Category: Todd Corayer

RI Kayak Bassin’ is ready for a very big year

For months now, social media has been ablaze with posts about local fishermen getting their kayaks ready for a new fishing season. Despite winter being kind of a puffball affair and this Covid-19 affair making us rush out to buy toiler paper, which is absurd, unless you don’t have a stash, fishermen and women are anxious to get back on the water; they’re posting pictures of new seats, more storage, extra rod holders, and in some cases, brand new kayaks.

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5 Steps To Perfectly Season A Cast Iron Skillet

Long before slick no stick surfaces and chemical compounded sauté pans filled our kitchens, cast iron pans and Dutch ovens were the backbone of backwoods and home cooking. There are plenty of reasons for their usefulness, not the least of which is that they last for decades when properly seasoned before the first use.

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How to Read A Box of Fly Line

Fly fishing can be a daunting new sport if you’re coming over from traditional spin or bait casting gear and methods. Fear of bridging the knowledge gap should not, however, because to keep you out of something as wonderful as casting the right fly line or catching that first fish on the fly. Do you need floating or sinking line?

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Six Reasons Why Deer Hunting on Block Island is Not So Easy

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Todd Corayer

Block Island’s empty roads and fields full of deer attract a few hunters each year. Everyone says it’s so easy to get your deer over there but the “off season,” so called, which isn’t actually a thing anymore, can be tough because the place is a mad house of distractions. Winter is the island’s social hour; beaches are clear, sand flats are full of clams, islanders can get to the post office more than once a week and there’s a seat waiting for you at McAloons’s Restaurant and Bar. Even just that makes it difficult to settle into the edge of a wet grass field and concentrate on the business of hunting.

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Storm Swimmer 360˚ GT Searchbait

One of the most important lures you can carry, besides the ones you love the most, are ones that help you just find fish. In all sorts of conditions, they find signs of life. These searchbaits are critical for finding fish in a new piece of water, when you’re coming up short in a regular hot spot or when you want to cover a lot of water just to see what’s in the neighborhood.

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Numbers don’t lie, Bob Buscher is the best of the best

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Bob Buscher

Bob Buscher has done it. With just a few weeks before we start new fishing calendars, he finished his journey. South County Rhode Island’s favorite fisherman and media star has at last caught and released one thousand pounds of largemouth bass this year. What a journey it was.

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Hoping for more big bass, fresh and salt

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Hoping for more big bass, fresh and salt

September was such a sportsman’s month. Fish were in big time, goose and deer season opened and the Fall archery season for turkey opened this month. Waters are warm; around 66 off the beaches and as high as 72 in southern salt ponds. Days are warm, nights are cool. Provided Mother Nature steers any impending tropical systems away from our secret spots, we should be blessed with weeks of tuna, stripers, albies and more.

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Is there writing on the stone wall for stripers?

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Is there writing on the stone wall for stripers?

After fishing on the rocks for two keeper stripers a night, we would lean on one tailgate, take two cold cans of beer from any icy remains in a soft cooler then walk to one long, sagging, stubborn stone wall. Through a sweet harmony of crickets and cicadas, we faced a farmers field of tall grasses and stray sunflowers, thick and healthy. We leaned on stones wet, slick from an evening’s dew, taking in long breaths of damp earth, breathing out pure salt air. With wrinkled palms, innocently we wiped our hands along green moss, unconsciously drawing patterns on slow growing velvet beards on glacial field stones.

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The Fish Wrap Writer Edition Al’s Goldfish Lure Might Just Change The Way You Fish

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Al’s Goldfish Lure Company Fish Wrap Writer Edition Saltwater Series Lure

For generations, fishermen have caught trout with a classic small metal spoon, the Al’s Goldfish. There’s something really special about a lure that’s seventy years old that still catches lots of fish. It has a classic wobble that drives fish crazy because they just can’t resist the temptation of attacking an injured fish. When Al Stuart first created the Goldfish back in 1952, his idea, much like his lure, was pretty basic. He wanted to catch fish with something that very closely resembled what bigger fish were eating and to build a lure that would last.

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Old Town’s Predator PDL kayak will make you want to pedal out and fish

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Old Town’s Predator PDL Kayak

The 13’ Predator PDL kayak represents new thinking in the way kayakers sit, move and steer. The Element Seat is a game changer for paddlers who spend more than the occasional hour in their boat. It’s adjustable and any position puts you up high enough to see and be comfortable without feeling like you’re messing with the boats center of gravity. This extra height also affords better positioning for casting a fly rod as well.

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MirrOlure lures

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MirrOlure lures

Rattles, holograms, articulated bodies, rolling eyes, all these improve a lures ability to catch fish but conditions always change so your tackle bag needs to have solid options. For those days when the surface is just right or for when predictably effective soft baits come up empty, one of my favorite options is a MirrOlure Popa Dog 87MR Surface Walker.

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Steel Shad blade baits, bendable and dependable

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Steel Shad blade baits, bendable and dependable

Each year, fishing lure manufacturers entice us into more tackle purchases with their newest creations, designs and color patterns. Some are just variations on a theme but every so often, a company develops a real game changer, like the Steel Shad from the Steel Shad Fishing Company of East Dorset Vermont. This thin metal blade bait is a unique concept with a look unlike anything on the market and has proven to be a winner for targeting fresh and salt water fishes.

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