It’s January, there’s no ice so go see East End Eddie Dougherty!

January’s calendar page means we’re largely confined to quarters unless there’s hard water for setting tip up’s or open water for launching a daredevil kayak trip for white perch. Deer season is in full swing on Block Island but with all this cold air and these short days, the next best thing is a full … Continue reading It’s January, there’s no ice so go see East End Eddie Dougherty!

Surfcasters bragging rights sure have changed

Rich Heffernan smoothed his perfect grey mustache and surveyed the crowd. They were cold, hungry fishermen in fleece hats and sweatshirts, the salty uniforms of those who spent long nights in the surf. Rich was helping host the breakfast banquet of the 26th Rhode Island Saltwater Anglers Association Fall Surf Casting Club Challenge at the … Continue reading Surfcasters bragging rights sure have changed

The Good Book is all about fishing

Regardless of how good the fishing is right now, here's a very good reason to pick up a good book about fishing. Author Ed Doherty is a Massachusetts fishermen who lives to cast the Cape Cod Canal and has just written Seven Miles After Sundown. It’s tight with a lifetime of stories, counsel, characters and … Continue reading The Good Book is all about fishing

He was the son of a fisherman

Gabriel Thomas Littlefield

Gabriel Thomas Littlefield was ten, strong, a little wild and blessed with an old man’s soul. He was dealt a tough card. He proved wisdom doesn’t always come with age. He was the son of a fisherman. When he became sick, a large community of fishermen came to his side. “Gabe’s Got This!” they yelled … Continue reading He was the son of a fisherman

How to fish for healing waters, patient guides & 400 lbs. of largemouth. Yikes.

Dan Ward

Project Healing Waters and Stars and Stripers teamed up for a second year to give veterans a day fishing on Narragansett Bay. Blessed with a perfect Saturday, the non-profit group of passionate volunteers matched a few dozen vets with local captains to find blues, bass or anything they could catch on a fly rod. Vets … Continue reading How to fish for healing waters, patient guides & 400 lbs. of largemouth. Yikes.

Crafty One Customs, circle hooks and icy February coolers

On February 21, my good friend Peter Jenkins at The Saltwater Edge hosted another excellent Surf Night. Peter brought in Dave Anderson and Gerry Audet to walk us through finding fish on a make-believe spot they’re calling Mystery Island. The deal was, based on all kinds of parameters which easily will transfer to your favorite … Continue reading Crafty One Customs, circle hooks and icy February coolers

In with the old then out with the new old at the Surf Day Used Tackle Sale

Well, we're big fans of the Narragansett Surfcasters fishing club so here's a little more notice of their Surf Day Used Tackle Sale on February 9, 2019 You can rent a table to sell off some gear or just walk the isles to pick out some new stuff on a very cool winter afternoon. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QupfUNsFo4

The vices of vises, Jerry Garcia and a punk rock deer

“Blame it on Jerry” was a typical quick response in my younger days, when questioned about some less than ideal decision. Mr. Jerry Garcia was a towering figure to me and since work was not such a priority back then, there was time for fishing or travelling somewhere to see him. Alas, we grow older … Continue reading The vices of vises, Jerry Garcia and a punk rock deer

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