Narragansett Bay is teeming with stripers. It’s easy to access them from beaches, breakwalls and kayaks, from river mouths to the upper Bay and the Taunton River. Our CRMC provides a wonderful, interactive map of public access spots, which you can find at http://www.crmc.ri.gov/publicaccess.html. In shallow waters, there’s topwater action with D.O.A. jerkbaits rigged with… Continue reading Public access and how to lose it
RI DEM will hold public hearing on draft regulations for recreational fishing, hunting, falconry and parks regulations on the following two dates Monday, May 8, 5:30 p.m. at DEM Headquarters | Room 300 235 Promenade Street Providence, Rhode Island and then on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. Warwick Police Department’s Community Room 99 Veterans Memorial Drive… Continue reading RIDEM regulations hearings announced
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
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
If you’re planning on fishing for trout on SPRING”S GREATEST DAY, April 8… you’ll need a freshwater fishing licence from RIDEM. Resident licenses cost $18 while visitors can fish for $35. If you want to keep your catch, a trout stamp is required for an additional $5.50. RIDEM now offers online licenses but stamps will still… Continue reading A few Tips for Spring’s Greatest Day
The open season on all species of trout, salmon, and charr shall close annually on the last day of February at midnight and shall commence at 6:00 AM on the second Saturday in April annually. All designated trout waters shall be closed to all fishing from the last day of February at midnight and shall… Continue reading Lest We Forget, Trout Waters Are Closing
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
Trailer Trash Spoiler Alert: Nothing Happened at the DMV. This is the second installment of one man’s journey to register a small boat trailer. The first piece, which is pretty important to the big picture of the problem, can be read here. A sandwich walks into a bar. The barman says ”Sorry, we don’t serve… Continue reading How To Go Nowhere at the D.M.V.
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
This week we get caught up with a Narragansett Times piece from a few weeks back. Sorry, it’s the whole busy holiday season thing… With seawater temperatures holding tight in the low to mid-fifties under falling air temps, fall has opened the door to excellent fishing and hunting. Striped bass continue to be caught from Newport… Continue reading Swim Shads, Seabass, Shotguns and Skateboards. Man, Rhode Island has it all this week!