Best Fishing Spots Near Narragansett, Rhode Island

Narragansett, RI is known as one of the best fishing spots in the country. With its picturesque scenery, clear blue waters, and many commercial charter companies, the town really is an angler’s paradise. In fact, the town and its surrounding area are frequently home to some of the most exciting fishing competitions and tournaments in the world. 

Let’s take a look at everything you need to know about fishing during your next stay in a Narragansett vacation rental.

fishing poles in front of the sunset

Best Fishing Seasons

In Narragansett, there are a few fishing seasons when you will be more likely to catch certain types and species of fish.

January, February, and March- In Rhode Island, there isn’t much fishing during these winter months. However, you may be lucky to find some codfish at this time of year.

April – This month marks the beginning of the recreational Tautog season. You will need a special license to fish for this species.

May – By may, Tautog season is in full swing, and dozens of anglers head to Narragansett Bay to catch up to 50 a day.

June – Striper fishing becomes popular during this hotter time of year. Scup and sea bass are also plentiful during this time of year. You’ll also see more and more flounder fishing in June.

July and August – As the summer gets hotter, the waters continue to get busier. Bass, flounder, bluefish, and Tautog fishing are all popular during this time. 

September and October – Cooler water and a lower sun result in more surface acting with strippers and blues.

November and December – A good month for Tautog fishing, however, you may experience some bad weather for fishing during this time.

What Fish Can You Catch

You’ll find different species of fish at different times of the year in Narragansett. Here are just a few of the fish species you can expect to find. 

  • Striped Bass
  • Bluefish
  • Flounder
  • Herring
  • Tautog
  • Cunner
  • Tomcod
  • Skates

Where To Go

Black Point Fishing Area – This is a very popular fishing destination that can be found just past Scarborough Beach. It’s surrounded by trails for hiking where you’ll get some stunning views. Plenty of anglers head to this unassuming spot for fishing.

Snappy Charters – Head out with Captain Charlie for a professional fishing charter experience. This option is perfect if you’re new to fishing and could use a helpful guide on your expedition. Find out more about the other excellent Narragansett fishing charters in the area.

Colt State Park – This stunning park is located on Narragansett Bay and offers plenty of space for surfcasting and shore fishing off the rocky beaches. Colt State Park offers some of the loveliest beaches for fishing in Narragansett.

Haines Memorial State Park – This park is found in Barrington, RI, but it offers some of the best saltwater fishing in the area. You’ll find a boat ramp here, so you can bring your own boat.

Block Island – Block Island is known for its excellent fishing opportunities. With rental boats, charter fleets, and boat ramps, all anglers can head out to the Great Salt Pond to find some of Rhode Island’s most impressive fish.

Fishing License

In Rhode Island, it’s compulsory that you have a RI Recreational Saltwater Fishing License, a National Saltwater Angler Registration, or a recreational saltwater fishing license from a reciprocal state (New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, or Maine). 

It’s easy to buy a license if you head to this page. You can also purchase a fishing license at some of the bait and tackle shops in Rhode Island, once you arrive. The license is $7 for RI residents and $10 for non-residents. You can also buy a temporary week-long license for $5.

Where To Stay – Durkin Cottages Rhode Island Vacation Rentals 

While visiting the beautiful waters of Narragansett, you’ll need an equally beautiful place to call home for you and your family. Here at Durkin Cottages, we offer some of the most beautiful houses for rent in Narragansett, RI. With stunning views, comfortable design, and fully modernized interiors, our lovely vacation homes will provide you with everything you could wish for during your stay. 

Find out more about our Narragansett Rentals and start planning your once-in-a-lifetime trip today. 

Durkin Cottage Realty

815 Pt. Judith Rd.
Narragansett, RI 02882

Phone: 401-789-6659
Fax: 401-789-6705

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