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By CAPT. DAVE MONTI Stephen J. Medeiros of West Warwick, founder, president and executive director of the Rhode Island Saltwater Anglers Associaton (RISAA), passed away suddenly on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021. In an announcement about his passing RISAA said, more
By CAPT. DAVE MONTI The coastwide regulation for bluefish is three fish/person/day (this is for skipjacks too, which are immature bluefish). The three fish limit was imposed as the most recent … more
Last Friday was the start of the high school football season. Teams played in their Injury Fund exhibitions, so although the results did not count toward the standings, it was the first time that teams were able to compete against other squads in live more
By CAPT. DAVE MONTI "I will always be prepared for anything that may come my way now and I can thank Troop 2, Bristol, Rhode Island," said Nathan Simas, who worked on a fishing line receptacle project as part of his Eagle Scott journey. Nathan built and more
It's my favorite time of year: football season. It is great to be back, especially during the fall. I know, it's still summer for a few more weeks, but the trees are starting to turn ever so slightly, the days are getting a wee bit shorter, and football more
Henri has just left our back yard. Fishing right after storms is both good and bad depending on species targeted and where you are fishing. The water is usually turbid and contains a lot of … more
The high school fall sports season is underway this week as teams began tryouts on Monday and will begin practicing as the days go on. I said back in the spring that I felt like this would be the first season that felt like we were truly back to normal, more
By CAPT. DAVE MONTI The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s review of the performance of the 2020 striped bass fishery yielded some positive news. Coastal states reduced total … more
Earlier this month I covered some American Legion baseball action over at the Mickey Stevens complex in Warwick. In the three-plus years that I have been in Rhode Island, Mickey Stevens has been one of the most talked about subjects that I can think of. more
Chub mackerel have appeared in local waters with some bonito mixed in. Gear and tackle used to target chub mackerel, bonito and false albacore is similar. So starting now I am ready to cast to … more
I know that I am probably going to receive a ton of flack for this column, but I can't hold back any further. I am so glad that the Olympics are over. Do I hate the Olympics? No, as a sports nut, there is always something that intrigues me enough to pay more
Not many anglers targeted tautog this week as most are focusing on other species including fluke, black sea bass and striped bass. If you do plan to give this great eating fish a try in the near … more
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