Here’s why Dennis Tabella should stay in his lane to not sound like a turkey

A few weeks ago,  Mr. Dennis Tabella wrote a letter to likely every news source he could find to protest a turkey hunt for young people, supported by RIDEM and The Light Foundation.  While certainly I have empathy for all living animals and respect his group, Defenders of Animals, to be a noble cause, I … Continue reading Here’s why Dennis Tabella should stay in his lane to not sound like a turkey

A second look at a few characters from 2019

Each year we take a few weeks to look back on not just the calendar but more significantly, the characters who make this weekly stew pot of news, predictions, sarcasm and marginally accurate reports occasionally readable. This week is no exception; we get to meet some of the coolest and finest people on the water. … Continue reading A second look at a few characters from 2019

One last look before closing the barn door

Winter, with her drapings of snow, curtains of north wind and blankets of ice to freeze ponds and pines, is near. She is challenging sportsmen kicking withered leaves against breaths of cold air and long nights. Wood stoves are replacing beach fires as daylight shrinks behind bare tree shadows. E.B. White gave us “Oh, they … Continue reading One last look before closing the barn door

Numbers don’t lie, Bob Buscher is the best of the best

Bob Buscher has done it. With just a few weeks before we start new fishing calendars, he finished his journey. South County Rhode Island’s favorite fisherman and media star has at last caught and released one thousand pounds of largemouth bass this year. What a journey it was.  We started covering Bob back when the … Continue reading Numbers don’t lie, Bob Buscher is the best of the best

It was raining fish on opening day and Peter Jenkins is building fish abundance

Spring’s greatest day, the opening of trout season in Rhode Island was a soggy success. Steady rains came early and often, winds pushed everyone around and skies were zebra striped with sheets of clouds racing south to north. Two days later, under far more obliging skies, a newly organized group of saltwater fishing guides hosted … Continue reading It was raining fish on opening day and Peter Jenkins is building fish abundance

2018 goes out with a splash

This week we turn the boat around for a second look at some characters and their greatest hits from 2018. What fun. One of the founders of RI Kayak Bassin’, RJ Alves is a force, to say the least. And it’s all positive. His highlight was the, “First RIKB tourney: saved a tipped angler, broke … Continue reading 2018 goes out with a splash

It’s officially an unofficial win for the Narrow River

This story was somehow lost in the mix and should have been posted a few weeks ago. It happens... The First Annual Narrow River Kayak Multi-Species Fishing Tournament went off without a hitch last weekend and when all the numbers were tallied, the river came in first place. Block Island’s Geoff Hall squeezed off a … Continue reading It’s officially an unofficial win for the Narrow River

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

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