I Kid You Not, Cod Fishing is Hot

I Kid You Not, Cod Fishing is Hot

Photo: Steve Brustein and Capt. Dave Monti with cod caught at the East Fishing Grounds three miles east of Block Island on No Fluke Charters. Cod fishing is good off the Rhode Island coast. Contraire to what is being experienced in the Gulf of Maine, cod fishing for recreational anglers off Rhode Island has been […]

Summer Flounder Testing Our Resolve?

Summer Flounder Testing Our Resolve?

Summer flounder (like these caught on the author’s charter boat) have had a declining spawning biomass for six years. New regulation options aim to reduce harvest limits, putting fish first to rebuild the fishery. It’s post-inauguration and the dust hasn’t settled. In fact, nothing is settled. It’s more like a whirlwind. My greatest fear is […]

Not Seven, But Thirteen Fish?

Not Seven, But Thirteen Fish?

Celebrate a Christmas Tradition with These Two Tasty Recipes Top photo: Jim Stevens and Kevin Fetzer took these cod home for the holiday last December when fishing east of Block Island with Capt. Monti. The reason for “seven fish” on Christmas Eve dates back to the religious tradition in Italy of abstaining from eating meat […]

Fishing Brings Me Joy

Fishing Brings Me Joy

“Everyone who catches a fish is happy, and this brings me joy,” said Capt. Dave Monti. Here Walt Galloway (with tautog), David Hansen (black sea bass) and Gerald Pesch (cod) caught three species when fishing off Newport, R.I., thanks in part to the Magnuson-Stevens Act. During the holiday season I often reflect and write about […]

November Fishing Very Good in Northeast

November Fishing Very Good in Northeast

Photo: Steve Brustein of Portland, ME caught this cod off Newport while fishing for tautog last November November is a great recreational fishing month in the Northeast. Species to target include tautog, black sea bass and, for the past two years, recreational cod fishing has been very good off Rhode Island. Cod fishing was so […]