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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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.
“Conservation equivalency sucks,” was Peter jenkins' opener, which certainly seized the crowd’s attention at the monthly Narragansett Surfcasters meeting. Surfcasting author Dennis Zambrotta followed with stories of fishing Block Island for big bass from decades past and this past Fall.
CRMC's Potter Pond shell game of last minute Hail Mary's ignores the will of so many opponents of losing more open water to private business. We have been telling this tale for almost six years and we're all just as frustrated as when this was proposed without notice to anyone on the pond.
This week, the Brewer Brothers are in the grips of a sudden gale and will need all their skills and teachings to get home alive as they face hard seas and tough decisions on the salt pond. Part I of the story was issued last week. The full story is also available for download. Link inside.
The Brewer Brothers Part I is the first of two excerpts from my new short story. All the makings of an epic adventure force two young brothers to think and act like men to survive a battle against Nature. The whole story will be available as a download as well and as always, thanks for reading.
Trees for Trout and Surf Day to celebrate a tough winter month Nature ensures January is hard. Her air is freezing, holidays have passed, daylight is fleeting and icy. Fish are deep and reluctant. But Hope is our motto and it springs eternal for anglers because we...
We are wrapping up, Fish Wrap style, another amazing year on the water and in the woods. We caught plenty of fish, learned about climate change (yes, it's real) and lost a few favorite folks. Read it all in our Favorite Fish Wrap 2022 moments II and thanks, as always, for reading Fish Wrap. Happy Holidays.
For the next two weeks, we'll revisit some of our favorites 2022 Fish Wrap memories, full of characters, beaches, boats and even icebergs. Despite lots of obstacles, it was a pretty fine year. Join us, subscribe to our newsletter, like and share us and all that and please, enjoy the people we meet.
Striped bass are under recreational and commercial pressure and subject to changing regulations. We here at Fish Wrap are saying no to transferring striper quotas as a way to circumvent conservation efforts. If one area did not catch their quota, that's great for the stripers. See you next year. Let 'em swim.