Rhode Island Fishing
All about fishing in the Ocean State
Rhode Island offers a variety of fishing including lakes, ponds, streams and rivers. Here, you can fish for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, white catfish, black crappie, rainbow trout, brook trout, brown trout, bluegill, white perch, yellow perch, Atlantic salmon, stripers, chain pickerel and northern pike in local waters.
Major Rhode Island Lakes
Lake & Fish Chart
This chart shows the major fishing waters in Rhode Island, cross referencing these waters with the major types of fishing to be found in each of the lakes or impoundments. For a more complete list of fish species in Rhode Island, see the list below, which also includes state records.
Rhode Island Fishing Lake Sizes & Locations
Beach Pond is a 370-acre lake on the western border of the state, at Beach Pond State Park, RI.
Indian Lake is a 200-acre lake in the southeast part of the state, at Indian Lake Shores, RI.
Johnson Pond is a 650-acre lake in the north-central part of the state, at Coventry, RI.
Pascoag Reservoir (Echo Lake) is a 350-acre lake in the northwest corner of the state, at Pascoag, RI.
Stafford Pond is a 480-acre lake in the southeast part of the state, at Eagleville, RI.
Tiogue Lake is a 200-acre lake in the north-central part of the state, at Spring Lake, RI.
Watchaug Pond is a 570-acre lake in the southwest part of the state, at Fort Ninigret, RI.
Woonasquatucket Reservoir is a 300-acre lake in the north-central part of the state, at Spragueville, RI.
Woonsocket Reservoir is a 250-acre lake in the north-central part of the state, 2 miles south of Woonsocket, RI.
Worden's Pond is a 1,040-acre lake in the southeast part of the state, at Tuckertown, RI.
Visit AA-Boats-Boating.com to find information about fishing boats in Rhode Island.
If you have information on fishing in your area and would like to contribute articles or information we would like to hear from you.
There is a section dedicated to fishing activities for kids in RI, including stories, photos and tips for where and how to take a kid fishing in RI.
You can find a listing of RI fishing guides here.
Rhode Island Fishing
All About Fishing wishes you the very best with your fishing endeavors in the great state of Rhode Island.
Fish for big bass in Rhode Island
Excellent largemouth and smallmouth bass fishing opportunities are available to anglers in RI.
Fish Species in Rhode Island
World record: 22 lbs 4 oz
RI State Record: 10 lbs 6 oz
World record: 11 lbs 15 oz
RI State Record: 5 lbs 15 oz
World record: 22 lbs 0 oz
RI State Record: 16 lbs 12 oz
World record: 6 lbs 0 oz
RI State Record: 3 lbs 0 oz
World record: 42 lbs 2 oz
RI State Record: 11 lbs 0 oz
World record: 14 lbs 8 oz
RI State Record: 3 lbs 12 oz
World record: 40 lbs 4 oz
RI State Record: 7 lbs 9 oz
World record: 4 lbs 12 oz
RI State Record: 2 lbs 1 oz
World record: 4.6 lbs
RI State Record: 2 lbs 0 oz
World record: 4 lbs 3 oz
RI State Record: 2 lbs 4 oz
World record: 79 lbs 2 oz
RI State Record: 21 lbs 9 oz
Saltwater world record: 81 lbs 14 oz
RI State Record: 76 lbs 14 oz
World record: 9 lbs 6 oz
RI State Record: 6 lbs 14 oz
World record: 55 lbs 1 oz
RI State Record: 35 lbs 0 oz
By clicking on the images and links above, you will be taken to a page offering more information about the selected species.
Fishing information for each state.
Post your Rhode Island fishing pictures
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