Stripers are up, fluke are down, scup are strangely attractive

After a tepid start, the summer flounder season has warmed but it sure does not look like a banner year. “The fluke have been a challenge. I have been getting some but it’s been work,” said East Bay fisherman Greg Vespe. Water temps have largely peaked and bait is plentiful so with those exceptional ten … Continue reading Stripers are up, fluke are down, scup are strangely attractive

Trout Unlimited’s Chris Wood talks public lands, alchemy & casting from a shopping cart

Our landscapes are changing quickly. By some reckoning, we asked for it. We pulled a lever for change in Washington and we got it. The landscape of change became a whole lot larger too. The change people demanded to strengthen some parts of our great country is eroding others, like the environment and our access … Continue reading Trout Unlimited’s Chris Wood talks public lands, alchemy & casting from a shopping cart

Narragansett’s TU earns crucial funding, turbines turn & fishing refuses to wind down

While fishing season may be winding down for some, Glenn Place, President of Trout Unlimited’s Narragansett Chapter, has been working hard to keep members involved in fish conservation efforts. In support of their core mission to conserve, protect and restore North America’s cold water fisheries and their watersheds, the chapter has received an Embrace A … Continue reading Narragansett’s TU earns crucial funding, turbines turn & fishing refuses to wind down

Waders wet & hands dirty: that’s Trout Unlimited’s Jeff Yates

The cell phone went dead four times in half an hour. From Pennsylvania’s Route 80, Jeff Yates kept calling back because our conversation about conservation was important and timely, in light of an administration bent on overturning basic environmental protections, some as basic as clean water.  As the Director of Volunteer Operations for Trout Unlimited, … Continue reading Waders wet & hands dirty: that’s Trout Unlimited’s Jeff Yates

How To Buy Gear, Catch Carp, Shoot Clays, Roast a Pig & Fish 27 Miles

The Narragansett Surfcasters held another hugely successful Used Tackle Sale this past Saturday. Hundreds of people streamed through the Narragansett Community Center, to pour over new and used rods, reels, lures, tackle bags, needle fish and classic collectible plugs. It’s quite and day, with the smell of clam chowder in the air, talk of old … Continue reading How To Buy Gear, Catch Carp, Shoot Clays, Roast a Pig & Fish 27 Miles

Trump, Trout Unlimited & The Cape Cod Salties

With that voice, that posture, that presence behind a table, Jack Creighton didn’t need to tell me he was a retired police chief. His service was as obvious as an unmarked police car. Jack’s the President of the Cape Cod Salties fishing club and it’s pretty clear he works hard to keep members focused on … Continue reading Trump, Trout Unlimited & The Cape Cod Salties

Codfish, Head Boats & Maybe a Meeting or Two. That’s So Winter…

It’s cold. It’s windy.  It must be time to go cod fishing. Block Island has long been a key place to start drifting given areas of hard bottom for tasty codfish. Like many New England fishing communities, the island had a history of reliance on the mighty Gadus. From rowed dories to simple gas powered … Continue reading Codfish, Head Boats & Maybe a Meeting or Two. That’s So Winter…

‘Gansett, B.I. & Monterey Bay: Albies, Stripers & Plastic Get The Hook

Tautog season looks to be winding down but false albacore are speeding through our shores. Albies are part of the mackerel family and beloved for their speed and power. Like tuna, they have no swim bladder so are in constant motion and will corner bait where there exists structure and moving water. Inlets, breakwalls and … Continue reading ‘Gansett, B.I. & Monterey Bay: Albies, Stripers & Plastic Get The Hook