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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

block island · fluke · kayak · striped bass · tackle store

How To Catch A Beast of a Bass & A Shaky Cinder Worm

The big fishing news is that Cape Cod fisherman Jeff Fortin outlasted a 64.6 pound striper in Buzzards Bay. It’s a seriously impressive fish. So early in the season, it’s hopefully a good sign that fish of such size have already moved in to feed on pogies and herring. Fooled by a white paddle tail… Continue reading How To Catch A Beast of a Bass & A Shaky Cinder Worm

block island · sarcasm with a chance of humor · striped bass · tackle store

How to not keep a fish secret & learn from local fishermen

This edition of Fish Wrap originally appeared in the Southern RI Newspapers family of, well, newspapers. Steam over to the east side of Prudence Island, cast a live pogie, catch a striper. Head up to the Taunton River or the Tiverton Basin, cast a hunk of squid, catch a striper. Get in your kayak, paddle… Continue reading How to not keep a fish secret & learn from local fishermen

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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

block island · fresh water fishing · striped bass · tackle store

How To Tie Tail Teasers and Tell Tall Tales On A Winter’s Night

                      Grilling steak tips marinated the air.  Allman Brothers riffs fell from ceiling speakers. Fishermen gripped tall bottles.        Winter doldrums gripped us all. Outside, roads were tight with dirty snow; it felt like years since we’ve been fishing. Each door opening carried… Continue reading How To Tie Tail Teasers and Tell Tall Tales On A Winter’s Night

block island · pheasants · skeet shooting

Brother Geoff Comes Out Shooting, A Shooting Range In Progress & Cooper’s Hawks Shooting Down Pheasant Seasons

  Winter’s arrival has not slowed Sven and the crew at the Peace Dale Shooting Preserve in South Kingstown. The foundation for a 16 lane indoor shooting range has been poured and is curing. This important step means construction of the facility will follow and South County will have a premier, safe place to sight-in… Continue reading Brother Geoff Comes Out Shooting, A Shooting Range In Progress & Cooper’s Hawks Shooting Down Pheasant Seasons

block island · fresh water fishing · ice fishing · kayak · plain old sarcasm · sarcasm with a chance of humor · striped bass · Uncategorized

Stocking Fish, Burning Spots & Why Maine is So Awesome

A few weeks ago, RIDEM placed 2,000 brook trout into four regularly stocked ponds: Barber, Silver Spring, Meadowbrook and Wyoming. Depending on who you ask, stocking hatchery fish is contentious, necessary, a nuisance to local wild fish populations, tax funded fishermen assistance or a wicked good reason to huddle over a frozen February pond. At… Continue reading Stocking Fish, Burning Spots & Why Maine is So Awesome

block island · fluke · ice fishing · kayak · tackle store

Codfish, Head Boats & Maybe a Meeting or Two. That’s So Winter…

It’s cold. It’s windy.  It must be time to go cod fishing. Block Island has long been a key place to start drifting given areas of hard bottom for tasty codfish. Like many New England fishing communities, the island had a history of reliance on the mighty Gadus. From rowed dories to simple gas powered… Continue reading Codfish, Head Boats & Maybe a Meeting or Two. That’s So Winter…

block island · fresh water fishing · ice fishing · kayak · sarcasm with a chance of humor · striped bass · tackle store

From the Point St. Bridge to Middlebridge, We Find Fish

More catch up this week. The onset of cold weather has slowed the fishing and my knack for uploading columns in a timely fashion. Then again, it’s always fun to look back… Thanksgiving, come and gone, has left a bit of void on the beaches. The big charge over the last few weeks has been… Continue reading From the Point St. Bridge to Middlebridge, We Find Fish

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!