FISH WRAP’s First Ever Podcast

This week we begin our Fish Wrap Podcast, a first-ever venture into the world of on-the-go outdoors media. We are very appreciative of all our readers and now, we hope to add many listeners as well. Thanks very much for reading, "liking" and now, listening to the best fish reports, interviews, stories, updates, occasional sarcastic … Continue reading FISH WRAP’s First Ever Podcast

The Brightest Faces Catch the Biggest Fish

August has never been so bright, never so bright as when two young and happy fishermen hauled in a really big fish and then, after a few days of rest and homemade lunches, went back and caught another one. Five year old Gabriel Simpson and his seven year old brother Michael are stars in the … Continue reading The Brightest Faces Catch the Biggest Fish

Capt. Rene Letourneau & Dave Henault: Two Classics Who Really Know Their Fish

Fish swim. When you’re fishing the same reefs the day after bait tye-dyed your color machine and stripers were all but inviting themselves aboard and now you can’t find a single one, you start reaching for answers. Not excuses, explanations. One day does make a difference; everything we think we know about fish can be … Continue reading Capt. Rene Letourneau & Dave Henault: Two Classics Who Really Know Their Fish

6 men, 6 kayaks and a very big ocean. What fun!

  At 5:00 a.m., kayaks were being unloaded in a dark dirt parking lot. Gulls stretched their wings and walked about in only the earliest hint of a calm new day. When all six boats were staged, six fishermen in an impossible array of colors and camo’s smiled for the day’s first picture. Paced by … Continue reading 6 men, 6 kayaks and a very big ocean. What fun!

The Fish Wrap Writer joins forces with Outdoor Enthusiast Lifestyle magazine

We here at the Fish Wrap Writer are happy to announce that I'll be joining forces with oelmag.com. as the Fishing Editor for the new premier Outdoor Enthusiast Lifestyle magazine. Great articles, how-to's and photographs will emerge every day from the collective talent assembled to bring you all the information, gear and guidance you need to … Continue reading The Fish Wrap Writer joins forces with Outdoor Enthusiast Lifestyle magazine

Finding Fish in an August Salt Pond

This article appears in the The Shore Times magazine, distributed throughout SouthCounty, Rhode Island. I am more than grateful to be part of that magazine and family of newspapers.  For August, for heat, for placid sunrises and windy afternoons, for stripers searching and gorging, for the peace of a kayak drifting slowly as to invite … Continue reading Finding Fish in an August Salt Pond

RISAA, Fish & the Kids Who Love Them

  “Whatever I catch, I’m going to say it was three times bigger.” 13 year old Tim Roberts started a day of fishing by sinking my writing plan. Drifting along Warwick Neck in Captain Tim Wordell’s bright white Cobia, the younger Tim was a camper with the R.I. Saltwater Anglers Association Youth Fishing Camp held … Continue reading RISAA, Fish & the Kids Who Love Them

Sometimes water makes us suffer and like it.

“Ah summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it,” wrote Russell Baker. July sometimes means fishing cools as waters warm for she is a long month of hot water pushing trout to precious few cool pools, black sea bass to dark deep wrecks and stripers straight to the bottom. Temperature is … Continue reading Sometimes water makes us suffer and like it.

How to find love On The Rocks & other fishing classics

It was a long awaited Friday night fights in South County salt ponds. Finally a full day of warming sun brought cinder worms from the mud to a muddled windy surface so the dance could be begin. It was a worm hatch like you read about, which we hope you read about here and while … Continue reading How to find love On The Rocks & other fishing classics

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