Todd CorayerSpecial to Outdoor Enthusiast Lifestyle Magazine
Spring is so close.
Colors are changing, pale green buds are patiently peeking out from riverbank maples. Tucked under bony rhododendron skeletons, tiny yellowed shoots emerging from wet leaves missed by fall’s rake tell us everything about the real calendar. River herring, Nature’s beloved harbinger of Spring, have arrived at Gilbert Stuart, swimming for Card Pond. Hardy fishermen know their telltale small bites on soft plastics beneath long, winding oily sheens calming choppy waters.read more
A few local, dedicated kayak fishermen have formed a new Facebook group called the Ocean State Kayak Anglers Association. Speaking from personal experience, these men and women have salt water in their veins, know how to have fun and think about kayaking all the time. Tom Adams and Brian Hall are two of the founders and have been featured on these pages over the last few years.read more
The most amazing kayak fishing adventures start with the best equipment for paddling smoothly, catching more fish and feeling safe. The right gear keeps you focused on the water with confidence that you’re surrounded by great design, strong construction and high quality materials. Starting with safety, here’s our top five most reliable and fun products for years of paddling and fishing.read more
Last week, on such a beautiful and warm Sunday, a friend packed up his kayak, Lew’s reels, tackle boxes, snacks, a few 16 ounce cans of emergency “liquids” and his trusty nine-weight, for a few hours on a salt pond.read more
Ice fishermen are just different. They can’t wait to drag an old sled full of tilts, ice chippers, frisky shiners the bait guy swore were “jumbos” and frigid pickle buckets out to the middle of a wind-swept lake, drill some holes and set up shop for a good day. They are perfectly happy shuffling around for hours, waiting for a flag, playing some hockey with the kids or chit-chatting about the fish they caught last year. What’s more, ice fishermen have their own fashion sense.read more
Thanksgiving presented a multitude of options for sportsmen and even for those a bit more, well, indoorsy. Those in the know caught carp, perch, tautog and stripers while the patient sat in tree stands to take the buck for which they’ve waited years. A few went couch slouching, telling fish stories well past nap time, even when you knew the last boat they handled was full of gravy.read more