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 Prediction

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. Flounder

  2. Flounder

    There is a 36.61% catch rate for Flounder, based on 11806 Flounder counted.

  3. Striped Bass

  4. Striped Bass

    There is a 14.72% catch rate for Striped Bass, based on 4746 Striped Bass counted.

  5. Cod

  6. Cod

    There is a 13.42% catch rate for Cod, based on 4326 Cod counted.

  7. Pollock

  8. Pollock

    There is a 4.78% catch rate for Pollock, based on 1540 Pollock counted.

  9. Spiny Dogfish

  10. Spiny Dogfish

    There is a 4.38% catch rate for Spiny Dogfish, based on 1413 Spiny Dogfish counted.

  11. Cunner

  12. Cunner

    There is a 4.25% catch rate for Cunner, based on 1372 Cunner counted.

  13. Atlantic Mackerel

  14. Atlantic Mackerel

    There is a 3.31% catch rate for Atlantic Mackerel, based on 1066 Atlantic Mackerel counted.

  15. Black Sea Bass

  16. Black Sea Bass

    There is a 3.19% catch rate for Black Sea Bass, based on 1028 Black Sea Bass counted.

  17. Tautog

  18. Tautog

    There is a 2.4% catch rate for Tautog, based on 775 Tautog counted.

  19. Bluefish

  20. Bluefish

    There is a 1.75% catch rate for Bluefish, based on 564 Bluefish counted.

Recommedations above based on 74 species of fish and 32245 fish counted for May around Block Island.

To date, there are 122 species of fish and a total of 657549 fish counted for Block Island and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius.

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 1939..

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Latest Block Island Fishing Reports

  • Viking Fleet Memorial Day Weekend Update….
    5/24/2022 2:28:57 PM - The Viking Fleet team is very excited for the Memorial Day Weekend and whether you are looking for fishing travel or just fun cruising we have a ton of different options for y

  • Sun May 22 – Montauk Spring Porgies
    5/22/2022 1:56:35 PM - Capt. Dave reports a very good day of fishing on the Viking Starlite in fact one of the better days of fishing so far this season. They had 2 steady hours of good fishing pull

  • Sat May 21 – Montauk Spring Porgies
    5/21/2022 2:12:42 PM - Capt Dave reports good fishing on the Viking Starlite. It started slow but when we got to them they bit very well until slack tide and the Bluefish took over. We had about 20

  • Blue Dogs Running
    5/20/2022 9:33:00 PM - The blue dogs were on the rampage this evening.  Big numbers are  cruising around if you can find  them. Tonight I left the kayak in the garage and pulled the waders out and

  • Fri May 20 – Montauk Spring Porgies
    5/20/2022 2:04:33 PM - Capt Dave reports a good day on the Viking Starlite. We fished closer today it was a slow start and we did a lot of looking around. Towards the end of the trip we found them s

  • Photo of the Day.....Back in the Yak Again Tonight!
    5/19/2022 9:01:00 PM -   It was another solid evening of fishing from the kayak tonight.  The yak has put me into some decent fishing in the last couple of days!

  • Big Night from the Yaks
    5/18/2022 9:25:00 PM -   We had decent action from the kayak this evening. Jon got all his fish on a Rebel Jumpin' Minnow. All spring it has been a case of finding the fish as they seem to really b

  • Fri May 13 to Sat May 15 – Tile/Cod Wrecks
    5/16/2022 11:26:39 AM - Fri May 13 – Sun May 15 Tile/Cod Wrecks – Viking Star Capt Steven Sr reports a very good trip on the Viking Star! We started out with a lot of Blueline and Golden Tile in the

  • Sun May 15 – Montauk Spring Porgies
    5/15/2022 3:28:42 PM - Capt. Dave reports a beautiful day on the Viking Starlite fishing was a bit slow due to the full moon tide running but there was a nice mix of medium and large sized Porgies a

  • Topwater Really Producing; Bay is the Place
    5/14/2022 9:19:00 PM - This hefty schoolie landed this evening has a Rebel Jumpin' Minnow (bone color) stuck in its jaw.  The Jumpin' Minnow has been a hot plug.  I've been out just about every eve

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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.

  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. 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

  6. Adventure Rhode Island Fishing Charters

  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.

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