A cast of characters keeps finding more fish

It’s always a cast of characters who make Fish Wrap work and this week is no exception. Salt and freshwater fishing has been pretty good these last few weeks and while striper season started off a little shaky, there’s pogies in the Bay with some decent sized bass chasing them while south of the bridges, … Continue reading A cast of characters keeps finding more fish

Jigging Tank, Custom Rods & Fresh Catch Beer…Man What A Show

The 2018 New England Saltwater Fishing Show was another major success. The annual three day event drew around 15,000 men, women and children to see the biggest names in rods, reels, boats, lures, charter captains and the newest fashions. Produced by the 7,500 member strong RI Saltwater Anglers Association, this year was exceptionally busy. Elisa … Continue reading Jigging Tank, Custom Rods & Fresh Catch Beer…Man What A Show

Hard water, white sharks, scientists swinging wrenches. It’s winter, man.

  Fishing Winter saltwater is much more enjoyable when it’s not frozen. Last week, on such a beautiful and warm Sunday, a friend packed up his kayak, Lew’s reels, tackle boxes, snacks, a few 16 ounce cans of emergency “liquids” and his trusty nine-weight, for a few hours on a salt pond. He needed to get … Continue reading Hard water, white sharks, scientists swinging wrenches. It’s winter, man.

Catching Cape Cod Albies from a Hobie Compass Kayak

We were lucky enough to try out a new Hobie Mirage Compass kayak in pursuit of false albacore on the south shore of Cape Cod. The weather was touch and go but the fish were feeding and to make things even more interesting, the water boiled with King mackerel. What a rush! Take a look … Continue reading Catching Cape Cod Albies from a Hobie Compass Kayak

How To Tie Tail Teasers and Tell Tall Tales On A Winter’s Night

                      Grilling steak tips marinated the air.  Allman Brothers riffs fell from ceiling speakers. Fishermen gripped tall bottles.        Winter doldrums gripped us all. Outside, roads were tight with dirty snow; it felt like years since we’ve been fishing. Each door opening carried … Continue reading How To Tie Tail Teasers and Tell Tall Tales On A Winter’s Night

there are sooooo many fish around…

Narragansett, Block Island, Newport, Jamestown, Watch Hill. Summer flounder, striped bass, scup, sea bass, bluefish, tuna, sharks. Eels, pogies, live-lined scup, big fat white Danny’s, maybe even a chewed up, pockmarked Atom popper you bought Lord-knows-when: you name it and we are surrounded by opportunities. Even with waters warmed from weeks of sun and little … Continue reading there are sooooo many fish around…

dads, harpoons, sharks and the Mayor of Charlestown

 Striped bass, fluke, tuna and shark fishing are all getting better, much better. Along South West Ledge and the island’s south side, the bite continues to improve with plenty of bait to be found. Sand eels have been seen along the Narragansett shoreline with lots of small blues in close chasing them towards the beach. … Continue reading dads, harpoons, sharks and the Mayor of Charlestown