Aces Wild Fishing Calendar for Rhode Island

Use This Fishing Calendar to help decide when you want to go fishing.
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Fishing in Rhode Island begins in April and ends sometime in November.

Below we have listed the various species that can be targeted on our trips with explanations of when they show up so we can fish for them.

Striped Bass.  Striped Bass begin to show up around the end of April in the southern-most part of Narragansett Bay.  They quickly shoot up the bay to the Providence river chasing hering and menhaden.  The big push of Block Island fish donít show up until around June 7-9 (near fatherís day) and then the fishing is crazy for several weeks through the end of June and often into July.  We fish for them from June through to sometime in October or November.  The best fishing is normally very early morning.  The best time of year is normally June, when the fishing is crazy.

Bluefish.  Nasty and aggressive predatory fish with big teeth and a lot of fight.  Bluefish normally show up sometime in June.  We donít see large numbers of them until July rolls around, then we can specifically target them.  There tends to be a large number of bluefish around from the beginning of July through to September and October.  Sometime in October theyíre gone. 

Flounder.   These fish show up at the beginning of June and we begin to target them sometime around the middle of the month.  They are present in great numbers from mid-June until sometime around the beginning of September.  At the beginning of the season they wil be found in relatively shallow water around 30 feet deep, by the end of the season they can be found in 70 feet of water or more.  They make excellent table fare.

Tautog.  Called Blackfish in other parts of the country, these are the toughest fighting fish you will ever catch.  They are also the best eating fish in New England waters.  We target these at the very beginning and the end of the season.  It begins in April when the tautog season opens and we fish for them until the Stripers begine showing up.  Then we target stripers, blues, and flounder mostly through the season until around October 17 when the Tautog season regulations change from 3 fish per person to 8 fish per person.  Then we target tautog until sometime in November.

Scup.   Scup begin to show up sometime in mid to late June and are around until sometime in October.  We normally donít do trips specifically targeting scup until September, when the charter boat regulations change to 45 fish per person which lasts until October 15th.  During the rest of the year we can only keep 10 fish per person.

Tunas.   False Albacore and bonito are usually the first species we target as they show up on the inshore grounds chasing the large amounts of bait that are typical in Rhode Island.  This normally happens sometime in July or August when the water is warmer.  They can hang around form then until sometime in October.  Usually the first big storm in October will drive them off.


Striped Bass


Bluefish


Bonito


Flounder


Tautog

 


Old Fishing Reports

2010 Fishing Reports
August 19, 2010 Bass and Blues Report.  Captain Earl sailed with 3 anglers and caught 5 bass and 28 bluefish in a half day trip.

August 13, 2010 Striper Report.  Captain Earl sailed with 3 anglers and caught 10 bass and 41 bluefish in a half day trip.

August 11, 2010 Bass Report.  Captain Earl sailed with 2 anglers and caught 3 bass and 37 bluefish in a half day trip.

August 9, 2010 Striper Fishing Report.  Captain  Earl sailed with 3 anglers and caught 13 bass and 20 bluefish in a half day trip.

August 8, 2010 Bass Report.  Captain Earl sailed with 3 anglers and caught 15 bass and 19 bluefish in a half day trip, easily limiting out on bass.

August 7, 2010 Bass Report.  Captain Earl sailed with 3 experienced anglers an d caught 21 bass and 23 bluefish in a half day trip.

August 6, 2010 Bass Fishing Report.  Captain Earl sailed with 3 anglers and caught 7 bass and 16 bluefish in a half day trip.

August 5, 2010 Bass Fishing Report.  Captain Earl sailed with 2 anglers and wore them out after only 2 hours of fishing, easily catching their limit in stripers as well as catching many bluefish.

August 4, 2010 Bass Report.  Captain Earl sailed with 4 anglers and caught 13 bass and 20 bluefish in a half day trip, limiting out on bass.

July 31, 2010 Bass Report.  Captain Earl sailed with 5 anglers and caught 13 bass with 7 keepers and 15 bluefish in a half day trip.

July 24, 2010 Bass Report.  Captain Earl sailed with 6 anglers and caught 27 bass and 29 bluefish as well as 30 flounder on a full day trip, limiting out on bass.

July 23, 2010 Bass Report.  Captain Chris sailed with 3 anglers and caught 25 bass and 30 bluefish in a half day trip.

July 10th, 2010 Striper Report.  Captain Earl sailed with 2 anglers and easily limited out on bass for the trip as well as catching 12 flounder.

July 5th, 2010 Striper Report.  Captain Earl sailed with 6 anglers and caught 12 bass and 10 bluefish as well as 15 flounder all in a half day trip.

July 4, 2010.  Captain Earl sailed with 6 anglers and caught 10 bass with 8 keepers and 6 bluefish as well as 19 flounder.

June 27, 2010 Striped Bass Report.  Captain Earl sailed with 4 anglers and caught 22 bass with 16 keepers and 12 bluefish.

June 26, 2010 Striper report.  Captain Earl sailed with 5 anglers and caught 22 bass and 12 bluefish with 16 keepers, easily limiting out on bass for the trip.

June 20, 2010 Bass trip.  Captain Earl sailed with 3 anglers and caught 10 bass and 8 bluefish with 8 keeper bass, limiting out for the trip. 

 

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