Fishing Report
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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
The New England Saltwater Fishing Show last weekend at the Rhode Island Convention Center was a big hit with 445 booths, and 300 manufacturers, the most ever. It’s the largest show of its type … more
The Rhody Fly Rodders will meet Tuesday, March 19, 6:30 p.m. the Riverside Sportsmen’s Association, 1 Mohawk Drive, East Providence. The seminar topic is trout fishing in Northwest Montana. … more
Get ready to fish at the New England Saltwater Fishing Show, March 22-24 at the Rhode Island Convention Center. This year it’s the largest ever and includes tackle, rods, reels, lures, … more
Striped bass fishing is down. Striper fishermen, fishing guides and charter captains will tell you that for the past three to four years the amount of fish caught each year has been less and less. … more
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