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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Unscheduled Worden Pond Baptism
On rare mornings, everything aligns and magic happens. Then you fall and hit your head. Such is life and an unscheduled Worden Pond baptism.
Tom Adams Talks Hunting
This week, we start a new mini-series called “What They Know.” Over the last many years, Fish Wrap has been blessed to meet and learn from some of the best people in outdoor sports. With Chris Wood, Mr. Bass, Don Barone, Bob Buscher, Greg Vespe, Mark Eustis, Dennis...
2022 RI Tog Classic
The 2022 RI Tog Classic was a success by the ever-grateful and not exaclty soft spoken Ralph Craft. A cast of hundreds from here to Florida came to fish for our bountiful tautog fishery, which we really need to protect and then, a young angler named Rosie stoll the show. The best wrap up is right here.
6 Holdover Striper Tips
This Fall is proving to be an absolutely epic season for migrating stripers and we are seeing fish from the Hurricane Barrier all the way to the Pt. Judith lighthouse. This week we offer you some great fishing tips and a few words to help you get through the next seasons. As always, thanks for reading Fish Wrap.
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.
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.
Fish Wrap Fishing Friday
Yes indeed, we are declaring Friday, October 14, 2022 as Fish Wrap Fishing Friday. It's time to lace up, wader up, get up and get outside before the winds of change have us shoveling and hiding. Let's fish, shoot and watch a film on a fine Fall Friday. It's all here, in Fish Wrap this week.
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.
All In for Albies
There are few more exciting and frustrating late summer and early fall adventure than fishing for false albacore. Anglers wait all year, some plan vacations around their return, which can never be assured or guaranteed. They need clear water, calm seas and acres of bait; you need patience and to be all in for albies.
Jig Deep, Dig Deeper
When Ralph Craft throws a party, everyone has fun and some charity wins big. The 2022 RI Tog Classic is on and you need to be there because the Three Angels Fund needs you to jig deep and dig deeper. Read all the details here then head over to www.ritogclassic.com and sign up. Ralph does a lot for a lot of people without fanfare so sign up, jig deep and dig deeper.
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.
Fishing in Maine-ly Rains
When fishing Maine, you just get to it, get over bad weather and get to fishing in Maine-ly rains, clouds, wind, gusts, downpours, thunder...No such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing, right? LIVE TARGET, Al's Goldfish, Z-Man and North Land Tackle found big bass in pretty lousy weather, lousy if you're not a fisherman or woman, that is.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fishing Fireworks All Around
With waters warming, fishing improves each day on salt and fresh waters. This week, we celebrate a nation that was always great and a few anglers who hit it big, catching and releasing.
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.
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.
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.