Public hearing for Perry Raso’s Potter Pond application finally scheduled

There are fish to be caught in Segar Cove for sure If you’re concerned about public access, which does not simply mean a pathway from land to water, then you need to be aware that Perry Raso’s application to take another three acres out of recreational use in South Kingstown’s Potter Pond is finally scheduled … Continue reading Public hearing for Perry Raso’s Potter Pond application finally scheduled

Narragansett Surfcasters have Nelson Valles to thank for a mission of honor and community service

Fishing contests don’t make front page news in an age of scandals, accusations and reverse fake news. “Where you gonna run to when the world’s on fire?” asked Woodie Guthrie in his prophetic song, “Sowing on The Mountain.” While a country in turmoil reposes in front of big screens with talking heads working to sway … Continue reading Narragansett Surfcasters have Nelson Valles to thank for a mission of honor and community service

This week, kids rule the seas

Many of us try our level best to teach our kids how important it is to get outside, breathe some fresh air and if we can get them on the water, to catch some fish. Sometimes we teach them our skills and experience such pride when they shine. Sometimes we get to take a step … Continue reading This week, kids rule the seas

A new 6′ fishing rod would really help with social distancing

The salt pond was unusually crowded with boats this past weekend. Not enough to require a “Knock It Off!” visit but far busier than expected. The physical and emotional lockdown we’re experiencing requires us to still have some outlet like hiking or fishing or even just shopping for something more fun than toilet paper. Dr. … Continue reading A new 6′ fishing rod would really help with social distancing

That Lawrence Thompson is a seriously strong man

“The guy came so close, he hit me with his mirror and knocked me off of my balance.” Lawrence Thompson is a seriously strong man. “It looked like he was slowing down a little bit, then he just kept going.” He fishes from a kayak, boats he built and the shore when albies are charging … Continue reading That Lawrence Thompson is a seriously strong man

We’re good, we’re confident, we’re going outside

  And now for something completely different: good news. Good news for a community reeling from postponed this and cancelled that, washing hands to the bones and standing guard over our Charmin stash. Seriously, the bright side of the coin now is an invitation to get back to our roots, the ones that used to … Continue reading We’re good, we’re confident, we’re going outside

The very first Fish Wrap column. Just in time for stay-at-home reading

March 9, 2014 ©Todd Corayer 2014   Written back when we actually had ice... Good-bye ice, hello crocuses! At the tail end of a banner year for fishable ice, day and night soon find their balance so we can return to our canoes kayaks and outboards.  March for most is just a muddy gateway month, a … Continue reading The very first Fish Wrap column. Just in time for stay-at-home reading

RI Kayak Bassin’ is ready for a very big year

For months now, social media has been ablaze with posts about local fishermen getting their kayaks ready for a new fishing season. Despite winter being kind of a puffball affair and this Covid-19 affair making us rush out to buy toiler paper, which is absurd, unless you don't have a stash, fishermen and women are … Continue reading RI Kayak Bassin’ is ready for a very big year

Saltwater license sales are strong and so are tackle store conversations

2010 was the first year of the Rhode Island Saltwater License Program, designed as an alternative to a federal license which became mandatory with a 2006 amendment to the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation Act. The amendment was written to begin more accurate capture of fisheries data like effort and landings. In a rare move, Rhode Island’s … Continue reading Saltwater license sales are strong and so are tackle store conversations

Five tips to keep you on the right side of the ice this winter

Despite a lack of hard water, it really is ice fishing season. RIDEM recommends at least six inches of ice before we drag out coolers, chairs and grills while Connecticut calls for just four inches. For safety’s sake, it’s our job to check for thickness all the way out to base camp. Fishing on the … Continue reading Five tips to keep you on the right side of the ice this winter