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August 13, 2018:
Matt at Snug Harbor Marina reported that the striped bass fishing out on the ledge was very good this past weekend for the boats drifting live eels. Fluke fishing is holding up well around the island with the windmills and the East Grounds fishing very well. Locally there are some fluke to be caught at the hooter buoy but the fish seem to be thinning out a bit. Black sea bass remain plentiful both locally and out around Block Island and scup are literally everywhere right now. Green bonito have been showing up sporadically with most of the reports coming from areas around Newport. There have been schools spotted off of the center wall and along the beaches already, though, so hopefully their numbers improve this week.

Previous Reports

  • August 6, 2018 Open or Close

    Matt at Snug Harbor Marina has been hearing some good reports for fluke and black sea bass from both the East Grounds and the Block Island wind farms. Locally the area around the Hooter Buoy has also been fishing pretty well for fluke and sea bass. It's getting to the time of year when fluke fishing becomes a little more difficult, but there are still plenty of fish around for those willing to put in the time. Schoolie striped bass have been moving along the beaches in good numbers providing some pretty consistent action for the surf fishermen. Out at Block the night time eel bite has been procuring some really big bass. Trolling wire during the day is also producing a few fish. Cod fishing picked up some this past week with a few boats finding fish on Sharks Ledge and southeast of Coxes.

  • July 30, 2018 Open or Close

    Capt. Al Conti at Snug Harbor Marina reported that the striped bass fishing Block Island was very good for the majority of this past week with a definite edge going to the guys that were drifting with live eels. There were also some large bass caught locally this past week in the vicinity of Point Judith Light. Fluke fishing has been good out around the island and decent off of the local beaches. Black sea bass fishing has been excellent just about everywhere with a lot of really nice sized sea bass in the 3- to 5-pound range being caught. A few boats made an attempt at summer cod fishing this past week but didn't have much to show for their efforts. No word on false albacore or green bonito making their way inshore just yet, but that fishing should start up soon.

  • July 23, 2018 Open or Close

    It was a busy week at Snug Harbor Marina with a great mix of summertime fish being caught both locally as well as out past Block Island according to Elisa at Snug Harbor Marina. Starting off with striped bass, the fishing has been very good all around the island with fish being caught under Southeast Light, inside Southwest Ledge and up around the North Rip. Black sea bass are pretty much everywhere from outside Southwest Ledge on to South County with depths of 50 to 60 feet producing the better results. Those same depths around the Hooter Buoy are producing fluke, but they're feeding one tide and not the next, and then back on again with no real rhyme or reason. Heading offshore, there are some slammer bluefish at Coxes tearing up everyone's spreader bars intended for tuna, but the only sharks being seen out there are blue dogs, and boy is there a load of them! No word on any makos or threshers landed. Last but not least, she also heard some rumblings of a bit of a cod bite kicking into gear at Shark Ledge.

  • July 16, 2018 Open or Close

    Matt at Snug Harbor Marina reported that striped bass fishing out on Southwest Ledge was excellent this past week with big fish falling for umbrella rigs by day and live eels after dark. The waters around Block Island are loaded with sand eels and mackerel, and some fishermen have even been live-lining mackerel for striped bass. Fluke fishing has been decent at the island, and the fish seem to have moved into a bit deeper water. Depths of 65 to 70 feet of water seem to be the place to start looking for fluke. Black sea bass and scup have been easy to catch both locally and out at Block. Cod fishing has been pretty slow, but there has been a giant bluefin bite south of Block Island and fish up to 97 inches were landed this past week by boats out of Snug Harbor.

Snug Harbor Marina

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

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