Large flies with deep sinking lines around schools of menhaden can produce stripers and bluefish. Schools size stripers can be found along Rhode Island's Rocky shoreline. Look for schools of menhaden and work the edges with large flies.
Clear skies and light winds in forecast should produce some excellent fishing the next several days
July 18 to July 21 Rhode Island Coastal. Fishing report
Striped bass fishing along the ocean state is continuing to improve daily. A good stretch of light winds and warm weather has turned on the striper bite. From Sakonett point to Brenton reef, school size stripers have been found feeding on the surface throughout the day. The early morning bite has been exceptionally well. From Fort Adams to Brenton reef around sunrise. School size stripers with larger fish in the mix, feeding on small bait. Along the entire stretch of Ocean Drive stripers can be found in the heavy structure along the shoreline. Sinking line with small flies such as closers and sand eels imitations seem to work well. Reports from the surf fisherman catching large bass on the evening tides along Narragansett shoreline. The bite on Block Island has continued to improve on the South side of the island, with many fish over 40 pounds. Most fish are taken with live eels or trolling wire line in deep water. From Watch Hill to Point Judith the fishing has been spotty, with no consistent activity. I will be out again soon look for my report. Until then tight lines.