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Fishing in Rhode Island, A brief look

While small in size Rhode Island offers some excellent fishing options with 400 miles of the state's shoreline twisting around into bays and sand estuaries. Fishermen have access to a wide variety of saltwater and brackish water fish species. A number of fishing harbors provide jump off points for unparalleled surf fishing, biggame fishing and bottom fishing. There are also several freshwater fishing lakes and ponds which provide better than average largemouth and smallmouth bass fishing.

Striped bass fishing tends to be the more favorable catch for the surf-caster as great schools form around the first of May. Once migration is underway, bass can be taken just about anywhere in Rhode Island and on a variety of artificial fishing lures, baits and tackle. Some favorite bass fishing spots include Weekapaug Breachway, Quononchontaug Breachway, Charlestown Breachway, and Matunuck Bar.

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Rhode Island Fishing Locations

Fishing in Rhode Island is the most prevalent in the following areas: Weekapaug Breachway, Quononchontaug Breachway, Charlestown Breachway, Matunuck Bar, Greenwich Bay, Narragansett Bay, Pettaquamscutt River, Salt Pond, Charlestown Pond, Brightmans Pond, Point Judith, Wood River, Flat River, Falls River, Roaring Brook, Beach Pond, Wallum Lake, Worden Pond

Rhode Island Fishing Species

Popular Rhode Island fishing species include: Panfish, white perch, yellow perch, sunfish, bluefish, bullheads, striped bass, largemouth bass, brown trout, rainbow trout, blackfish, cod, mackerel, kingfish,

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