Saturday, May 30, 2009


Well the weekend is finally here. Yesterday (5/29) I fished at the check station and managed to get 1 rainbow about 12-13 inches. Surprisingly I was the only one on this stretch of river, and after I finished I went to the pines and only found a single car. I fished at the pines and totally struck out. As everyone is aware the water level is very low, and I am beginning to wonder if this is adversely affecting the insect activity on the river

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Try Me

After Wednesday's meeting, I fished the first bridge on the Flat River.  Fish were rising here and there sporadically to emergers, and I caught two fish on size 14 soft hackle flies.  Paul Pezza arrived while I was fishing and caught 6 fish in less than a half an hour on his Chocolate Hare's Ear.

Recipe for Chocolate Hare's Ear

Hook:  Size 10 to 18, 1 or 2x
Thread:  Red
Tail:  Pheasant tail fibers 
Body:  Chocolate brown (Pheasant tail fibers for size 16 and under)
Rib:  Copper or gold wire (he prefers copper)
Thorax:  Chocolate brown
Wing case:  Brown Turkey quill
Legs:  Pheasant tail fibers

He has great success casting this to rising fish.

Dick Pearce

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


Fished the wood at the check station last night. I caught 2 rainbows, both on soft hackles. 1 approx 13 inches in the stretch just above the fast water, and 1 about 16 inches in front of the quonset hut, up against the bank

Monday, May 25, 2009

Fishing 5/23

I fished the Pines on Saturday evening. The river was packed with fisherman, both upstream and down. This was the first time this year I saw rising fish anywhere. The problem was that whatever these fish wanted I didn't have with me. There was a lot of bugs in the air, primarily mahogany duns. Anyway I hope everyone had better luck than I did this weekend

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Breast Cancer pgm

Due to a death among the women involved in this program. The program scheduled for 6/6/2009 has been cancelled. We hope to reschedule for the fall

Thursday, May 14, 2009

May 16th Stocking has been cancelled. Since the state has no money for overtime on Saturdays, we will stock on May 21st--starting at the Check Station at 9 AM.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Fishing 5/10/09

I fished yesterday(5/9) at the check station until the rain got heavy. There was no insect activity seen on the river. I managed to get a few hits subsurface, using BH hares ears in a size 14. I fished the pines on Sunday in the pm. I caught 2 small brookies fishing with size 12 - 14 soft hackles. There were some ants spotted, hopefully we will be fishing them soon. Again no insect activity with no fish rising. We really need a few days straight with no rain

Friday, May 8, 2009

Veterans Program

Due to a lack of people signing up at the VA hospital, the program scheduled for May 9th has bebeen cancelled. We are planning to reschedule for the fall. Thank you

Sunday, May 3, 2009


Yesterday(5/2) I fished the wood at the check station. The crowds were quite heavy after the float stocking. There was very little insect activity and I saw 1 fish rise the whole day. I'm hoping for more activity if the weather proves to be as warm this week as they are forecasting

Friday, May 1, 2009

May Meeting

Just a reminder tht our first streamside cookout will be Wed 5/27/09. The meeting will begin at approx 7:00. As a special treat Bob Greco will be discussing early season fly patterns useful for the Wood River. Come and enjoy the evening
Welcome to TU Narragansett Reports.

Fishing reports by John McCall and Dave Porecca will be published soon.

Dick Pearce, Editor