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November 12, 2018:
Matt at Snug Harbor Marina said that a few boats made the run out to Coxes and Sharks Ledge this past week in search of cod. They found plenty of black sea bass and some dogfish, but only a few cod. The East Grounds is still fishing well for black sea bass, but the fish are starting to get smaller. There haven't been many reports of boats fishing for striped bass out around Block Island, but the shore fishermen are still doing very well with reports of small bass and some bluefish being caught from Narragansett all the way down to Watch Hill. There are still a few keepers to around 30 inches mixed-in with the schoolies, but there haven't been any reports or large fish being caught recently. Tautog fishing has been excellent when the boats have been able to fish. Areas around Newport and Jamestown continue to fish well and seem to be producing better than areas out front which have been plagued by dirty water.

Previous Reports

  • November 5, 2018 Open or Close

    Capt. Al Conti at Snug Harbor Marina reported that bass fishing from the beaches was very good again this past week with bass pushing schools of bait right up onto the sand. The fish have been spread out from Point Judith all the way down to Watch Hill. Strong winds kept most boats tied up at the dock for most of the week but there has been a good bite for tautog and sea bass in local waters when conditions calm down enough to fish. With the weather this past week no one was able to make it out to the cod grounds or to the waters around Block Island. There were gannets spotted off of the beaches this past week which likely means that schools of herring are moving through the area.

  • October 29, 2018 Open or Close

    Elisa at Snug Harbor Marina said that tautog fishing has really started to pick up with a number of double digit fish reported that past week. There was even a fish just shy of the 20-pound mark caught aboard charter captain BJ Silvia's boat. The best fish seems to still be taking place either in or around the mouth of the bay but some of the areas along the beaches are starting to heat up as well. Black sea bass fishing is still going strong along the beaches with good number of fish up to around 4 pounds being caught in around 60 feet of water. Fishing for striped bass was very good in terms of numbers again this week for the surfcasters. There are plenty of small fish around to keep angers busy the only negative is that there are very few fish over 28 inches being caught. There have been a few bluefish mixed-in with the bass and false albacore reports were almost nonexistent this past week so they may have moved on.

  • October 22, 2018 Open or Close

    Matt at Snug Harbor Marina said that shore fishing was awesome this past week with fishermen catching almost as many striped bass as they could want. A lot of the fish being caught are small schoolies, but there are some bigger fish mixed-in especially if you fish near the bottom. There were some reports of false albacore being caught early in the week, but the bite seemed to fall off as conditions deteriorated later in the week. Along with the false albacore one customer reported getting into some small bluefin tuna in the 35-inch range not far from Point Judith light. Tautog fishing has been a little slow locally, likely due to dirty water conditions, but is reported to be very good up around Jamestown.

  • October 15, 2018 Open or Close

    Matt at Snug Harbor Marina reported that fishing had held up well over the past week with plenty of action along the beaches for the surf casters and plenty of options for boat fishermen. Striped bass fishing on the ledge had produced some nice fish this past week and there were large schools of small bass chasing bait along the beaches. False albacore are still around with good numbers report around the Harbor of Refuge and off of the south shore beaches. Tautog fishing is heating up with fish reported around Jamestown, Narragansett and Point Judith. The fish are holding on pretty shallow structure but will start to move deeper as we get further into October. Sea bass fishing was very good this past week in local waters and there are still some big scup around.

Snug Harbor Marina

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

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