Female Fly Fishers And The Flat River is a celebration of increasing female participation in fishing and the return of a lovely RI river, freed from her stone confines. Trout Unlimited is all over us this week and I’m glad to have them.
End of the New England summer means RI ‘Tog, Bass and Sharks so we give you a look at all of them this week. And, a visit from Ralph Craft who invites you to his RI Tog tourney, John Dodd talks Atlantic White Sharks in Rhode Island and Australia and our friend Mike Woods talks about Back Country Hunters & Anglers helping assemble striped bass data.
This week, we announce our new partnership with the Fish Nerds Podcast, at least for a while and recap another successful BI Inshore Fishing Tourney around a wind farm. Summer in Rhode Island is in full effect.
Karen Pinchin has masterfully provided us with a history, current consideration and future hope for Atlantic bluefin tuna. with her new book, “Kings of Their Own Ocean.” If you see fish as more than meat in a cooler and can see beyond your own bow to a future of respect for science and abundance in our generation, read her words for a careful, complete voyage alongside tuna as they migrate in ancient cycles through deep, warm corridors learned over millennia, fall to our nets and hooks and feed a world obsessed with their flesh.
Charlie Lepre, The Wolf, has passed and left us with heavy hearts and happy memories. From First Rock to Block Island, he was a classic fisherman who never tired of casting through the night then working all day. So long Charlie, you will be missed.