Fishing Report
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“The fall squid fishing season is on.” said Greg Vespe, president of the Aquidneck Island Striper Team fishing club. Greg and his fishing partner Capt. B.J. Silvia of Flippin Out Fishing … more
The Tellier family of North Kingstown has a fine family fishing tradition. I first met Roger Tellier (formerly of East Providence) about six years ago through the Rhode Island Saltwater Anglers … more
As a fisherman, I was excited when I first got my eyes on the Narragansett Bay and Its Watershed Report that was released this week. I was pleased to find out that Narragansett Bay and the rivers … more
The tautog limit increased to six fish/person/day on Sunday, Oct. 15, and will run through Dec. 15. However, the ten fish/boat/day limit is in effect, but does not apply to charter and party … more
Last week I attended the RI Saltwater Anglers Association tautog expert’s seminar. Panelists included Travis Barao, who fishes for tautog in Southeastern Mass. and R.I.; Capt. Joseph Bleczinski … more
The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the veterans organization Dare to Dream will host a fly fishing program Saturday, Oct. 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Narrow River, … more
Kyle Dawson of Wakefield took first place in the 2nd Annual Snug Harbor Billy Carr Midnight Madness Striper Tournament last week with a 49.88 pound striped bass. Scott Carleston of Warren took second … more
Tautog (or Blackfish) is a great eating fish with a white delicate meat. That’s why anglers love to catch them. The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) regulates … more
The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s (ASMFC) Atlantic Menhaden Management Board will meet November 13-14 to consider approval of Amendment 3 to the Interstate Fishery Management … more
CUTS:Alex and crew – Photo AAlex Petrucci Sr (center standing), Alex Jr (kneeling to left) and their crew caught a 340 bluefin tuna using robotic bait.CS and JL with BI bass – Photo … more
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