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September 29th, Beach Hunting

The breachway fished well this past week even through the worst of the storm. When it was too rough out at the end people were catching on jigs back in the channel. Mostly striped bass with the occasionally shad and bluefish mixed in. There have also been some snapper blues in the breachway and salt pond chasing schools of peanut bunker. Tautog reports were a little slow but should improve as we move into October and the water temperature starts to drop. If your looking to Tautog fish from shore some places I recommend are the west and east walls in Point Judith, Black rock in Narragansett, and any of the breachways around slack tide. There were a lot of false albacore in close to the beach and even running up inside of the breachways prior to the storm. The Albies have returned since the swell and have been pushing the beaches in the morning. The beach has still been slow for striped bass not many blitzes during the day. I think it has a lot to do with how warm it is. We should see some fish start pushing the beach when we have some colder mornings where you can see the steam rising off the ocean. 

Weekend Weather Report

Friday 9/30: Ne Winds 10 To 15 Kt. Seas 2 To 3 Ft.


Saturday 10/1: Ne Winds Around 10 Kt. Seas 2 To 4 Ft. A Chance Of Showers.


Sunday 10/2: Ne Winds 20 To 25 Kt With Gusts Up To 30 Kt. Seas 5 To 8 Ft. A Chance Of Showers.

First Day of Fall​

Another great week of Striper and Albie fishing. The pond and Breachways continue to be loaded with schools of bait fish that are being fed on by striped bass and bluefish. Bass have been a mix of mostly schoolie to slot sized fish with a few larger fish and bluefish have ranged in size from snappers up to gators. Bigger waves coming this weekend so I would recommend fishing for striper in channels and ponds/harbors using Bucktails, SP Minnows and Spooks. False Albacore are in pretty thick right now with customers catching them from the beaches as well as the walls up around Point Judith. Take advantage of Albie fishing in the early morning, while they feed close to shore. Using a bigger epoxy jig and/or wooden egg with a fly are great when trying to reach the Albies. There are still some Mackerel around but not quite as thick as earlier in the year. Tautog fishing is starting to pick up with the best action still being found in relatively shallow water make sure you have all your gear before the seas calm again. There are still reports of Yellowfin/Bluefin tuna being caught not too far south of Block Island.

Weekend Weather Report

Friday 9/23: Nw Winds 15 To 20 Kt With Gusts Up To 30 Kt. Seas 4 To 7 Ft.

Saturday 9/24: Nw Winds 15 To 20 Kt, Becoming W 10 To 15 Kt. Gusts Up To 30 Kt. Seas 4 To 6 Ft.

Sunday 9/25: W Winds 10 To 15 Kt With Gusts Up To 20 Kt. Seas 2 To 4 Ft.

Sept 15th, Albie Fever

Another good week of fishing with plenty of options available for local anglers. The pond and Breachways are loaded with schools of bait fish that are being fed on by striped bass and bluefish. Bass have been a mix of mostly schoolie to slot sized fish with a few larger fish and bluefish have ranged in size from snappers up to gators. There are some bigger baitfish around so don't be afraid to up your lure profile. Boat fishermen continue to find a few fluke along the beaches along with black sea bass and scup. False albacore are in pretty thick right now with customers catching them from the beaches as well as the walls up around Point Judith. They actually came into the Breachway the other day as far in as the boat ramp. There are still some mackerel around but not quite as thick as earlier in the year. Tautog fishing is starting to pick up with the best action still being found in relatively shallow water. There are still yellowfin tuna being caught not too far south of Block Island.

Weekend Weather Report

Friday 9/16: Nw Winds 5 To 10 Kt, Becoming W In The Afternoon. Seas Around 2 Ft.

Saturday 9/17: Ne Winds 5 To 10 Kt, Becoming S In The Afternoon. Seas 1 Foot Or Less.

Sunday 9/18: Sw Winds 10 To 15 Kt With Gusts Up To 20 Kt. Seas 2 To 4 Ft.

