Tag Archives: Dave Monti

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

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

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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

The squid are in: Greg Vespe of Warren with a jumbo squid he caught last week in the Newport area. Squid are most commonly caught at night as they are attracted to the lights from docks, wharfs and vessels.

Rule changes reflect Fisheries Commission findings

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC), headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, is responsible for many of our recreational and commercial fishing regulations in Rhode Island. The Commission has served as a deliberative body of the Atlantic coastal states, coordinating the conservation and management of 25 highly migratory nearshore species. The fifteen states that formed the

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What matters most to anglers? What matters most to saltwater recreational anglers was identified in a recent NOAA survey of more than 9,000 state and federally-permitted saltwater anglers from 22 coastal states in the continental United States and Alaska. Here are some highlights: 81% of anglers plan to take the same number of trips next

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Science reaches out to Narragansett families It is not often that fish science reaches out and touches families.  But last Monday three partners turned a scientific fish monitoring survey into a recreational fishing experience for several Narragansett families. For the second year in a row, the Department of Environmental Management (DEM), in conjunction with the

Double header sea bass: Ginny Reed of Bristol with the double header jumbo sea bass she caught Saturday, October 26 aboard the Frances Fleet.  Photo by Roger Simpson.

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DEM seeks public comment; tautog fishery heating up The Division of Fish and Wildlife of the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will solicit public comment on a variety of management plan proposals at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, November 19, at the University of Rhode Island Bay Campus, Corless Auditorium, South Ferry Road, Narragansett. Written comments

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