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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2022 Fishing SeasonLargemouth Bass FishingNew Gear
Thank You Yvon Chouinard
Thank You Yvon Chouinard

Thank You Yvon Chouinard

Patagonia, Daiwa and St. Croix have new gear for a newseason but it's Yvon Chouimnard's announcement that make the biggest news. He has decided to help, once again, save the earth we keep trashing by ensuring his company and legacy are protected as conservationist. Read more about his decision this week along with a release of new Daiwa largemouth bass jigs and new beautiful St. Croix rods. Thank you Yvon Chouinard.

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2022 Fishing SeasonStriped Bass FishingVeterans
Narragansett Surfcasters Take Veterans Fishing
Narragansett Surfcasters Take Veterans Fishing

Narragansett Surfcasters Take Veterans Fishing

The Rhode Island Surfcasters once again share their time and talents, working with the Providence Vets Center, to take some heros fishing. Illuminated by an easy sunset and magic hour lighting, Surfcasters volunteers guided, offered and stood behind a group of vets who deserve our appreciation.

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Team Heavy’s Back To Back Threshers
Team Heavy’s Back To Back Threshers

Team Heavy’s Back To Back Threshers

Team Heavy's back to back threshers was an unreal adventure in a small boat twenty miles from shore. Greg has a keen eye for the best bottom, the right gear and most importantly, the right people to have on the boat. Read all about a giant thresher this week and then see how, with a little help from my mother in law, some are was added to the wall.

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ConservationNative Brook TroutTrout Fishing
Freeing RI’s Flat River
Freeing RI’s Flat River

Freeing RI’s Flat River

Deep in the brush, enveloped in protective poison ivy, slowing water, amassing mud, encouraging alders to set roots in a stream, a tired wall has prohibited trout passage for nearly one hundred years. Then, Trout Unlimited, RIDEM and Protect RI Brook Trout grabbed loppers and sledgehammers and tore that wall down. The improvement was immediate and frankly, really wonderful.

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2022 Fishing SeasonConservationFishery Policy & RulesRecreation Public AccessRhode Island WaterwaysSalt Water Fishing
Boats Blocking Public Access
Boats Blocking Public Access

Boats Blocking Public Access

Boats blocking public access are just as egregious as wealthy weekenders guarding "their" piece of a beach. With this crush of tourism in many coastal communities, people's laziness or belief their seasonal residence affords them a pass to year round laws, can block others from accessing water. Please, take your boats home.

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2022 Fishing SeasonDeer HuntingFisherman Gift IdeasFluke FishingFly Fishing - Fresh WaterFly Fishing - SaltwaterFresh Water FishingHunting in Rhode IslandSalt Pond FishingSalt Water FishingStriped Bass FishingTackle Tips
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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