Sept 9th, Cold Nights and Great fishing Ahead

Charlestown Breachway is now free entry all day for fishermen. Local bass fishing is holding up well with the salt pond and Breachway continuing to produce some nice sized fish. Striper have been out competing the Bluefish and the bite continues to be hot at night and early mornings. Surfcasters have been doing well on Yozuri Mag-Darters and Super Strike Bullets. There are a lot of small bait in the ponds so the bass can be picky. Fishing live eels in the pond has been producing bass up to around 15 pounds. Fluke fishing continues to hold up pretty well out front with customers reporting solid catches in 30- to 35-feet of water. There are also plenty of black sea bass around. Those who have been targeting tautog are doing well with fish in relatively shallow water right now. False albacore have been pretty thick with some really nice sized fish being caught from shore at the wall. Tuna fishing continues to produce well for yellowfin and bluefin tuna from areas south of Block Island. Birds and Bait are starting to push up on the beaches don't forget your surf rod at home!

Weekend Weather Report

Friday 9/9: Ne Winds 10 To 15 Kt. Gusts Up To 20 Kt In The Morning. Seas 3 To 5 Ft.

Fri Night: E Winds 5 To 10 Kt, Becoming N After Midnight. Seas 4 To 6 Ft.

Saturday 9/10 Sat Night: W Winds 5 To 10 Kt. Seas 3 To 5 Ft.

Sunday 9/11:S Winds 5 To 10 Kt. Seas 2 To 4 Ft. Seas Are Reported As Significant Wave Height, Which Is The Average Of The Highest Third Of The Waves.

September 1st, Fluke, Black Sea Bass close by & Albies starting to show up!

This week continued to show some solid fluke reports from customers fishing off the local beaches along with block island. There are also plenty of nice black sea bass being caught. Weather it be while drifting for fluke or by vertical jigging on rock piles. There still is plenty of scup around and some good size ones. Fishing for striped bass has been a little slower with the heat but those anglers fishing very early or late in the day, or better yet, after dark, are still catching some quality bass. Bass are feeding on a variety of bait that are starting to leave south county salt ponds. Tautog fishing is okay waiting for some colder nights and some of the smaller bait stealers to leave before the bite really opens up. Bonito have been around since early august in small schools outside of the mackerel. False Albacore just showed up about 3 days ago. Keep an eye out for the run and gunners this weekend. Approach the feeding fish slow so everyone can get in on the action. The yellowfin tuna bite south of Block Island continues with fish being caught both trolling and casting. There are some bluefin mixed in but less numbers then the yellows.

Weekend Weather Report 
Tonight 9/1...Nw Winds 10 To 15 Kt, Becoming N After Midnight. Gusts Up To 20 Kt. Seas 2 To 3 Ft.

Fri.9/2..Ne Winds Around 10 Kt, Becoming E In The Afternoon. Seas Around 2 Ft.

Fri Night...Se Winds 5 To 10 Kt. Seas Around 2 Ft.

Sat 9/3...E Winds Around 5 Kt, Becoming Se In The Afternoon. Seas Around 2 Ft.

Sat Night And Sun.9/4..Sw Winds 5 To 10 Kt. Seas Around 2 Ft.

Sun Night...Sw Winds 5 To 10 Kt, Becoming W After Midnight. Seas Around 2 Ft. A Chance Of Showers.

Mon 9/4 Through Tue...Ne Winds 5 To 10 Kt. Seas 2 To 3 Ft. A Chance Of Showers.

Sun Night...Se Winds 5 To 10 Kt. Seas 2 To 3 Ft.


August 24th, Tuna showing up in numbers, Fluke bite improving close by...

Tuna reports from this past week were very good for both yellowfin and bluefin tuna south of Block Island and Montauk. Locally, the fluke fishing seems to have picked up a bit with some customers doing well on nice sized fish off of the local beaches. Gulp on high low rigs seemed to be the ticket for success. Block Island is also fishing pretty well for fluke. There are good numbers of black sea bass locally with even better numbers out around Block. Squid as well as jigs seem to be doing good for sea bass. Fishing or striped bass has been good very early in the mornings and after dark but the bite is slow during the heat of the day. Large schools have been feeding infront of Quonnie with some Bonita mixed in. There are still large schools of mackerel around feeding on small bait and some of the fly fisherman have been enjoying targeting them. The ponds are loaded with bait and as the bait gets bigger we will start seeing schools start heading out of the Breachway’s.

Weekend Weather Report 

Tonight...Sw Winds 5 To 10 Kt. Seas Around 2 Ft.

Fri Aug 26th .S Winds 5 To 10 Kt, Increasing To 10 To 15 Kt With Gusts Up To 20 Kt In The Afternoon. Seas 2 To 3 Ft.

