Elisa Conti Cahill awards a young angler a new rod and reel The Rhode Island Saltwater Anglers Association once again made a fine June afternoon extra special with another successful Kids Free Fishing Derby. 60 young fishermen and women kids from aged six to fourteen were there, eager […]
There are folks among us who believe, “There ain’t no such a thing as a free lunch” but for fishermen in the know, we know that ain’t so. Between Scott Travers and Jessica Pena with their DEM programs and Steve Medeiros with his relentlessly generous Rhode Island […]
Amazing. Everybody waits. Ladies and gentlemen, crouched forward on cold seats, crowded into low sided skiffs, pacing around barely green shorelines. Everybody waits. A few without their glasses look to those young enough to read a watch in the dusky light of early Spring. 6 a.m. comes when […]
For April’s second Saturday, we have planned and waited, packed and repacked. Cursed for pre-dawn shivers in frigid canoes or poorly chosen float tubes, loved for an inevitable warm rising sun, remembered for simple pleasures of reopening tackle boxes, fly cases and rod tubes, Rhode Island’s official opening of trout season means more than just wetting a line.
“Whenever I can bear that damned cold weather,” said the fishermen. Whitecaps frosted a small town pond tucked away in plain sight. Only one person was out there fishing through the cold and wind. March gripped winter tightly as the fisherman worked hard for his catch. He knew […]