Fishing Report
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Take an epicurean tour of the sea — Ocean State style, Thursday, March 30 at Mount Hope Farm in Bristol, RI. Rhode Island is home to a thriving seafood industry with a deep heritage and bright future. 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
If you want to enhance your fishing adventures this year, the New England Saltwater Fishing Show can help with instruction for beginners to accomplished fishermen and the latest in gear and … more
A public hearing on recreational fin fish regulations for 2016 will be held by the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 6 p.m. at the URI Bay Campus, Coastal Institute Building, Hazard Room in Narragansett. … 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
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
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
What a turn of events. Last month we heard that Rhode Island recreational anglers overfished their target in 2015 and that there would be an overall 30 percent reduction in summer flounder quota coastwide. However, it looks like recreational … more
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