Fri Night...Sw Winds 10 To 15 Kt With Gusts Up To 20 Kt. Seas 2 To 4 Ft. A Chance Of Showers And Tstms.

Sat. Aug 27th..Nw Winds 5 To 10 Kt, Becoming Se In The Afternoon. Seas 2 To 3 Ft.

Sat Night And Sun Aug 28th ...E Winds 5 To 10 Kt. Seas 2 To 3 Ft.

Sun Night...Se Winds 5 To 10 Kt. Seas 2 To 3 Ft.


August 18 th,  The start of the fall run and summer habits changing

 Fishing for striped bass remains very good with most of the action coming at night or in the early mornings. The ponds and breachways continue to hold quite a few bass along with the rock piles out front. August can be a great month for bass fishing with many of the largest fish of the season caught this month. There are still quite a few adult bluefish around, but snappers have been tough to find so far this season. Very small ones have been feeding in the pond and getting bigger by the day. Fluke fishing has been a little tough locally especially with an increase in the number of dogfish but reports from around Block Island were much improved this past week. If you are targeting fluke and have the ability to run out to Block it sounds like its probably worth the trip. Plenty of black sea bass both off the beaches and out around Block Island. There are large schools of chub mackerel moving along the beaches with recent reports of green bonito caught mixed in with the mackerel just outside of the breachway. Tuna fishing has picked up some boats do really well others are getting skunked.

Weekend Weather Report

Fri 8/19: W Winds 5 To 10 Kt, Becoming Sw 10 To 15 Kt With Gusts Up To 20 Kt In The Afternoon. Seas 2 To 3 Ft.

Fri Night: Sw Winds 10 To 15 Kt, Diminishing To 5 To 10 Kt After Midnight. Gusts Up To 20 Kt. Seas 2 To 3 Ft.

Sat 8/20: Sw Winds 5 To 10 Kt. Seas Around 2 Ft.

Sat Night: S Winds 5 To 10 Kt. Seas Around 2 Ft.

Sun 8/21: E Winds 5 To 10 Kt. Seas 2 To 3 Ft.

Sun Night: E Winds 5 To 10 Kt. Seas 2 To 3 Ft. A Chance Of Showers.

August 11th, Striper early / late in day best - Bonita showing up!

Striper fishermen continue to do well targeting bass from boat or shore as long as they are fishing early mornings or late evenings. With the recent heat, the daytime bite has been very slow for bass. Bass are feeding aggressively in the pond during the first two hours of an incoming tide. They are on small bait and can be very picky. Bluefish numbers seem to have risen and they are, at times, becoming a bit of a nuisance to fishermen trying to fish live eels or soft plastics for striped bass. Always good to put a bend in the rod though. Fluke fishing is still producing mixed results with some better reports coming from areas around Block Island. Some fluke fishermen are finding the best bite they’ve had all summer so don’t put your fluke gear away yet. Still a lot of dogfish hanging around enjoying the beautiful south county beaches. Fishing for black sea bass remains pretty good not like last year but you can still find a few nice size ones in both shallow and deep water. Scup fishing is excellent a lot of anglers having success from the rocks. There were some reports this past week of green bonito being caught out around Block Island and a few in locally. Tog is open and we have green crabs in the shop stop by to get the most up to date report. Looks like a great weekend ahead.

Weekend Weather Report

Fri 8/11: Ne Winds 5 To 10 Kt. Seas Around 2 Ft.

Fri Night: Ne Winds 5 To 10 Kt, Becoming N 10 To 15 Kt After Midnight. Seas 2 To 3 Ft. A Chance Of Showers.

Sat 8/12: N Winds 10 To 15 Kt, Becoming Ne 5 To 10 Kt In The Afternoon. Seas 2 To 3 Ft.

Sat Night: Se Winds Around 5 Kt, Becoming W After Midnight. Seas Around 2 Ft.

Sun 8/13: Sw Winds 5 To 10 Kt. Seas 2 To 3 Ft.

August 4th, Fluke fishing improving!

