Fishing Report
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I love the fishing in September. We have so many species to target. Black sea bass, scup, striped bass, bonito, false albacore, cod, tautog and the freshwater largemouth bass bite is great too. … more
Bonito are still running strong with some false albacore too along our coastal shore. Newport and Narragansett are hot spots with these fish now starting to be caught along the Massachusetts shore. … more
It’s the end of August and anglers are hooking up with Atlantic bonito. False albacore will hopefully follow right behind. Last week Elisa Cahill of Snug Harbor Marina, South Kingstown, said, … more
What’s better than a program that raising funds for needed fishery research while providing fishermen with the opportunity to catch more fish? The National Marine Fisheries Service’s … more
Earlier this month the National Oceanographic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released a final report from their March 2018 Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Summit.Summit input will be used … more
Last week about 40,000-50,000 Atlantic menhaden (pogies) were found dead along the Mystic River in Everett and Somerville, MA. There are no perpetrators responsible for the mortality.  Menhaden … more
Steve Brustein is a trained chef who mangers a team of chefs and food service personal in assisted living facilities throughout New England. He submitted this recipe.“This is a recipe I got … more
Black sea bass are fun to catch for the entire family. This week anglers reported a good black sea bass (BSB) bite in our bays, along our coastal shores and at Block Island. So now is the time to try … more
The New England and Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Councils launched a new webpage that's designed to serve as a repository for information relevant to offshore wind development activities in the … more
Bouillabaisse is a delicious way to take advantage of all the fish we catch in Narragansett and Mt. Hope bays. And I mean just about every fish, including sea robins, which are a highly sought after … more
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