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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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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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.
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.
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.
This is such an unbelievable time to fish Rhode Island. Decent-sized stripers are still feeding in salt ponds, fluke season is here, bluefish are making a mess of plastics and up in Narragansett Bay, well, the fishing is epic. Southern salt ponds are holding...
“Good morning, the plumber/carpenter/furnace guy/painter will be at the house tomorrow. Just thought I’d let you know,” was a common message on my phone from South County’s Mike Doyle. He owed the house across the street and always made sure renters had what they...
The American Saltwater Guides Association took the regulatory tiger by the tail to protect striped bass. According to Peter Jenkins, they're just getting started because they know, fish are worth more in the water than in a cooler.
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,...
Ain't it cool? Striped bass came into South County like rockets then left us like college girlfriends to find mates up north near the Providence River and points east. Buty they are slowly filling in our shorelines so now's the time to stock up on the best lures to call them, catch them and release them. Andiamo!
It's time to get tight with Spring fish because just like that, we are surrounded by stripers, squid, tautog and all the while, largemouth bass are making their beds while the smallie bite just better. Tune into our weekly Fish Wrap Fishing Report each Friday on Spotify and wherever you get your podcasts.
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?
Finally, a busy week here on the water. Regulations are being finalized, hatchery trout are circling for food and anglers are readying their trout gear or looking west for signs of striped bass. The RI Marine Fisheries Council convened to finalize regulations for...
It's Time To Ban Nips. End of sentence. Nips are those small, shiny booze bottles that are all the rage now and they keep ending up on the side of the road and in fish's streams. They are unrecyclable, they are unnecessary and they need to go. Drop the nip.
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.
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.
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?