Tag Archives: Dave Monti

"Canyon Fever", a new fishing adventure book, was released last month by Capt. Denny Dillon of the f/v Persuader II, Pt. Judith. Local expert angler Susan Lema illustrated the book.

No Fluke: Time to get your gear ready

A sure way to shed those winter blues is to get your fishing gear ready for the fishing season. It gives me great joy to organize my tackle, respool reels and get everything ready for freshwater opening day in April, saltwater spring tautog, and striped bass fishing. As I prepare, I dream about the big

Heidi Reid of Stur-Dee Boat Co., Tiverton, RI makes the same Amesbury Dory boat design her father made when he started the company 1947.

No Fluke: What I liked at the fishing show

“The show this weekend was very good. The threat of snow Sunday must have hurt us somewhat and it died off quickly by mid-afternoon. If it wasn’t for that we were on track for it to have been our highest attended yet,” said Steve Medeiros, president of the Rhode Island Saltwater Anglers Association, sponsors of the

2015 saltwater fishing regulations, license bill and fishing show this week

Last Monday’s Department of Environmental Management’s (DEM) recreational regulation workshop and public hearing meetings combined what normally takes place over four different evenings into one night. Traditionally participation at specie Advisory Panel meetings held over four different evenings is limited (three to six fishermen, fifteen or twenty if an important issue was being discussed).  At

Mobilize now to impact fishing regulations for 2015

The biggest 2015 recreational fishing regulation meeting in Rhode Island will occur Monday, February 16 at the University of Rhode Island, Graduate School of Oceanography, Corless Auditorium, South Ferry Road, Narragansett. At this meeting, regulation amendments to recreational fishing management plans for summer flounder, striped bass, tautog, scup, black sea bass and others will be

Providence Boat Show roundup

The new and improved 2015 Providence Boat Show was held this past weekend and everything seem to go off without a hitch. A reinvigorated boat show is what I witnessed. About 100 manufactures had vessels of all types on display: power boats, sail boats, dinghies, personal watercraft, kayaks and canoes. The show featured an enhanced

No Fluke

Ice fishing for charity The annual Kevin Thatcher Memorial Ice Fishing Tournament will be held Saturday, Jan. 31, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Crystal Lake. The tournament will benefit “Between the Cracks,” a local non-profit that helps families in need. Crystal Lake Golf Course, Big Bear Bait & Tackle and Ted’s Bait Shop

World record tautog – Angler Kenneth Westerfeld of Bayside, NY with the 28.8 pound tautog he caught last week. The fish could be a new world record if verified by the IGFA.

No fluke

DEM stocks ponds with trout The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) plans to stock eight ponds with 3,000 trout this week for the winter fishing season. Carbuncle Pond, Coventry; Olney Pond, Lincoln; Barber Pond, South Kingstown; Silver Spring Lake, North Kingstown; Upper Melville Pond, Portsmouth; and Round Top Ponds, Burrillville will be stocked with trout.

No Fluke

Summer flounder and black sea bass regulations to tighten Last week the Mid-Atlantic Fisheries Management Council (MAFMC) and the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) had a joint meeting to discuss summer flounder (fluke), black sea bass and scup. These two organizations have a direct impact on fishing regulations in Rhode Island as some of