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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.

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. Flounder

  2. Flounder

    There is a 17.21% catch rate for Flounder, based on 392 Flounder counted.

    Block Island Flounder Counts Chart


  3. Scup

  4. Scup

    There is a 16.29% catch rate for Scup, based on 371 Scup counted.

    Block Island Scup Counts Chart


  5. Blue Shark

  6. Blue Shark

    There is a 14.4% catch rate for Blue Shark, based on 328 Blue Shark counted.

    Block Island Blue Shark Counts Chart


  7. Striped Bass

  8. Striped Bass

    There is a 9.66% catch rate for Striped Bass, based on 220 Striped Bass counted.

    Block Island Striped Bass Counts Chart


  9. Bluefish

  10. Bluefish

    There is a 9% catch rate for Bluefish, based on 205 Bluefish counted.

    Block Island Bluefish Counts Chart


  11. Atlantic Mackerel

  12. Atlantic Mackerel

    There is a 8.78% catch rate for Atlantic Mackerel, based on 200 Atlantic Mackerel counted.

    Block Island Atlantic Mackerel Counts Chart


  13. Black Sea Bass

  14. Black Sea Bass

    There is a 7.02% catch rate for Black Sea Bass, based on 160 Black Sea Bass counted.

    Block Island Black Sea Bass Counts Chart


  15. Winter Flounder

  16. Winter Flounder

    There is a 5.79% catch rate for Winter Flounder, based on 132 Winter Flounder counted.

    Block Island Winter Flounder Counts Chart


  17. Tautog

  18. Tautog

    There is a 2.94% catch rate for Tautog, based on 67 Tautog counted.

    Block Island Tautog Counts Chart


  19. Cunner

  20. Cunner

    There is a 2.59% catch rate for Cunner, based on 59 Cunner counted.

    Block Island Cunner Counts Chart


Recommendations above based on 30 species of fish and 2278 fish counted for June around Block Island.

To date, there are 179 species of fish and a total of 2834438 fish counted for Block Island and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 1/1/1874 (150 years).

Last Update: 6/10/2024 5:25:25 PM

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 Fishing Spots

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The Top 10 Fishing Spots for Block Island are the following:

  1. Out Cartwright


  3. Ryans Horn
    Ryans Horn

  4. Kirk Rock
    Kirk Rock

  5. Montauk Shoal
    Montauk Shoal

  6. Inner Cartwright

  7. wreck_11298
    Source NOAA AWOIS

  8. Habbs Ledge West side of Butterfish hole

  9. Jennies Horn

  10. Cartwright
    40.976333333333 -71.783983333333

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Latest Block Island Fishing Reports

  • Sun Jun 9– Montauk Spring Porgies
    Capt Dave reports a pretty decent day of fishing today on the Viking Starlite. We had a really nice shot first thing this morning with a lot of mixed size fish biting for a go

  • Sun June 9 – 1/2 Day Fishing AM
    Capt Mike reports a tough day of fishing with the wind verse tide. We did however manage a couple keeper fFuke and threw back lots of SeaBass. No pool on the boat today.

  • Sat June 8 – Sunset Jigging for Striped Bass & Blues
      Capt Dave G reports a very good night of fishing aboard the Saturday evening Sunset Jigging Trip. On the way to the lighthouse we ran across some birds and stopped the boat

  • June Moon Disappoints; No Bait No Fish!
      This striper took a small Slug-go fished from the kayak this week. Since that last post I wrote fishing has really taken a dive along both the oceanfront and the Bay. We ha

  • Sat June 8 – 1/2 Day Fishing AM
    Capt Mike reports a lot of action on the Viking Star. We caught the entire mixed bag this morning!  Fluke Striped Bass Bluefish and Porgies were landed. We had some keepers al

  • Thurs June 6 – Nantucket Sleigh Ride – Viking Starship
    Capt Steven Sr reports a fantastic trip on the Viking Starship! Fluking started out slow so we poked around here and there but didn’t find much. We headed off to search new ar

  • June 3 to June 5 – 2 Day Tile/Fluke
    Capt Steven Jr reports another great trip with a full load of Tiles up to 42lbs Fluke up to 9.8lbs and little bonus of 5 Bluefins. We fished a new area Tile fishing and had an

  • Fri June 7 – 1/2 Day Fishing PM
    Capt Mike reports pretty steady action this afternoon on the Viking Star.  Due to State regulations we released a lot of SeaBass that were out of season along with out of slot

  • Fri Jun 7– Montauk Spring Porgies
    Capt Dave reports a very good day of fishing today on the Viking Starlite. This morning started off excellent with fish biting their heads off at first light with a lot of mix

  • May 31- June 2 – 2 Day Tile – Viking Fivestar
    Capt Steven Jr reports another Slammer trip in the deep with of full load of XL Tiles a couple of Barrel fish and a mix of other deep water creatures. We had a lot of quality

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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. Jackhammer Fishing Charters

  3. 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

  4. Block Island Sport Fishing Charters

  5. Adventure Rhode Island Fishing Charters

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  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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