My Daughter’s First Salmon

My Daughter’s First Salmon

Photo: Katri and her first salmon My daughter, Katri, caught her first salmon last week, just in time to bring it back to Chicago and share it with Grandma JoJo and some long-time family friends. They just don’t get this kind of quality seafood back in Chicago all that often… actually, never. It feels extra […]

Mates with Masters

Mates with Masters

Photo: Mates Katie Viducic, Claire Hodson & Lauren Benoit of Snappa Charters. Early on a Saturday morning Capt. Charlie Donilon of Snappa Charters and mate Lauren Benoit picked up nine passengers in Newport. It was a foggy morning, with big rollers from an ocean storm pushing the boat forward through the East Passage in front […]

Coastal Community Life

Coastal Community Life

A few weeks ago, an EF 2 tornado ripped through a quiet little town on a small island in the Maryland portion of the Chesapeake Bay. The tornado pushed ashore in the middle of the night with a fury. There was no time for warnings. The tight-knit community that bore the brunt of the damage […]

When Fisheries Managers Fail

When Fisheries Managers Fail

Photo: Atlantic Cod, by Joachim S. Mueller It’s the middle of summer. Forty years ago, I would have been fishing for cod southeast of Rhode Island. That might catch some people by surprise, because they think of cod as a cold-water species that only appears off New York and southern New England during the dead […]

‘Fishing Builds a Lifetime of Memories’

‘Fishing Builds a Lifetime of Memories’

Youth fishing camp participants caught on quickly. By day three, they were casting from shore like pros. “Catching fish is a blast… I caught eight fish today and four yesterday,” said Aiden Plante, a 10-year-old who attended the Rhode Island Saltwater Anglers Association’s (RISAA) Youth Fishing Camp last month. Aiden was one of fifty children […]