It's that time of year where you are looking to catch the last few stripers of your 2023 season. The fish will be around through the first week of December but at this time the large portion of the biomass has already moved south past our beautiful south shore beaches. Days are short and finding time to get out can be more difficult. Be patient and enjoy your last good tug until the spring.There are still some striped bass working the Breachways and beaches eating peanut bunker and silversides primarily. With the bigger bass that are still around dialed in on shad. The Average size of fish has been decreasing but the size has ranged from schoollie to over slot. I recommend having a popper and a bucktail in your bag if you plan on walking the beaches. A popper allows you to cover water and look for a reaction strike. A bucktail can be fished slower and closer to you if you locate the fish. If you want to catch shad carry a small piece of metal with a fly teaser rig a foot above it.
Tautog fishing has been very good with many customers reporting limit catches of fish up to around 9 pounds. The fish are starting to move a bit deeper, solid reports coming from areas with depths ranging from 25 to 40 feet of water. There have been more than a few black sea bass mixed in on some of the deeper reefs. A few customers reporting the biggest bag limit of seabass this season.
This will be the last report of the season. Appreciate all the support and hope this report has been helpful. There are still fish around so call the shop if you are looking for an up to date report.
Updated Hours for remainder of season:Open 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. 7 days a week till November 30th.Closed November 23 & 24 Happy Thanksgiving!We will be open on the weekend or by appointment only for the month of December up until Christmas.Call us at 401-364-6407
Weekend weather reportFriday 11/17 ..S Winds 10 To 15 Kt With Gusts Up To 20 Kt. Seas 2 To 3 Ft. High of: 62 Low of: 38SAT 11/18 ..W Winds 10 To 15 Kt, Becoming N 15 To 20 Kt In The Afternoon. Gusts Up To 25 Kt. Seas 2 To 4 Ft. A Chance Of Rain. Vsby 1 To 3 Nm High of: 59 Low of: 35SUN 11/19 ..Nw Winds 10 To 15 Kt With Gusts Up To 20 Kt. Seas 3 To 5 Ft.High of: 51 Low of: 32
Starting Friday 11/17: Incoming from 9:30 A.M. till 1:10 P.M.Outgoing 2:00 P.M till 8:00 P.M.Incoming 9:00pm
11/18 Saturday till 2:30 A.M. Outgoing 3:00 A.M till 8:30 A.M.Incoming 9:30 A.M. till 2:45 P.M.Outgoing 3:00 P.M. till 8:30 P.M Incoming 9:00 PM
11/19 Sunday Sunday till 3:15 A.M. . outgoing 3:30 A.M. till 8:40 A.M.Incoming 9 AM till 3:04 P.M.Outgoing 4:30 p.m. 10:00 P.M.