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Chase Marina RFI Response

The Chase Marina facility is located in what is commonly referred to as the Tiverton Basin close to the northern end of the Sakonnet River. The lower shores of the…
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Speed Restrictions

I write this on behalf of the Rhode Island Saltwater Anglers Association (RISAA). We represent over 7500 recreational anglers, many of whom fish the state and federal waters of the…
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Mayflower Wind

The Rhode Island Saltwater Anglers Association (RISAA) represents over 7500 saltwater anglers in southern New England. Many of our members fish in the Sakonnet River and its approaches. We write…
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Old Salts and Young Guns

RISAA’s  July Seminar is just what you have been waiting for.  If you are a striped bass fanatic – then put this on the calendar and and circle it twice.…
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Catching bigger fluke

Summer flounder (fluke) fishing got off to a great start this year.  On Saturday, May 21, 2022 Peter Johnson of Connecticut said, “I limited out on fluke in eighty feet…
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How I taught my grandkids to become proficient casters

As a youth, I spent my summers at Long Beach, New York, on the south shore of Long Island.  No one in my family fished, and I eventually became a…
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Fish the Worm Hatch

Sometime in May, when the water in Rhode Island’s saltwater ponds warms to about 60 degrees, several species of worms rise from the muddy bottom, spawn and wiggle about.  With…
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Two Wins for RISAA

Boy have we had a good month!  First, against all odds, our tautog proposal was passed/recommended by the RI Marine Fisheries Council by a  4 – 2  vote and has…
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Saltwater Fishing Show big success

The excitement started to build at around 11 a.m. Friday. The line to get into the New England Saltwater Fishing Show stretched the length of the Rhode Island Convention Center…
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Help RISAA honor Steve at Black Point

Steve Medeiros was certainly one of a kind. He had an unmatched vision for how recreational saltwater anglers could band together and make a positive change. Much more than having…
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