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
There are folks among us who believe, “There ain’t no such a thing as a free lunch” but for fishermen in the know, we know that ain’t so. Between Scott Travers and Jessica Pena with their DEM programs and Steve Medeiros with his relentlessly generous Rhode Island Saltwater Anglers Association, the next few weeks … Continue reading “If ever you are stranded in these parts…”, there is such thing as a free lunch
For April’s second Saturday, we have planned and waited, packed and repacked. Cursed for pre-dawn shivers in frigid canoes or poorly chosen float tubes, loved for an inevitable warm rising sun, remembered for simple pleasures of reopening tackle boxes, fly cases and rod tubes, Rhode Island’s official opening of trout season means more than just wetting a line.
“Whatever I catch, I’m going to say it was three times bigger,” said 13 year old Tim Roberts. So begins part two of our year in review, that much-anticipated, semi-obligatory writers holiday crutch, where we succumb to sweet Christmas cookies, Mimi’s salty, perfect antipasto and endless tall cans of Maine microbrew, which easily overtakes any … Continue reading Fish Wrapped 2017, Part II. The smiles say it all.
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
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
We here at the Fish Wrap Writer are happy to announce that I'll be joining forces with oelmag.com. as the Fishing Editor for the new premier Outdoor Enthusiast Lifestyle magazine. Great articles, how-to's and photographs will emerge every day from the collective talent assembled to bring you all the information, gear and guidance you need to … Continue reading The Fish Wrap Writer joins forces with Outdoor Enthusiast Lifestyle magazine
Dock talk is still all about big bass keeping to themselves at the top of Narragansett Bay. South coast fishermen are finding piles of schoolie salt pond stripers but few keepers. Cinder worms have made only fleeting appearances while sand worms appear to be increasing in numbers. Kayak anglers may see more opportunities as squid … Continue reading Crazy Albert and catching two rainbows with one cast
Cold water, piles of trash bags, new flies, cold beer, stripers with lice and if you’re lucky, those mighty anadromous heros of Spring, river herring. So that was Earth Day weekend, 2017. Fisherman Matt Toker a set up a Facebook page called 401 Fishing and has been promoting his Trash Pickup at Your Favorite Honey Hole … Continue reading How to mix cold water, Slim Jims & Garrett Hardin
If someone offered you a few hours of down time, chatting about rivers and fish, in an old mill, in a brewery in that old mill, filled with lots of fishy art and people tying flies and many good folks from the local Trout Unlimited chapter, would you find a few hours on a Friday? … Continue reading Cold Water, Cold Brew at Whalers