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Rhode Island Bass Fishing

All about fishing for smallmouth and largemouth bass in Rhode Island lakes.

Bass Fishing Lakes In Rhode Island

Most major lakes in Rhode Island contain bass, including Beach Pond, Indian Lake, Johnson Pond, Pascoag Reservoir Echo Lake, Stafford Pond, Tiogue Lake, Watchaug Pond and Worden's Pond. Bass can also be found in ponds, parks and rivers across Rhode Island.

Fishing for bass In Rhode Island

Largemouth Bass

Largemouth bass

World record: 22 lbs 4 oz

RI State Record: 10 lbs 6 oz

Smallmouth Bass

Smallmouth bass

World record: 11 lbs 15 oz

RI State Record: 5 lbs 15 oz

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Bass fishing in Rhode Island

Bass are one of the most sought after of all the game fish. Its appeal spans cultures, age groups and genders to tap on the heart strings of anglers everywhere. Join us in our endeavor to offer information about bass fishing on your favorite bass lake in Rhode Island.

Understanding the primary seasonal movements of smallmouth bass and largemouth bass is key to locating them on local lakes in the Ocean State.

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Catch big bass!

The Rhode Island state record largemouth bass was caught from Carbuncle Pond and the RI state record smallmouth bass came out of Wash Pond.

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Learn the lifecycle of a bass

The more you know about the seasonal migration of bass, the more likely you are to be looking in the right area next time you visit Rhode Island bass fishing lakes. Bass become active in spring and begin the spawning process in shallow water. As summer arrives they move to deeper, cooler water. In fall they migrate into the shallows again and feed heavily preparing for their move to deeper water to wait out winter. Visit the bass fishing page for more in-depth information about bass activities.

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