Fishing Report
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It was great to hear Thursday that bonito had arrived.   Jeff Sullivan of Lucky Bait & Tackle, Warren, said, “We now have bonito being caught off Newport, and I understand they are … more
“Horseshoe crabs have been around for 350 to 450 million years, long before the dinosaurs. And they have been so successful that they have remained largely unchanged for millennia,” said … more
F ishing memories last a lifetime. And, the good news, you do not need a lot of money to start creating them for you, family members and friends. Fishing connects you with the environment, it is a … more
NOAA’s recreational catch and effort program, the Marine Recreational Information Program (MRIP), engaged a major effort to reinvent itself earlier this year with a re-envisioning process. … more
F ishing has been outstanding for a number of anglers. Very impressive stories, from some very accomplished anglers, so I thought I would share some. East End Eddie Doherty, Cape Cod Canal … more
A new report written for anglers by anglers serves as a call-to-arms to galvanize the angling community to demand action as climate change disrupts fishing experiences coast to coast. Last … more
As the spring migration of striped bass starts to slow, anglers begin to focus their attention on catching summer flounder (fluke). This year, like the past three years, has gotten off to a slow … more
I t’s not too early to sign up for one of the summer’s most popular fishing events. “We are thrilled that the Block Island Inshore Fishing Tournament keeps growing. Last year … more
Where’s the bite? Anglers are reporting fish in freshwater ponds, and all the bays, with striped bass, bluefish and tautog all heating up. more
The great news is that the striped bass are here on their spring migration north. I caught a 30” fish in Greenwich Bay Saturday in front of Buttonwoods, Warwick, with a Yo-Zuri Cystal minnow … more
The Better Bay Alliance held a public workshop on April 25 with Ørsted and their Revolution Wind project, which is being built this year along with a cable installation in the West Passage of … more
“Fisheries Economics of the U.S.,” released by NOAA Fisheries, shows recreational fishing in 2022 (the most recent data available) had a dramatic increase compared to 2021. In an advisory … more
The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management filed new regulations for the 2024 fishing season last week. Anglers should take note that we have a striped bass filet law in place now that … more
Opening Day of the freshwater fishing season in Rhode Island begins at 6 a.m. on Saturday, April 13. The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has stocked more than 60,000 brook, … more
The spring migration run of striped bass will soon be underway. The water temperatures off Narragansett at press time was 41 degrees. Traditionally 55 degrees is the temperature when the fish are … more
Atlantic Herring numbers are down — way down. According to NOAA Fisheries, the stock is overfished. In 2022, overall commercial landings totaled 9.3 million pounds. By comparison, a decade … more
It is my honor to be the guest speaker at the Rhode Island Saltwater Anglers Association seminar Monday, March 25,   at 7 p.m. at the West Warwick Elks, 60   Cyle St., West Warwick. The … more
I love it when a plan comes together.   Scott Travers, executive director of the R.I. Saltwater Anglers Association, and his board of directors did an outstanding job with the New England … more
The New England Saltwater Fishing Show is Friday, March 8, to Sunday, March 11, at the Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence. If you like to fish on the salt, you are in for a big treat. … more
At press time the states of Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island were all still seeking public comment and input on 2024 fishing regulations for saltwater fishing. So, the regulations list for … more
The Department of Environmental Management (DEM)  announced spring programs scheduled to connect Rhode Islanders with our state’s beautiful natural resources. From vernal pool night to … more
The University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography held an online seminar last Wednesday, titled “Recreational Fishing and Offshore Wind Energy: Understanding the Changing … more
It is not often you get a win, win when engaging in fisheries research. But the Commercial Fisheries Research Foundation   (CFRF) is trying to find out what impact offshore wind farms have on … more
Shark depredation, the full or partial consumption of a hooked fish by a shark before it is landed, is an increasing source of human and wildlife conflict in recreational fisheries. This summer and … more
\NOAA Fisheries announced the annual opening of a Seasonal Management Area (SMA) in Cape Cod Bay to protect North Atlantic right whales starting on Jan. 1, 2024, to May 15, 2024.   All vessels … more
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