Where should I go fishing for striped bass in Rhode Island?

Where should I go fishing for striped bass in Rhode Island?

If you live inRhode Island and plan on going fishing for bass then you really are in for a treat. Striped bass are plentiful in the waters in that area all year round, although the population levels tend to be at their highest between early April and late fall. Although they head south for the colder winters, you might also find a few staying over these days. However, striped bass are nowhere near as common as largemouth bass or small mouth bass but they are common in Rhode Island providing that you know where to look! Striped bass tend to congregate in open water along the lines of sandy beaches and rocky shores. They also tend to be found in rivers and salt ponds too. This may not narrow it down for you much when you plan a trip but Narragansett Bay is always a safe bet. The waters around Newport are especially fruitful. If you head to these areas then youreally cannot go wrong. The quality of the fish is amazing there but if you have never been before then you might like to try a professional guide as he will be able to show you the best areas. If you do try to fish for striped bass on your own though, fish the surf and wath out for schools of stripers. They tend to travel together and if you hit upon one then you will probably find that your catch rate drastically improves in no time at all. Timing is everything!


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