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standing at the EEZ on my striper soapbox

RIDEM Law Enforcement gave a presentation to the July Rhode Island Saltwater Anglers meeting and after a slide show with some straight-eighties Kenny Loggins guitar, Lt. Joe Poccia walked members through the history, mission and daily demands of their Environmental Police officers. The Q&A session was pretty straightforward […]

there are sooooo many fish around…

Narragansett, Block Island, Newport, Jamestown, Watch Hill. Summer flounder, striped bass, scup, sea bass, bluefish, tuna, sharks. Eels, pogies, live-lined scup, big fat white Danny’s, maybe even a chewed up, pockmarked Atom popper you bought Lord-knows-when: you name it and we are surrounded by opportunities. Even with waters […]

Joe Tex is the man…

When you get to be a man of a certain age, you likely will have accumulated enough fishing gear to supply a small tackle store. The same may be true for women but I’ve been married far too long to make any further speculations about the fairer sex. […]

A look at Block Island, not Block!

  Over on Block Island, the fishing seems to be mirroring the mainland action: good but not great. With the exceptional exceptions of a few big bass being taken in the Narragansett area, shore fishing seems a bit slow. Again. Didn’t we just go through this last year? […]

nothing beats a good argument about fish

Hopefully by now, fishermen who target striped bass or any other local species will have sent an email to the RIDEM about proposed regulations for this year’s striper season. We have an amazing and rare opportunity to get out ahead of a fishery in trouble, trouble that we […]

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