Rhody Wraps Up Fall Trout Stocking - The Fisherman

Rhody Wraps Up Fall Trout Stocking

While springtime trout fishing gets all the bluster, fall trout fishing may exceed that of its early-season counterpart, crowds are not even a concern and the fishing can be spectacular. It is true that fewer bodies of water are stocked with fewer trout than DEM doles out in ahead of the April opener, but the autumn additions meet up with holdovers from the spring creating a robust mix of sizes and excellent fishing for all.

If you’re looking to get in on some fall trout fishing in Rhode Island, here is a list of ponds that received a fresh dose in October.

Barbers Pond, South Kingstown
Barberville Dam, Wood River, Exeter
Bradford Landing, Pawcatuck River, Hopkinton
Breakheart Pond, Exeter
Browning Mill Pond, Exeter
Carbuncle Pond, Coventry
Carolina Trout Pond, Richmond
Check Station, Route 165, Wood River, Exeter
Cronan Landing, Wood River, Hopkinton
Dow Athletic Field & Dam, Wood River, Hope Valley
Eight Rod Farm Pond, Tiverton
Grantville, Route 95 underpass, Wood River, Richmond
Kings Factory Bridge, Pawcatuck River, Charlestown
Meadow Brook Pond, Richmond
Olney Pond, Lincoln State Park, Lincoln
Round Top Ponds, Burrillville
Shippee Sawmill Pond, Foster
Silver Spring Lake, North Kingstown
Spring Grove Pond, Glocester
Stafford Pond, Tiverton
Upper Pawtuxet, Coventry
Willet Pond, East Providence
Woodville, Wood River, Richmond

Rhode Island DEM stocked these lakes, ponds and rivers with a mix of rainbow and brook trout. Anglers are encouraged to take advantage of this put-and-take resource, taking a few home for dinner. Stocked trout with eat a variety of lures and baits. For those that prefer to dead-stick bait on the bottom or beneath a bobber, garden worms, live shiners and Berkley PowerBait are all great options. For those that would prefer to catch their fish on lures, old classics like the Krocodile Spoon, Kastmaster and Thomas Buoyant are great metal lures for stockie trout. These fish will also hit suspending jerkbaits, small swimming lures and the old standby Mepps Spinner.