More Rhode Island Fishing Reports


It was one of those mornings when nothing was going right. I was late getting up, the sun was already intense and I had left a bagful of new jigs I wanted to try sitting on a stump next to my driveway. March 1, 2017


Reports of fair to good codfish action have been the rule across Long Island this winter. Montauk, as is often the case, has seen the most consistent catches but some scores have also been recorded on vessels sailing from Shinnecock, Captree, and Freeport. February 10, 2017


The winter has not been too bad yet; Cod Fishing has been pretty good out in Montauk, Shinnecock, Captree, Freeport and Brooklyn for the boats that can get out. Down in New Jersey and further South, Black Fish are still in season and some real big double digits are being caught.February 10, 2017

RI Fishing Report: 8/28/2015

15-Pound, 11-Ounce Slabzilla Landed off Block By Veteran Flukeman, Pat Muli QUOTE OF THE WEEK “Newport Harbor is loaded with … August 28, 2015

RI Fishing Report: 8/21/2015

Watch Hill Outfitters said the big news locally has been some greatly improved action with green bonito out front, anywhere from Watch Hill eastward to Point Judith and beyond—enough shots of fish popping up often enough to make a day of it as this goes to press.August 21, 2015

RI Fishing Report: 8/14/2015

Watch Hill Outfitters said there was some activity on a mix of school bass and bluefish in the 8- to 12-pound range in various spots along the line, notably Sugar Reef, Quonny, and Weekapaug in no particular order.August 14, 2015

RI Fishing Report: 8/7/2015

Watch Hill Outfitters said the tube-and-worming along the south side of Block was fruitful on Wednesday, surrendering blues into the low teens and bass to 44 inches. Scuppiong’s been good to lights-out on the humps, bumps, and hard spots from Naps and Watch Hill Light up the line eastward to Weekapaug and Quonnie.August 7, 2015

RI Fishing Report: 7/31/2015

Tog Opens 8/1; B.I. Bass Explodes off SW Corner “…There are not enough adjectives in the English language to properly … July 31, 2015

RI Fishing Report: 7/24/2015

Mystery Meat Trolling Good In Shipping Lanes “I got him right in the lip—you know, the corner of its mouth….” … July 24, 2015

RI Fishing Report: 7/17/2015

It has been a craptacular week in the ole weather department—yet again. You can hang current highlights from all corners of the rod-and-reel fishery on any one or five of the almost infinite number of variables affecting fishing success. Like our psychotic new weather patterns, or the multifaceted, longer-frequency turmoil we call “climate change.” July 17, 2015