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No Fluke

By   /  August 7, 2013  /  Columns  /  No Comments

Col—Monti—8.7.13

Future of fishing promising in Rhode Island There is a new fishing cooperative in Rhode Island, and it’s the first of its type in the nation. It’s “Rhode Island Fish for the Future” and it’s a charter captains’ summer founder (fluke) cooperative which is voluntarily testing an innovative fishing approach to improve accountability and conservation […]

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No Fluke

By   /  July 31, 2013  /  Columns  /  No Comments

Fluke (summer flounder) fishing good. Peter and Holly Sousa landed summer fluke to 21” while fishing off Dutch Island and Jamestown last Sunday night.

Fish need to breathe too Dr. Chris Deacutis of the University of Rhode Island sent me an email this week. Dr. Deacutis and his team have measured temperature, nutrient and oxygen levels in Narragansett Bay for years. Oxygen levels in the lower part of the water column in the west passage of Narragansett Bay are […]

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How to catch bonito and albacore… and take great photos of your catch

By   /  July 24, 2013  /  Columns  /  No Comments

Fluke fishing is good:  Josh Olczak of Maryland, and Marchello and Tony Carulli of Pennsylvania enjoyed a morning of Fluke fishing  in Greenwich Bay last week. Fluke fishing has been good in  Narragansett Bay, along coastal shores and Block Island.

Learn how to fish for bonito and false albacore and how to take better fishing photos at the Rhode Island Saltwater Anglers Association’s (RISAA) monthly meeting on Monday, July 29 at 7 p.m. at the West Valley Inn in West Warwick. Captain Eric Thomas will speak about how to catch bonito and false albacore. Thomas […]

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Local angler catches exotic cobia

By   /  July 19, 2013  /  Columns  /  No Comments

Warm water fish:  Greg Vespe of Tiverton, RI caught this cobia, an exotic warm water fish, off Gould Island when fishing for striped bass with a bunker (Atlantic Menhaden) head as bait.

“What a fight… the fish cleared the water by three feet and then dug under the boat and ran… boy they are tough fish.”, said Greg Vespe of Tiverton, RI as he recounted his fight with a cobia he caught off the south side of Gould Island in the East Passage of Narragansett Bay. The […]

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No Fluke: The scoop on scup; testing for mercury

By   /  July 3, 2013  /  Columns  /  No Comments

Research to identify mercury levels in scup The Rhode Island Saltwater Anglers Foundation has awarded a $12,166 grant to Roger Williams University to drive new research that will measure mercury levels in scup, a native fish frequently fished and consumed by Rhode Island recreational fishermen. The research will assist the Rhode Island Department of Health […]

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No Fluke

By   /  June 25, 2013  /  Columns  /  No Comments

Huge bass from lower Bay: Greg Vespe of Tiverton, RI landed this 40 pound bass just before midnight using an eel.

Where’s the bite Striped bass fishing continued to improve this week. Dave Henault of Ocean State Tackle, Providence, said, “The bass have left the Seekonk River and are in the upper Providence River with anglers catching fish on menhaden either chucked or live-lining them. Fishing has been good at India Point Park, Save the Bay […]

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No Fluke

By   /  June 20, 2013  /  Columns  /  No Comments

Col—Monti

Striped bass taste good… and have good taste If you are a striped bass fan, and like to catch or eat them, you will be happy to know they have good taste too.  They enjoy eating just about any bottom crustacean or fish that presents itself as easy prey. However, they particularly like to eat […]

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Fluke tips and where to catch them

By   /  June 16, 2013  /  Columns  /  No Comments

Fat striped bass:  Brian Hehir of Burlington, VT, caught this 15-pound bass, his first ever, while fishing on Angel Light Charters off Poppasquash Point, Bristol, with a bright orange tube made by John’s Bait & Tackle, North Kingstown.

Fluke (summer flounder) fishing continued to be extremely strong last week along coastal shores, out at Block Island and in Narragansett Bay. John Wunner of John’s Bait & Tackle, North Kingstown said, “Fluke fishing has exploded in Narragansett Bay with fish being caught in the upper bay… in places like Greenwich Bay…which hasn’t been the […]

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Favorite ways to catch striped bass

By   /  May 29, 2013  /  Columns  /  No Comments

Bass plentiful in Bay:  Angler Joe Daniels of Warwick with a 12-pound striper he caught last week at the Hurricane Barrier, live-lining Atlantic Menhaden.

We have a lot of bait in the Bay: Atlantic Menhaden and silversides are out there, and last week many coves and rivers experienced a worm hatch. This all translated into a great week of striped bass and bluefish fishing. See “Where’s the bite” below for details. With all this bait and action, why is […]

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No Fluke

By   /  May 22, 2013  /  Columns  /  No Comments

Fishing tournament for visually impaired adults The RI Lions Sight Foundation (RILSF) will host their 6th Annual VIP Fishing Tournament for Visually Impaired Persons (VIP’s) of Rhode Island on June 23.  The tournament will take place on a chartered party boat out of Galilee RI. The tournament is sponsored and organized by the RILSF and […]

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