Saltwater Edge Gear Review: Van Staal VR50 The Van Staal VR50 is the latest addition to the VR Series of reels launched by Van Staal a few years ago. The original VR series incorporated a modular design utilizing one body, two rotors and four spools to...

How to Select the Best Wading Boots for Surf Fishing We get asked a lot of questions about the best wading boots for fishing in the surf and wading safety in general from anglers new to the surf. Most of these customers just want to stay dry...

  Menhaden have been called "the most important fish in the sea" due to its unique ability to convert plant matter into protein. It is then appropriate that menhaden could be the first species managed with a holistic approach utilizing Ecological Reference Points that recognize the value...

The common "party starters" for hardtail season is the small young of the year baits like bay anchovies, peanut bunker, and butterfish. [caption id="attachment_2056" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Typical Bay Anchovy - Newport RI[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4611" align="aligncenter" width="300"] It could be worse! Photo Credit Joey Manansala[/caption] This collection of micro baits can be...

[caption id="attachment_3993" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Hutch releasing his Saltwater Edge Albie Kayak Shootout winner![/caption] SALTWATER EDGE KAYAK ALBIE SHOOTOUT – 9.16-17.17 Join us on September 16th and 17th for the Second Annual Saltwater Edge Kayak Albie Shootout. The Kayak Albie Shootout is a catch and release photo documented tournament. Participants...

“It’s always exciting when the tax man comes.” said no one ever; but if you enjoy fly fishing for striped bass April 15th is the common return date for striped bass to Rhode Island waters. This marks the opportunity for anglers in the region to...

Saltwater Edge Trash Bag Challenge It is great to see the Saltwater Edge Trash Bag Challenge expanding. We had participation from four states along the striper coast. With better communication (that's on me) we should have more participation next year. If you are a member of...

[caption id="attachment_4448" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Courtesy of Earl Evans[/caption] Early Spring Stripers Truly tiny stripers arrive in Mid April some years, and most agree these spring stripers have not traveled long distances but rather migrated from local hold over areas. As they start to fill in along the...

Saltwater Edge Season Kick Off! April 20th - 23rd Thursday - Sunday [caption id="attachment_4329" align="aligncenter" width="625"] Welcome home striped bass![/caption] The Saltwater Edge Season Kick Off is a four-day striped bass extravaganza starting Thursday at 9 am with saving throughout the store on rods, reels, lures, flies and the...

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