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Last weekend’s football state championships wrapped up another fantastic fall sports season, leaving us with just the Thanksgiving exhibitions. With football being the last sport on the … more
The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced their winter season of outdoor programs from fly tying to wild game cooking classes. The  Aquatic Resource Education, Hunter Education, … more
It was a wild week of high school sports playoffs and there was plenty to chew on both on and off the field. Here are some of my biggest takeaways from the events I had the pleasure of covering: … more
Fishing for tautog (also called black fish) has been outstanding in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The fish are abundant and quite large. Anglers are allowed just one trophy fish, 21 inches or … more
Stock up on your fly fishing flies by joining the RI Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Division of Fish & Wildlife Aquatic Resource Education’s annual Fall Fly Tying Program. … more
We’re heading into the thick of the playoffs so let’s get into it. Here are the teams and storylines that have caught my eye as we get under way. We have two football teams that will … more
The Cranston East football team finally got a taste of victory when it held on to beat Shea in what turned out to be a thrilling contest. It was the first league win for the Bolts since 2018, which … more
T he Bishop Hendricken Hawks and La Salle Rams added another fun matchup to their rivalry last week when the Green & Gold overcame an early deficit to get the 22-12 win. … more
We are now halfway through the regular season this fall, giving us a better idea of what our football teams have and where they are as the home stretch approaches. Here are my halfway thoughts … more
Fall is a great time to fish, and it is getting better every day. Last week the tuna bite for school tuna was outstanding. Reports of as many as 40 school tuna being caught and released by one … more
The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is conducting fall trout stocking, in advance of the Columbus Day holiday weekend, in selected areas in Rhode Island from Thursday, Sept. … more
A problem that has been growing like wildfire throughout the country is the battle between public high school soccer versus premier clubs. It was not until fairly recently that I discovered the … more
There is nothing like explosive surface action from Atlantic bonito and false albacore. Last week anglers fishing in the Pt. Judith area were treated to non-stop action on Thursday just a quarter … more
A really ugly situation unfolded in North Providence last week when a boys soccer player hit two Ponaganset players in a violent confrontation. I was not at the game but saw the video online … more
The U.S. House Appropriations bill for fiscal year 2024 will have a devastating impact on fish and habitat as it reduces funding by 14 percent for NOAA Fisheries, a cut of $900 million. Yet our … more
While watching the NFL this past weekend, the thing that stood out to me more than anything was the number of concussions that popped up in the injury reports. Between players exiting games, players … more
Tom Olson, owner of Ponaug Bait & Tackle at 287 Arnolds Neck Road, Warwick (the old Ray’s Bait location), has been a member of the Warwick and Apponaug community all his life. He grew up in … more
Send in your photos that depict positive or negative climate impacts on fish, habitat, or resource users and you will have a chance to win one of two $250 cash card prizes. Photos could include a … more
By CAPT. DAVE MONTI I am a fisherman that believes offshore wind energy and fishing can coexist and flourish together. We badly need offshore wind, and other renewable energy sources, to help stem the tide on climate change and its negative impacts on more
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