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 has been published over 480 times. Here you will find articles, interviews, reports, laughs, a few stretched truths (that’s true), and an unfortunate number of obituaries from good folks we have lost.
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Shoreline Access Advocates Finally Have A Line In The Sand To celebrate a new place to cast, walk, gather seaweed, or actually, just to go to the beach, the RI Legislature has passed a shoreline access bill into law. Finally, a line in the sand. Governor Dan McKee...
The 2023 BI Inshore Fishing Tournament returns with great sponsors, high value prizes and expectations for amazing fishing around the island. Entry money goes to the BI Fire Department and Rescue services, there's a big party afterwards and loads of prizes, which will include bragging rights. What's not to like?
Trout Unlimited met in Stamford to talk cleans waters, good people and good beer along the Mill River. Conservation is good conversation. This week, learn what they teach, share and fight for and how you can be part of 300,000 people who support cold, clean water. With 420 local chapters contributing 730,000 volunteer hours, you just might find a place to help and fish with those good people.
We can try and drive away slump or skunks, but life always seems to catch up with us and play some Bob Marley tunes while we lament a loss. This week, we say goodbye to Dick Laffey, a Maine gentleman and do away with slumps so that we can focus on how good our lives really are, no matter where we are.
Bluefish, Terrapins, Turbines, Trouble means this week we learn how to spy turtles, understand bluefish and get a grip on acres of windfarms. We cover a lot of ground and water in Fish Wrap. Please subscribe so you don't miss a beat.
Steven Hawley's "Cracked The Future of Dams In A Hot, Chaotic World" chronicles our dam building history and how it's time to free our rivers. Every page is a gift if you care about wild waters, trickling tributaries or appreciating nature left in peace.
Big Trash, Smaller Slots means we spent hours picking up people's trash while the ASGA kicked striper regs in the pants to ensure abundance. Read all about how Trout Unlimited kindles the fire of conservation while anglers forced the ASMFC hand to take a major leap forward. That's a major Fish Wrap week. Sign up for our newsletter and never miss a word of fish coverage.
Rosie and Dominic lead us down beaches, into kayaks and across fly tying tables. This week we celebrate young anglers and all they offer us. Somedays it feels like the world is burning so, let us introduce you to two remarkable young people who catch, laugh and share. We could all use a shot of their joy.
From RI's Trout Unlimited chapter to the Narragansett Surfcasters to Ocean State Kayak Bassin', this week we hit them all with Spring banquets and tournaments to start off a new season in high style. And, we get to say thank you to some deserving good people.
April calls river herring, northern pike and volunteers to shallow waters. Gather by a herring run to see the miracle of migration then pack lots of shiny spoons for big Spring pike action as they head in to spawn and attack anything approaching their young. Oh there's lots of action this month in skinny waters.
Rivers mean everything to us so this week, we celebrate Spring's rivers and riders. There's a Trout Unlimited banquet, a new kayak lift on the Saugatucket River and sadly, we say goodbye to one of the best, Matt Wunsch. Matt was a fisherman, writer, family man, friend and all around good shit.
This month, we all lean a little west, looking for dark grey fins, small swirls, or flocks of black-tipped gulls tipping us off to striped bass movements east and north. Locals have their favorite spots so why not use their favorite lures? This month, go local for spring stripers with advice from the best local sources.
Conversations and crocus were blooming in Washington with The Ocean Conservancy Captain Dave Monti looked out his cab window at daffodils and crocus in full bloom alongside fresh cherry blossoms. Washington DC weather was a full month ahead of Rhode Island for sure...
Spring means new boating and turkey hunting regulations and we have them here for you. Better to be safe on water and in the woods than...RIDEM has a slate of new and logical rules for boaters and the Light Foundation is back with more opportunities for young hunters. It's all here in Fish Wrap.
Toss A Teddy Bear for Hasbro Children's Hospital Ralph Craft is up to more good. Ralph is inviting everyone to a Providence Bruins hockey game for the first-ever Teddy Bear Toss on March 19. With the P-Bruins staff and the Three Angels Fund, the goal is simple and...
The biggest fishing show all year, the 2023 NE Saltwater Fishing Show has giant space packed with vendors, friends and companies you need to meet. It's all here in Fish Wrap and we're here to help you find the biggest, smallest, coolest and best fishing, boating and tackle companies in the country.