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Rhode Island Fishing Charters

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Rhode Island: 20 fishing charters available
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5.0 / 5
(58 reviews)
Narragansett
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trips from $575
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(32 reviews)
Warwick
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
Newport
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trips from $390
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(143 reviews)
Narragansett
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trips from $675
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
South Kingstown
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Excellent
4.8 / 5
(6 reviews)
Portsmouth
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trips from $190
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(18 reviews)
Narragansett
trips from $500
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
Narragansett
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trips from $750
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(28 reviews)
Newport
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trips from $650
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5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
Portsmouth
trips from $200

Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Rhode Island

According to customer reviews, JL Charters, Captain Cook Charters, and Get The Net Charters & Outdoor Adventures are some of the most popular fishing charters in Rhode Island. Full list of top fishing charters in Rhode Island.

The average price for a private 4 hour Rhode Island fishing trip is $609, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $934 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

JL Charters, Captain Cook Charters, and Get The Net Charters & Outdoor Adventures all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Rhode Island.

The most popular fish species you can target are Striped Bass, Bluefish, and Flounder. Top fishing techniques include Light Tackle, Bottom Fishing, and Jigging. Inshore fishing, offshore fishing, and nearshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

If you’re looking for where to go on your next fishing vacation, then look no further. A Rhode Island fishing trip will be fun for the whole family, with saltwater and freshwater options that are suited to all skill levels.

Sandwiched between Connecticut, Massachusetts, and the North Atlantic Ocean, the “Ocean State” offers top fishing for Striped Bass, Bluefish, Bonito, Little Tunny, Northern Pike, Tautog, American Shad, Black Seabass, King Mackerel, Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass, Yellow Perch, and many more.

Rhode Island Fishing Spots

Whether you’re looking for offshore charters or heading inland to the lakes, rivers, streams or ponds, there’s plenty of fishing to be had in the smallest US state.

Top spots to head to include Charlestown Breachway, Quicksand Point, the Harbor of Refuge, Misquamicut Beach, and Weekapaug Breachway. Deep and oxygenated stocked lakes include Wallum Lake and Beach Pond. Good ponds to fish include Johnson’s Pond, Echo Lake, Upper Slatersville Reservoir, and Smith and Sayles. These are great for Largemouth Bass.

Narragansett Bay

Narragansett Bay is where you’ll find the majority of the islands and plenty of fishing opportunities. This huge bay is over 26 miles long and is 12 miles at its widest point. When people talk about Bass fishing in Rhode Island, this is where they go. Head out from Providence in the north of the bay or Narragansett in the southern part, as well as plenty of harbors in between. In the bay, Halfway Rock is a great spot for Squeteague (Weakfish) from April to October.

Point Judith

Past Narragansett, at the southern tip, is Point Judith. An active fishing village, Point Judith is great for fishing as well as whale watching. The best time to head here is during the summer, where you can catch plenty of Mackerel, Monkfish, Black Seabass, Lobster, Butterfish, Herring, and more. Charters heading out of Point Judith can take you the short distance over to Block Island.

Block Island

Located offshore between Point Judith and the tip of Montauk, New York, Block Island is a great fishery to head to. This is where you’ll reach your daily limits of Fluke, Cod, and Pollock – the Cox Ledge is good for Cod and Pollock when they are migrating south for the winter.

There are many spots to fish when out here – for large pelagics, head to the south side of the island where you’ll be able to target Yellowfin Tuna, Bluefin Tuna, Sharks, and even White Marlin. Fishing inside Great Salt Pond is very productive, and there are plenty of buoys around the island that attract predators. Other top spots include Clay Head and Old Harbor Point.

Wood River

For freshwater fishing, you’ll want to head inland to the rivers, lakes, and ponds. Wood River is located between Hopkinton and Richmond and is a top fishery for Brown, Rainbow, and Brook Trout. You’ll even find wild Brook Trout in the tributaries – these “natives” are mostly in Flat River and Falls River. This is a great river to fly fish on. The busiest time on Wood River is between May and September, although the River is open from April to February.

Mossup River

Covering 16 miles, Mossup River is a beautiful river to fish on. Anglers can fly fish on the lower part of the river. You’ll be targeting Brook, Brown, and Rainbow Trout here, but they will need to be released once caught. There are also wild Brook Trout here.

Fishing Tips

  • When fly fishing the rivers, lakes, and ponds, a 6–8 wt intermediate fly line will work well. Pair with a red-and-white bucktail streamer for great results.

  • When fishing for Bluefish, use fresh chunk bait – the smell will attract them. Hook sizes between 3–5 millimeters are best for Bluefish.

  • When targeting Striped Bass, use weighted plastic baits with a 10–15 lb test line on a 9’ medium-action rod.

Need to Know

A lot of focus in Rhode Island is on the excellent saltwater fishing available. While here, try for the Grand Slam – you’ll need to hook a Striped Bass, Bluefish, Bonito, and Little Tunny all in one day.

Regulations

You’ll need to buy a freshwater or saltwater fishing license. If you’ll be fishing both waters, there is a combo license available. Visitors to Rhode Island will need a separate Shellfish license.