Fluke fishing saw improvement this past week with more customers catching keepers from and along the beaches. Biggest fished weighed in this week was 10.35 lbs. but many fish over 5 lbs. Still stocked up on local squid and spearing to make the most out of your outing. Fishing for black sea bass remains very good with nice blue head sea bass being caught in a variety of depths along the beach. Striped bass fishing continues to be a great season with solid catches reported from the ponds, beaches and Block Island. Quite a few smaller bass still in the salt ponds with the occasional slot or over slot fish. Bait in the pond is growing everyday almost that time of year where they get hangry for a small spook. Much larger fish out front on the reefs and rock piles and of course out at the island. There are still schools of mackerel moving along the beaches and there has been talk of bonito popping up occasionally, but nothing confirmed yet. Offshore, there have been reports of some bluefin and even yellowfin south of Block Island. Bring extra baits along for the ride there have been a lot of sharks around. Remember the fall run starts in August make sure to get out and enjoy our fishery before it’s gone till next year. 

Weekend Weather Report

Fri 8/5: Sw Winds 5 To 10 Kt. Seas 2 To 3 Ft. Patchy Fog. Vsby 1 To 3 Nm.

Fri Night: Sw Winds 5 To 10 Kt. Seas 2 To 3 Ft. A Chance Of Showers.

Sat 8/6: Sw Winds 5 To 10 Kt, Increasing To 10 To 15 Kt With Gusts Up To 20 Kt In The Afternoon. Seas 2 To 3 Ft.

Sat Night: Sw Winds 10 To 15 Kt With Gusts Up To 20 Kt. Seas 2 To 4 Ft. A Chance Of Showers.

Sun 8/6: Sw Winds 10 To 15 Kt With Gusts Up To 20 Kt. Seas 3 To 4 Ft.


July 29th, Striper bite still hot with schools of bluefish around!

Fishing has remained consistent for striped bass with plenty of schoolie to slot sized fish still holding on shallow pieces of structure and the larger fish starting to move out a little deeper. Along with bass, there are still some schools of nice sized bluefish around. Fluke fishing reports have been mixed with some people limiting out and others struggling to find a couple of keepers. Pink and white have been the colors of choice this week. Black sea bass fishing continues to improve with plenty of nice sized sea bass on deeper structure and some keepers starting to show up in as shallow as 15 feet of water. Vertical jigging has been effective catching your boat limit, bait rigs have also been working. Scup fishing remains very good for both shore and boat fishermen. Some weed has been around the south shore this week even making its way into the pond, with some north wind coming through in the next week we’re expecting most of that to get pushed out. The pond is loaded with bait and stripers. The first wave of mullet have moved in, other bait in the pond included peanut bunker, sand eels, snapper blues, silversides, mummies, and bay anchovies. Offshore reports continue to improve with yellowfin, bluefin, mahi and even a few wahoo caught recently.

Trick is getting out early and finding life. 

Weekend Weather Report

Fri 7/29: W Winds 5 To 10 Kt, Becoming Sw 10 To 15 Kt In The Afternoon. Seas 2 To 3 Ft. Mostly Sunny

Fri Night: W Winds 5 To 10 Kt. Seas 2 To 3 Ft. Showers Likely With A Chance Of Tstms.

Sat 7/30: W Winds 5 To 10 Kt. Seas 2 To 3 Ft. Mostly Sunny

Sat Night: W Winds 5 To 10 Kt, Becoming Nw After Midnight. Seas 2 To 3 Ft.

Sun 7/31: Sw Winds 5 To 10 Kt. Seas Around 2 Ft. Generally Sunny


July 21st, Lots of Bait out there!

After the wind this week striper fishing remains very good but as the water continues to warm the bite is transitioning to the early morning and late evening hours. There are still a lot of school sized bass with some slot fish inside of the ponds and breachways. The pond is full of bait the most I have seen so far this season. Larger bass can be found on the local reefs and out at Block Island. Fluke fishing continues to slowly improve with better catches reported from boats working along the beaches this past week. Some fisherman/women seem to only be able to catch shorts. There have even been reports of some nice fluke being caught inside of the salt ponds. A lot of the keeper sea bass have been staying out on deeper structure, but a few are being caught in shallow water along the beach. There are tons of scup around and schools of mackerel are starting to show along the beaches. Tuna reports are starting to stack up a lot of life and bait.

Weekend Weather Report

Fri 7/22: W Winds Around 5 Kt, Becoming Sw 10 To 15 Kt In The Afternoon. Seas 3 To 5 Ft. Sunny

Fri Night:  Sw Winds 10 To 15 Kt With Gusts Up To 20 Kt, Becoming W 5 To 10 Kt After Midnight. Seas 3 To 5 Ft.

