Kayak Fishing in Rhode Island
Customer name: Charles Pease
City/State: Warwick, RI
Where do you fish/launch? I fish the coasts of RI with trips now and then to MA and CT. Have been a yak for 8 years now.
What kind of fish do you catch or target? Target: Stripers.
What kind of lures, jigs or live bait do you use? My own tubes and live eels.
What kind of kayak do you have? Wilderness Pungo 120
Do you have any good tips for rigging a kayak for fishing? Just don't overload your kayak.
Comments: What better place to be then on the ocean at sunrise or sunset.
Customer name: Daniel J. Simas
City/State: Bristol, Rhode Island
Where do you fish/launch? Narraganset, Rhode Island. Launch from Bristol, Warren, and Providence.
What kind of fish do you catch or target? Target: Stripers, Bluefish, Fluke, Tautog. Catch: Stripers, Bluefish, Fluke, Tautog, Scup (Porgy), Sea Bass, Sea Robin, Dog Fish.
What kind of lures, jigs or live bait do you use? Buck tails, and sub surface swimmers for lures, other than that mostly live bait Pogies (Manhaden) or eels.
What kind of kayak do you have? Ocean Kayak (2 hatch) Scupper Pro.
Do you have any good tips for rigging a kayak for fishing? I prefer the range of motion and versatility with the Ram Mounts rod holders over the Scotty, Atwood, or Bass Pro rod holders. It's personal preference but I find different fishing styles require the ability to change the usage of ones kayak to suit the situations (drifting vs anchoring vs trolling).
Comments: Very pleased with my recent purchases and have already made a second list for this season.
Customer name: Christopher Mullen
City/State: Portsmouth, Rhode Island
Where do you fish/launch? Newport, Little Compton, RI and Westport, MA.
What kind of fish do you catch or target? Striped Bass, Bluefish, Fluke, anything that swims.
What kind of lures, jigs or live bait do you use? Match the hatch. I use squid, herring, pogy, sandworms (tube-n-worms) & eels (striper delight) with artificials that match the baitfish in the area at that particular time of the season.
What kind of kayak do you have? Wilderness Systems Tarpon 120 Fisherman.
Do you have any good tips for rigging a kayak for fishing? Always remember ease of accessibility and keep looking at the water behind you (I usually fish the bolders in the surfline).
Comments: Great site and store. Just waiting for the new shipment of killer sweatshirts.
Customer name: Marty Lehman
City/State: Block Island, Rhode Island
Where do you fish/launch? October to May: We fish St. Luce and Indian River, Stuart, Florida. June to September: We fish the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Block Island, RI.
What kind of fish do you catch or target? Florida - Snook ; Block Island - Stripe Bass.
What kind of lures, jigs or live bait do you use? Florida river trolling : Mirolure 2000. Block Island Ocean trolling: YoZuri "Crystal Minnow".
What kind of kayak do you have? Perception Carolinas
Do you have any good tips for rigging a kayak for fishing?
- Small 1/2 pound anchor.
- Stringer to get fish to shore.
- "Boca Grip".
- 8" needle nose pliers.
- Small Kayak Sail - excellent for trolling down wind.
- Scotty Rod Holder.
Comments: Love to talk about my favorite topic. Been kayak fishing for a couple of years. People are absolutely amazed at the size of some of the fish we have brought in. Only problem fishing the ocean is that you have to be very aware of the Shark danger, it's very real in the waters off Block Island.
Customer name: Eric
City/State: Newport, Rhode Island
Where do you fish/launch? I don't fish from my kayak, but I launch from all over the Rhode Island Coast. I'm based in Newport and paddle the heavily trafficked harbor quite often.
What kind of kayak do you have? 16 foot Clearwater Designs Graspe Touring Sea Kayak. I also have a Dagger RPM whitewater kayak.
Comments: When I needed pad eyes to install my own deck lines, not only was Hook 1 the only place I could find suitable materials, I received way over-the-top helpfulness and friendliness from the staff. This was fantastic, esp considering that pad eyes and rivets are not a "big dollar" item, and the folks at Hook 1 treated me just as well as if I were buying up their whole store. I will recommend your site to everyone I paddle with. (Thanks Eric!)