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Meeting yields clues about upcoming fishing regulations Four advisory panels including summer flounder (fluke), tautog, Atlantic Menhaden and scup/black sea bass of the Rhode Island Marine Fisheries Council (RIMFC) met last week. The results of the meeting give us some indication of what recreational fishing regulations will likely be for 2014. Here are some highlights:

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Fishing with windmills; Pabst tournament set for summer Last week, the Commercial Fisheries Center of Rhode Island hosted three fishermen from the United Kingdom. Merlin Jackson, John Nichols, and Colin Warwick spoke with several local fishermen about their experiences fishing with operating wind farms off their coast near Ramsgate, England. The fishermen spoke about mitigation,

Rainbow trout: Collin Fewster and his father Dave Fewster (an active member of the East Bay Anglers) landed their limit of rainbow trout ice fishing at Barber’s Pond in South Kingstown last week.

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Recreational anglers express concern about wind farm What studies have and will be done to measure the impact of this project on fish? Do we know how the vibrations will impact fish? Has Deepwater Wind built other wind farms? What about migrating birds, will some be killed by the wind mills?  How is this project

No Fluke: Stage set for summer flounder quota battle

Last week over seventy fishermen expressed their concern about proposed recreational summer flounder (fluke) regulations at an Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) public hearing. The Commission regulates many of the species we fish for in Rhode Island waters, on a regional basis. The public hearing, held at the University of Rhode Island Bay Campus,

Togzilla:  Capt. Mel True has successfully used vertical jigging to land bottom fish like this big tautog.

No Fluke: winter a good time to perfect skills, tune regulations

Saltwater Sportsman’s seminar Saturday, January 18 The Saltwater Sportsman’s national fishing seminar series with host George Poveromo will hold its New England seminar Saturday, January 18, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; at the Mohegan Sun Casino’s Grand Ballroom in Uncasville, Connecticut. Poveromo is an editor-at-large for Salt Water Sportsman magazine and is the host of George Poveromo’s

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 2014 recreational fishing regulations The pressure is on. The holidays are over and it is prime time for recreational fishing policy and regulations to be made. So from now until spring the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management’s (DEM) Fish & Wildlife Division will be developing fishing policy and regulation recommendations, taking its quota cues

Hot fluke bite: Jacob, Chris and Alexa Beaulieu of Warwick landed twelve keeper fluke (summer flounder) when fishing off Jamestown this summer.

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Top fishing stories of 2013 I thought it might be fun to relate five of my favorite fishing stories of 2013. Here they are… Happy New Year! 1. Giant tautog caught in September It was a chilly fall morning requiring jackets. The sun rose and things started to warm up in the lower part of

Reefs planned for RI: reef locations one and two are off the northwest cost of Aquidneck Island, east of Prudence Island.  The third is inside Mt. Hope Bay, northeast of the Bridge.

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Experimental reefs could add life to bay Do artificial reefs enhance the biomass of fish species…or do they just provide a place for existing fish to congregate? If reefs congregate fish, does this increase rates of exploitation by predators (including fishermen)?  Anglers say that when warm water comes into the bay in August, all the


Holiday gift ideas for the angler

Gift certificates from your local bait & tackle shop or stores like Benny’s and the Bass Pro Shops make great holiday gifts for the angler.  But if you are wondering what to get your favorite angler, here are my top ten choices.  I wouldn’t mind getting any of these gifts myself. • Saltwater Sportsman’s national

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‘Inland Fishes of RI'; Fish & Wildlife hatcheries in trouble If you want to know all about inland fish species and their habitats then the new RI Department of Environmental Management guide “Inland Fishes of Rhode Island” is for you. At $26.75 it makes the perfect gift for anglers and nature enthusiasts. The book, written