By now everyone has probably seen the picture in Dave Pickering's column of the remains of a dozen schoolie stripers that were filetted at the Charlestown Breachway recently. I won't copy it here because it is extremely disheartening to look at. I'd like to think the culprits were out of state visitors, but who knows for sure. Whoever it is, they need to be caught and banned from fishing in RI (or anywhere for that matter). How could anyone do something like this, especially with news about depreciating striped bass stock.
Dave posted RI DEM Enforcement phone number which I thought was a good idea if anyone needs to update their contacts - 401-222-3070
There's a limited number on DEM staff, we can make them much more effective if we're willing to make a call when we see something or somebody who doesn't respect the rules.
The problem is that they are too limited in number for the different jurisdictions they cover. If RI was serious there would be more officers in the field. it is discouraging when a report is made and no one shows up. They are spread too thin.
dennisr: Interesting article jc10, thanks for posting the link.
Jul 26, 2020 21:06:19 GMT -5
jc10: Albie sighting! If you're not a member of RISAA, a member reported today that he hooked up with a dozen albies yesterday along "south county beaches". Game On?
Jul 27, 2020 7:57:38 GMT -5
jc10: Apparently they weren't Albies but rather frigate mackerel, which apparently look somewhat similar. Sorry for reporting "false news".
Jul 27, 2020 21:22:47 GMT -5
matunucksurfrat: Need two more guys to join chip and myself for the Nelson four man tournament in September I’m a fairly new guy so any new members interested please let me know if you can commit
Aug 1, 2020 21:56:16 GMT -5
ahab: Surfrat - The teams are randomly selected and will be announced on September 4th
Aug 2, 2020 6:34:10 GMT -5
matunucksurfrat: Ok ahab much easier thank you and good luck
Aug 2, 2020 21:15:41 GMT -5