dads, harpoons, sharks and the Mayor of Charlestown

 Striped bass, fluke, tuna and shark fishing are all getting better, much better. Along South West Ledge and the island’s south side, the bite continues to improve with plenty of bait to be found. Sand eels have been seen along the Narragansett shoreline with lots of small blues in close chasing them towards the beach. … Continue reading dads, harpoons, sharks and the Mayor of Charlestown

More on BI, Sol adds some news and largemouth bass in Worden Pond

Great clouds of sand eels continue to envelop Block Island’s west side. There is talk of bonito off Sakonnet Point, muskies in New Bedford, big fluke off of Jamestown and keeper stripers atop Hope Island. This week starts fishing at its best, we hope, and maybe some runs to the canyons but on Sunday, the … Continue reading More on BI, Sol adds some news and largemouth bass in Worden Pond

A look at Block Island, not Block!

  Over on Block Island, the fishing seems to be mirroring the mainland action: good but not great. With the exceptional exceptions of a few big bass being taken in the Narragansett area, shore fishing seems a bit slow. Again. Didn’t we just go through this last year? We saw schoolies and some bluefish right … Continue reading A look at Block Island, not Block!

giving you an update and the squid eye…

Striped bass of all sizes have moved into local waters. Many seem to be holding up high in Narragansett Bay near the mouth of the Providence River and around the islands. This time of year classics like Yo-Zuri Crystal Minnows, white or pearl Zoom Fluke’s and Slug-Go’s seem to produce well but some are reporting … Continue reading giving you an update and the squid eye…

a few fluke, bragging rights and the contest season

  This past weekend blessed us with fair winds, calm seas and just enough fog on Sunday to add a cloak of secrecy to those drifting for fluke which so far, has been slow but decent. Most success has been found along that magical 50-60’ line just south of Charlestown and the center wall at … Continue reading a few fluke, bragging rights and the contest season

a big fish story and a little update

Each day of sun surely increases water temperatures and our hopes of again going fishing. Spring means rivers are coming alive with fish moving in all directions.  Holdover stripers are starting to move out of Pettaquamscutt Pond, heading down the Narrow River for the sea. Herring will pass them in the shadows as they head … Continue reading a big fish story and a little update

is it a tax or a fee? its it right? would you want to keep paying it?

this piece originally ran in the Narragansett Times back in March. Fishing today can be frustrating and it’s not what it used to be. There are hundreds of rules and regulations, there are trucks parked where you always parked to sneak into your secret spot that’s certainly not a secret anymore, abundance is lower on … Continue reading is it a tax or a fee? its it right? would you want to keep paying it?

on the verge of spring, an apology and very few fancy Latin words

  Spring has been a hard sell so far. The poet Robert Hunter gave us, “Well the first days are the hardest days” and man was he right.  Winter and now spring weather, among other factors, has caused construction of the Post Road dam fish ladder in Wakefield to be suspended. Snow melts and rains … Continue reading on the verge of spring, an apology and very few fancy Latin words

A RISAA symposium, scientists and how recreational fishermen are part of the equation

Reprinted from the Narragansett Times, Wednesday, April 1st. no, it's not a joke... The Rhode Island Salt Water Anglers Association held their 2nd Southern New England Recreational Fishing Symposium with a goal to bring together scientists, environmentalists, regulatory agencies and recreational fishermen from several states to help identify needs and ways to encourage “An Abundant … Continue reading A RISAA symposium, scientists and how recreational fishermen are part of the equation

nothing beats a good argument about fish

Hopefully by now, fishermen who target striped bass or any other local species will have sent an email to the RIDEM about proposed regulations for this year’s striper season. We have an amazing and rare opportunity to get out ahead of a fishery in trouble, trouble that we put it in by catching lots of … Continue reading nothing beats a good argument about fish