The Fish Wrap Writer Blog

Below you will find more than 350 articles covering fishing in Rhode Island and the greater New England area since 2014.

 And some truth-ish stories as well. I hope you will enjoy.

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RI’s Ill-Conceived Firearms Legislation
RI’s Ill-Conceived Firearms Legislation

RI’s Ill-Conceived Firearms Legislation

The Rhode Island legislature is considering a slate of ill-conceived firearms bills which together, suffer from zero perspective or understanding of those who legally own and enjoy firearms.  The ramifications are sweeping; several appear clearly invasive, others are reactions to unfortunately common events involving firearms.

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Fishing ClubsRhode Island Trout FishingRhode Island Waterways
Turn A Page, Purge Some Gear
Turn A Page, Purge Some Gear

Turn A Page, Purge Some Gear

Boats of all sizes are wrapped in slinky white blankets while Monahan’s Pier rests without echoes of Narragansett Surfcasters’ salty tall tales. Seasoned anglers know all that means it’s time: we must respect our proximity to Spring with inevitable tasks of reorganizing and worse, to purge gear. Fishing, hiking, hunting; it matters not.

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Fishing ClubsRhode Island Trout FishingWild and Scenic Rivers
Ecocyle Your Christmas Trees with Trout Unlimited
Ecocyle Your Christmas Trees with Trout Unlimited

Ecocyle Your Christmas Trees with Trout Unlimited

Ecocycle Your Christmas Trees and Trout Will Benefit. That 2020 calendar belongs in a recycle bin and your Christmas tree belongs in a river. There’s not much to be done about what we all just went through but this year we’re starting off with a new hope. Since...

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2020 Fishing SeasonFishing ClubsFresh Water Fishing
A Good News Report of a saved river, big shore fishing and how to fish for Canal stripers
A Good News Report of a saved river, big shore fishing and how to fish for Canal stripers

A Good News Report of a saved river, big shore fishing and how to fish for Canal stripers

This week's Fish Wrap is all about good news - We need More of that! I check in with local Rhode Island Fishermen on what's still biting in December, I reconnect with the slowly being saved Third Herring Brook, and finally a reminder from East End Eddie about why being a member of RISAA has so many perks. Besides the buffet style meals.

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2020 Fishing SeasonRhode Island FishermenSalt Water Fishing
Secret lures, late season squid, then fair winds for Carl Whitney and Captain Charlie Niles
Secret lures, late season squid, then fair winds for Carl Whitney and Captain Charlie Niles

Secret lures, late season squid, then fair winds for Carl Whitney and Captain Charlie Niles

Oh what a week it was. Big national news, big warm weather, big rains and still, thankfully, more fish. November has been an easy weather month, so far, which we may pay for later on but for now, let’s talk black sea bass, stubborn bluefish, togs, squid while we...

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Recreation Public AccessRhode Island WaterwaysSalt Water Fishing
Public hearing for Perry Raso’s Potter Pond application finally scheduled
Public hearing for Perry Raso’s Potter Pond application finally scheduled

Public hearing for Perry Raso’s Potter Pond application finally scheduled

There are fish to be caught in Segar Cove for sure If you’re concerned about public access, which does not simply mean a pathway from land to water, then you need to be aware that Perry Raso’s application to take another three acres out of recreational use in South...

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Fishing ClubsRhode Island Fishermen
Narragansett Surfcasters have Nelson Valles to thank for a mission of honor and community service
Narragansett Surfcasters have Nelson Valles to thank for a mission of honor and community service

Narragansett Surfcasters have Nelson Valles to thank for a mission of honor and community service

Fishing contests don’t make front page news in an age of scandals, accusations and reverse fake news. “Where you gonna run to when the world’s on fire?” asked Woodie Guthrie in his prophetic song, “Sowing on The Mountain.” While a country in turmoil reposes in...

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2020 Fishing SeasonFishery Policy & RulesSalt Water Fishing
Chief Hoxie speaks to RISAA and you should be there, especially you poachers
Chief Hoxie speaks to RISAA and you should be there, especially you poachers

Chief Hoxie speaks to RISAA and you should be there, especially you poachers

This month, as we start to say goodbye to green leaves, albies, most of the big striped bass, (don’t forget about the Pt. Judith lighthouse…) fluke, tautog, and just about every other fun saltwater fish, we welcome in bird and deer hunting, blaze orange vests and a...

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