Sat 7/23:  Sw Winds 5 To 10 Kt. Seas 3 To 4 Ft. Patchy Fog in the morning

Sun 7/24:  Sw Winds 10 To 15 Kt With Gusts Up To 25 Kt. Seas 3 To 4 Ft. Mostly Sunny. 


July 14th, July Full Moon!  Fabulous Fishing Weather.

This time of year the water is warming and the fishing remains very good but the heat can push striper feeding to mainly the morning or evening. There have been lots of schoolie to slot sized fish in the salt ponds and breachways and much larger fish out at local reefs and Block Island. These fish are feeding on sorts of bait this time of year (sand eels, scup, seabass, squid, shrimp) Live eels remain the top producer for large bass, but they can also be caught trolling or casting lures. Some lures that have been productive include the 7 and 9 in Doc. Reports on fluke fishing have been mixed locally with some people doing well and others struggling to find the fish. Some bigger fish landed this week weighing in above 7 lbs. At Block, the fluke fishing might be a bit better, but you still need to work to find the fish. There seem to be more dogfish moving in along the beaches recently it seems. Keeper sea bass are still a little hard to find off the beaches, try targeting deeper water but some larger fish are at Block and should be moving inshore soon. Scup fishing has been excellent with plenty of nice sized fish around. Reports of some bluefin have been scattered with a few anglers having success. Hopefully we see that bite pickup in the next couple weeks. 

Weekend Weather Report

TODAY 7/14: Sw Winds 5 To 10 Kt. Seas Around 2 Ft. Patchy Fog. A Slight Chance Of Showers With Isolated Thunderstorms With Visibility 1 Nm Or Less..


FRI 7/15N Winds Around 5 Kt, Becoming Sw In The Afternoon. Mostly Sunny Seas around 2 Ft.

SAT 7/16: Sw Winds 5 To 10 Kt. Mostly Sunny Seas Around 2 Ft.

SUN 7/17: Sw Winds 10 To 15 Kt. Mostly Sunny Seas 2 To 3 Ft.


July 8th, Scup are everywhere and the 4th of July is behind us.

Fishing remains very good for striped bass with lots of schoolie to slot sized fish in the salt ponds and breachways, much larger fish out at Block Island. Live eels remain the top producer for large bass, but they can also be caught trolling or casting lures. Reports on fluke fishing have been mixed locally with some people doing well locally and others struggling to find the fish. At Block, the fluke fishing might be a bit better, but you still need to work to find the fish. There seem to be more dogfish moving in along the beaches recently it seems. Keeper sea bass are still a little hard to find off the beaches, but some larger fish are at Block and should be moving inshore soon. Scup fishing has been excellent with plenty of nice sized fish around.​ There has been a lot of bait in the ponds from shad to silversides to peanut bunker. The weed has been especially bad in the last three hours of an outgoing tide. Try to avoid this time if you are planning on fishing in the pond. 

Weekend Weather Report

TODAY 7/8: S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

TONIGHT: SW winds around 10 kt, becoming W after midnight. Seas

2 to 3 ft.

SAT 7/9NE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming E in the afternoon. Seas

2 to 3 ft.

SAT NIGHT: E winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming NE after midnight. Seas

2 to 3 ft.

SUN 7/10: NE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SE in the afternoon. Seas

2 to 3 ft.

SUN NIGHT: S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Caught on live eel in Breachway

June 24th, Bass, Bass & More Bass!

Striped bass continues to impress with reports of nice sized bass being caught both locally and out at Block Island. There are even nice sized bass back in the pond where Declan said he had fish up to 27 pounds this past week. Fluke reports from this past week varied a lot from angler to angler. Some reporting doing well locally and others couldn't seem to find the fish. Seabass fishing is starting to pick up with some larger fish moving in and scup fishing has been excellent.

Weekend Weather Report

Block Island Sound-

401 PM EDT Fri Jun 24 2022

.TONIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt after

midnight. Gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.

.SAT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.

.SAT NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Patchy fog.

Vsby 1 to 3 NM.

.SUN...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to

3 NM.

.SUN NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas

2 to 3 ft. 

