black sea bass · block island · striped bass

How to find love On The Rocks & other fishing classics

It was a long awaited Friday night fights in South County salt ponds. Finally a full day of warming sun brought cinder worms from the mud to a muddled windy surface so the dance could be begin. It was a worm hatch like you read about, which we hope you read about here and while… Continue reading How to find love On The Rocks & other fishing classics

black sea bass · fluke · regulation speak

Fluke & Black Sea Bass Regs Set

From the Rhode Island Saltwater Anglers Association: Rhode Island’s Black Sea Bass and Summer Flounder Recreational Regulations Finally Set for 2017 SUMMER FLOUNDER The ASMFC Summer Flounder Management Board has denied Rhode Island’s request to have different regulations than was mandated for coastal states.  RI proposed a conservation equivalency measure of 6 fish at 19… Continue reading Fluke & Black Sea Bass Regs Set

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Rep. Carson: DEM to report how severe Trump’s cuts will be on our environment

House OKs Carson bill asking DEM to report on potential effects of Trump’s cuts to environmental funding How much can volunteers be expected to do to protect our environment? STATE HOUSE – The House of Representatives today approved a resolution sponsored by Rep. Lauren H. Carson asking the state Department of Environmental Management (DEM) to… Continue reading Rep. Carson: DEM to report how severe Trump’s cuts will be on our environment

black sea bass · waxing philosophic

How To Fish With Your Hands & Learn From The Sea

Long before inventions like propellers, power blocks or stern trawlers, men hauled heavy fishing nets by hand. Hard to believe for some perhaps, but ingenuity, grit and small boats were the common tools to catch, sort and sell a day’s catch. Photographer Markham Starr has made a wonderful documentary, “Rhode Island Trap Fishermen”, of our… Continue reading How To Fish With Your Hands & Learn From The Sea

black sea bass · sarcasm with a chance of humor · striped bass · tackle store

How To Buy Gear, Catch Carp, Shoot Clays, Roast a Pig & Fish 27 Miles

The Narragansett Surfcasters held another hugely successful Used Tackle Sale this past Saturday. Hundreds of people streamed through the Narragansett Community Center, to pour over new and used rods, reels, lures, tackle bags, needle fish and classic collectible plugs. It’s quite and day, with the smell of clam chowder in the air, talk of old… Continue reading How To Buy Gear, Catch Carp, Shoot Clays, Roast a Pig & Fish 27 Miles

black sea bass · block island · plain old sarcasm · regulation speak · sarcasm with a chance of humor · striped bass · Uncategorized

Swim Shads, Seabass, Shotguns and Skateboards. Man, Rhode Island has it all this week!

This week we get caught up with a Narragansett Times piece from a few weeks back. Sorry, it’s the whole busy holiday season thing… With seawater temperatures holding tight in the low to mid-fifties under falling air temps, fall has opened the door to excellent fishing and hunting. Striped bass continue to be caught from Newport… Continue reading Swim Shads, Seabass, Shotguns and Skateboards. Man, Rhode Island has it all this week!

black sea bass · fancy latin words · sarcasm with a chance of humor · striped bass

jim’s dock, some weighty math & spraying for milfoil

Jim’s Dock was busy all holiday weekend. There’s a solid crowd there of first shift local fishermen with extra-large coffee’s, buck tails, faded tattoos and lots of stories. The second shift shows around 10 a.m .and is more the tanning oil, swim noodle, surf rod and bathing-suit-that-fit-last-year crowd. When the tide is ripping, it’s a… Continue reading jim’s dock, some weighty math & spraying for milfoil

alewives · black sea bass · block island · brook trout · dams · fancy latin words · fluke · fresh water fishing · ice fishing · kayak · regulation speak · sarcasm with a chance of humor · striped bass · tackle store · waxing philosophic

another year down the river…so long 2015!

a solid #fishwrap year in review in words & pictures

black sea bass · kayak · sarcasm with a chance of humor

kayaks, frappuccino’s, black sea bass & a few laughs. all before sunrise…

You won’t need much to fish for lots of fish right now from the shore and especially from a boat. South County beaches, rock piles and sea walls, all of Narragansett Bay; these are packed with an unusual abundance of bait like anchovies, mackerel and menhaden which have brought in predatory bass and blues. So… Continue reading kayaks, frappuccino’s, black sea bass & a few laughs. all before sunrise…