Rhode Island Fishing Charters

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Top Fishing Charters in Rhode Island

Rhode Island: 21 fishing charters available

JL Charters
JL Charters

Narragansett • 31 ft • 6 persons

JL Charters is located in Narragansett and offers to show you a memorable time in these waters.

"Great experience! Took a family trip of mostly adults (most of us first timers or having only fished ages ago) and we all had a complete blast." —⁠ Alyssa, CT
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trips fromUS $575
Captain Cook Charters
Captain Cook Charters

Warwick • 29 ft • 6 persons

Captain Cook Charters is located in Warwick and offers to show you a memorable time in the rich waters of Narragansett Bay.

"From the moment we boarded Captain Cook’s charter until our return to shore, our fishing experience in Narragansett Bay was absolutely top-notch." —⁠ Olivia, Connecticut
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trips fromUS $450
Get The Net Charters & Outdoor Adventures
Get The Net Charters & Outdoor Adventures

Newport • 24 ft • 4 persons

Get The Net Charters & Outdoor Adventures welcomes you to the stunning waters of Newport RI!

"We had a blast fishing with Captain Tom on July 28! A big storm had passed through the previous night and the sea was angry that day, my friends, like an old man trying to return soup at a deli." —⁠ Kerry, PA
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trips fromUS $475
Reel To Reel Sportfishing Llc
Reel To Reel Sportfishing Llc

Narragansett • 40 ft • 6 persons

Reel To Reel Sportfishing invites you on an unforgettable fishing adventure in the prime fishing grounds off of Block Island, Rhode Island.
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trips fromUS $675
Ty Lures Fishing Charters
Ty Lures Fishing Charters

Portsmouth • 31 ft • 6 persons

There's a fish with your name on it in Portsmouth, and Ty Lures Fishing Charters will help you catch it!

"Captain Rich was great! We had originally booked with a different Captain who at the last minute had to cancel due to mechanical issues." —⁠ Angel, MA
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trips fromUS $400
Days Work Charters
Days Work Charters

South Kingstown • 36 ft • 5 persons

Join us on DAYS WORK to get a true New England fishing Experience!
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trips fromUS $700
Bragaboutit Charters
Bragaboutit Charters

Newport • 26 ft • 5 persons

Bragaboutit Charters invites you to a fine day of fishing in Newport, Rhode Island, inshore as well as offshore.

" Stripers weren’t easy pickings today, but Capt. Chad worked his magic and everyone landed at least two." —⁠ Tom,
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trips fromUS $650
Bonita II Sportfishing Charters
Bonita II Sportfishing Charters

Westerly • 36 ft • 6 persons

Come visit the Ocean State for some exciting, rod-bending action and book your next trip with Bonita II Sportfishing!
trips fromUS $775
Blitzen36 Bluefin Charters
Blitzen36 Bluefin Charters

South Kingstown • 36 ft • 4 persons

If you're looking to catch and release a giant Bluefin Tuna and have the ultimate thrill of a lifetime, consider chartering F/V Blitzen.
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trips fromUS $2,800
Drifter Too Charters
Drifter Too Charters

Narragansett • 36 ft • 6 persons

Drifter Too Chartres strives to keep people happy by introducing them to the finest species Rhode Island has to offer.

"Luck of the draw…our charter just happened to coincide with dead low tide, which seriously affects the fishing but Captain Dick, with 55 years of charter experience and knowledge took us to where he knew we might find fish and we did!" —⁠ Mark,
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trips fromUS $610
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Rhode Island

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Fishing in Rhode Island

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.

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Rhode Island Fishing Seasons

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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Featured photos from Rhode Island

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What anglers said about fishing in Rhode Island

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Top Types of Fishing in Rhode Island

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Top Fishing Techniques in Rhode Island

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Top Targeted Species in Rhode Island

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