Caught on live eel 10:00 Am in Breachway

June 16th, Post June Full Moon

Stiped bass fishing is in full swing with fish up to around 45 pounds caught both locally and out at Block Island. The salt ponds continue to hold good numbers of mostly small fish which are a blast to catch of light tackle and fly-fishing outfits. Some anglers have been having good luck catching slot fish by casting unweighted eels in the pond during the evening. The breachways and beaches are producing a mix of sizes with plenty of slot and above slot fish being caught. Out at Block, some really nice sized fish have been reported from the ledge (surprise surprise). There are still bluefish mixed in with the bass both locally and out at the island. Fluke fishing has been slowly improving, it’s not great but most people spending some time targeting them are finding a few fish. Alot of shorts, my suggestion is to move away from the fleet and try bigger baits to weed out the smaller fish. Black seabass have been on the small side locally with some larger fish out around the island. This bite should only pick up from here. Scup are moving in pretty thick and can be caught from both shore and boat.

Weekend Weather Report

FRI 6/17: SW winds around 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 3 to

4 ft. A chance of showers.

FRI NIGHT: W winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the

evening. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

SAT 6/18 AND SAT NIGHT: NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt.

Seas 2 to 4 ft.

SUN 6/19: NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to

4 ft.

SUN NIGHT: SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up

to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

June 8th, Bass and Fluke

Fishing for striped bass has been producing some nice catches both back in the salt ponds and out front on the reefs. There seems to be more bait moving into the ponds and there are still a few worm hatches going off but that will likely end soon. Some bigger bass, including fish into the 30-pound class, were reported out front and at Block Island this past week. Blue fish remain thick in the area and are taking many variations of lures. Fluke fishing has been pretty good over at the island and decent along the beaches. Most people who are trying for fluke are at least getting a few fish for their effort. Still a lot of shorts along the south shore beaches with a few decent sized mixed in. Plenty of local squid and gulp in the shop! Black sea bass fishing is improving with more keeper sized fish around. The Green Algae continues to grow in the pond and fishing outgoing tide can be tricky. I like to use topwater or weedless soft plastics when conditions get like this.

Weekend Weather Report (rollers)

Fri 6/10: W Winds 10 To 15 Kt With Gusts Up To 20 Kt. Seas 3 To 5 Ft.

Fri Night: Sw Winds 10 To 15 Kt With Gusts Up To 20 Kt. Seas 2 To 4 Ft.

Sat 6/11: Se Winds 5 To 10 Kt. Seas 2 To 4 Ft. Showers Likely.

Sat Night: E Winds 5 To 10 Kt With Gusts Up To 20 Kt. Seas 3 To 5 Ft. Showers Likely.

Sun 6/12 : SSW Winds 5 To 10 Kt seas 3 to 6 ft.


June 3rd, 2022 Summertim​e habits ret​urn

Worm hatches are still going off in the salt ponds with bass from schoolie sized up to around 30 inches feeding heavily on the worms. There are surprisingly a few good hatches left. Out front, along the beaches and in the Breachway, some bigger bass have started to show but they seem to be on the move not staying in one location for very long. Reports from up in the bay have been very good with bass into the 40-pound class being caught on live or chunked bunker and artificial lures. Blue fish continue to bend rods up and down the Breachway and you can consistently rely on finding some when there is an outgoing tide. Fluke fishing out at Block Island has been picking up. As the week progressed the fluke and seabass bite seemed to pickup locally. That is pretty typical as the fish are moving in from deep water so hopefully the fish will arrive along the beaches soon.


Weekend Weather Report (Nice and Calm)

Tonight 6/3: S Winds Around 5 Kt, Becoming W Around 5 Kt After Midnight. Seas Around 2 Ft.

Sat 6/4: W Winds Around 5 Kt, Becoming Sw In The Afternoon. Seas Around 2 Ft.

Sat Night: Sw Winds Around 10 Kt With Gusts Up To 20 Kt, Becoming Nw After Midnight. Seas 2 To 3 Ft.

Sun 6/5: Nw Winds 5 To 10 Kt, Becoming Sw In The Afternoon. Seas Around 2 Ft.

Sun Night: Sw Winds 5 To 10 Kt. Seas Around 2 Ft.

