Point Judith Fishing

Point Judith Fishing

Point Judith is known for its rocky coastline, many shipwrecks, and great fishing. The Point Judith Lighthouse was first constructed in 1810 to help ships navigate and support the growing fishing industry. Point Judith's port of Galilee became one of the largest fishing ports on the East coast after it was stabilized with stone jetties and given two miles of stone breakwaters to provide a refuge for ships. Point Judith also played a key role in the US's defense system during WWII. Sixteen-inch guns and small fortifications were installed here to help defend the country. You can still see some of the now-abandoned structures here.

Point Judith fishing inshore and in the surf can include catches of Black Drum, Croaker, Flounder, Gray Trout (Weakfish), Red Drum, Sheepshead, Speckled Trout (Spotted Seatrout), Striped Bass, and Whiting most of the year. Black Seabass, Cod, Haddock, Pollock, and Tautog (Blackfish) are common species to target on bottom nearshore and offshore. Tunas like Little Tunny and Bluefin, along with Mackerel and Sharks are common over the many wrecks nearshore and out to the deep.

Closer to the canyons many anglers encounter Bigeye Tuna and Yellowfin Tuna while trolling. In the warmest months, a few billfish are caught including Blue Marlin and While Marlin. Deep dropping can produce Tilefish and Swordfish.



Top Point Judith 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. Block Island North Reef
    1/28/2017 8:28:25 PM - Block Island North Reef



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Point Judith Fishing Prediction

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data for fishing Point Judith, you should target one of the following species for this time of year:
  1. Flounder

  2. Flounder

    There is a 29.99% catch rate for Flounder, based on 12795 Flounder counted.


  3. Striped Bass

  4. Striped Bass

    There is a 18.49% catch rate for Striped Bass, based on 7889 Striped Bass counted.


  5. Cod

  6. Cod

    There is a 10.25% catch rate for Cod, based on 4374 Cod counted.


  7. Tautog

  8. Tautog

    There is a 7.33% catch rate for Tautog, based on 3129 Tautog counted.


  9. Pollock

  10. Pollock

    There is a 4.25% catch rate for Pollock, based on 1812 Pollock counted.


  11. Scup

  12. Scup

    There is a 4.1% catch rate for Scup, based on 1749 Scup counted.


  13. Cunner

  14. Cunner

    There is a 3.81% catch rate for Cunner, based on 1625 Cunner counted.


  15. Spiny Dogfish

  16. Spiny Dogfish

    There is a 3.36% catch rate for Spiny Dogfish, based on 1435 Spiny Dogfish counted.


  17. Black Sea Bass

  18. Black Sea Bass

    There is a 2.89% catch rate for Black Sea Bass, based on 1234 Black Sea Bass counted.


  19. Atlantic Mackerel

  20. Atlantic Mackerel

    There is a 2.89% catch rate for Atlantic Mackerel, based on 1232 Atlantic Mackerel counted.


Recommedations above based on 77 species of fish and 42667 fish counted for May around Point Judith.

To date, there are 135 species of fish and a total of 795467 fish counted for Point Judith and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius.

*** 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 1939..

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Latest Point Judith Fishing Reports

  • 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


  • Banner Night on the Slug
    5/11/2022 9:31:00 PM -  I hit a banner evening of fishing tonight in the Bay.  I've thrown in the towel on the oceanfront fishing and have been fishing the Bay for the past week.  While I was getti


  • Photo of the Day....Striper at Sunset
    5/9/2022 8:53:00 PM -   The last rays of today's setting sun reflect off the sides of this striper. It was landed in the Bay along with a few others this evening.  Right now the Bay is the best be


  • What's REALLY Going On?
    5/7/2022 9:15:00 PM -  Striper fishing here in RI is poor no other way to say it.  We are off to one of the worst starts in decades. There just have not been a lot of migrating fish around this sp


  • Action Shifting to the Bay
    5/3/2022 8:36:00 PM -  I got out today in my Old Town Sportsman 10-6 PDL kayak.  The action has been marginal at best along the oceanfront this week with a lot of weed and unfavorable winds. So I


  • WEED: A Real Big Problem
    4/30/2022 8:08:00 PM -  Parts of the south shore beachfront have been inundated with red weed this spring. There is the most weed I have ever seen in my 65 years of fishing this area.  I was out ye


  • Photo of the Day....First 30+ Inch Striper
    4/29/2022 9:28:00 PM -   I landed my first 30+ inch striper this evening. It was a migrating fish that was landed along the RI oceanfront.  The fish took a bucktail jig. Slots are becoming more ple


  • Hefty Schoolies/ Slots Arrive
    4/27/2022 9:37:00 PM - It was an evening of hefty schoolies and slots along the oceanfront for me. The fish were running 24 to 28 inches.  Bucktail jigs were the best lures today.  I hit a banner a


  • A Disappointing Start
    4/23/2022 9:32:00 PM -   Here's one of the bigger ones I landed this week. So far spring fishing along the oceanfront has been a disappointment. The spring migration is underway.  The fish have bee


  • Aces Wild to Launch May 13th 2022!
    4/23/2022 2:24:17 PM - The fishing season is almost here for the Aces Wild and we are excited.  All engine work has been completed and we are now just finish up painting the floors.  The post Aces


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Top Point Judith Bait & Tackle Stores

  1. The Saltwater Edge
    Located on Aquidneck Island near Newport, Rhode Island - we are your very best source for saltwater fishing gear and advice in the Northeast. We fish the gear we sell.

  2. 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!

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

  4. 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

  5. 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 Point Judith 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. Flippin Out Charters


  6. Adventure Rhode Island Fishing Charters


  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. 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.

  9. 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

  10. Snowfly Block Island Fishing Charters


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Top Point Judith 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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