Mid September

It is now mid September and as far as I understand we are entering one of the best times of the year to catch fish.

Twenty Five Thirteen

Another session in the weedy lake and I’m happy to report that I have broken my PB for the second time this year.

Into the Weeds

Children throughout Rhode Island are returning to school and the mornings are noticeably cooler. Then end of summer is nigh. Having seen only a limited number of fish visit the landing net, I can’t help but ask myself if I’ve misspent my summer.

Hot Mess

Here is the celebratory omelet I had this morning after capturing a very special fish.

An Interview with the Dark Carper

Kevin Wasilewski, aka “The Dark Carper” has been quietly and methodically catching carp in Rhode Island for the last 30 years. Kevin’s dedication to catching carp is truly inspiring and over the last year or so I’ve had the privilege of getting to know this passionate, relentless angler.


Do colors matter in carp fishing? What makes a fish pick up our hookbaits when they do? Is it the “smell” of our bait? Is it the size? Is it pure serendipity?


June was a month of highs and lows. Or was it lows, lows, lows, lows, highs? Whatever it was, it was a challenging month in more ways than one.

Everything but the...

Here is a picture of me holding a very large striped bass like a fool. This last week has produced several species of fish but no carp.

River Tuna

The Blackstone River holds a special place in my heart. Despite all the things that have been said about the river and it’s (former?) pollution levels, the river still teems with life. There is something for everyone in the river. Largemouth and smallmouth bass, perch, pike, pickerel, panfish, catfish, trout and of course lovely mirror carp.