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Noah Gasperini (age 13) fished with Greg Vespe of Tiverton last week and hooked up with this black sea bass, as well as fluke, scup and a 20 pound striped bass.

Fall is a great time to fish

Fall is a great time to fish

The Department of Environmental Management’s Division of Fish and Wildlife will hold several fishing programs this fall. With stripers and bluefish plentiful in Narragansett Bay, autumn is one of the best times of the year to fish. Hosted by the Division’s Aquatic Resource Education program, the programs include an introduction to saltwater fly-fishing workshop and

Bruce Rich of Marlborough, Conn. with a huge (possibly a record breaking) false albacore he caught while fishing with Capt. Ray Stachelek of Cast-a-Fly Charters.

No Fluke: False albacore and bonito running hot

Capt. Ray Stachelek of East Greenwich is an expert fly fishing guide and at this time of year he specializes in taking anglers saltwater fishing for false albacore, bonito and striped bass. Last week Capt. Stachelek fished with Bruce Rick of Marlborough, Conn. Bruce hooked up with and landed one of the largest false albacores

Capt. Mike Warner with a false albacore he caught last Friday using a soft plastic lure.

No Fluke: Striped bass debate heats up

Since the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) put new striped bass regulation options out for public hearing there has been a great deal of input for members of the ASMFC in Rhode Island and coast wide. The Commission took public comment under advisement until September 30 and will review comments to help inform their

Roman Ramirez of Providence with the three pound scup (porgy) he caught when fishing on the Gail Frances party boat last week.

No Fluke

Fish mangers to determine striped bass regulations Last week the Rhode Island commissioners to the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) held a striped bass input meeting at the URI Bay Campus. Steve Medeiros of the RI Saltwater Anglers Association (RISAA) said in a position letter to the ASMFC, that RISAA (who represents 7,500 recreational

Harry (11) and his brother Jameson Hogan-Shaw (7) with a sack of summer flounder, sea bass and sea robin filets they caught while fishing with grandparents Mary Shaw and Bruce Bowen.

No Fluke

Where’s the bite Ernie Beckwith of Connecticut fly fished for bonito and false albacore Thursday in front of Nappatree Point, Westerly.  Ernie said “The fish weren’t very finicky Thursday, there were good numbers of them and before you knew it I boated three false albacore and two small bonito.” Reports of false albacore have been

Eight year old Jack O’Grady of South Kingstown with cod fish he caught on the Frances Fleet.

No Fluke

Fish mangers set quotas for 2015 The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) and the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC) reviewed and maintained previously established commercial quotas and recreational harvest limits for summer flounder, scup and black sea bass for the 2015 fishing season. So in all likelihood this will translate to limits close to

Matthew McCabe with the record 36.2 pound cobia he weighed in at Lucky Bait & Tackle, Warren.

‘That’s no shark, it’s a cobia’

Matthew McCabe caught a record-breaking cobia off Newport last week. Manny Macedo of Lucky Bait & Tackle in Warren said, “We weighed the fish in at 36.2 pounds and if that weight holds this will be a state record. The fish was 48.5 inches with a girth of 23.5 inches. Matthew lives in Warwick and

Josh Davis and Matt Parker, both of Barrington, hold up two of the monster stripers they caught on a recent evening fishing trip off Block Island.

No Fluke

Great Outdoor Pursuit big success Team prizes for the 2014 Great Outdoors Pursuit were recently awarded to winners at Burlingame State Campground in Charlestown. The program aims to reunite families with the outdoors, encourage more physical activity and help build the next generation of environmental stewards. This year 407 teams registered for the event including

Many anglers are catching their limit of black sea bass (three fish/angler/day).  Steve Brustein of West Warwick with a black sea bass he caught off Newport last week.

No Fluke

More conservative striped bass regulations on the way The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s (ASMFC) Atlantic Striped Bass Management Board approved more conservative regulations in addendum IV for public comment to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic Striped Bass. The draft addendum proposes new fishing mortality (F) reference points, as recommended by the 2013

Bass bite strong: Last week Frank Correia, Bryan Hennessey, Dennis Leonti, Paul Ferreira and Chris Correia of Bristol landed bass to 40 pounds at Block Island.

No Fluke

Get ready for furious runs It’s the middle of the fishing season and it’s time to start thinking about bonito and false albacore. Last year few false albacore were around but local anglers caught their share of bonito. Both of these species are hard to catch, but have thrilled local fishermen with their furious runs,

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