call for action · fluke · plain old sarcasm · sarcasm with a chance of humor · striped bass

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

block island · fluke · kayak · striped bass · tackle store

How To Catch A Beast of a Bass & A Shaky Cinder Worm

The big fishing news is that Cape Cod fisherman Jeff Fortin outlasted a 64.6 pound striper in Buzzards Bay. It’s a seriously impressive fish. So early in the season, it’s hopefully a good sign that fish of such size have already moved in to feed on pogies and herring. Fooled by a white paddle tail… Continue reading How To Catch A Beast of a Bass & A Shaky Cinder Worm

alewives · dams · fluke

Bill, Beers, Bill, Bears, Bluebacks, Buckies. That’s no fluke…

If there’s water involved, Bill McCusker is willing to get wet. He’s a tireless volunteer and advocate, a guy who collects water samples for URI’s Watershed Watch, has happily volunteered countless hours to the Wood Pawcatuck Watershed Association, dragged hoses and fought fires for the Richmond-Carolina Volunteer Fire Department, all while continuing to heft herring… Continue reading Bill, Beers, Bill, Bears, Bluebacks, Buckies. That’s no fluke…

black sea bass · fluke · regulation speak

Fluke & Black Sea Bass Regs Set

From the Rhode Island Saltwater Anglers Association: Rhode Island’s Black Sea Bass and Summer Flounder Recreational Regulations Finally Set for 2017 SUMMER FLOUNDER The ASMFC Summer Flounder Management Board has denied Rhode Island’s request to have different regulations than was mandated for coastal states.  RI proposed a conservation equivalency measure of 6 fish at 19… Continue reading Fluke & Black Sea Bass Regs Set

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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

fluke · kayak · striped bass

Ocean State Kayak Fishing is Catching On

  In 2015, a few kayak fishermen started a Facebook group to stay in contact, make plans to go fishing and encourage others to get on the water. Word spread, membership increased, anglers entered and won tournaments, the page became popular. Fast forward eighteen months and there are more than 500 members of Ocean State… Continue reading Ocean State Kayak Fishing is Catching On

fluke · regulation speak · sarcasm with a chance of humor · striped bass

How To Protect Stripers & Chat With Max Appleman

Please call Max Appleman immediately. Max is the Fishery Management Plan Coordinator for the Atlantic States Marine Fishery Council and his phone number is 703.842.0740. Max is the man taking calls from people opposing or supporting a move the ASMFC is considering to increase the harvest of striped bass. Actually, they call it liberalizing. “Liberalizing”… Continue reading How To Protect Stripers & Chat With Max Appleman

block island · fluke · ice fishing · kayak · tackle store

Codfish, Head Boats & Maybe a Meeting or Two. That’s So Winter…

It’s cold. It’s windy.  It must be time to go cod fishing. Block Island has long been a key place to start drifting given areas of hard bottom for tasty codfish. Like many New England fishing communities, the island had a history of reliance on the mighty Gadus. From rowed dories to simple gas powered… Continue reading Codfish, Head Boats & Maybe a Meeting or Two. That’s So Winter…

brook trout · fluke · fresh water fishing · kayak · Uncategorized

Our days are numbered & hold the beverage cart

Our days days are numbered. Partially in an eternal sense but also in a closer sense of shorter days, plastic holiday trimmings in the fishing isle and the specter of purchasing gifts for people you haven’t seen in years but your wife insists really are close friends. But fall is for fixing, stowing, remembering and… Continue reading Our days are numbered & hold the beverage cart

fluke · regulation speak · striped bass · tackle store

On Patrol with RIDEM Law Enforcement

RI Department of Environmental Management Environmental Police Officer Mike Schipritt was again gracious enough to allow us to shadow a patrol, as we did last summer. For this patrol, we joined Marine Unit officers Jeff Mercer and Kevin Snow at their Wickford station, leaving in a spotless 27’ Vigilant with twin 250 horsepower Verado outboards.… Continue reading On Patrol with RIDEM Law Enforcement