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Rhode Island Fishing


In this week’s report we have news on the December print issue of The Fisherman Magazine; an update on the Northeast Striped Bass Study including a local tag return; excellent freshwater action with trout on Cape Cod, bass and pickerel in Rhode Island and a surprise stocking of some special trout in Connecticut; great mixed-bag bottom fishing action off Block Island; some big blackfish inshore; an update on the Coastal Kayak Clash and more; check it out!


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Watch Hill

Report by Fish On! Charters

November 23, 2020 - 09:59:50

Capt. Tom Logan of Fish On Charters had a half-day charter on Saturday so they stayed local and fished the reefs for around 10 keeper tautog to 6 pounds. On Sunday’s full-day trip they took the run o... More


Report by Watch Hill Outfitters

November 23, 2020 - 09:59:50

Mike Wade at Watch Hill Outfitters reported that the local tautog fishing is holding up well with many customers reporting limiting-out in just a few hours of fishing. No real monsters reported this p... More

Report by Weekapaug Bait and Tackle

October 26, 2020 - 09:59:06

Rick at Weekapaug Bait and Tackle reported another solid week of tautog fishing with good catches reported by both boaters and shore fishermen. Quite a few keepers have been caught right from the brea... More


Report by Quonnie Bait and Tackle

November 23, 2020 - 09:59:50

Mike at Quonnie Bait and Tackle said that customers are still finding bass feeding on schools of baitfish along the beaches. Most of the fish have been schoolie sized but a few fish over the 28-inch m... More

Snug Harbor

Report by Snug Harbor Marina

November 23, 2020 - 09:59:50

Capt. Tony Guarino of Booked Off Charters ran out to the waters around Block Island on Saturday for a mixed-bag of black sea bass, cod and tautog. They ended the day with 30 nice-sized black sea bass ... More

Report by Booked Off Charters

November 23, 2020 - 09:59:50

Elisa at Snug Harbor Marina said that tautog fishing is still producing well with many limit catches report this past week. The fish have started to move out to deeper water and many of the better rep... More


Report by Persuader II

November 16, 2020 - 09:17:04

Capt. Denny Dillon of the Persuader II fished both Saturday and Sunday with good results. On Saturday, they focused on tautog and caught well over 100 fish but only had around 15 keepers in the mix. N... More

Point Judith

Report by Frances Fleet

November 30, 2020 - 15:28:51

Captain Frank Blount, owner of the Frances Fleet, passed along the following report: “It was another windy week in Rhode Island, but we were able to get out for blackfish towards the end of the week.... More

Report by Seven B's

November 23, 2020 - 09:59:50

Capt. Russ Benn of the Seven B’s reported that tautog fishing has been good on recent trips. The weather has forced some cancelations but when conditions are favorable the bite has been steady and th... More


Report by Crafty One Custom Rods

November 09, 2020 - 09:56:55

Ralph Craft at Crafty One Customs said that most anglers have been focusing on tautog with very good results. Areas around the islands and the mouth of the Bay are still fishing very well in terms of ... More