Narragansett Bay

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Narragansett Bay Fishing Charters

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Narragansett Bay: 9 fishing charters available

Captain Cook Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
Warwick
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Bragaboutit Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(21 reviews)
Newport
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trips from $650

Narragansett Bay Sportfishing

Excellent
4.6 / 5
(23 reviews)
North Kingstown
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trips from $700

Ocean Experience Charters

Fall River
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trips from $500

Reel Addiction Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
Portsmouth
trips from $200

Tall Tailz Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(7 reviews)
Newport
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trips from $750

Ranger Charters RI

Newport
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F/v venture

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Newport
trips from $675

Flyin’ Monkey Marine

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
Narragansett
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FAQs about Fishing Charters in Narragansett Bay

The average price for a private 4 hour Narragansett Bay fishing trip is $592, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,150 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, Captain Cook Charters, Bragaboutit Charters, and Narragansett Bay Sportfishing are some of the most popular fishing charters in Narragansett Bay. Full list of top fishing charters in Narragansett Bay.

Captain Cook Charters, Bragaboutit Charters, and Narragansett Bay Sportfishing all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Narragansett Bay.

The most popular fish species you can target are Striped Bass, Bluefish, and Black Seabass. Top fishing techniques include light tackle, spinning, and bottom fishing. Inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and offshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

Rhode Island boasts ample fishing opportunities and, if you’re looking to explore them all, fishing in Narragansett Bay might be the adventure you need. This gorgeous bay is 26 miles long and brimming with game fish that make for an excellent opponent in the tug-of-war. Not to mention that most of them are also delicious, so it’s a win-win situation.

What can you target in Narragansett Bay? The locals come here for superb Bass action year-round – Largemouth, Smallmouth, and Striped Bass are all on the menu. Stripers in particular like to move around a lot, and you’ll have the best luck finding big ones in late spring, and sometimes in the fall.

While Bass are the frontrunners of the bay, Bluefish, Flounder (Fluke), Tautog, Black Seabass, and Scup are all there for the taking. You may even run into Little Tunny, Cod, and Bonito – it all depends on what fishing technique you prefer. Cod, Black Seabass, and Tautog are popular catches when you’re bottom fishing.

Not to much surprise, where there’s fish, there are fishing charters to take you to them. Guides on the bay usually offer a variety of trips and there’s something for everyone’s taste. From half day excursions well-suited for families, to full day options that are reserved for more experienced anglers, you’ll easily find something that suits you.

Visit Warwick, South Kingstown, Providence, or Narragansett and you’ll have a good choice of charters.

Rules & Regulations

When you decide to go fishing in Narragansett Bay, one of the first things you should think about is a fishing license. Most of the time, even if you’re fishing with a guide, you’ll need to buy a saltwater license before the trip. Some charters might provide it for you, so check with your captain what the process is.

Narragansett Bay
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Based on 25041 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

The beginning of the year isn’t a good time to go fishing in the bay. It will probably be freezing on the water, and you won’t be allowed to target most of the species. Better to wait for warmer weather!

February

The waters are still not too friendly for fishermen, which is why locals don’t usually go fishing in Narragansett Bay in February. Maybe, if the day is unusually warm, there might be some Cod action.

March

It’s slowly getting warmer in Rhode Island, but the waters can still get quite choppy, and the wind chills are strong. Flounder season is officially open, and you can find good numbers of Cod out there.

April

Tautog season opens this month, the weather is improving every day, and that means a lot of fishing fights in your near future. Bottom fishing is very productive in April, and the Bass bite is also good.

May

May marks the beginning of the high fishing season on Narragansett Bay. You’re welcome to hit the water and target just about anything you fancy, including Stripers, Tautog, Bluefish, Cod, and more.

June

With summer right around the corner, you better believe that fishing is excellent on the bay. Catch Bass around rocks and ledges, or go after aggressive Bluefish, Black Seabass, and Fluke. The Tautog season is closed until August.

July

The middle of the summer is probably the best time to fish Narragansett Bay! Bluefishing is at its peak, as well as Bass fishing. Everything else, from Bonito, Cod, and Fluke to Black Seabass is out there for the taking.

