Narragansett Surfcaster’s Surf Day and Peter Jenkins’ Stock The Box Fly Tying Expo help us prepare for stripers, albies & full tackle boxes. Both fight off winter blues and build a sense of community with anglers new and experienced, young and old.
“Conservation equivalency sucks,” was Peter jenkins’ opener, which certainly seized the crowd’s attention at the monthly Narragansett Surfcasters meeting. Surfcasting author Dennis Zambrotta followed with stories of fishing Block Island for big bass from decades past and this past Fall.
The American Saltwater Guides Association took the regulatory tiger by the tail to protect striped bass. According to Peter Jenkins, they’re just getting started because they know, fish are worth more in the water than in a cooler.
When government doesn’t engage the very people who might be impacted by their tax funded actions, there will be opposition and just maybe, anarchy. Rhode Island’s Coastal Resources Management Council has invited even more scrutiny by softballing aquaculture applications literally under people’s noses, without ever letting them know of the impacts. That’s pure bull and the curtain has been called.