Fishing Report
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“I knew if I let up the fish would be gone”“This bass hit when I had about 75 percent of my cast retrieved. I waited a bit before setting the hook as I have been setting it too … more
There is something mystical about coming in contact with sharks. They are very powerful. Anglers do take them for food, much the way they catch and eat codfish, summer flounder, striped bass or tuna. … more
The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is stocking ponds and rivers across Rhode Island with some 1,400 brown and brook trout. Stocked waterways include Meadowbrook Pond, Richmond; Carbuncle Pond, Coventry; Olney Pond, Lincoln; … more
The striped bass fishing season is underway and there are some large bass being caught in the East Passage. Expert angler Mike Swain of Coventry said he and his fishing partner Jay Angle (also from … more
Summer flounder (fluke) fishing came back pretty good after the storm considering that many feared (including me) that the fish would head out to the continental shelf for winter. Capt. Frank Blount … more
Dean Hoxsie has been hired as chief of law enforcement for the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM). He currently serves as chief of the Narragansett Police Department. Chief Hoxsie, who has 30 years of police experience, is … more
As you start to catch larger fish the issue of how to land them successfully becomes more important. So here are some tips on how to land fish if you gaff, net or swing them into the boat.Gaffing … more
Striper anglers say fishing off in 2015 The results of the Stripers Forever 2015 Annual Fishing Survey were released last week and 84 percent of survey respondents described the striper fishery as worse or much worse compared to last year. … more
Young anglers, female anglers and fishermen in urban areas are most likely to go years without fishing regardless of where in the country they live, a follow-up report commissioned by the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) has revealed. … more
PROVIDENCE – A pair of local spots have been added to the list of waters stocked by the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management for the new trout fishing season, which begins … more
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