The Fish Wrap Writer Blog

For more than 20 years, we have been learning from and writing about outdoorsmen and women who fish , hunt, hike, pause and sometimes just look around. Fish Wrap alone has been published almost 500 times. Here you will find articles, interviews, reports, laughs, a few stretched thruths (that’s true) and an nunfortunate number of obituaries from good folks we lost. 

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ICAST’s BacPak & LIVE SHRIMP
ICAST’s BacPak & LIVE SHRIMP

ICAST’s BacPak & LIVE SHRIMP

ICAST showcases the best of the best outdoors gear and we are brining you two of the most inventive and award winning products of 2022. ICAST's BacPak & LIVE SHRIMP will help you catch more fish, then help you store and even vaccum seal all those flavors, no matter where you are. Technology and attention to details make these two must-havfe's for your next adventure, no matter where you might roam.

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Cod, fluke, Lawrence & Jerry Garcia
Cod, fluke, Lawrence & Jerry Garcia

Cod, fluke, Lawrence & Jerry Garcia

Cod, fluke, Lawrence Thompson & Jerry Garcia make for a big week of Fish Wrap. Cod fishing is on pause for good reason, fluke are sparse but charitable, if that makes any sense, Lawrence and his family are pure joy to write about and Jerry, well, there's always room for Mr. Garcia in Fish Wrap, especially as we begin the days between.

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Mustad Legacy Combos For Everyone
Mustad Legacy Combos For Everyone

Mustad Legacy Combos For Everyone

Mustad Legacy Combo Series rods and reels will save you time and money so you can have fun catching more fish with the family. Everyone wins with these affordable, well built color coded setups when we spend less time organizing and way more time taking pictures to last a lifetime. Yes, everyone wins.

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Women Who Choose to Lead
Women Who Choose to Lead

Women Who Choose to Lead

Celebrating at URI's Mosby House, I learned the joy of being with women who choose to lead on the day our courts erased their right to choose. Some days it feels like our country is burning but some other days, we are blessed by the company of people who simply amaze us.

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Fishing for Maine Woods Perspective
Fishing for Maine Woods Perspective

Fishing for Maine Woods Perspective

There are large and smallmouth bass in the lake of northern Maine but there also are moments to reassess, to pause and remember what's most important, especially in this crazy age. We found a little perspective on a little pond and a small stand of trees.

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Epic LIVE TARGET Pumpkinseeds
Epic LIVE TARGET Pumpkinseeds

Epic LIVE TARGET Pumpkinseeds

If you want some fair chance at success in early light, high sun or lazy twilight, LIVE TARGET Pumpkinseed target lures may be just what you need to close the deal. They are life-like, have some serious wiggle and the perfect balance of paint and shadow to entice even the most wary bass, pickerel, walleye or Northern pike to attack.

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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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