Saltwater Edge Fishing Report 6.28.13 – Hot Fun In the Summertime

 Saltwater Edge Fishing Report 6.28.13

Brian visiting from CT

Brian visiting from CT

Ryan visiting from New Jersey

The weather, the parade of friends from out of town and the epic fishing say summer is here in The City by the Sea! With water temps climbing, herring runs thinning and different baits appearing your tactics will need to change.

Inshore Fishing

Don't let the thong distract you...

Don’t let the thong distract you…

In shore striper fishing becomes even more of a night time game with the wading angler focusing on either first or last light including a good dose of darkness.

Both Buzzards and Narragansett Bays has been fairly consistent this spring and if you found a bunker school you most likely found a school of bass and/or large bluefish harassing them. Bunker schools can still be found  in coves around the bay from north to south. Some of the bunker around Aquidneck are 18+ inches long and when the bass find them they are not going anywhere. Captain Eric Thomas from Teezer 77 guide service reports fantastic days for clients catching gator bluefish on topwater in Narragansett Bay and bass to 20 lbs by dropping  7“ and 9” swim shads on the deep structure.

Aquidneck Island Fishing

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Out front there are huge schools of sand eels between Point Judith, Sakonet Point and Block Island with healthy bass and large bluefish feeding on them. Topwater and bucktail jigs have been very effective.

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The evening bite of the reefs has been solid.

The sand eels are a great bait for the fly rodder.

Even more staggering and exciting is the awesome number of krill in the water.

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Awesome amounts of krill on the reefs

What makes it exciting is that the bass will cruise through these rafts of krill with their mouths open looking for their maximum intake. There is no need for a krill fly dropper as these feeders are “locked on”. Get below the bait with a bucktail, swim shad or Clouser to find the bigger bass. To learn more about krill check out Wikopedia.

Block Island Fishing

The boat fishing around Block Island is as good as it gets. Captain B.J. Silvia of Flippin Out Charters has been fishing Block island waters for years and his clients have landed several fish in the mid to high 40 lb class this past week. A variety of methods are proving effective; but it’s never a bad idea to drift eels at night.

Bluefin Tuna Fishing

Off shore action is increasing as the bait that will/should hold the bluefin begins to materialize.


Shimano Orca

Bluefin Tuna to 100 lbs have been reported out at the usual haunts around Block Island with an occasional larger fish mixed in. Fish have been taken on the spread and on topwaters.

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