wrap Review

2021 Fish Wrap Review

Our 2021 Fish Wrap Review highlights several of the characters and events which made last year so remarkable. Now, cheers to 2022 and fish abundance, more opportunities to hunt, hike and love the outdoors. Sign up for our newsletter and as always, thanks for reading Fish Wrap.

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