Fishing Report
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Last Saturday was a good day for fly fishing anglers participating in the Project Healing Waters event out of Allen Harbor, North Kingstown. Ten boats took twelve fly fishing anglers out for a … more
Striped bass fishing this year has been mixed. Some large fish are being caught in Narragansett and Mt. Hope Bays, however, anglers are really having to work for keepers (see report below). Also the … more
On Saturday, June 8 disabled veterans, local volunteers, businesses, and civic organizations will gather at the Allen Harbor Marina in North Kingstown for the second annual Narragansett Bay … more
The RI Lions Sight Foundation (RILSF) will be hosting their 12th Annual Fishing Tournament for Visually Impaired Persons (VIPs) on Sunday, June 23 aboard the Frances Fleet party boat in Galilee. The … more
If you have not tried spring tautog fishing, now is the time to do it as the spring season closes May 31. It was a great fall tautog season, and this spring has been outstanding too. John Lavallee of … more
This week tautog fishing turned on with many anglers catching their limit (16” minimum, three fish/person/day) with fish in the twenty inch rang being caught regularly. Dave Henault of Ocean … more
The spring fishing season has gotten off to a great start. Anglers had a great opening to the freshwater season with trout and golden trout still being caught in stocked waterways (see below report). … more
It’s April and anglers are catching school striped bass in our rivers, bays and coves. The typical spring pattern is that resident striped bass are the first to get active and then migrating … more
Opening day of the Rhode Island trout and freshwater season had a wet start and a wild end last Saturday, April 13. At 6:08 a.m. only a few anglers braved the pounding rain and wind at Rhode Island … more
Opening day for trout season is Saturday, April 13 at sunrise (around 6:09 a.m.) However, the ritual of ‘Opening Day’ will start well before this time. Often it starts before sunrise with … more
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