May 26th, 2022 things are shaping up

Worm hatches continued in the salt ponds this past week and the action has picked up the past few nights. Ninigret and Potters ponds have been the places to be. Shad have been mixed in with the bass feeding on Cinder worms. The breachways have been producing bass and bluefish which moved in along the south shore this past week. More bait entering the pond including; Silversides, sand eels, shrimp, juvenile fluke, and mummies. Fluke fishing continues to improve with some nice sized fish to just under 10 pounds caught last week. Local bite still slow most good fish are being caught at the island. Squid fishing continues to be hot. Tautog fishing is still producing well with reports of keepers being caught from the breachways, rocky shoreline areas and, of course, by boat. Scup fishing is also starting to pick up. Water clarity has been great in the ponds but a recent bloom of green algae is making fishing difficult in the channel on an outgoing tide. 

Weekend Weather Report (Not the Best Boating Weekend But Fishing From Shore and Pond Should Be Good)

Tonight 5/26: Wind will be coming from the South 10 To 15 Kt With Gusts Up To 20 Kt. Seas 2 To 3 Ft from the SE. Patchy Fog. Visibility 1 To 3 Nm.

Friday5/27: S Winds Around 15 Kt With Gusts Up To 25 Kt. Seas 2 To 4 Ft. Patchy Fog. A Chance Of Showers. Visibility 1 Nm Or Less.

Friday Night: S Winds 15 To 20 Kt With Gusts Up To 25 Kt. Seas 4 To 6 Ft. Patchy Fog. Showers Likely. Visibility 1 Nm Or Less.

Saturday 5/28: Winds 15 To 20 Kt With Gusts Up To 25 Kt. Seas 4 To 5 Ft. Patchy Fog. Showers Likely. Visibility 1 Nm Or Less.

Saturday Night: Sw Winds 10 To 15 Kt With Gusts Up To 20 Kt, Becoming Nw 5 To 10 Kt After Midnight. Seas 3 To 5 Ft.

Sunday 5/29: Sw Winds 5 To 10 Kt. Seas 2 To 4 Ft. 

May 16th, 2022 Beautiful weekend ahead fishing continues to improve

Fishing for striped bass continues to improve with some larger fish, up to almost 40 inches, being caught after dark. Dark colored swimming bottle plugs seem to be doing the trick (Northbar/Gibbs). Fishing around the Breachway has been productive in the morning and evening and if you can catch the tide right that will improve your chances. The worm hatches or spawn went off this past weekend with tons of worms. Anglers who have been having the most success are finding areas with fish and less worms in order to make there presentation stand out among the thousands of worms.  The spawn should continue strong for the next few weeks. Worm hatches are a lot of fun on fly gear or light tackle spinning gear. Tautog fishing is still producing some nice catches with even the shore guys getting some fish. The Narragansett shoreline has been fishing well for tog as have the breakaways during the slower stages of the tide. Squid are in pretty thick and boats targeting them in 40 to 60 feet of water at night seem to have doing well. There has been a lot of talk in the shop about weakfish showing up locally! If you stop in at the shop, we may point you in the right direction. Fluke are starting to filter in along the beaches, but its been slow so far this season which is not a surprise given water temperatures and the time of year. Reports just came in of a large number of healthy bluefish showing up in the Breachway. 

May 9nd, 2022 weather improving should be a fishy weekend ahead!

Striped bass fishing continues to improve with more and larger fish reported this past week before the wind and weed picked up in the breachway. Fish are being caught in the breachways and salt ponds and out front along the beaches. Bucktails, swimbaits, and SP Minnow/ Joebaggs Swarter in white or bone have been the ticket for success. There were some big worm hatches in the ponds this past week that drew bass to the back shallow waters of RI salt ponds. Fly fisherman have had success on cinder worm pattern flies and spin fisherman have been trailering these flies behind a wooden casting egg and having good results. With warmer temperatures expected this week the hatches should continue and anglers should have a great opportunity to get some of their first fish of the season. Once the wind lies down at end of the week water clarity and weedy conditions should improve. Squid have been showing up with some boats doing well around south county beaches. A few reports of both winter and summer flounder (fluke) being caught off the beaches this past week. The tautog bite has been holding up pretty well when the weather cooperates, and more people have been catching them recently from shore. We have plenty of crab and other fresh bait in the shop, we are open 7 days a week! The rocky shoreline around Narragansett has been one of the better areas for shore-based fishermen. Cod reports seem to be hit or miss with a few anglers reporting nice catches but others struggling to find the fish. Some boats falling victim to an early dogfish bite. Along with cod, there were reports of a few haddock caught this past week.

