Fishing Report
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A U. S. House or Representatives bill (H.R. 1941), the Coastal and Marine Economies Protection Act, which would ban oil and gas drilling off the Atlantic and Pacific Coasts, passed last week by a 238 … more
The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) has put out Addendum VI to the striped bass management plan for public comment which mandates an 18 percent reduction in harvest coast wide … more
The 49th Newport International Boat Show will be held Thursday, Friday, Saturday, September 12, 13 and 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, September 14, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The show takes … more
Last week the Rhode Island Department Environmental Management (DEM) Division of Law Enforcement announced the arrest two Rhode Island men for illegally harvesting 38 striped bass. In a news … more
The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Fisheries division announced their 2018 Status of U.S. Fisheries Report to Congress last week. The report shows continued positive … more
We had a run of bonito off the West Wall and Center Wall of the Harbor of Refuge a month ago, but no new reports of them being around this week. However, it’s the middle of the fishing season … more
It’s not even mid-summer and the weather has been hot. The water in parts of Narragansett Bay was 74 degrees this weekend, even hotter in low water coves and sanctuaries. When water gets this … more
NOAA Fisheries Greater Atlantic Regional office announced changes to cod and haddock recreational regulations last Friday. First, the 2019 Gulf of Maine cod and haddock recreational regulations have … more
It’s time to fish for summer flounder (fluke). The bite is likely as good as it is going to get in the mid-bay region before the fish move out to the lower bay and out to deeper, cooler water. … more
The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Fish and Wildlife Aquatic Resource Education Program will hold a Saltwater Fly Fishing School, Saturday, June 29 at the Narrow Rive Bridge, Route 1A … more
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