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Providence, Rhode Island, was founded in 1636 by Roger Williams, a religious dissenter who sought refuge from persecution in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Williams named the area "Providence" as he believed that God had provided him with a safe haven. Fishing has played an important role in the history of Providence, Rhode Island since its founding in the 17th century. With a location at the head of Narragansett Bay provided access to abundant seafood, including cod, haddock, flounder, and shellfish, which were an important source of food and trade.
In the 19th century, Providence became a major center of the fishing industry, with its harbor serving as a hub for the processing, preservation, and distribution of fish caught in the waters of the North Atlantic. During this time, many immigrants from Portugal, Italy, and other countries came to Providence to work in the fishing industry, and their influence can still be seen in the culture and cuisine today. As the fishing industry declined in the mid-20th century, many of the fishing families turned to other industries such as jewelry manufacturing. Despite this decline, fishing remains an important part of Providence history and identity, and the city continues to have a thriving seafood industry that supports local restaurants and markets. Today, Providence is the capital and largest city of Rhode Island, known for its rich history, cultural diversity, and vibrant arts scene.
There are many types of fish you can catch from inshore Providence fishing, including Bluefish, Croaker, Flounder, and Striped Bass. Nearshore fishing trips could produce Bluefin Tuna, Black Sea Bass, Mackerel, or Tautog. Fishing offshore of Providence can produce Cod, Haddock, and Pollock on bottom, and further off in the deep you can catch Barrelfish, Blueline Tilefish, Golden Tilefish, Swordfish, and Wreckfish. Trolling offshore in the warmer months one might catch Dolphinfish (Mahi-mahi), Wahoo, White Marlin, and Yellowfin Tuna.
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There is a 33.43% catch rate for Scup, based on 14948 Scup counted.
ENLARGE PROVIDENCE SCUP COUNTS CHART
There is a 13.76% catch rate for Black Sea Bass, based on 6152 Black Sea Bass counted.
ENLARGE PROVIDENCE BLACK SEA BASS COUNTS CHART
There is a 9.84% catch rate for Bluefish, based on 4399 Bluefish counted.
ENLARGE PROVIDENCE BLUEFISH COUNTS CHART
There is a 9.44% catch rate for Striped Bass, based on 4223 Striped Bass counted.
ENLARGE PROVIDENCE STRIPED BASS COUNTS CHART
There is a 8.51% catch rate for Flounder, based on 3804 Flounder counted.
ENLARGE PROVIDENCE FLOUNDER COUNTS CHART
There is a 3.41% catch rate for Tautog, based on 1524 Tautog counted.
ENLARGE PROVIDENCE TAUTOG COUNTS CHART
There is a 2.73% catch rate for Spot Croaker, based on 1222 Spot Croaker counted.
ENLARGE PROVIDENCE SPOT CROAKER COUNTS CHART
There is a 1.93% catch rate for Atlantic Menhaden, based on 864 Atlantic Menhaden counted.
ENLARGE PROVIDENCE ATLANTIC MENHADEN COUNTS CHART
There is a 1.77% catch rate for Atlantic Croaker, based on 791 Atlantic Croaker counted.
ENLARGE PROVIDENCE ATLANTIC CROAKER COUNTS CHART
There is a 1.53% catch rate for Cunner, based on 684 Cunner counted.
ENLARGE PROVIDENCE CUNNER COUNTS CHART
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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 the year 1600.
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The Top 10 Fishing Spots for Providence are the following:
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Photo of the Day- Hot Striper Action Continues
The hot striper fishing from the kayak continues with good numbers again today. Most of today's fish were hefty schoolies and all were caught on an unweighted Zoom fluke t
Very Hot Week of Striper Fishing from the Yak
I've got my hand in the jaw of a slot striper that took my Jumpin' Minnow fished from the kayak. Kayak fishing for stripers has been red hot for me this week. The last thr
As Big as they Get!
They just don't get much bigger than this alligator blue landed from the kayak today. You have to look around to find them. Most likely they are around schools of large b
Photo of the Week- A Spectacular Fight
Not a tarpon but certainly fights like one! The hard fighting blues have put on a show in recent weeks!
Epic Bluefish Action from the Yak
They have been huge and they have been plentiful. In the last week I have experienced some of the very best bluefish action I have ever encountered. These blues are some of
Holiday Weekend Outlook: Slots Schoolies Blues
Big blues are showing up in both the Bay and along the oceanfront. They are generally where the bait is. Memorial Day weekend is almost here and I suspect a lot of fisherme
Photo of the Day.....This Morning's Slot
It was another good outing fishing from the kayak. This slot fish fell for a Super Fluke twitched on top
Good Fishing From the Kayak
It was good numbers of hefty schoolies and small slots from the kayak this evening. The hot lure was an unweighted Zoom fluke twitched on top. I've been out in the kayak
Finally A Big Night at the Oceanfront
I was a night of abundant schoolie along the oceanfront. The hot lure was the Cocahoe. For me the Bay has been the hotspot for striper fishing this spring though I have cau
Newsflash- Striper Regulations About to Change
On May 2 2023 the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) Striped Bass Management Board (Board) voted to take emergency action to implement a 1 fish at 28 ″
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