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Recreational summit sets national fishing agenda Last week I attended NOAA’s Recreational Saltwater Fishing Summit in Alexandria, Virginia with Capt. Frank Blount of the Frances Fleet and Capt. Rick Bellavance of Priority Too Charters, Pt. Judith. This was quite a showing for Rhode Island, as we were three of the 70 recreational fishermen, charter captains,

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West Bay Anglers raise $16,000 for charities “We just got $100!” said Pat Gallien, president of the West Bay Anglers,  performing his role as MC at the group’s final Lobster Raffle when a member walked up to him and handed him $100 to help take kids fishing.  “This type of thing happens all the time,”

Live bait yields big bass:  Capt. Blaine Anderson caught this 74.75 pound bass last May with a live scup. He will be the guest speaker March 19 at the Aquidneck Island Striper Team meeting.

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Warm water brings warm water fish Climate change and global warming continues to change the fishing environment around the world and right here in Rhode Island. Greenhouse gas emissions contribute to global warming, which is an increase in the average temperature of earth’s near-surface air and oceans. Global warming has been tracked since the mid-20th

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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

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