There are daily bag limits for most species. Before heading out, check how many of each species you can legally take, and when the season is open.

Budget

The price of your fishing charter will depend entirely on where you’re fishing. Offshore, targeting Tuna and Sharks for 12 hours will cost around $1,500 for six people. A nearshore trip going after the Grand Slam can be between $700–$850 for six people. An Inshore trip is likely to be for two people, and around $275 total.

It’s time to book a Rhode Island fishing charter! Whether you’re fly fishing the peaceful streams or heading offshore for rod-bending and reel-screaming action, there’s something for every angler in the Ocean State.

 

Rhode Island
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Based on 27746 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

Despite the cold, you’ll be able to target Codfish this month. Fishing generally slows down during the winter in Rhode Island.

February

February continues to be a good month for catching Codfish.

March

Temperatures range between 31°F and 64°F. Enjoy the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade.

April

Trout and Tautog season opens. Striped Bass begin their migration to Rhode Island – they’ll be too small to keep, but are good fun to catch.

 
May

Fly fishing is great with the bloodworm hatch the Striped Bass feed off. These Bass are big enough to keep.

 
June

Bass and Bluefish head to Narragansett Bay. Watch the annual WaterFire installation from June to September, and see bonfires on the rivers!

 
July

There are lots of fishing opportunities now. Target Striped Bass, Bluefish, Scup, Flounder, Fluke, False Albacore, and Tuna.

 
August

August is the best month for fishing. Bluefish, Striped Bass, False Albacore, and Tuna are around and biting in the bay.

 
September

Head to Narragansett Bay for Bluefish, Bass, and Scup. Tautog can be caught from now until November.

October

This is a great month for targeting Tautog. Join in the Halloween celebrations on land.

November

November is a good time to go Tautog fishing, as long as the weather cooperates! Celebrate Thanksgiving on land.

 
December

You’ll need to head to the deeper warmer waters to catch anything this month – it’s a slow fishing month. Celebrate Christmas in Providence in style!

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Come prepared for different types of weather. It might be a little cooler in the morning than you would expect.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Come prepared for different types of weather. It might be a little cooler in the morning than you would expect.
Bob  C.
Bob C. Midlothian, VA
Keep expectations reasonable - our first attempt at a trip here was cancelled due to windy/unsafe conditions. We persevered and succeeded on our second attempt with a dream fishing day!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Keep expectations reasonable - our first attempt at a trip here was cancelled due to windy/unsafe conditions. We persevered and succeeded on our second attempt with a dream fishing day!
Ben  H.
Ben H. Simsbury, CT
Book an experienced charter that knows the waters well because the fishing can be great in some location but dead in others.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book an experienced charter that knows the waters well because the fishing can be great in some location but dead in others.
Angel And Dmitri Black / Consolati
Angel And Dmitri Black / Consolati Pittsfield, MA
The fishing was excellent. We caught sea bass, stripers, summer flounder, and a blue. It was a lot of fun.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The fishing was excellent. We caught sea bass, stripers, summer flounder, and a blue. It was a lot of fun.
Allan  C.
Allan C. Walpole, MA
If you are sea sensitive take something the night before, it can get rough in the sound
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you are sea sensitive take something the night before, it can get rough in the sound
Richard  D.
Richard D. Holmdel, NJ
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
We caught a lot of Black Sea Bass and a Flounder. The tide was crazy but we went home with some great fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We caught a lot of Black Sea Bass and a Flounder. The tide was crazy but we went home with some great fish.
Desirée  M.
Desirée M. Fort Plain, NY
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

