Fishing Report
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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
The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced it is hosting a series of free recreational clamming workshops this summer. The workshops, led by a local shellfisherman, … more
The 7th annual Fishing for A Cause tournament, fundraiser and dinner raised nearly $200,000 to benefit children and families of the Schwartz Center, Meeting Street’s Dartmouth campus. The … more
In a media advisory last week the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said they are soliciting public comment on National Marine Sanctuaries and Monuments designated or expanded … more
You’ve tried to catch a keeper sized striped bass (28” or larger), but just have not hooked up with one yet. It can be very frustrating because you can try and try with no luck. However, … more
June marks the second year of a highly successful fishing camp for youth that will take place Tuesday, June 27 through Thursday, June 29 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Rocky Point State Park. The … more
The RI Lions Sight Foundation (RILSF) will be hosting their 10th Annual Fishing Tournament for Visually Impaired Persons (VIPs) on June 25 aboard the Frances Fleet party boat in Galilee.The half-day … more
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