April 14th, Bass are Here
Things are heating up here in southern Rhode Island, with summer like temperatures and the arrival of stripers. A few customers are starting to catch tautog, with most of the action coming from areas up inside of the bay, where the water is a bit warmer than out front. Boats have been taking advantage of the fair weather and targeting Cod while land based fisherman have been chasing the freshly stocked Trout. Herring are moving up into the rivers and the holdover striped bass have been very active this week. These fish will be mixing in with their migratory friends. Most early arrival fish are relatively small but everyday we should see more numbers and larger fish.
Weekend Weather Report
Friday 4/14: Sw Winds 5 To 10 Kt. Gusts Up To 20 Kt In The Evening. Seas Around 2 Ft. Temp: low of: 51 High of: 75
Saturday 4/15: Se Winds 5 To 10 Kt. Seas Around 2 Ft. A Chance Of Showers. Temp: low of: 49 High of: 60
Sun 4/16: Winds Around 10 Kt. Seas 2 To 3 Ft. Temp: low of: 49 High of: 61
April 6th, Trout Opener and Schoolies Around the Corner
The shop will be opening full time for the season on Friday the 7th. The shop is fully stocked and we will have a variety of trout baits available for opening day. Customers have been catching some holdover stripers from the rivers and salt ponds. We are anticipating the migratory bass to be showing up along the beaches any day now. The air temps are looking really good mid next week and should hopefully get the bass moving. Freshwater fishermen have been doing well for bass and pickerel. With trout fishing opening up in RI waters on Saturday 4/8 we look forward to getting the season underway and seeing you all again.
Weekend Weather Report
Friday 4/7: W winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the afternoon.
Seas around 2ft. Temp: low of: 37 High of: 58
Saturday 4/8: N winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SW in the afternoon. Seas
around 2 ft. Temp: low of: 31 High of: 49
Sunday 4/9: SW winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts up to
20 kt. Seas around 2 ft. Temp: low of: 30 High of: 50
March 8th, Winter is letting up and the 2023 fishing season is getting kicked into gear!
There has been some holdover striper activity in the local salt ponds and rivers that seemed to be getting a boost from some local alewives beginning their run. Anglers are also finding some white perch, March is often one of the best months to target them. Largemouth bass fishing which has been firing up quick has actually been great throughout the winter. With more than a handful of hangry pickerel mixed in. Due to the warmer weather and the ponds never having a chance to ice up, making fishing possible. With a warmer winter in general we are anticipating an early April arrival of fresh schoolie stripers. We have been open part time or by appointment and are currently packing up the shop for our run to the RISAA show this weekend. Its the largest Saltwater fishing show in New England, with over 300 booths filled with a variety of vendors. Be sure to stop by booth #909 & 910, talk fishing, and grab a couple items for the upcoming season. As always appreciate your support and looking forward to kicking off the 2023 season!!