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2017 RI Fishing Report

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We will start June 15 for school bass trolling wire the big fish will start in July using live bait and lite tackle.

11/2/16: The Old Salt will be Blackfish fishing all this month. The big fish are here now and biting if the weather cooperates.

09/23/16: The Bull Bass are back with the tides getting normal again.

9/14/16: The Fall run of Big Bull Bass has started.

8/3/16: If you missed us in July and August, we still have a few open dates for Big Bull Bass using light tackle baited with live bait in September till Oct 15 when we switch to Blackfish fishing.

7/26/16: We are catching bull bass with light tackle baited with live bait. This type of fishing is offered by us till October 15 when we switch to Blackfish.

6/30/16: Bottom fishing for scup, sea bass and fluke has been good. The big striped bass are just starting to trickle in.

6/22/16: Old Salt has been fluke fishing with great results, while waiting for the big bull bass to show up in July, August, and September.

6/10/16: Block Island has plenty of school size bass right now trolling wire with fluke fishing getting better everyday. The big bass will be here in 2 weeks at that time we will be drifting live bait for the big bass.

6/3/16: The last 10 days Block Island has had schoolie bass on trolling gear. Fluke fishing is getting better and better every day.

5/27/16: For the last few years May has been hit or miss for smaller school bass. For this reason we will be starting in June this year. Trolling wire line for smaller bass and fluke fishing will be better. July is the start of the fun fishing for cow bass using live bait drifting the bottom.

The cow size bass run most of July, August and September. Sea bass hit good September, October and blackfish hit October, November and December.

10/7/15: Black Sea Bass are in very strong all Big Blue Heads.

Oct.18 through the last day of November we will be fishing for blackfish.

Click on the link below to see 14 year old Zach's striper video. Caught on Aug. 27, 2015 on the Old Salt charter boat.

Zach's 48.5 inch 48 pound bass live video

8/28/15: Last week's East wind slowed the bass bite down but the bite is back on. The Bull Bass are Back with a very big appetite for our live bait.

7/26/15: Big Bass are chewing on our live eels and the Big Fluke are also in.

Look what the web lady "caught" while shopping.

7/7/15: Fluke fishing is excellent right now. Bass are taking live eels. The summer fun has begun.

Please note we get booked up to one year to months and weeks ahead, so if you would like to fish with us plan to call several weeks ahead of your favorite date. We get ALL BOOKED UP FAST.

06/28/15: June has been up and down. The fluke fishing is getting better with the larger fish showing in the deep water. We will start live bait fishing in July for the big bass.

06/27/15: The Big July bass are on our door step. Fluke fishing is improving at Block Island.

6/5/15: A school of stripers arrived at Block Island this week.

5/26/15: We will be fishing for fluke in June and looking for striped bass. Come join the fun.




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