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July 6, 2020:
Doug over at Watch Hill Outfitters in Westerly said that the bulk of the big fish news they were hearing was coming from the area of the CT River. He didn't have much more to offer on that bite. Locally, there had been a few fish in the 20- to 30-pound class taken from the local hotspots. The breachways have had a mix of bass and blues, but no news of anything larger than 32 inches there. The ponds have been hot for light tackle and fly guys catching fish in the 20- to 30-inch range. There have also been some big triggerfish showing in the breachways this week.

Previous Reports

  • June 29, 2020 Open or Close

    Doug over at Watch Hill Outfitters in Westerly spilled the beans on the big fish exiting Long Island Sound through Wicopesset Channel. There were a few nice fish taken from the beach at Napatree, and a commercial fisherman stopped in to weigh a 55-pounder he took from the Watch Hill Reefs as well. To me, this says that the Hudson fish have arrived in Rhode Island and the second wave of big fish is now beginning in South County. The Breachways have remained steady with fish in the low-slot size, along with shorts.

  • June 22, 2020 Open or Close

    Doug over at Watch Hill Outfitters in Westerly had no news about bonito but had been fighting the good fight all week hopping from breachway to breachway looking for bass. He said that Quonny seemed to offer the best shot at a bigger fish but said that Weekapaug was loaded with smaller bass. He also had a keeper fluke from a dock up in Stonington along with a few smaller bass. He said the beaches have been sporadic and they hadn't heard any news from Napatree.

  • June 15, 2020 Open or Close

    I talked to Doug over at Watch Hill Outfitters in Westerly again this week and he said Quonnie has been holding a good number of schoolie bass this week and some small blues as well. There were fish in the low-30-inch class at Weekapaug but the action was a bit slower. The Harbor has had some bunker with bass and blues shadowing the schools. Overall there were more larger bass taken from this surf this week than last week, so things are looking up.

  • June 8, 2020 Open or Close

    Doug over at Watch Hill Outfitters in Westerly said Quonny has had decent action on the nighttime dropping tides. Both bass and blues are in the mix there, but fish north of 30 inches have been rare. Weekapaug has seemed to have a few bigger bass though, you're working for them, but they're there. Bunker are still hunkered down in the harbor and throughout the river with bass keeping them in check.

Watch Hill Outfitters

Watch Hill Outfitters
157 Main St
Westerly, RI 02891
phone: 401-596-7217

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