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A Memorable Encounter: Tiverton Resident’s Remarkable Thresher Shark Catch near Newport

August 25, 2023 | Baitshop Kelly

The captivating emergence of a thresher shark, its powerful tail slicing through the water’s surface, left a lasting impression on Greg Vespe, the former executive director of the Rhode Island Saltwater Anglers Association. Vespe’s fascination with these awe-inspiring creatures was …

Spectacle of Nature: Brown Bears Fishing at Alaska’s Brooks Falls

August 18, 2023 | Baitshop Kelly

Alaska’s Katmai National Park and Preserve is home to one of the most awe-inspiring natural phenomena: the annual return of brown bears to Brooks Falls. From the months of July to September, this captivating event unfolds as these majestic creatures …

Humpback Whale Mother Named Pinball Rescued from Fishing Gear off Cape Ann

August 15, 2023 | Baitshop Kelly

Cape Ann, known for its picturesque coastline, became the backdrop of a heartwarming rescue mission as a distressed humpback whale mother, affectionately named Pinball, was successfully freed from fishing gear. The heartening news comes after a collaborative effort by the …

Angler Sets World Record with $6.2 Million Prize for 640.5-Pound Marlin Catch

August 14, 2023 | Baitshop Kevin

Maryland resident John Ols made history at the 50th annual White Marlin Open by reeling in a colossal 640.5-pound blue marlin, securing a groundbreaking $6.2 million grand prize. This remarkable achievement surpassed the previous world record of $4.45 million for …

Gillette Angler Revolutionizes Fishing Bait

August 11, 2023 | Baitshop Sarah

Ray Bergeman, the founder of Rather Be Fishing Tackle, has introduced a groundbreaking fishing bait system, available at Rocky Mountain Discount Sports in Gillette. Inspired by his childhood memories of using corn as fish bait, Bergeman aimed to create an …

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