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

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

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…

a big fish story and a little update

Each day of sun surely increases water temperatures and our hopes of again going fishing. Spring means rivers are coming alive with fish moving in all directions.  Holdover stripers are starting to move out of Pettaquamscutt Pond, heading down the Narrow River for the sea. Herring will pass them in the shadows as they head … Continue reading a big fish story and a little update

opening day, brown trout on a stamp & a cool fishing app

Spring’s greatest day is next Saturday and after a fresh coat of snow a few nights back, there’s a good chance some ponds will still be frozen. This could make the expected jockeying for spots that much more tricky this year, unless you can find a quiet corner to set up your tip-up’s and lawn … Continue reading opening day, brown trout on a stamp & a cool fishing app

on the verge of spring, an apology and very few fancy Latin words

  Spring has been a hard sell so far. The poet Robert Hunter gave us, “Well the first days are the hardest days” and man was he right.  Winter and now spring weather, among other factors, has caused construction of the Post Road dam fish ladder in Wakefield to be suspended. Snow melts and rains … Continue reading on the verge of spring, an apology and very few fancy Latin words

A RISAA symposium, scientists and how recreational fishermen are part of the equation

Reprinted from the Narragansett Times, Wednesday, April 1st. no, it's not a joke... The Rhode Island Salt Water Anglers Association held their 2nd Southern New England Recreational Fishing Symposium with a goal to bring together scientists, environmentalists, regulatory agencies and recreational fishermen from several states to help identify needs and ways to encourage “An Abundant … Continue reading A RISAA symposium, scientists and how recreational fishermen are part of the equation

spring cleanups, boat ramps and a spring line of camo

  There is a lot happening in preparation for spring and her greatest day: the opening of trout season. 6 am on the second Saturday in April marks the beginning of everything we have waited for this winter, while we shoveled, watched the plow truck drive by and then shoveled some more. It’s a circus, … Continue reading spring cleanups, boat ramps and a spring line of camo

brookies, road salt, didymo, salamanders. huh.

After a several long, strong snow storms, our roads are again blotched black and dirty, roads are getting narrow, salt cakes everything. For those well-traveled paths, this is a ragged time of year. As snows continue to cycle through our region, legions of mailboxes not already decapitated, balance precariously on crooked posts, pointing in all … Continue reading brookies, road salt, didymo, salamanders. huh.