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  • December 25, 2017 Open or Close

    I stopped in to see Mike Wade at Watch Hill Outfitters to get an update on the local fishing and was told that the reports from the head boats fishing out of Snug Harbor and Point Judith have been good with a nice mix of black sea bass and cod being caught. The weather is always a factor this time of year, but when the boats have been able to get out the fishing has generally been good. Locally there has been a lot of activity along the beaches with large schools of herring passing through, but there doesn't seem to be much besides seal feeding on them. A few guys have been out chasing trout in the local rivers and reported doing pretty well. Other customers have been spending time digging for clams in the local salt ponds which is one of my favorite winter activities. Watch Hill Outfitters will be closing for a few months just after the New Year, and Mike asked me to wish all of our readers a happy and healthy 2018!

  • November 27, 2017 Open or Close

    Mike Wade at Watch Hill Outfitters fished with Tom Logan of Fish-On Charters last week and loaded up on cod, sea bass and blackfish. The waters out around Block are filled with sea bass and they had their limit in short order. Blackfishing remains pretty good around Watch Hill with fish making a noticeable move to deeper water. There are still small bass to be had in the surf for those looking to hit the sand.

  • November 20, 2017 Open or Close

    Mike Wade at Watch Hill Outfitters said that the reports coming in from the beaches the past few days have been very good with surfcasters finding good numbers of striped bass up to around 30 inches. In some cases there have been birds working bait well outside of casting distance and anglers are still catching fish in the wash so you don't necessarily need to reach the birds and busting fish to catch. In addition to bass, fishermen throwing a teaser above their plug or jig have been hooking-up fairly regularly with some nice-sized hickory shad. Tautog fishing remains very good on the local reefs with some bigger fish reported this past week. Latimers seems to have picked up as have the smaller reefs and rock piles from Watch Hill to the race. Not much for reports of black sea bass being caught this past week but they are likely still around in deeper water.

  • November 13, 2017 Open or Close

    Mike Wade at Watch Hill Outfitters reported that the tautog fishing picked up this past week as water temperatures finally dropped down to around 57 or 58 degrees. No really big fish reported locally this past week, but a number of limit catches were reported. Striped bass continue to make their way along the beaches and they are feeding heavily on an abundant supply of peanut bunker. There have been some adult bunker moving along the beaches, and a few anglers reported landing hickory shad so it's not all small bait Some larger bass into the mid 30-inch range are falling for bigger plugs and eels fished after dark. Black sea bass fishing remains excellent, and there are quite a few nice 2- to 3-pound scup still around.

Watch Hill Outfitters

Watch Hill Outfitters
157 Main St
Westerly, RI 02891
phone: 401-596-7217

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