Bottom Feeders Abundant in RI, but No Stripers or Blues

8/11/2012 - I got out August 8 in my brother's boat in the daytime. We fished and scouted around the oceanfront from Narragansett to Green Hill. We found no big pods of bait, no bluefish, and no stripers. We saw small snapper blues occasionally hitting small bait, but that was about it… SEE MORE

Welcome Back to August’s Marginal Striper Fishing

8/8/2012 - I got out last night fishing for stripers along the deeper and cooler waters of Jamestown. I fished with a friend of mine for two hours after dark and came away with one schoolie that measured about 23 inches (see photo). The fish hit a black, skinny Hogy. That was… SEE MORE
Massive numbers of baitfish have been appearing at the Rhode Island shore, bringing with them plenty of catchable fish.

Glut of Bait Attracting All Sorts of Fish to RI Shore

8/7/2012 - I hit the oceanfront again last week. Unlike my previous excursion, the water was calm due to a north wind, and any bait that was around was very visible. Upon arriving at the beach, I scanned the surfline. What I saw looked like a thick black line that paralleled the… SEE MORE
The bluefish were rampaging by the millions during my visit to the shore this week.

Landing in a Blitz of Bluefish at the RI Shore

8/1/2012 - I hit the biggest bluefish blitz of all time that I have ever seen in July on Monday. Bluefish by the millions were rampaging through bait along a popular Rhode Island south shore beachfront. They were out far, in close, and in the wash. At times they were on the… SEE MORE
It hasn't been a great summer for stripers, but the bluefish are here, big time!

Bluefish Popping Up All Over In Southern New England

7/30/2012 - Bluefish are now dominating the fishing scene along the oceanfront from Rhode Island waters to the Cape. Two nights ago my son Ben was fishing the east end of the Cape Cod Canal. There were no stripers but Ben reports pods of bluefish smashing the surface after bait. He did… SEE MORE

Lousy Weather Can Mean Good Fishing at the Shore

7/26/2012 - I fished the oceanfront last week because I had the right conditions. It was rainy and overcast with a light northeast wind and a fairly rough surf. It was the type of conditions that have been favorable in the past for me. I got down in late afternoon and scouted… SEE MORE
There's not a bad view to enjoy from your cockpit or onshore in Penobscot Bay.

For Sailors, Penobscot Bay is a Feast

7/24/2012 - Whether spending time in pristine coves or visiting historic, bustling, picturesque harbors, it’s hard to find a bad view from your cockpit or onshore anywhere on the coast of Maine. Then there’s our weather! Even before the last century, an exodus made the trek by sea or land from sweltering… SEE MORE
Otter Cove, part of the Downeast Fisheries Trail, was once lined with fish houses that supported local families.

Downeast Fisheries Trail: Otter Cove Fish Houses

7/20/2012 - In the late twentieth century, both sides of Otter Cove, now part of Acadia National Park and a site on the Downeast Fisheries Trail, were lined with fish houses that supported as many as twenty-five families. Located in protected coves near fishing grounds, fish houses operated as staging areas for… SEE MORE