Fishing in Rhode Island

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Top Fishing Spots in Rhode Island

George Washington State Park
This Park has great fishing and camping facilities that offers a multitude of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors.
Colt State Park
This park is great for families who want to teach their children how to fish. It has a fishing pier and a boat ramp.
Lincoln Woods State Park
This Park includes all of Olney Pond and offers facilities used by thousands of visitors each year for, boating, fishing, and hiking.
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Common Catches in Rhode Island

Striped Bass
Striped Bass
To most freshwater anglers, the striped bass is a very important game fish is relatively new.
Black Sea Bass
Black Sea Bass
Black sea bass are hermaphrodites; most begin their lives as females and change to males.
King Mackerel
King Mackerel
The king mackerel can be found in the western Atlantic Ocean in tropical and subtropical waters.
Bluefish
Bluefish
Anglers can sniff out bluefish by their smell, which is something like fresh cucumbers.
Tautog
Tautog
The tog is a member of the wrasse family which, with 450 species in 60 known genera, is one of the largest families of fishes.
American Shad
American Shad
The American shad is highly regarded as a game fish and its white, flaky flesh supports a considerable commercial fishery.

Types of Fishing in Rhode Island

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Deep-Sea Fishing

Deep-sea or offshore fishing involves fishing out on the open ocean.

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Streams & Rivers

River & stream fishing means knowing where the water is moving, and how fish behave in it.

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Lakes & Ponds

Lakes and ponds are great places for fish to live. Learn where to find fish, tips and more

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