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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

bay scallops · fancy latin words · plain old sarcasm · regulation speak · sarcasm with a chance of humor

Bay Scallop Season & the Bright Green Lawns Which Destroy It

Saturday last opened another sagging season steeped in stories of great harvests, piles of bushels of glistening shells and an aging promise of a paycheck by noon. While the fleet worked hard October bottom offshore, baymen rowed dories and sailed skiffs to drag dredges with rusty iron teeth meant for scanning sandy bottom teeming with… Continue reading Bay Scallop Season & the Bright Green Lawns Which Destroy It

fancy latin words · tackle store

Bonito? Bonita? Whichever, They’re Coming!

  t   Deadly Dicks, deceivers, frustration, exuberance; these all share one thing in common: Atlantic bonito. Based on the fishing logs and water temperatures, these members of the mackerel family should be migrating here very soon so to be ready for the challenge, you’ll need the right rod, a few lures and if possible, a good… Continue reading Bonito? Bonita? Whichever, They’re Coming!

black sea bass · fancy latin words · sarcasm with a chance of humor · striped bass

jim’s dock, some weighty math & spraying for milfoil

Jim’s Dock was busy all holiday weekend. There’s a solid crowd there of first shift local fishermen with extra-large coffee’s, buck tails, faded tattoos and lots of stories. The second shift shows around 10 a.m .and is more the tanning oil, swim noodle, surf rod and bathing-suit-that-fit-last-year crowd. When the tide is ripping, it’s a… Continue reading jim’s dock, some weighty math & spraying for milfoil

fancy latin words · fresh water fishing · kayak · striped bass

Captain Jerry Sparks Guides Us Through the Cinder Worms

  It’s one of the most exciting, challenging, rewarding and frustrating fishing events of our striper season: the cinder worm hatch. Salt ponds with dark mud bottoms and skinny water corners where strong tides drain edges will warm with longer days and if all conditions align, really turn on in a short window of stellar… Continue reading Captain Jerry Sparks Guides Us Through the Cinder Worms

alewives · black sea bass · block island · brook trout · dams · fancy latin words · fluke · fresh water fishing · ice fishing · kayak · regulation speak · sarcasm with a chance of humor · striped bass · tackle store · waxing philosophic

another year down the river…so long 2015!

a solid #fishwrap year in review in words & pictures

brook trout · fancy latin words · fresh water fishing · regulation speak · Uncategorized

4 wise men protecting r.i.’s brook trout

This week we begin a three part series looking into a proposal by Protect Rhode Island Brook Trout. Their work is genuine, guided by a desire to address a potential, not a past. This week we begin a three part series to discuss a small group of devoted trout fishermen who are working to protect… Continue reading 4 wise men protecting r.i.’s brook trout

fancy latin words · regulation speak · sarcasm with a chance of humor · waxing philosophic

let’s talk priorities, the Constitution and river herring then say goodbye to Joe Martins

Quick question, when you visit the shoreline, be it fresh or saltwater, what’s your priority? Chances are you want to park your vehicle, then fish, swim, paddle, explore or maybe just lean back with a cold one and practice some kayak lethargy and that’s all good. The fun and peace associated with water is also… Continue reading let’s talk priorities, the Constitution and river herring then say goodbye to Joe Martins

block island · fancy latin words · fresh water fishing · striped bass

mackerel, anchovies, largemouth and sharks. pretty much covers it…

Stripers big and small have been patrolling Narragansett Town Beach at night. Just about just after sunset, when the second shift of beach-goers file in, singles couples and families have been taking over the shoreline. It’s pretty cool to see Dad’s and Mom’s with beach chairs and PVC spikes hanging from their backs, moving kids… Continue reading mackerel, anchovies, largemouth and sharks. pretty much covers it…