May 2nd, 2022 Striper bite improving! Including some on Cinder Worms!

Improving reports of striped bass being picked up, including some slot fish. These fish are being caught from the west wall, local breachways, beaches, and ponds. The outgoing tide seems to be producing more fish than the incoming in both the breachway and along the beach. Tautog fishing is showing signs of improvement with some keeper fish being caught in the breachway and along the Narraganset shoreline. Squid are starting to move into areas around Newport and Jamestown but not in big numbers just yet. There have been reports of some cod being caught close to shore in as little as 15-feet of water.

April 25th, 2022 Tautog and Striper bite continue

 Migratory striped bass continue to move in along the beaches with some of those fish moving up into the salt ponds to feed. Not a lot of numbers yet but definitely a few fish around. All of the fish reported this past week were small but many were covered with sea lice indicating that they recently moved into the area. There were reports of a few tautog caught from shore this past week which is a good sign that the fish are moving into shallower water. Local boaters are taking advantage of the warmer days and targeting tautog in 15-20 ft of water around the Breachway.  Other Boats heading out south of Block Island continue to find some cod along with the occasional tautog. Freshwater reports remain strong with some nice trout still being caught in the local rivers and ponds.

April 18th, 2022 Migratory Striper starting to show up!

The first wave of migratory striped bass are just starting to show up at a few locations along the south shore. These fish are generally very small and best targeted with small, single-hook jigs or lures that allow for an easy release. There were reports of some worm hatches taking place in a few of the shallower coves this past week. Nothing much feeding on them yet but the hatches will certainly attract the attention any recently arrived bass moving into the salt ponds to feed. The tautog fishing is just starting up with a few reports coming in of fishing being caught locally in 40- to 50-feet of water. The tautog will be moving in much shallower very soon as they prepare for spawning. For baitfish, there have been reports of herring and some American shad moving up into the rivers along with some talk of schools of mackerel popping up along the beaches.

April 11th, 2022 Trout season off to a great start and increasing holdover Stripers reports!

Lots of customers were focused on trout fishing this past weekend. The Rhode Island DEM did a great job with stocking this spring and most angers reported doing very well on both Saturday and Sunday. The trout weren’t hard to hook and were caught on crawlers, mealworms, Power Bait and a wide variety of lures. Plenty still in stock! Sticking with freshwater there have been some nice largemouth bass taken recently on large swimbaits that do a nice job of imitating freshly-stocked trout and in some areas herring which are coming in to spawn. In saltwater, boats have been doing well for cod with some tautog mixed in out around Block Island. Holdover striped bass are also becoming more active especially in areas where there is a herring run.

April 4th, 2022 Trout opening day on Saturday April 9th , Blackfish opened April 1st and Stripers on their way!

There has been word of herring showing in some of the local runs but no news of striper action in the vicinity. The only striper reports were coming from known holdover spots like the Thames River. There were some reports of winter flounder from the salt ponds and some white perch as well. Freshwater guys are still catching plenty of nice bass and anxiously awaiting opening day of trout season coming this Saturday, April 9. Come see is for all your fishing needs. Lots of New Inventory!

March 28th, 2022 Warmer temperatures with trout opening day on Saturday April 9th

Freshwater guys have been finding some nice largemouth bass on swimbaits and jerkbaits at various local ponds. There have been a few holdover stripers taken from the ponds along with some decent sized winter flounder. Stop by the shop this week to get bait and gear for trout opening day!

March 07, 2022 Warming up and RISAA show this weekend!

Over at Breachway B&T word was that there was some holdover striper action in some of the salt ponds with some white perch as well. Almost time to start throwing large swimbait in the local freshwater ponds for large mouth bass. They haven't heard any codfish reports in more than a week. Stop by booth #602 at RISAA to say hello and meet the new owners of this classic Rhody tackle shop..

February 28, 2022 Ice Out and RISAA Show

Local ice is gone and some guys have been pulling some pickerel and panfish from local waters. Holdover striped bass and white perch are waking up again, but the bite has been pretty slow. When the weather windows present themselves, boats are getting out south of Block and hooking a few codfish as well. Make sure to swing by to see us at the RISAA show Booth 602 so you can meet the new owners and see what we have in mind for the shop in 2022



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