Rhode Island Fishing News and Reports
50 lbs. Striper on 7/15/2016.
Limit of 33-35# Striped bass on
2014 - The Roger Raymond party.
2013 - The Rizzo family with a slammer
2012 - We
took the Sanda group to Coxes Ledge for
school tuna. We noticed a huge flock of
gulls following a dragger and slid in
behind and had our first bite on a green
machine. A 43" fish. After the dragger
left the cooler water(68 degrees) we
headed back to the temperature break and
boated a 45" fish which we leadered and
released. We are allowed one fish
between 27" - 47" and one fish between
47" - 73".
2012 - Our last three trips to the
southwest corner of Block Island
provided limits of stripers and bluefish
for charter customers from all over New
5/10/2012 - The bass and blues fishing
at Block Island has been excellent both
at the North Rip and the Southwest
Corner. School bluefin tuna have arrived
offshore south of Block Island.
My RI fishing partner Capt.
Richard enjoyed some great
winter Cod fishing on Cox's
Ledge. Most of the fishing is
done with jigs and teasers and
then bait fishing becomes the
best method. There is a 22 inch
size restriction on the cod and
a bag limit of ten per person.
Most of the fish caught are
market fish (8-14 lbs.), however
those bigger pool fish are
always in the days catch.
Remember anglers it is winter
fishing so a good choice of
clothing is important. We
provide all tackle and bait but
welcome any of your own
Call Capt. Richard at
401-364-8835 or cell
401-932-5090. To email click
will update this page weekly all summer
long. Stay tuned. It looks like a great
season. Our bookings are ahead of last
year which was our best ever.
Capt. Jack with a
Rhode Island Fishing Charters Snug
Harbor Rhode Island
10/27/09 900# giant bluefin tuna
landed by the Maverick at The Figs.
The giant bluefin tuna bite northeast of
the Regal Sword has been steady. It is a
mixed bag of fish with mediums around
150# all the way to over 1000# with
plenty of sharks. We caught and released
our first Dusky last weekend around 250#
along with a 150# medium bluefin. The
day before we broke off two giants.
June 2009 fly fishing for stripers at
The Maverick enjoyed a great couple of
weeks before the storm. Hurricane Bill
wiped out this weekend on The Cape for
charter fishing. The tourists are
enjoying the weekend on shore with no
idea of the conditions offshore. We have
caught at least one school/medium
bluefin on our last five trips. Most
charters caught two or three fish with
the average around 65" 150#. The range
was 55" to 71". Black bird bars and
straight spreader bars with 9" and 11"
squid with 11" green glow and pearl glow
stingers were the ticket. We are running
the same size stingers as the bar vs
going up a size as it seems to match the
squid size offshore that we have found
when cleaning the tuna.
The bluefin tuna bite east of Chatham
has been steady for the last two weeks.
The Maverick landed a 70" 150# bluefin
this week. The striper bite off Monomoy
has slowed but we are still catching
consistently drifting with bait and
fishfinders. And the turn of tide has
produced some hot striped bass action
spincasting with plugs off the rips when
stripers push bait to the top. It only
lasts about an hour but it can be hot
and heavy with fish up to 40".
The striper bite off Monomoy is great.
Tuna still good but the bite is soft on
days with an east wind and fog.
The Winzer family from Germany enjoyed
their Father's birthday gift from son
Martin who is studying at Wentworth
Striped Bass fishing has been red hot
for the past two weeks on all the shoals
around Monomoy. Both tides at Bearses,
Stone Horse and Handkerchief have
produced with fish up to 45". There are
a few slammer bluefish mixed in but
stripers have dominated even on Point
Rip. On 6/30 we stopped for 45 minutes
on the outgoing tide and caught 15
When weather conditions have allowed the
school bluefin tuna bite has been very
good on Crab Ledge and the BC Buoy.
The Maverick and Hot Reels did a double
striper charter for the Johnson family
reunion and brought home a limit of bass
for the twelve anglers while releasing
another thirty fish.
The Maverick is in the water
and preparing to start fishing the 1st
week of June. We have been busy stocking
our premium tackle store at Allen Harbor
Marina as well as preparing new rigs for
the coming season. The inshore striper
bite has been very good on the MA and RI
coasts. The water temps look great
around the islands for an early bite.