Charter Fishing for
Stripers & Blues.
Stripers & Blues
charters are our most popular type of fishing trip during the
Rhode Island season.
We do more
Stripers & Bluefish trips than any other type of charter.
It seems everyone wants to get out there and catch stripers.
We love catching them too, along with the bluefish that are
often found with them in any given area.
Stripers or striped bass are anadramous fish, which means they are capable of surviving in
both fresh and saltwater environments. They are stocked
into many lakes in the midwest states as a game fish in the form
of hybrids. A true striped bass hatches in the freshwater
of a river and as it grows moves downstream into the saltwater.
They can grow to be 97lbs in weight, the largest fish recorded
to have been caught during a fish tagging expedition in 2009, while the largest ever
taken on rod and reel was 78lbs caught in New Jersey by a shore
angler on a swimming plug. The largest fish ever
taken at Block Island was a 75lb giant caught in 2009.
As is true with many species the female is the larger of the
sexes and any fish over 34" in length is a female, no male
larger than 34" has ever been caught (a fish 11 years old).
The large females lay millions of eggs are key for perpetuating
the species. Stripers are very strong swimmers and will
provide a good fight, with hard headshaking pulls that let you
know a striper is on your line.
are found in the same areas as are bass, since they feed on the
same things. Bass often use the bluefish's feeding habits,
cruising the bottom to pick off the pieces of baitfish that
blues can't be bothered to pick up. They are very
aggressive fish and excellent fighters for their size, not
giving up and providing an acrobatic display as you bring them
near the boat.
We target both of these fish using a variety of lures and
techniques. Our favorite way to catch them is using top
water plugs. This allows you to see the action as the fish
swirls behind the plug, tail whacks it then turns around and
tries to eat it. We also use soft plastic baits to mimic
the forage they are feeding on. Once the sun comes up it
may be necessary to use deep jigging or to troll with wire line.
We will do whatever it takes and go where necessary to find
fish, even going to places we might not normally on half day or
full day trips in order to find the fish.
On our charters we use rods as light as possible to catch the
fish. There are 12lb and 17lb class rods for the spinning
and bottom fishing outfits equipped with braided line for
heightened sensitivity in feeling hits. Our wire outfits
at 30lb class are some of the lightest wire trolling rods you will see on any
boat, custom made with aluminum handles, level wind reels, and
roller tips. At Aces Wild we also make or customize many
of the lures and plugs that are used on our trips.
Regulations allow us to keep 2 fish at a minimum of 28" long per
angler. We will fillet and clean your catch at
the end of the trip.
Bluefish Taken with plug
Striper caught on Top Water plug
Bass caught trolling
Striped Bass taken with plug
Bass took soft plastic shad