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How to find big bass, get out-fished and then find public access to a public beach that’s pretty much private

The big bass continue to hold tight to the top of Narragansett Bay. Live pogies are still the best bet for the big girls and several fishermen have reported stripers in the 28”-40” range.  Down south, the salt ponds are producing plenty of schoolie bass action. Long-awaited worm hatches have been few and far between,… Continue reading How to find big bass, get out-fished and then find public access to a public beach that’s pretty much private

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Public access and how to lose it

Narragansett Bay is teeming with stripers. It’s easy to access them from beaches, breakwalls and kayaks, from river mouths to the upper Bay and the Taunton River. Our CRMC provides a wonderful, interactive map of public access spots, which you can find at http://www.crmc.ri.gov/publicaccess.html. In shallow waters, there’s topwater action with D.O.A. jerkbaits rigged with… Continue reading Public access and how to lose it

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How to mix cold water, Slim Jims & Garrett Hardin

Cold water, piles of trash bags, new flies, cold beer, stripers with lice and if you’re lucky, those mighty anadromous heros of Spring, river herring. So that was Earth Day weekend, 2017. Fisherman Matt Toker a set up a Facebook page called 401 Fishing and has been promoting his Trash Pickup at Your Favorite Honey Hole… Continue reading How to mix cold water, Slim Jims & Garrett Hardin

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Spring & The Mystery of Dissapearing ROW Signs

Each Spring, along with the return of ospreys and Florida license plates, comes the disappearance of public access signs. Surely it pays to do your homework before you double click the alarm and push through bayberries and bull briers to launch your new kayak. When properly maintained, legal points of access to the shoreline are… Continue reading Spring & The Mystery of Dissapearing ROW Signs

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How to clean up your house & drink some clean water

This post originally appeared in the Southern RI Newspapers. Cold water, piles of trash bags, new flies, cold beer, stripers with lice and if you’re lucky, those mighty anadromous heros of Spring, river herring. So that’s Earth Day weekend, 2017. Fisherman Matt Toker has a set up a Facebook page called 401 Fishing and has… Continue reading How to clean up your house & drink some clean water

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High Water, High Risk…

DEM is urging fishermen to use great caution this weekend, considering the inches of rain we have received over the last few days. In fact, they are urging us to AVOID FISHING IN RIVERS THIS WEEKEND DEM stocked almost sixty ponds in advance of opening day Quick currents, snags and gripping pools might just ruin… Continue reading High Water, High Risk…

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Who’s Trapping Coyotes on Aquidneck Island?

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, Division of Law Enforcement (DLE) is seeking information about two recent incidents on Aquidneck Island of coyotes with illegal leg-hold traps. Anyone with information on who set these traps is asked to contact DLE at 401-222-3070.   

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The Clean Power Plan & a call for help

From the Massachusetts Audubon’s Action Network: Support the Clean Power Plan On Tuesday, President Trump signed an Executive Order that essentially cripples the Clean Power Plan (CPP), which set standards for reducing US greenhouse gas emissions. The CPP would have closed hundreds of emissions-heavy, coal-fired power plants and frozen construction of new plants, instead supporting… Continue reading The Clean Power Plan & a call for help