August

It’s hot and muggy in the bay, but there’s nothing like some first-class fishing action to freshen you up. Bluefish, Bonito, Little Tunny, and Stripers are biting left and right, with other bottom dwellers following close behind.

September

The summer is slowly ending, the air is crisp, and fishing is fantastic. Bass can sometimes be elusive, but the hunt is worth the effort because there are some giants out there. Bluefishing is top-notch in September as well.

October

The cold front from the Atlantic is cooling down the temperatures and the water, so there’s a shift on the fishing front. Tautog, Cod, and Black Seabass take center stage, with plenty of Bluefish and Stripers still out there.

November

Most of the migratory fish aren’t very fond of cold waters, so they’ll be leaving the bay or simply becoming more apathetic. Thankfully, Black Bass and Tautog are still very hungry, and they’ll show you good times on the waves.

December

With the holiday season fast approaching, you’ll find fewer fish in the bay. It’s getting very cold outside, so going fishing in Narragansett Bay this time of year might not be the best decision. If you just have to scratch that itch, dress warmly and target Tautog and Cod.

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Be patient and get with a good captain and charter. You will have fun and they will put you on the fish. Make it a trip with the kids. They have a blast and it is great seeing them have a blast.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be patient and get with a good captain and charter. You will have fun and they will put you on the fish. Make it a trip with the kids. They have a blast and it is great seeing them have a blast.
David  N.
David N. Dover, NJ
Was a good experience & they worked with us to try to catch what we wanted to.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Was a good experience & they worked with us to try to catch what we wanted to.
Norman  C.
Norman C. West Springfield, Massachusetts

