Secrets & squid, hope for F/V Emmy Rose, fair winds for Carl Whitney & Captain Charlie Niles

Oh what a week it was. Big national news, big warm weather, big rains and still, thankfully, more fish. November has been an easy weather month, so far, which we may pay for later on but for now, let’s talk black sea bass, stubborn bluefish, togs, and squid while we adjust the straps on our … Continue reading Secrets & squid, hope for F/V Emmy Rose, fair winds for Carl Whitney & Captain Charlie Niles

Going crab-less for tautog

Tautog fishing has been strong for a few months now but that’s starting to change with a change in seasons. Reliable spots have been giving up just a few keeper sized fish, just a few shorts, or just simply none at all. Plus, autumn’s winds don’t help the boat fishing crowd. But, if you don’t … Continue reading Going crab-less for tautog

Public hearing for Perry Raso’s Potter Pond application finally scheduled

There are fish to be caught in Segar Cove for sure If you’re concerned about public access, which does not simply mean a pathway from land to water, then you need to be aware that Perry Raso’s application to take another three acres out of recreational use in South Kingstown’s Potter Pond is finally scheduled … Continue reading Public hearing for Perry Raso’s Potter Pond application finally scheduled

This week, kids rule the seas

Many of us try our level best to teach our kids how important it is to get outside, breathe some fresh air and if we can get them on the water, to catch some fish. Sometimes we teach them our skills and experience such pride when they shine. Sometimes we get to take a step … Continue reading This week, kids rule the seas

Low trout waters means it’s time to fish the beach not the banks

This post originally appeared in the Southern RI Newspapers two weeks ago. As is known to happen, we fell a bit behind here and should have posted this sooner. Air and water are cooler now but the pressure is definitely not off the fish. So it's still pretty relevant. As always, thanks for reading... It’s … Continue reading Low trout waters means it’s time to fish the beach not the banks

It was downhill right from the ramp

020 Darkness casually faded into the summer excitement of unloading boats for a day chasing albies and striped bass. Galilee’s new boat ramp, designed to launch three boats at once with sturdy docks for coming and going, was bustling. Overhead were stars and stripes of irritating early morning cigarette smoke mixed with hints of gas … Continue reading It was downhill right from the ramp

Captain Ray Stachelek finds the fish

“I’m tight!” Ray Stachelek yelled from the stern of his Everglades 230 center console. After an hour searching for fish in foggy Galilee, Captain Ray had moved west, along the beach, staying in thirty feet of water, waiting for what he hoped would happen. Now, leaning over the port side, he pulled back on his … Continue reading Captain Ray Stachelek finds the fish

Let Greg Vespe take the helm in Narragansett Bay

This month we have long days and warm nights to fish but by month’s end, we should take a night off from the beach and learn to catch more fish in Narragansett Bay. The Rhode Island Saltwater Anglers Association will present seasoned and generous fisherman, Greg Vespe, for a talk about catching fish at night … Continue reading Let Greg Vespe take the helm in Narragansett Bay

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

Clearly, navigating a kayak in fog is easy

Anyone who was in Boy Scouts before that deal imploded or had parents drag them around the country in an old summer vacation van should know how to use a compass. Understanding direction is key to navigating, especially in zero visibility. Most of us have a compass app on our smart phones, which means some … Continue reading Clearly, navigating a kayak in fog is easy