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November 13, 2017:
Matt at Snug Harbor Marina reported that the tautog fishing was really good this past week as the cooler temperatures finally got the fish moving out to somewhat deeper water. Plenty of limit catches were reported this past week with some good-sized fish including a 12.8-pound fish weighed in by Daphne Forster. Black sea bass fishing remains very good out around Block, and most boats are picking up a few cod as well. Surfcasters fishing the beaches have been finding swarms of schoolie-sized striped bass pushing bait into the beach during the day, and there have been some reports of fish up to around 40 inches being caught at night. A few boats ran out to Block to drift eels and reported either doing well with the bass or having their eels torn apart by blues.

Previous Reports

  • November 6, 2017 Open or Close

    Matt at Snug Harbor Marina said that the boats that were out in search of cod this past week found mostly black sea bass with a few cod mixed-in. Boats were limiting-out on sea bass in the first hour of the trip and then tossing back fish after fish hoping for a few cod. Tautog fishing is starting to pick up with fish moving out of the bay and into the traditional fall spots. They had a 10.5-pound fish weighed-in at the shop on Saturday and several other big fish were reported late in the week. Striped bass fishing out on the ledge has been hit or miss and fewer boats are making the trip as the season wears on. There have been a ton of small bass feeding in tight to the beaches for the past couple of weeks. One of the better day was this past Friday when there were bass feeding along the beach east of Watch Hill for the entire day. False albacore stuck around through the storm and are being caught from Warwick to Watch Hill.

  • October 30, 2017 Open or Close

    Elisa at Snug Harbor Marina said that this past Saturday was a good day for tautog fishing with a number of boats reporting back with limit catches. In shallow water off of Charlestown beach produced good numbers of tautog, and in general the areas along the South Shore seemed to be more productive than local waters. Black sea bass fishing remains very good, and some anglers even reported getting a limit of black sea bass while targeting tautog. Striped bass fishing has been hit or miss and the season is definitely showing signs of winding down. There have been good numbers of small bass chasing bait along the beaches, but there were very few reports of larger fish this past week. False albacore fishing also seems to be tailing off which isn't that surprising considering it's nearly November. The few boats that made the trip out to Coxes Ledge for cod found the area packed with big sea bass which made getting to the cod difficult.

  • October 23, 2017 Open or Close

    Capt. Al Conti at Snug Harbor Marina reported that the false albacore fishing was excellent this past week with schools of albies chasing bait right up tight to the walls of the Harbor Of Refuge and down along the beaches. This has been one of the best false albacore seasons that anyone can remember and it hasn't shown any sign of slowing down yet. There were some big bass caught over on Southwest Ledge this past week especially by those drifting live eels after dark. Bass could also be found drifting eels during the day, but bluefish were a problem at times. Black sea bass fishing is excellent, and a number of customers were out Sunday morning as the season reopened and reported limiting out on fish in no time. Tautog fishing is slowly starting to pick up, but it seems that the unusually-warm water temperatures are keeping a lot of the fish up in the Bay.

  • October 16, 2017 Open or Close

    Matt at Snug Harbor Marina said that striper fishing out around Block Island was good early in the week with live eels, but towards the end of the week the bluefish had moved in and getting through them to the bass was becoming difficult. False albacore fishing remains very good with fish being caught along the beaches most morning. Tautog fishing has been off to a bit of a slow start locally but the fishing should improve as water temperatures start to drop. There has been little interest in cod fishing due to the black sea bass closure.

Snug Harbor Marina

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

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