brook trout · fresh water fishing · stocking

Crazy Albert and catching two rainbows with one cast

Dock talk is still all about big bass keeping to themselves at the top of Narragansett Bay. South coast fishermen are finding piles of schoolie salt pond stripers but few keepers. Cinder worms have made only fleeting appearances while sand worms appear to be increasing in numbers. Kayak anglers may see more opportunities as squid… Continue reading Crazy Albert and catching two rainbows with one cast

brook trout · fresh water fishing · stocking

DEM STOCKS PONDS WITH GOLDEN TROUT FOR FREE FISHING WEEKEND

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management has announced a Free Fishing Weekend for Saturday, May 6 – Sunday, May 7.  Anglers are invited to fish without a fishing license or trout conservation stamp in the state’s freshwater streams, rivers, ponds and lakes. 6,000 rainbow trout and 4,000 golden trout will be stocked at Peck Pond, Burrillville… Continue reading DEM STOCKS PONDS WITH GOLDEN TROUT FOR FREE FISHING WEEKEND

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Cold Water, Cold Brew at Whalers

If someone offered you a few hours of down time, chatting about rivers and fish, in an old mill, in a brewery in that old mill, filled with lots of fishy art and people tying flies and many good folks from the local Trout Unlimited chapter, would you find a few hours on a Friday?… Continue reading Cold Water, Cold Brew at Whalers

brook trout · fresh water fishing · stocking

Birth of the Trout from Lafayette

This piece ran in the Southern RI Newspapers in time for the opening of trout season We’re on the heels of Springs greatest day.  Any calendar can announce a change of seasons but the opening day of trout season is the ultimate announcement of winter’s departure. In advance of the launching of boats and trampling… Continue reading Birth of the Trout from Lafayette

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Tiogue Lake added to trout stocking program

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has announced that Lake Tiogue in Coventry will be stocked for Opening Day of trout season as a result of improved water levels in the lake. Bring on the rain! Dexter Pond in Scituate will be stocked and open to anglers of all ages as per regulation;… Continue reading Tiogue Lake added to trout stocking program

brook trout · fresh water fishing

How to get this year’s Conservation Stamp

If you intend to keep your catch this Opening Day or another day this season, don’t forget to purchase your trout conservation stamp. They will be available when you buy your fishing or hunting/fishing combo. You can get a fishing license on-line but not the stamp. It costs just $5.50 and Environmental Police Officers will… Continue reading How to get this year’s Conservation Stamp

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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

brook trout · fresh water fishing

Flashback to Fish Wrap’s First Opening Day Review

A few lines from Fish Wrap’s first Opening Day… April 18, 2014tcorayer Trout season opened warm clear and bright; a real bluebird morning. Boats of all shapes sizes and materials ground their way down ramps all over South County. Stocked ponds were packed to the gills for the first few hours and the Occupy Barber… Continue reading Flashback to Fish Wrap’s First Opening Day Review

brook trout · fresh water fishing · regulation speak

A few Tips for Spring’s Greatest Day

If you’re planning on fishing for trout on SPRING”S GREATEST DAY, April 8… you’ll need a freshwater fishing licence from RIDEM. Resident licenses cost $18 while visitors can fish for $35. If you want to keep your catch, a trout stamp is required for an additional $5.50. RIDEM now offers online licenses but stamps will still… Continue reading A few Tips for Spring’s Greatest Day

brook trout · fresh water fishing · regulation speak

Lest We Forget, Trout Waters Are Closing

The open season on all species of trout, salmon, and charr shall close annually on the last day of February at midnight and shall commence at 6:00 AM on the second Saturday in April annually. All designated trout waters shall be closed to all fishing from the last day of February at midnight and shall… Continue reading Lest We Forget, Trout Waters Are Closing