July 24th Fishing report

Published by MM Editor on Tuesday, 25th July 2017 - 5:30PM


Rhode Island fishing Report

By Rebecca Whitelatch

July 24, 2017

Big Game Sportfishing

July 24, 2017

Captain Brian Bacon of Big Game Sportfishing started off the week hunting tuna and he did quite well with several good-sized bluefin boated. As the week progressed, efforts switched over to bass and they had some awesome action on large stripers and some slammer blues as well. A run to Coxes on Friday for cod produced a good bunch of hefty market-sized cod with some steakers in the mix. Then it was back to Block for bass over the weekend and the action continued with fish to 47 pound landed. They also did a mother-shipping kayak trip on Saturday, shuttling several kayakers out to the striper grounds. Contact Capt. Brian for more details.

Booked Off Charters

July 24, 2017

Captain Tony Guarino of Booked Off Charters fished every day this past week with stripers, bottom fish and cod on the menu. Cod fishing has been very good, and both trips out to Coxes produced large fish. Friday's trip put 24 fish to 25 pounds in the box, and Sunday saw 20 fish to 20 pounds reeled-in. Sunday's trip also saw a mako buzz the boat for a bit but they couldn't get it to take a bait. Fluke fishing took a slight step back the last week with the best fish of the week going 8.5 pounds. In its place, striper action ramped up with plenty of fish to 40-plus pound landed.

Frances Fleet

Sunday July 23rd

Capt. Matt reported once again the alligator size blue fish took over on the night bass trip. Pure pandemonium with big blue fish bending rods up and down and all around the the rails of the Lady Frances. A few good bass snuck in there as well with two of the fish in the 30 plus pound range. Next night trip will sail Wednesday Night at 7 pm aboard the Lady Frances by reservation.


“Newport Harbor is loaded with bait—squid, peanut and full-grown bunker, snapper blues, bay anchovies, little butter, tinker mackerel, you name it. You can get a lot of good fishing in without leaving the harbor right now…”

-Sam Toland, Owner, Sam’s Bait & Tackle, Middletown, RI

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