striper fishing

Saltwater Edge Fishing Report 5.16.14 – Wait for it

fishing report

We have waited and we have been teased…

Finally keeper bass have returned to Newport and surrounding waters. We have reports of keeper bass in Buzzards Bay and MV as well. Upper Narragansett Bay herring runs are loaded any tide now and the bass should bump up to keeper size.

swim shad

When they do Swim Shads and bucktail jigs are very effective anywhere there are herring runs in the vicinity.

Schoolie fishing in back bays and creeks remain solid. Smaller Swim Shads and soft baits on an Owner Inshore Ultrahead are good choices. Fly rodders are hooking up on Ray’s Fly’s and shrimp patterns

Fly guys have also seen the worm hatches commence all around the Ocean State and the bass have finally found them with the recent bump in water temperatures. Small flies do the trick most times; but be sure and have some pink and peach colored flies in addition to the common bright red. For the conventional fisherman standing in “worm hatch” unable to get a hit try one of the flies above and a casting egg.

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