block island · fluke · striped bass · waxing philosophic

dads, harpoons, sharks and the Mayor of Charlestown

 Striped bass, fluke, tuna and shark fishing are all getting better, much better. Along South West Ledge and the island’s south side, the bite continues to improve with plenty of bait to be found. Sand eels have been seen along the Narragansett shoreline with lots of small blues in close chasing them towards the beach.… Continue reading dads, harpoons, sharks and the Mayor of Charlestown

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the dogfish says of summer. sorry, couldn’t resist…

  Striped bass fishing has improved, a bit, there are some bluefish, dogfish and scup around but fishing for fluke seems to be steady. Guys casting from shore for stripers are reporting low numbers, few big bass and still some fish feeding in the salt ponds. These are classic head-scratching days, days when you fish… Continue reading the dogfish says of summer. sorry, couldn’t resist…

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so i left my wife to go fishing with my son…

Recently, a local fisherman was jigging Gulp teasers with green jigs around the Jamestown Verrazano Bridge in fairly shallow waters. Carrying neither a camera nor a working scale, he reportedly landed an approximately fifteen pound, 33 5/8” summer flounder. An old fishery bulletin of the Fish and Wildlife Service has a length to weight table… Continue reading so i left my wife to go fishing with my son…

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sea bass, some reg-ular talk and jellys. cool.

Much to the relief of recreational fishermen, the black sea bass fishery opens on July 2. Fishermen have been reporting strong numbers of them since mid-spring, although many have been juveniles, below the fourteen inch minimum. They are part of the grouper family and like so many Florida plates, they summer here then head south… Continue reading sea bass, some reg-ular talk and jellys. cool.

block island · fresh water fishing · sarcasm with a chance of humor · striped bass

More on BI, Sol adds some news and largemouth bass in Worden Pond

Great clouds of sand eels continue to envelop Block Island’s west side. There is talk of bonito off Sakonnet Point, muskies in New Bedford, big fluke off of Jamestown and keeper stripers atop Hope Island. This week starts fishing at its best, we hope, and maybe some runs to the canyons but on Sunday, the… Continue reading More on BI, Sol adds some news and largemouth bass in Worden Pond

block island · fluke · striped bass

A look at Block Island, not Block!

  Over on Block Island, the fishing seems to be mirroring the mainland action: good but not great. With the exceptional exceptions of a few big bass being taken in the Narragansett area, shore fishing seems a bit slow. Again. Didn’t we just go through this last year? We saw schoolies and some bluefish right… Continue reading A look at Block Island, not Block!