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November 20, 2017:
Watch Hill Outfitters said that the last cold front took some of the consistency out of the bite but there are still good numbers of schoolies from 12 to 26 inches being caught from the daytime surf between Quonny and Watch Hill. There have been rumors and whispers about bigger fish—up to 20 pounds—coming after dark on eels from the breachways and Watch Hill. Albies seem to be gone at this point.

Previous Reports

  • November 13, 2017 Open or Close

    Mike over at Watch Hill Outfitters said there was still plenty of action between Weekapaug and Watch Hill. The bulk of the action has been small bass but there are a lot of them. The schoolies are hitting day and night and seem to be taking any small, single-hook offering readily. There have been some bigger bass taken at night on chunks and eels, but these have been few and far between and topping out at about 36 inches. The other big surprise is the continued albie bite. They have been gorging on anchovies and being caught, quite often, from several shore locations. This is the albie year that just won't quit!

  • November 6, 2017 Open or Close

    Watch Hill Outfitters said there are lots and lots of small bass running between Weekapaug and Watch Hill. It's been a daytime thing mostly, and the guys at the shop wanted to suggest that people fishing for these small bass should be using single hooks and crushing the barbs—shads and bucktails should be your weapons of choice. Many anglers have reported finding upwards of 20 schoolies dead on the beach, this is unacceptable. These fish are the future of a dwindling fishery and we need to protect them! Guys fishing after dark with eels are scrounging up a few better fish, the biggest of the week was a 30-pounder. Baitfish are everywhere and the albies seem not to care that it's November, neither should you.

  • October 30, 2017 Open or Close

    The guys from Watch Hill Outfitters said there are lots of bass around—predominantly under 26 inches though. Watch Hill has had a few better fish into the mid 30-inch class here and there. Just about every South County hotspot you can think of has had bass this week; all the breachways, all the beaches and the fish have been super tight to shore. Saturday there seemed to be a constant flow of smaller bass running between Weekapaug and down Misquamicut beach to Watch Hill. Bluefish are showing up once in a while, but not many... the good news is that they have been big... like 10 to 15 pounds. No shore albie action reported this week except from the Groton area.

  • October 23, 2017 Open or Close

    Mike from Watch Hill Outfitters said "there are fish everywhere!" Albies have been thick again this week, but seem pickier than last week. He said there's been an influx of tiny bait which has made 'matching the hatch' tougher. The guys that are doing best are switching lures a lot to find out what each individual pod is keying on. Bass fishing has been great—day fishing has been good for numbers with lots of schoolies and small keepers. The night guys are working for them, but finding some better fish on eels and larger plugs. Napatree and Watch Hill light have had hot days and nights this week, this is a great time to be out fishing.

Watch Hill Outfitters

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

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