The Rhode Island coastline is one of the most “fishable” locations in the Northeast and boasts some of the most consistent fishing to be found anywhere on the Atlantic seaboard. The coastline is continually flushed with clean clear water from the Northern Atlantic and is rich in nutrients. This results in an abundant food source for the hordes of baitfish that congregate along the coast to feed. Along with biologically productive water, Rhode Island has cooler water temperatures than Connecticut during the Summer months which results in larger populations of stripers and bluefish. Every year the fabled cinder worm hatches bring anglers from all over the East Coast to fish the numerous salt ponds for larger stripers. These fish gorge on them, an event often considered one of the best ways to get a trophy striper on the fly. Rhode Island is also uniquely situated below Cape Cod; the perfect location for Migratory False Albacore and Atlantic Bonito. The these fish make their way South and round Monomoy Point, they stack up in Rhode Island. It is one of the most consistent fisheries for Albies and Bonito. Millions of fish show up in September and October to feed on the various species of baitfish found this time of year as they fatten up for their long migration South. It is some of the most exciting fishing found anywhere on the Eastern Seaboard. Thousands of eager fly anglers make the pilgrimage here every Fall for some of the best fishing of the year. Rhode Island also provides access to other great locations. Many anglers will run off the coast to Block Island, Montauk, Martha’s Vineyard, and even Nantucket. Long story short; Rhode Island is a state with multiple options and spectacular fishing.
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