Largemouth, ducks, a Go-Devil & chicken soup. Hell yeah, that’s Fall in RI

The Rhode Island Kayak Bassin’ tournament season has wrapped up for 2018. Administrators Matt Tetreault and RJ Alves successfully created a few months of fun for freshwater fishermen, taking anglers to some of this state’s most beautiful water bodies and reminding us how much fun largemouth bass fishing can be. Saltwater fishermen tend to get … Continue reading Largemouth, ducks, a Go-Devil & chicken soup. Hell yeah, that’s Fall in RI

Fall surfcasting is discovering the way before finding the fish

Surfcasters have space now, space to cast, to walk, even to park. Mornings have been air brushed with wood stove smoke, still sweet for its newness. Spots have become secret again as we rediscover what we knew was there all along. Surfcasters know nothing is lost just because calendars display perfect foliage or trickling brooks … Continue reading Fall surfcasting is discovering the way before finding the fish

Brian Hall gets sidelined so read the Fish Wrap Five

This just in. The Ocean State Kayak Anglers Association has placed administrator Brian Hall on injured reserve. Brian’s a pretty tough guy, a veteran and firefighter, kayak fisherman, freestyle eel wrestler and house party comedian. The last part is a work in progress.  I suspect his wife is tougher since she has to put up … Continue reading Brian Hall gets sidelined so read the Fish Wrap Five

Albies have us surrounded and herring find some sanctuary

Albies. Albies. Albies. We wait and wait for them, we look to Captain Ray Stachelek to predict their arrival date, which he does with miraculous accuracy, we watch videos of Captain Rene Letourneau catching them on the fly and we stock up on supplies. We wonder if white Albie Snax will be the ones this … Continue reading Albies have us surrounded and herring find some sanctuary

Tom Adams wins big and RIDEM Law Enforcement lands a big poacher

This week we’re all about pats on the back, hands behind the back and fishing some sweet backwaters. Congratulations first off to Tom Adams of the Ocean State Kayak Anglers Association who earned first place in the Why Knot Albie Shootout. Fishing was tough as a railroad spike apparently but Tom kept at it and … Continue reading Tom Adams wins big and RIDEM Law Enforcement lands a big poacher

Go get ’em Gabe, we’ve totally got your back

In fuzzy world of printed newspapers and this new interweb thing, frequently there's a delay between when words are bound and when they go digital. That said, the following may seem a bit dated in our instant everything world but Gabe Littlefield's story is important and if even just one more person donates to the … Continue reading Go get ’em Gabe, we’ve totally got your back

Trading anything for more time in the Maine woods

"Sure, I'd say you should use it until the Sheriff shows up." That was some solid advice from Mark Peters of Mattawamkeag, Maine, standing in a sweat stained t-shirt, poling a canoe up the Penobscot River, telling us without asking of meeting a missionary from Hell, offering tips for converting young elms into true canoe … Continue reading Trading anything for more time in the Maine woods

With some help from all of us, Gabe’s got this

We’ve got a boat to build. Fishing surely is a top priority right now because this is our high season but it’s also the right time to meet ten year old Gabe Littlefield. Gabe’s a cool kid with a cool Dad who takes his kids and lots of people fishing. Gabe has developed a health … Continue reading With some help from all of us, Gabe’s got this

Save Potter Pond brought Barcelona to South County

“Ready? We can change the world!” cried Sam, captain of a floating, rolling dock anchored in South Kingstown’s Potter Pond. With a southern breeze freshening, seven players and singers from Barcelona blessed Segar Cove with riffs and some long, amazing Flamenco harmonies while some forty boats, kayaks, stand up paddle boards, jet-skis and a solo … Continue reading Save Potter Pond brought Barcelona to South County