The Rebel Jumpin' Minnow

3 Great Lures for Landing Keeper Blues and Stripers

10/12/2012 - I fished the Upper Bay this week for schoolies. As I arrived at my spot, fish started busting all over for small bait. I reached in my plug bag and pulled out a Rebel Jumpin' Minnow. The fish were all over this plug. and I landed quite a few decent… SEE MORE
Autmn colors begin to show along the Fox Island Thorofare.

Chasing Autumn Leaves on North Haven Island

10/9/2012 - North Haven is an island of incredible beauty, a place where time slows and the hustle and bustle of the world seems oh-so far away. While beautiful to visit in the height of summer, when graceful sloops slide down the Fox Island Thorofare and elegant yachts anchor in Pulpit Harbor,… SEE MORE
My son, Ben, lands a striper on a stormy day at the Narragansett shore.

Up, Down — A Wild Week of Fishing at the RI Shore

10/5/2012 - The past week has been a wild one, with some days seeing blitzes and others where I've been lucky to land a handful of fish. Tuesday, for example, was a humbling day. I saw tons of fish breaking, mostly stripers feeding on big schools of bay anchovies that were about… SEE MORE
A nice keeper striper and the Daiwa Salt Pro Minnow that I landed it on.

A Hot Plug for Landing Keeper Striped Bass

10/1/2012 - The hottest plug recently for stripers for us has been the Daiwa Salt Pro Minnow. This is the same plug that I wrote about back in June as being red hot at the Cape Cod Canal. I've never seen anyone using it in Rhode Island waters. But, my son, Ben,… SEE MORE
My son, Jon, with a nice 32-inch striper caught on a small swimmer.

September 2012: An Epic Month for RI Fishing

9/26/2012 - Crazy good. That says it all. There are blitzes going on daily along the Gansett/South Shore oceanfront as the fabulous September fishing continues at a blistering pace. Just drive around, find the birds diving for bait, and there are tons of fish under all that. I've been surf fishing the… SEE MORE
It seems that the stripers have taken to the rough water currently pummeling the RI shoreline.

Stripers Move Into Rough Rhode Island Water

9/21/2012 - Conditions along the oceanfront have been very rough the last few days as the big storm from a few days ago departed and a strong northeast wind developed in its wake. The rocky shores along Gansett were taking a pounding yesterday. Yet, if you could find clean water, you could… SEE MORE
A wooden egg float is key to building a deadly target for false albacore.

How to Fool False Albacore

9/19/2012 - Albie fever has been gripping the Rhode Island shoreline recently, with record numbers of them around and record numbers of fishermen trying. A week ago was spectacular, with acres and acres of bay anchovies, miles of false albacore busting, rampaging schools of blues, and stripers along the rocks. Now, it… SEE MORE

Albacore Insanity as Blitz Hits Narragansett Shore

9/16/2012 - Call it insanity. I went down to Gansett to meet my sons for a day of shore fishing thinking a couple of bluefish would be great on this beautiful summer day. Instead, we hit the jackpot as an all-day blitz of albies and blues lit up the shoreline for miles.… SEE MORE

Shore Fishing Lights Up In Rhode Island

9/14/2012 - We know that the boat fishing along the oceanfront in the last few days has been phenomenal from what I have been writing about. Well, I can also tell you that the shore fishing has also lit up in the last few days. It is all being fueled by huge… SEE MORE