On the Dock

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 12:45pm

Fishing is a favorite island sport. The island hosts many fishing tournaments each summer like the Bluefish Derby Tournament, the B.I.V.F.D. Fishing Tournament, the Pabst Blue Ribbon Tournament and the Tri-State Canyon Shootout. Both Old Harbor and New Harbor are home to charter boats that are ready to give you a taste of the thrill of hauling in a big fish — anything from a striped bass, a tuna, a bonito, mahi-mahi, bluefish or a shark! Surfcasting is always fun, with plenty of rocky shore or beach to cast from. For those who prefer freshwater fishing, there are ample angling opportunities. Popular fish in the local ponds include: large mouth bass, pickerel, yellow perch and more.

Stop by one of the island’s two bait and tackle shops for gear, bait and suggestions on what’s being caught—and where. Twin Maples is on Beach Ave. and Block Island Fishworks in on Ocean Ave. in New Harbor.



Fishing Charters

G. Willie Makit Charters
2, 3 and 4 hour trips
Capt, Bill Gould
(401) 466-5151/(484) 431-7131

Linesider Fishing Charter
2, 3 and 4 hour trips
Half & Full Days
Capt. Eric Gustafson
(401) 439-5386

Pale Horse Charters
Light tackle fishing for the whole family.
Half and full days.
Capt. John Hunnewell
(802) 379-0336

Hula Charters
Inshore Fishing, Sunset Cruises, Family Day Trips, Circle Island Tours
Capt. Matt King
(401) 263-FISH (3474)