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January 22, 2018:
Elisa at Snug Harbor Marina said that it has been a rough winter so far for the cod boats with a combination of extreme cold and rough seas keeping the boats tide to the docks for most of the month of January. With some luck the weather will take a turn for the better in February and the boats will be able to get out. They will not be keeping regular hours at the shop this month so if you plan to stop in its best to call ahead to check on when they might be open or to schedule a time to meet.

Previous Reports

  • January 1, 2018 Open or Close

    Snug Harbor Marina reports that the cod fishing off Block has been up and down, but sailing remains limited for most boats that are still in the water due to the weather. There has been varying bait on the grounds including mackerel, herring and sand eels, but fresh clams have been the most consistent bait for fish up to 30-plus pounds. Before the closure with the New Year, sea bass and porgy catches supplemented many catches when the cod bite slipped. There have also been ling, ocean perch, pollock and even a few haddock landed as well.

  • December 25, 2017 Open or Close

    Elisa at Snug Harbor Marina said that the reports from the cod boats have been up and down in recent weeks. On some days they will do really well and on others they are really working hard to put together good catch. The weather hasn't made it easy to fish consistently which makes staying on the fish tougher, and the bait has been a mix of whiting, mackerel, and ling which means the cod may be on the move chasing the schools of bait. Locally there have been some schools of mackerel along the beaches and in the pond, and a few customers have been catching the pretty regularly from the docks. There has also been reports of herring along the south shore, but there doesn't seem to be anything chasing them.

  • December 18, 2017 Open or Close

    Snug Harbor Marina reports that the cod and sea bass fishing out by the island has been pretty good lately, when the boats have been able to sail, and increasing numbers of herring have been found. This provides for solid action on the jig.

  • December 11, 2017 Open or Close

    Elisa at Snug Harbor Marina shot me an email this week to say there isn't much going on fishing-wise locally thanks to the poor weather. I did hear of some herring moving inshore this week so if there are any good bass around, they've got something substantial to feed on in the surf. In place of fishing, Elisa suggested stopping by the shop to finish up your holiday shopping as they're running some great deals like a buy 4 get 1 free deal on a wide range of terminal tackle and $10 off Shimano rods (excluding Soujourns) through Christmas Eve. Just be sure to call 401-783-7766 to confirm shop hours.

Snug Harbor Marina

Snug Harbor Marina
410 Gooseberry Road
Wakefield, RI 02879
phone: 401-783-7766

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