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 · sarcasm with a chance of humor · striped bass · tackle store

How to not keep a fish secret & learn from local fishermen

This edition of Fish Wrap originally appeared in the Southern RI Newspapers family of, well, newspapers. Steam over to the east side of Prudence Island, cast a live pogie, catch a striper. Head up to the Taunton River or the Tiverton Basin, cast a hunk of squid, catch a striper. Get in your kayak, paddle… Continue reading How to not keep a fish secret & learn from local fishermen

call for action · regulation speak · sarcasm with a chance of humor · striped bass

Public access and how to lose it

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

call for action · fresh water fishing · sarcasm with a chance of humor · skeet shooting · tackle store

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

alewives · call for action · fresh water fishing · sarcasm with a chance of humor

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

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N.E. Saltwater Fashion Show comes to Providence

Fishermen have forever fashion classics like khakis with plaid shirts, tennis shoes for wading summer streams, floppy hats adorned with favorite flies or Al’s Goldfish and tan fishing vests, which of course can be worn in all seasons. Millennials have soda bottle fleece layering, puff jackets with stuffing traceable back to some unfortunate naked goose,… Continue reading N.E. Saltwater Fashion Show comes to Providence

carp · sarcasm with a chance of humor

Carp is King With Dave Pickering

Dave Pickering took The Narragansett Surfcasters monthly meeting in a whole new direction. Dave walked members through his PowerPoint show, “Discover Carp Fishing,” a one hour pictorial of how to identify, fish for and catch some unbelievable North American carp. Typically speakers teach members some tips for catching stripers, bluefish, albies or fluke as members… Continue reading Carp is King With Dave Pickering

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

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How To Go Nowhere at the D.M.V.

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.

black sea bass · sarcasm with a chance of humor · striped bass · tackle store

How To Buy Gear, Catch Carp, Shoot Clays, Roast a Pig & Fish 27 Miles

The Narragansett Surfcasters held another hugely successful Used Tackle Sale this past Saturday. Hundreds of people streamed through the Narragansett Community Center, to pour over new and used rods, reels, lures, tackle bags, needle fish and classic collectible plugs. It’s quite and day, with the smell of clam chowder in the air, talk of old… Continue reading How To Buy Gear, Catch Carp, Shoot Clays, Roast a Pig & Fish 27 Miles