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Stocking Fish, Burning Spots & Why Maine is So Awesome

A few weeks ago, RIDEM placed 2,000 brook trout into four regularly stocked ponds: Barber, Silver Spring, Meadowbrook and Wyoming. Depending on who you ask, stocking hatchery fish is contentious, necessary, a nuisance to local wild fish populations, tax funded fishermen assistance or a wicked good reason to huddle over a frozen February pond. At… Continue reading Stocking Fish, Burning Spots & Why Maine is So Awesome

black sea bass · block island · plain old sarcasm · regulation speak · sarcasm with a chance of humor · striped bass · Uncategorized

Swim Shads, Seabass, Shotguns and Skateboards. Man, Rhode Island has it all this week!

This week we get caught up with a Narragansett Times piece from a few weeks back. Sorry, it’s the whole busy holiday season thing… With seawater temperatures holding tight in the low to mid-fifties under falling air temps, fall has opened the door to excellent fishing and hunting. Striped bass continue to be caught from Newport… Continue reading Swim Shads, Seabass, Shotguns and Skateboards. Man, Rhode Island has it all this week!

brook trout · fluke · fresh water fishing · kayak · Uncategorized

Our days are numbered & hold the beverage cart

Our days days are numbered. Partially in an eternal sense but also in a closer sense of shorter days, plastic holiday trimmings in the fishing isle and the specter of purchasing gifts for people you haven’t seen in years but your wife insists really are close friends. But fall is for fixing, stowing, remembering and… Continue reading Our days are numbered & hold the beverage cart

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It all starts here, on the banks of a river

Peter Van Noppen organized his folding tables, behind him, the Woonasquatucket River. Peter was the fulcrum for a big day of cleaning, clipping and hauling along this one stretch of the historic river just behind the gloriously restored Rising Sun Mill. The Woony was once a force powering mills and their machines, then a dirty… Continue reading It all starts here, on the banks of a river

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Billy Carr Tourney This Weekend

The Billy Carr Midnight Madness Striper Tourney is this coming weekend. Boat and surf divisions are available at $50 per angler. Boat division is one night only, Saturday from 6pm to Sunday at 7am. The surf division is Friday from 6pm to 7am Sunday. Don’t Miss It! Register at Snug Harbor Marina in South Kingstown

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RISAA’s Next Meeting Announced

The West Valley Inn has closed unexpectedly so the Rhode Island Saltwater Anglers Association will hold their next meeting at The Villa, 272 Cowesett Ave, West Warwick.  Meeting starts at 7:00pm The guest speaker will be Captain Mike Roy with a lively presentation about Light Tackle Fishing for Striped Bass and False Albacore http://www.risaa.org/seminars/seminar0816.html If you… Continue reading RISAA’s Next Meeting Announced

brook trout · fresh water fishing · skeet shooting · striped bass · Uncategorized · waxing philosophic

CJ Safford Lands a Golden Trout & Firemen Come Out Shooting!

This week we get to meet a cool young fisherman, meet some firemen, scratch the surface on a noise issue and visit the state house. Big week.   Most importantly, awesome angler CJ Safford from Richmond landed a fine golden trout at the Browning Mill Pond last Saturday. These fish are specially bred by RIDEM… Continue reading CJ Safford Lands a Golden Trout & Firemen Come Out Shooting!

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I’d Like To Thank The Academy…

Thanks to all you Fish Wrap readers!   Our 3 part series, “The Fishermen Protecting RI Brook Trout” just won first place for Best Newspaper Column from the NE Outdoor Writers Assoc., an editorial on poaching in The Fisherman won 2nd place for Best Opinion, Magazine and our remembrance of Block Island’s Allen Hall won… Continue reading I’d Like To Thank The Academy…

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Rhode Island’s Trout Stocked Waters

need to know where all the fish are for this year’s Opening Day? courtesy of RI DEM: Rhode Island Freshwater and Anadromous Fisheries Designated Trout Waters All designated trout waters are stocked prior to the opening day of trout season. Those areas that receive additional stocking in the springare designated by the letter “S” in… Continue reading Rhode Island’s Trout Stocked Waters