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Crazy Albert and catching two rainbows with one cast

Dock talk is still all about big bass keeping to themselves at the top of Narragansett Bay. South coast fishermen are finding piles of schoolie salt pond stripers but few keepers. Cinder worms have made only fleeting appearances while sand worms appear to be increasing in numbers. Kayak anglers may see more opportunities as squid… Continue reading Crazy Albert and catching two rainbows with one cast

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DEM STOCKS PONDS WITH GOLDEN TROUT FOR FREE FISHING WEEKEND

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management has announced a Free Fishing Weekend for Saturday, May 6 – Sunday, May 7.  Anglers are invited to fish without a fishing license or trout conservation stamp in the state’s freshwater streams, rivers, ponds and lakes. 6,000 rainbow trout and 4,000 golden trout will be stocked at Peck Pond, Burrillville… Continue reading DEM STOCKS PONDS WITH GOLDEN TROUT FOR FREE FISHING WEEKEND

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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

brook trout · fresh water fishing · stocking

Birth of the Trout from Lafayette

This piece ran in the Southern RI Newspapers in time for the opening of trout season We’re on the heels of Springs greatest day.  Any calendar can announce a change of seasons but the opening day of trout season is the ultimate announcement of winter’s departure. In advance of the launching of boats and trampling… Continue reading Birth of the Trout from Lafayette

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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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Tiogue Lake added to trout stocking program

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has announced that Lake Tiogue in Coventry will be stocked for Opening Day of trout season as a result of improved water levels in the lake. Bring on the rain! Dexter Pond in Scituate will be stocked and open to anglers of all ages as per regulation;… Continue reading Tiogue Lake added to trout stocking program

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How to get this year’s Conservation Stamp

If you intend to keep your catch this Opening Day or another day this season, don’t forget to purchase your trout conservation stamp. They will be available when you buy your fishing or hunting/fishing combo. You can get a fishing license on-line but not the stamp. It costs just $5.50 and Environmental Police Officers will… Continue reading How to get this year’s Conservation Stamp

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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

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Flashback to Fish Wrap’s First Opening Day Review

A few lines from Fish Wrap’s first Opening Day… April 18, 2014tcorayer Trout season opened warm clear and bright; a real bluebird morning. Boats of all shapes sizes and materials ground their way down ramps all over South County. Stocked ponds were packed to the gills for the first few hours and the Occupy Barber… Continue reading Flashback to Fish Wrap’s First Opening Day Review