Captain Cook Charters
Captain Cook Charters
Fishing charter in Warwick
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
AMAZING experience! This was a first time for my kids on a fishing boat and Captain Cook made it such a pleasant experience. He was extremely attentive, professional, inviting, and knowledgeable. I'm looking forward to our next booking!
Joannetsy  B.
Joannetsy B. Brockton, MA
Captain Cook Charters
Captain Cook Charters
Fishing charter in Warwick
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
A fun time fishing in a private setting, with just members of our party. The vessel was well equipped and the Captain was personable and knowledgeable.
Sal  I.
Sal I. United States
Narragansett Bay Sportfishing
Narragansett Bay Sportfishing
Fishing charter in North Kingstown
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(23 reviews)
First time saltwater fishing for my Canadian family. Four people including 2 children. Captain Spencer was amazing, knowledgeable, professional and personable. They can’t wait to come back and do a full day!
Cindy  V.
Cindy V. Boston, Massachusetts
F/v venture
F/v venture
Fishing charter in Newport
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
We had both experienced an inexperienced fishers within our group. The captain made us all feel welcome. Morning started off slow wait by the end the trip all caught a number of fish!
Ryan  S.
Ryan S. North Kingstown, RI
Captain Cook Charters
Captain Cook Charters
Fishing charter in Warwick
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
Exceeded my expectations! My kids and I had so much fun and cant wait till next time!! It was a perfect morning. Fun and relaxing.
Andrea  C.
Andrea C. Millis, MA
Reel Addiction Charters
Reel Addiction Charters
Fishing charter in Portsmouth
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
Chip went above and beyond to make sure we had the best trip possible! I can’t recommend him enough!
Shawn  I.
Shawn I. North Kingstown, RI
Captain Cook Charters
Captain Cook Charters
Fishing charter in Warwick
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
Highly recommended trip, if you’re in RI - get in touch with Captain Cook and charter a boat for a great day out on the sea. Sure to catch plenty !
Jahne.theron@gmail.com  T.
[email protected] T. Louisville, CO
F/v venture
F/v venture
Fishing charter in Newport
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
CAPT Pat and 1st Mate Joe were outstanding!! The gear, the approach and their expert coaching had us on fish and limited on stripers in the first hour - we did some catch and release including a beauty of 38lbs - they shifted us to fluke and we scored and then to sea bas and we scored again - Great boat, great crew and we will be back for certain - when your 18 year old daughter says “I would do that again!” You are thankful and elated - thanks Pat and Joe from F/V Venture!!!
David  M.
David M. Stonington, CT
Bragaboutit Charters
Bragaboutit Charters
Fishing charter in Newport
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(21 reviews)
We had a great day. The captain was super knowledgeable. We caught a ton of fish and even fillet’d them for us. Great day all around. The only downside was there was no bathroom on boat but he is getting a new boat! So make sure you go before you leave if it’s a half day!!!
Marissa  V.
Marissa V. Fairfield, CT
Captain Cook Charters
Captain Cook Charters
Fishing charter in Warwick
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
Had a great time with my two children ages 5 and 7 and my mother. Nice comfortable boat, with a large enough cabin the kids could nap on the way back to the marina. Captain Cook was knowledgeable of the area and patiently helped my kids with the gear. He also had snacks and drinks for them :). Would highly recommend. Nice quiet marina,.can park very close to the dock. And o yea we.caught some fish !
Emory  O.
Emory O. Waterloo, NY
Captain Cook Charters
Captain Cook Charters
Fishing charter in Warwick
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
Amazing Captain Cook ! Learned how to catch fish ( my first time) .caught 6 fish had so much fun! The boat was very comfortable the captan has over thirty years experience so I felt completely safe! We will be returning in the fall for another excursion. I highly recommend Captain D.Cook one of the best experiences you can have!
Sarah  C.
Sarah C. Boston, MA
Captain Cook Charters
Captain Cook Charters
Fishing charter in Warwick
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
Captain Cook was great fun! — and Cpt Dave put us each move into a good place. Lots of action. Highly recommend!
Gary  S.
Gary S. Willimantic, Connecticut
Captain Cook Charters
Captain Cook Charters
Fishing charter in Warwick
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
Donald is very knowledgeable about the area and goes above and beyond to try and make sure you get a great fishing spot.
Boomer  R.
Boomer R. New York, New York
Reel Addiction Charters
Reel Addiction Charters
Fishing charter in Portsmouth
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
We were prepared for a slow day on the water due to the very warm spell the past 2 weeks but Capt. Chip and crew were relentless in doing everything possible to make our day a success and after a very slow start we did finish with our maximum take home limit of strippers and the day, very much a success. I would highly recommend them. Larry H
Larry  H.
Larry H. New Haven, CT
F/v venture
F/v venture
Fishing charter in Newport
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Captain Patrick was a one man show. He took us to a few great spots. He was friendly and helpful. Will be booking again in the future. Great trip.
Nelson  C.
Nelson C. Westerly, Rhode Island
F/v venture
F/v venture
Fishing charter in Newport
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Captain Pat took us to Brenton Reef- within 2 minutes of getting the lines in we landed our first striper! He had us on a consistent bite all morning and shared his wealth of knowledge. 1st mate Joe was unbelievable as well- hard worker and would coach us into the fish with the utmost patience. Highly recommend this boat and crew! Thanks for a great day!
Terra  B.
Terra B. Middletown, RI
Reel Addiction Charters
Reel Addiction Charters
Fishing charter in Portsmouth
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
Capt. Chip is the man, he worked to keep us on the fish and we limited out on Stripers. We had the chance to fish several methods and top water is definitely the best. This is our second trip on Reel Addiction and we are already planning our trip next year.if you want a true fishing experience don’t look anywhere else. Thanks Chip for a truly great experience again. See you next year. Ken, Jareth, and Mike.
Kenneth  H.
Kenneth H. Coventry, Rhode Island
Reel Addiction Charters
Reel Addiction Charters
Fishing charter in Portsmouth
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
Captain Chip was the man. He was extremely responsive to any questions prior to our trip and worked extremely hard to make sure we had a great experience taking our nephew out for his birthday. He went above and beyond even taking us out twice when weather conditions cut our first trip short. We hope to come back and go out with him again.
ANDREW  B.
ANDREW B. Penllyn, PA
F/v venture
F/v venture
Fishing charter in Newport
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
I highly recommend this charter to anyone wanting to have a good time and be put on alot of fish. The captain and mate were first class and very experienced. Will be booking with this boat again in the near future.
Justin  B.
Justin B. West Springfield, MA
Bragaboutit Charters
Bragaboutit Charters
Fishing charter in Newport
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(21 reviews)
Awesome time with an experienced and friendly captain Chad. New exactly where to fish and catch the big ones. Caught 18 strippers and two blues. Strippers were huge and one blue was enormous. Loved it is an understatement.
Paul  C.
Paul C. Middletown, Connecticut