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2017 RI Fishing Report

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11/25/17 The Big Bull Togs are here and chewing for their fall run now.

10/24/17: Until the water cools and the Togs start up, we have been fishing for Jumbo Sea Bass. We will be fishing Togs till Dec. 15.

We will start June 15 for school bass trolling wire the big fish will start in July using live bait and lite tackle.

8/1/17: We've been mostly fishing bottom fishing for Black Sea Bass and Fluke till the big bass start up again. Check out what we are doing under photo 2017.

7/14/17: The Bull Bass are now eating our live bait on lite tackle. Bottom fishing remains very good.

7/8/17: The Bull Bass are 2 weeks late but are starting to trickle in now. Fluke fishing is picking up also. Lots of small school bass being caught on trolling wire.

6/18/2017: We are trolling wire line for the entire month of June, limiting out every trip with smaller bass and a few big ones mixed in. Fluke are running small at this time. July starts the hunt for the Bull Bass with live bait and lite tackle.

6/3/2017: The schoolie bass are in at Block Island. They are being caught on trolling wire. The big bull bass will be here July through October. The Fluke are in Block Island and hit or miss on local beaches.


Click on the link below to see 14 year old Zach's striper video. Caught on Aug. 27, 2015 on the Old Salt charter boat.

Zach's 48.5 inch 48 pound bass live video


Please note we get booked up to one year to months and weeks ahead, so if you would like to fish with us plan to call several weeks ahead of your favorite date. We get ALL BOOKED UP FAST.


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