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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

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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

alewives · dams · fresh water fishing · kayak

River Herring Count at Rising Sun Mills

RIDEM has one more herring count site at Providence’s Rising Sun Mills. If you haven’t been there, it’s a real beauty of a refurbished mill whose owners have a sincere desire to help the Woonasquatucket River that flows through the backyard. Where others threw shopping carts and rolled car batteries down a lazy hill into a… Continue reading River Herring Count at Rising Sun Mills

brook trout · fresh water fishing · kayak · striped bass · tackle store

Al’s Goldfish, Coming Back To a Tackle Box Near You, Thanks To Mainer Mike Lee

  Last year, I had the pleasure to meet Mike Lee, a small business owner from Maine who was promoting his fishing products at an outdoor writers meeting. He’s an engaging guy and we had much in common.  A few days ago, we talked for a very long time about his company, family, lures, ambitions… Continue reading Al’s Goldfish, Coming Back To a Tackle Box Near You, Thanks To Mainer Mike Lee

block island · fresh water fishing · ice fishing · kayak · plain old sarcasm · sarcasm with a chance of humor · striped bass · Uncategorized

Stocking Fish, Burning Spots & Why Maine is So Awesome

A few weeks ago, RIDEM placed 2,000 brook trout into four regularly stocked ponds: Barber, Silver Spring, Meadowbrook and Wyoming. Depending on who you ask, stocking hatchery fish is contentious, necessary, a nuisance to local wild fish populations, tax funded fishermen assistance or a wicked good reason to huddle over a frozen February pond. At… Continue reading Stocking Fish, Burning Spots & Why Maine is So Awesome

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…

fresh water fishing · kayak · plain old sarcasm · regulation speak · sarcasm with a chance of humor · striped bass

Fishing For Salt Ponds and Public Access

This season, before the ice takes over, salt ponds are where it’s at. Salt ponds are teeming with ducks, geese, stripers and bait fish. Roads have cleared, parking has eased, boat ramps are open and there’s plenty of big pond-side windows with their shades drawn down ‘til Spring. An impending few months of relentless northwest winds… Continue reading Fishing For Salt Ponds and Public Access

block island · fresh water fishing · ice fishing · kayak · sarcasm with a chance of humor · striped bass · tackle store

From the Point St. Bridge to Middlebridge, We Find Fish

More catch up this week. The onset of cold weather has slowed the fishing and my knack for uploading columns in a timely fashion. Then again, it’s always fun to look back… Thanksgiving, come and gone, has left a bit of void on the beaches. The big charge over the last few weeks has been… Continue reading From the Point St. Bridge to Middlebridge, We Find Fish

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