Crafty One Customs, circle hooks and icy February coolers

On February 21, my good friend Peter Jenkins at The Saltwater Edge hosted another excellent Surf Night. Peter brought in Dave Anderson and Gerry Audet to walk us through finding fish on a make-believe spot they’re calling Mystery Island. The deal was, based on all kinds of parameters which easily will transfer to your favorite … Continue reading Crafty One Customs, circle hooks and icy February coolers

Poaching needs a judge who respects fish & fishermen

Poaching is back and apparently, as popular as ever. The recent arrest of a local businessman for being more than twice the normal average of greedy is, sadly, yet another reminder of man’s weakness when it comes to taking, which in this case, is the same as stealing. This was his third offence. Social media … Continue reading Poaching needs a judge who respects fish & fishermen

Save Potter Pond brought Barcelona to South County

“Ready? We can change the world!” cried Sam, captain of a floating, rolling dock anchored in South Kingstown’s Potter Pond. With a southern breeze freshening, seven players and singers from Barcelona blessed Segar Cove with riffs and some long, amazing Flamenco harmonies while some forty boats, kayaks, stand up paddle boards, jet-skis and a solo … Continue reading Save Potter Pond brought Barcelona to South County

Kayak fishermen help pay off a personal debt to The Jimmy Fund

It takes a lot of work to keep things simple. It was barely 3 a.m. when Ryan Dubay pulled into the deeply rutted West Island Town Beach parking lot in Fairhaven, Ma. His headlights turned the heads of a dozen guys already milling around their trucks or lightly dozing inside cabs. Bed lights lights sliced […]

Kayak Bassin’, Woony Cleanin’, Gunar Catchin’…That’s A Lot

RJ Alves and Matt Tetrault are full steam ahead with their new RI Kayak Bassin’ group and a full calendar of fishing tournaments. The first event at South Kingstown’s Worden Pond is already full, which shows you how much love there is for freshwater fishing and how much we’re all sick of all this winter. … Continue reading Kayak Bassin’, Woony Cleanin’, Gunar Catchin’…That’s A Lot

Swampers, Jimmy Chappel & Other Cool Guys Help Us Welcome A Much Needed Spring

Spring. Spring. The very word brings a smile to even the stodgiest of swampers. Yes, I made up that word. Spring is positive, it’s bright, it’s pleasing, it’s new hope for an end to slumping wood piles, dirty roads and thread bare back woods. Spring brings work, with gardens to till, border beds to clean, … Continue reading Swampers, Jimmy Chappel & Other Cool Guys Help Us Welcome A Much Needed Spring

Make Some Time To Hear Fisherman Zak Trojano

  This week we meet Massachusetts musician and fly fisherman Zak Trojano. He writes complex, intricate, beautiful songs that help us see life a little differently because music, like fishing, speaks to people differently. Music can take us away from or bring us back to reality and Zak’s music, like fishing, requires some time. “I … Continue reading Make Some Time To Hear Fisherman Zak Trojano

Fish Wrapped 2017, Part II. The smiles say it all.

“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.

Fish Wrapping Up 2017, Part One

So it is, the end of another year and we’ve been so fortunate to report on people searching for and catching fish, people protecting resources and people who were just straight away characters. We started by meeting Mike Lee, proud new owner of Al’s Goldfish Lure Company, the perfect lure that’s likely caught a million … Continue reading Fish Wrapping Up 2017, Part One

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