Block Island Fishing

Block Island Fishing

Block Island, named after the Dutch explorer Adriaen Block in 1614, is an island off the state of Rhode Island. During the end of the last ice age, receding glaciers formed this island. Block Island fishing has a long history here, beginning with the Niantic people fishing for sustenance. Two historic lighthouses are on the island, both Block Island North Light and Block Island Southeast Light guide ships away from the rocky coastline. With lots of rocky bottom, reefs, and shipwrecks around the area, Block Island fishing is worth checking out.

Bodies of water you can fish from Block Island include the Block Island Sound, the Atlantic Ocean and the Great Salt Pond. Block Island fishing from the shore delivers bluefish, Cod, Cunner, Mackerel, Spiny Dogfish, Striped Bass and Flounder. Fly fishing and surfcasting are popular activities on the sandy beaches and along the rocky coastline. Offshore, you will find opportunities to catch Black Sea Bass, Tautog, and Sharks, Tuna can also be found nearshore and offshore much of the year.

An astounding 1,142-pound, 12-ounce Bluefin Tuna was caught at Block Island in 1981. It holds the Rhode Island state record for this species. Other record Rhode Island catches from Block Island include a 77-pound, 6.4-ounce Striped Bass; a 2,909-pound Shark and a 14-pound, seven-ounce Green Bonito.



Top Block Island Fishing Spots

  1. U-853 Wreck
    5/7/2011 12:18:23 AM - German submarine U-853 was a German Type IXC/40 U-boat of the Kriegsmarine during World War II. Her keel was laid down on 21 August 1942 by AG Weser of Bremen. She was commi


  2. Shagwong Reef
    1/21/2016 1:29:28 PM - Shagwong Reef


  3. Washington Shoal
    1/21/2016 1:27:03 PM - Washington Shoal


  4. wreck_2868
    8/2/2015 10:27:17 PM -


  5. Fairway Buoy off Block Island
    5/19/2018 11:06:33 AM -


  6. wreck-6282
    2/20/2020 2:26:12 PM -


  7. Hilton Head Reef Barge
    9/30/2018 12:20:02 AM -


  8. wreck-6278
    4/12/2019 11:47:29 AM -


  9. Out Cartwright
    5/19/2018 11:06:36 AM -


  10. Shagwong Reef
    5/19/2018 11:06:36 AM -



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Block Island Fishing Forecast

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data for fishing Block Island, you should target one of the following species for this time of year:
  1. Scup

  2. Scup

    There is a 76.14% catch rate for Scup, based on 253171 Scup counted.


  3. Black Sea Bass

  4. Black Sea Bass

    There is a 7.83% catch rate for Black Sea Bass, based on 26021 Black Sea Bass counted.


  5. Bluefish

  6. Bluefish

    There is a 2.93% catch rate for Bluefish, based on 9734 Bluefish counted.


  7. Pollock

  8. Pollock

    There is a 2.3% catch rate for Pollock, based on 7645 Pollock counted.


  9. Striped Bass

  10. Striped Bass

    There is a 2.16% catch rate for Striped Bass, based on 7191 Striped Bass counted.


  11. Silver Hake

  12. Silver Hake

    There is a 1.43% catch rate for Silver Hake, based on 4760 Silver Hake counted.


  13. Flounder

  14. Flounder

    There is a 1.4% catch rate for Flounder, based on 4650 Flounder counted.


  15. Cunner

  16. Cunner

    There is a 0.73% catch rate for Cunner, based on 2435 Cunner counted.


  17. Weakfish

  18. Weakfish

    There is a 0.51% catch rate for Weakfish, based on 1704 Weakfish counted.


  19. Striped Searobin

  20. Striped Searobin

    There is a 0.48% catch rate for Striped Searobin, based on 1601 Striped Searobin counted.


Recommedations above based on 87 species of fish and 332529 fish counted for September around Block Island.

To date, there are 138 species of fish and a total of 672038 fish counted for Block Island and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 9/26/1862 (160 years).

Last Update: 9/23/2022 7:28:35 AM

*** PLEASE NOTE ***
Please check local, state/province, and federal laws before fishing for any species found on this site. All data is based on historical data found for this area, and in some cases as far back as the year 1600.

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Top Block Island Bait & Tackle Stores

  1. Breachway Bait & Tackle
    We offer salt & fresh water tackle, kayak, canoe, and paddle board rental. Frozen and live bait, propane, & ice. Please stop in and check us out. Fish on!

  2. Galilee Bait and Tackle
    Full service saltwater bait & taclke, custom rods & rods repairs, fly fishing supplies kayak fishing charters.

  3. Snug Harbor Marina
    ONE STOP SALTWATER FISHING SHOP Shop is OPEN.401-783-7766. Inshore+offshore fishing tackle&bait. Valvtect Marine Gas & Diesel. www.snugharbormarina.com

  4. Block Island Fishworks
    We are the Block Island headquarters for everything fishing - light tackle, fly fishing, surf casting & offshore. Fishing charters and guide services. Kayak and paddle board rentals available. Friendly knowledgeable staff.

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Top Block Island Fishing Charters & Guides

  1. Aces Wild Fishing Charters
    Aces Wild is a Rhode Island Fishing charter boat that can accommodate 6 people. We can be chartered for 1/2 day or full day Charters. We fish for all species, including striped bass, tautog, bluefish, sea bass, and much more!

  2. C-Devil II Sportfishing Inc.
    Come fish aboard the C-Devil II or Lil’ Devil. We are dedicated to providing our clients with a first class fishing service. Bring your family, friends or business associates for a memorable day of fishing. We are full time fisherman. Rhode Island F

  3. Jackhammer Fishing Charters


  4. Block Island Sport Fishing Charters


  5. Adventure Rhode Island Fishing Charters


  6. Drifter Charters
    he original Drifter is one of the top Striper fishing charter boats in RI. The Drifter is a 37’ custom built sport fisherman designed and built for your safety and comfort. This premiere RI striped bass charter boat is powered with a 460 h.p turbo ch

  7. L'il Toot Charters Inc.
    For the thrill and excitement of Salt Water Fishing at its best. We have been taking people out on the water for a great day of fishing in comfort for 33 yrs.

  8. Reel to Reel Sportfishing
    At Reel to Reel Sportfishing Charters we offer Rhode Island fishing charters and deep sea fishing at it's finest. Fluke to tuna. We offer our fishing charters some of the best striped bass fishing in the world.Our location is the closest port to

  9. Snowfly Block Island Fishing Charters


  10. Miller Time Sportfishing Charters


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Top Block Island Marinas

  1. Snug Harbor Marina
    ONE STOP SALTWATER FISHING SHOP Shop is OPEN.401-783-7766. Inshore+offshore fishing tackle&bait. Valvtect Marine Gas & Diesel. www.snugharbormarina.com

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