The Fish Wrap Writer Recommendations

We at the Fish Wrap Writer are asked often about what tackle shops to visit, what gear we use to catch fish, what stripers are biting on in the fall, etc. We do our best to provide tackle shop and lure info in our fishing reports we post weekly, but we also wanted to provide a comprehensive list here as well.

Additionally, there are some amazing organizations in Rhode Island that help protect our waterways and fishing environments. Check out some of my favorites below.


Store Recommendations

These are the places I shop in New England when needing bait, lures, rods/reels, swag or more often than not, some great local fishing and hunting advice. To see a complete list of tackle shops in Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts, click here.

There are dozens of excellent tackle shops all over Rhode Island, staffed with great folks who are ready to help you with picking out your gear needed to catch the fish. Check out this blog post that lists them all. See one I’m missing? Send us an email and let us know!

Tackle Recommendations

I’m rarely – if ever – out on the water fishing in Rhode Island without these brands of equipment with me. 


SALT WATER AL'S GOLDFISH FISH WRAP SPECIAL EDITIONThe Fish Wrap Writer collaborated with the great team at Al’s Goldfish Lure Company to develop this new saltwater lure.

The Original Goldfish shape and action built specifically for saltwater action. Hard baked paints, custom tied teaser size 3/0 VMC J hook, and a wobble and flutter that salt species can’t ignore. 

Organization Recommendations

There are so many great organizations in Rhode Island and New England that do incredible work protecting our waterways, public access, and fisheries. Below are just a few I make it a point to stay informed on and volunteer with.