|This good size mirror is one of|
several that I landed this week.
There is still snow and ice in places,
but it is disappearing quickly.
I did also fish a couple of times this week in moving, ice free water and landed a few mirrors. The water is still super cold with the ice and snow melting and the fish are sluggish, but that will change rapidly in the next week. Sweet corn was the bait of choice this week.
Realize that early season fishing is complicated because of RI DEM rules. Here are some things to keep in mind:
* You will need a new 2017 license to fish after March 1 in RI. Your old (2016 ) license is good until the end of Feb.
* All trout stocked waters are closed and off limits until Opening Day (second Sat. in April). All other waters are open to carp fishing.
*The Blackstone River is mostly closed to carp fishing after March 1 due to limited trout stocking.
*Once Opening Day comes along, the use of corn is prohibited in trout stocked waters. You can use corn everywhere else.