This is such an unbelievable time to fish Rhode Island. Decent-sized stripers are still feeding in salt ponds, fluke season is here, bluefish are making a mess of plastics and up in Narragansett...
The American Saltwater Guides Association took the regulatory tiger by the tail to protect striped bass. According to Peter Jenkins, they're just getting started because they know, fish are worth more in the water than in a cooler.
Ain't it cool? Striped bass came into South County like rockets then left us like college girlfriends to find mates up north near the Providence River and points east. Buty they are slowly filling in our shorelines so now's the time to stock up on the best lures to call them, catch them and release them. Andiamo!
It's time to get tight with Spring fish because just like that, we are surrounded by stripers, squid, tautog and all the while, largemouth bass are making their beds while the smallie bite just better. Tune into our weekly Fish Wrap Fishing Report each Friday on Spotify and wherever you get your podcasts.
Rhode Island's Gourmet Goddess warms winter kitchens with her shrimp and grits recipe, featuring The Ocean State's Kenyon Grist Mill white cornmeal and Lola's Fine Hot Sauces fresh from West Des Moines, Iowa. This is the right seafood dinner to make with a group of friends huddled in a kitchen, telling stories of Spring and warm water fishing, or after a good day on the ice. Enjoy!
This week we meet John King and his wife Kathy who own Glasswater Angling Lead-Free Lures to help us all catch more fish in fresh and saltwater without poisoning the very waters we love. It's a great company and an even greater story. Lead-free is the way to be.