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.
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There is a 36.61% catch rate for Flounder, based on 11806 Flounder counted.
There is a 14.72% catch rate for Striped Bass, based on 4746 Striped Bass counted.
There is a 13.42% catch rate for Cod, based on 4326 Cod counted.
There is a 4.78% catch rate for Pollock, based on 1540 Pollock counted.
There is a 4.38% catch rate for Spiny Dogfish, based on 1413 Spiny Dogfish counted.
There is a 4.25% catch rate for Cunner, based on 1372 Cunner counted.
There is a 3.31% catch rate for Atlantic Mackerel, based on 1066 Atlantic Mackerel counted.
There is a 3.19% catch rate for Black Sea Bass, based on 1028 Black Sea Bass counted.
There is a 2.4% catch rate for Tautog, based on 775 Tautog counted.
There is a 1.75% catch rate for Bluefish, based on 564 Bluefish counted.
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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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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
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Sat May 21 – Montauk Spring Porgies
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Blue Dogs Running
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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!
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Big Night from the Yaks
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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
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