Northeast Anglers
Northeast Anglers
Fishing charter in Narragansett
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(18 reviews)
Sweet boat for getting on the fish and plenty of room to cast a fly rod. Captain Paul knows how to find the fish and play the weather! We caught a great mixed bag.
Tim  D.
Tim D. Coventry, RI
Get The Net Charters & Outdoor Adventures
Get The Net Charters & Outdoor Adventures
Fishing charter in Newport
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
Captain Tom was absolutely amazing! The day was awesome, he made it fun and entertaining, and so many fish were caught! We will definitely be back every summer!
Jennifer  D.
Jennifer D. Boston, Massachusetts
Get The Net Charters & Outdoor Adventures
Get The Net Charters & Outdoor Adventures
Fishing charter in Newport
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
Capt Tom Malone was the best. Knowledgeable and friendly, we had a great time. My wife's b day present and it went great! Thank you Capt. THOM MALONE
Thomas  S.
Thomas S. Warwick, Rhode Island
JL Charters
JL Charters
Fishing charter in Narragansett
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(58 reviews)
Fun family trip and the crew were very personable and helpful. Highly recommend these guys!
Robert  V.
Robert V.
City by the Sea Charters
City by the Sea Charters
Fishing charter in Newport
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
Capt. Patrick and Joe were great! They provided excellent instruction and were very patient with our group. They ensured we had a great time the entire outing and we caught plenty of fish which was a delicious dinner (plus additional meals) afterwards. We are already planning our next outing!
Lori  Z.
Lori Z.
Northeast Anglers
Northeast Anglers
Fishing charter in Narragansett
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(18 reviews)
Great trip. Captain Paul was enthusiastic, knowledgeable and friendly. He knows the bay very well, and he did a great job putting us in just the right spots. I would definitely recommend fishing with Captain Paul.
Bob  C.
Bob C. Midlothian, VA
Days Work Charters
Days Work Charters
Fishing charter in South Kingstown
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
Went jigging for sea bass and scup with captain Sven and Sam, didn’t stop catching fishing! Captain and First mate did an excellent job! Very knowledgeable and accommodating, will be booking again!
Nick  F.
Nick F.
Reel Addiction Charters
Reel Addiction Charters
Fishing charter in Portsmouth
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(20 reviews)
Great captain and crew. Accommodated us by changing start time bc of weather. Captain chip even gave my son some gear that he has wanted and couldn’t find. Would definitely Recommend
Joseph  S.
Joseph S. Fairfield, CT
Get The Net Charters & Outdoor Adventures
Get The Net Charters & Outdoor Adventures
Fishing charter in Newport
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
Great experience! Captain Tom was a great host, weather wasn’t ideal but still had a good time.
Layla  R.
Layla R. Adams, MA
Reel To Reel Sportfishing Llc
Reel To Reel Sportfishing Llc
Fishing charter in Narragansett
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(143 reviews)
Everything perfect! Have used this captain before. He puts you on the fish, has right technique and tackle to put them on the deck. Weather was awesome and mate was great, if you ever fish for stripers off block island this boat is your go to boat. Captain has over 30 years of experience!
Alan  R.
Alan R. Melbourne, FL
Captain Cook Charters
Captain Cook Charters
Fishing charter in Warwick
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(32 reviews)
From the moment we stepped on board everything was exceptional! The boat was super clean inside and out! Safety briefing was on point! Great conversation… and yes.. we caught fish! Highly recommend captain cook!
Colin  F.
Colin F. Milford, NJ
Captain Cook Charters
Captain Cook Charters
Fishing charter in Warwick
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(32 reviews)
Had a great time with captain cook out on Narragansett bay. I got my wife to join me for her first trip out to do some bottom fishing and captain cook was amazing in helping her learn. She ended landing more scup than me and had a great time doing it. Thanks for a great time and we’ll be back in the future whenever we need to load up the freezer!
Alex  J.
Alex J. Barrington, RI
Spear-It Charters – Rhode Island
Spear-It Charters – Rhode Island
Fishing charter in Narragansett
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(14 reviews)
Knowledgeable helpful friendly. All you need to have a fantastic and productive day fishing out of pt. Judith. Unfortunately the new regulations are so restrictive that can’t bring home any fish home. They are either too big or too small
James  W.
James W. Bozrah, CT
City by the Sea Charters
City by the Sea Charters
Fishing charter in Newport
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
The captain got us on some awesome stripers, shared his knowledge of the area, and got the fish all prepped for the kitchen! Very fun experience.
Michael  O.
Michael O.
Reel To Reel Sportfishing Llc
Reel To Reel Sportfishing Llc
Fishing charter in Narragansett
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(143 reviews)
I booked this charter for my husband and 5 of his friends for his birthday. They caught a total of 18 fish, on the 3/4 day trip, all oversized except for one! They were already booking their next next trip before getting off of the boat. All wonderful things to say about captain Scott and his mate. Needless to say I haven’t heard the end of it and they got back hours ago. Highly recommended.
Meaghan  C.
Meaghan C. United States
Days Work Charters
Days Work Charters
Fishing charter in South Kingstown
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
Captain Sven is excellent-Boat is beautiful.Rods and reels were top notch. Great day on the ocean.
Ethan  G.
Ethan G.
Captain Cook Charters
Captain Cook Charters
Fishing charter in Warwick
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(32 reviews)
Captain Cook was very good to us and a pleasure to meet We will go out with him again in the future.
James  R.
James R. Warwick, RI
City by the Sea Charters
City by the Sea Charters
Fishing charter in Newport
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
We had a wonderful time fishing. It was a little slow due to conditions but we caught multiple species of fish all day. Great boat and great captain! Kept finding fish all day.
Brad  T.
Brad T. Wichita, KS
Captain Cook Charters
Captain Cook Charters
Fishing charter in Warwick
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(32 reviews)
My two boys and I (and gramma) had a great time with Captain Cook! We caught at least 50 fish (11 doubles!) - mostly scup, but also several Black Sea bass, and even a puffer fish! We brought home 14 for dinner. What a great day on the water! Highly recommend
Tara  M.
Tara M.
Reel To Reel Sportfishing Llc
Reel To Reel Sportfishing Llc
Fishing charter in Narragansett
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(143 reviews)
Non stop trophy fishing! Between the 3 guys we caught 18 monsters! Once in a lifetime charter! Captain and mate were fantastic! Can't wait to do it again!
Maureen  F.
Maureen F. Agawam, MA