Latest Rhode Island Fishing Reports

Freshwater & saltwater fishing reports. Want to know whats biting, what they are biting on and where they are biting? Check out the latest reports from other anglers, businesses and agencies from around Rhode Island.


  • Rhode Island Fishing Reports

    • Fishing Report: Anglers should get informed about wind farms

      Wind farm development is moving forward. Two to three hundred wind turbines are planned to be erected in some of the most fertile fishing grounds for recreational (and commercial) fishing in Southern New England. Three firms have secured leases to build wind farms in federal waters between Block Island and […]

    • Fishing Report: Tips for fall tautog fishing

      Tautog fishing is much like a tug of war. Once you hook one, the battle is on to keep it from going into structure. Many times anglers hook up on the bottom when fishing for tautog. My experience is half the time the bottom hook up is caused by a […]

    • Fishing Report: Tournaments net cash for local causes

      The sportfishing vessel, Fortuna, from East Greenwich, captained by Mike Beland, landed a 330-pound mako shark to take first place in the Snug Harbor Marina Shark Tournament held July 8 and 9. Bryan Jay was on the rod when the fish hit. Michaela Hastings, on Rangeley, took second place with […]

    • East Providence’s Barao appointed to Marine Fisheries Council

      Travis E. Barao of East Providence has been appointed to the Rhode Island Marine Fisheries Council. He is one of three recreational representatives on the council and replaces Richard Hittinger, who reached his two-term limit. Three commercial fishing representatives and two scientists also serve on the council. The RIMFC makes […]

    • Now’s the time to try fluke fishing

      Summer flounder (fluke) fishing has been pretty good this year. “Fluke fishing along the southern coastal shore has been outstanding so far this season,” said Mike Wade of Watch Hill Outfitters in Westerly. Capt. Rick Bellavance, president of the RI Party & Charter Boat Association said, “Fluke, black sea bass, […]

    • Black sea bass season open

      This year, the minimum size for black sea bass in Rhode Island is 15 inches, last year it was 14. The first sub-period started June 24 and runs to Aug. 31 with a three fish/person/day limit. The second sub-period runs from Sept. 1 to Dec. 31 with a seven fish/person/day […]

    • A thinking man’s, and woman’s, sport

      So you’re thinking about fishing. And that’s good. Fishermen know they’re not just casting a line or dropping a hook, but they are giving themselves some personal time. Fishing offers time to think and time to connect with nature, as well as with family and friends. Not many other sports […]

    • Coventry’s Mike Swain has nose for fish

      Coventry’s Mike Swain has nose for fish (6-9-2016) What time do you fish? Where are you fishing this this week? Are you leaving the dock at 5 a.m. or 6? These are the questions Mike Swain of Coventry hears often as his friends try to figure out what he is […]

    • Striped bass fishing still strong

      Striped bass fishing still strong Live lining or fishing with chunks of Atlantic menhaden, day or night, has been the bait of choice for striped bass. ”We caught four nice stripers with Capt. Jack Sprengel of Warwick on East Coast Characters in the 20-pound range and one nearly 30-pounds fishing […]

    • Cranston Herald Rhode Island Fishing Report #1

      Anglers catching large striped bass The striped bass fishing season in underway and there are some large bass being caught in the East Passage of Narragansett Bay. Expert angler Mike Swain of Coventry said he and his fishing partner, Jay Anctil (also from Coventry), boated two bass in the 25 […]


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