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

You can learn a lot from 6″ of water

Always an outdoors column on the move, this week we go electroshocking catfish in Attleboro, Ma., find out how much you can learn by looking into a five gallon bucket and enjoy a quick discussion on Napoleon's wallpaper. Seriously. It’s difficult to connect an ankle deep river winding past a graveyard and an elementary school … Continue reading You can learn a lot from 6″ of water

Flukin’ Kayaks, David Grisman & Brian O’Connor Knows His Trout

This Saturday looks to be a very busy fishing day. A thousand or so fishermen, boaters, kayakers and lots of good people will pour into our coastal waters for the Green Hill "Fluke Till Ya Puke" Fishing Tournament. Headquartered at Point View Marina in South Kingstown’s Snug Harbor, the show runs from 5am to 9pm … Continue reading Flukin’ Kayaks, David Grisman & Brian O’Connor Knows His Trout

Elisa, Peter, Mike & Al-Tackle Makers & Sellers

Fresh off her Nu-2-U Used Tackle Sale and back on almost regular business hours, Elisa and Matt at Snug Harbor Marina have brought in lots more green crabs for a welcome increase in tautog catching as cod fishing starts to fade around the old Fairway buoy and spots south of the island. Stripers are hitting … Continue reading Elisa, Peter, Mike & Al-Tackle Makers & Sellers

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

fly fishing explained then we meet warren winders & cheeky reels

Fly fishing specific shows offer a glimpse into this passive riverine alter-universe...Warren is a guy who I suspect could wade into a quiet piece of shallow water, find catch net and release a fine brook trout and not think to tell you about it that night...with 18 zippers and clippers for zingers for nippers and tippets...Spin fishermen tend to be the jeans and t-shirt crowd, often with very clever use of the word “hooker”...