Fishing Report
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It is illegal to fish for striped bass outside the three-mile limit in federal waters in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) along our coastal shores including outside the three-mile limit around Block … more
Last week U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced three major developments in American offshore wind energy that set the table for fishermen engagement through public comment on plans. … more
The tautog bite was very good this week. Anglers caught their limit, both from shore and boats. The good news is that the catch limit increased this week, just in time for the enhanced bite.The … more
Block Island is arguably one of the best striped bass fisheries in the Northeast. Large striped bass weighing in at 30, 40 and 50 pounds (fish with prime spawning potential) have been taken there for … more
The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) stocked trout in ponds across Rhode Island before Columbus Day weekend. The following waters were stocked with rainbow and brook trout: … more
Fishing for false albacore has been outstanding the last two weeks. Elisa Cahill of Snug Harbor Marina, South Kingston said, “There was mayhem out there with outstanding false albacore fishing. … more
I am somewhat of a boat geek. I can remember going to the library as a kid and spending hours in the periodical section looking over boating magazines. I would dream about what it would be like to be … more
I love the fishing in September. We have so many species to target. Black sea bass, scup, striped bass, bonito, false albacore, cod, tautog and the freshwater largemouth bass bite is great too. … more
Bonito are still running strong with some false albacore too along our coastal shore. Newport and Narragansett are hot spots with these fish now starting to be caught along the Massachusetts shore. … more
It’s the end of August and anglers are hooking up with Atlantic bonito. False albacore will hopefully follow right behind. Last week Elisa Cahill of Snug Harbor Marina, South Kingstown, said, … more
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