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Rhode Island Fishing Charters

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JL Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(30 reviews)
Narragansett
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $550

Captain Cook Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
Warwick
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Reel To Reel Sportfishing Llc

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(123 reviews)
Narragansett
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $600

Rogue Charter

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
Narragansett
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $450

Bragaboutit Charters

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

Spear-It Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Narragansett
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $100

Northeast Anglers

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
Narragansett
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $425

C-Devil II Sportfishing Inc.

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Narragansett
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trips from $750

Narragansett Bay Sportfishing

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

Reel Addiction Charters

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

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Rhode Island

The average price for a private 4 hour Rhode Island fishing trip is $582, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $864 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, JL Charters, Captain Cook Charters, and Reel To Reel Sportfishing Llc are some of the most popular fishing charters in Rhode Island. Full list of top fishing charters in Rhode Island.

JL Charters, Captain Cook Charters, and Reel To Reel Sportfishing Llc 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
4.6 / 5
Based on 25017 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!

Rhode Island Fishing Calendar

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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
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

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
Northeast Anglers
Northeast Anglers
Fishing charter in Narragansett
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
Great trip with a friendly and knowledgeable Capt. He worked hard for us and was very patient with our casting. We’ll be back!
Quincy  M.
Quincy M. Seattle, WA
JL Charters
JL Charters
Fishing charter in Narragansett
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(30 reviews)
John is wonderful. Very communicative. Had a wonderful time and caught lots of fish!
Benjamin  J.
Benjamin J. Camden, DE
Rogue Charter
Rogue Charter
Fishing charter in Narragansett
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
It was a rough weather day so Diego kept us in shore initially on a rock pile where we caught some tautog...plenty of shorts but also some keepers...then switched over to drift for sea bass and flounder. had non stop action for the last 2 hours...Diego is a knowledgeable captain, works hard, which made for a great trip.
Randy  W.
Randy W. Southwick, MA
JL Charters
JL Charters
Fishing charter in Narragansett
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(30 reviews)
Great day for my son and me!! Captain John and First Mate Chris were engaging, highly knowledgeable, and kept us on the fish. We had a fantastic time and will definitely be back!
Andrew  F.
Andrew F. New York, NY
Spear-It Charters
Spear-It Charters
Fishing charter in Narragansett
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
It was a great experience. Lots of fish and friendly and knowledgeable crew that helped us to get comfortable with semi rough ocean and showed us all the right moves that payed off at the end. Check out the photos. Highly recommend!
Oleg  L.
Oleg L. Brooklyn, New York
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
JL Charters
JL Charters
Fishing charter in Narragansett
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(30 reviews)
Captain and mate could not have been nicer or more helpful! We fished and caught a variety of fish. Not a moment wasted Overall trip was delightful ☺
Bruce  V.
Bruce V. Waterbury, CT
Persuader Charters
Persuader Charters
Fishing charter in Narragansett
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 reviews)
Great day on the boat and learned a few new tricks. Captain Denny is great!
Brian  F.
Brian F. Wrentham, MA
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
Persuader Charters
Persuader Charters
Fishing charter in Narragansett
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 reviews)
Very thankful for Captain Denny and Bob ! They are very knowledgeable and a very memorable experience
Thomas  J.
Thomas J. Rensselaer, NY
JL Charters
JL Charters
Fishing charter in Narragansett
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(30 reviews)
The captain and the deck hand were both very knowledgeable, hospitable, and easy going would definitely recommend them. I will be booking another trip next year with them for sure.
Ryan  D.
Ryan D. Providence, 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 To Reel Sportfishing Llc
Reel To Reel Sportfishing Llc
Fishing charter in Narragansett
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(123 reviews)
We had the most fantastic experience With Captain Scott and his first mate Charlie and Reel To Reel. The boat was great and working with captain Scott to get ready for the trip was extremely informative. The first mate Charlie was an amazing teacher, guide and professional fisherman all around and we were lucky the day we went out that big striper were biting but even if no fish were biting on this day we still would’ve had an amazing experience
Deering  R.
Deering R. Wakefield, Rhode Island
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
JL Charters
JL Charters
Fishing charter in Narragansett
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(30 reviews)
We all had an excellent time! Couldn't have been better! My Daughter who is 8 loved every minute of it and hasn't stopped talking about it!
Brittney  F.
Brittney F. Coventry, RI
JL Charters
JL Charters
Fishing charter in Narragansett
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(30 reviews)
Captain John was very knowledgeable about best fishing locations, techniques and tips. Well prepared with plenty of bait and fishing equipment. My family had a great time! Thanks Captain John!
Rachel  D.
Rachel D. Boston, MA
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