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. Many of these species can be caught while ice fishing at lakes and ponds across the state.
Major Rhode Island Lakes
Lake & Fish Chart
Top angling destinations, along with the major fish species found in each of the lakes or ponds. For a detailed list of primary fish species in RI, plus state fish records, see the list below.
Lakes, sizes and locations in the state.
Beach Pond is a 390-acre lake on the western border of the state, at Beach Pond State Park.
Indian Lake is a 200-acre lake in the southeast part of the state, at Indian Lake Shores.
Johnson Pond, aka Flat River Reservoir, is a 650-acre lake in the north-central part of the state, at Coventry.
Pascoag Reservoir, aka Echo Lake, is a 350-acre lake in the northwest corner of the state, at Pascoag.
Stafford Pond is a 480-acre lake in the southeast part of the state, at Eagleville.
Tiogue Lake is a 200-acre lake in the north-central part of the state, at Spring Lake.
Watchaug Pond is a 570-acre lake in the southwest part of the state, at Fort Ninigret.
Woonasquatucket Reservoir is a 300-acre lake in the north-central part of the state, at Spragueville.
Worden Pond is a 1,040-acre lake in the southeast part of the state, at Tuckertown.
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There is a section dedicated to 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
Excellent largemouth and smallmouth bass fishing opportunities are available to anglers.
Fish Species & State Records in Rhode Island
World record: 22 lbs 4 oz
State Record: 11 lbs 3.2 oz
World record: 11 lbs 15 oz
State Record: 5 lbs 15 oz
World record: 22 lbs 0 oz
State Record: 16 lbs 12 oz
World record: 6 lbs 0 oz
State Record: 3 lbs 0 oz
World record: 42 lbs 2 oz
State Record: 11 lbs 0 oz
World record: 14 lbs 8 oz
State Record: 3 lbs 12 oz
World record: 40 lbs 4 oz
State Record: 7 lbs 9 oz
World record: 4 lbs 12 oz
State Record: 2 lbs 1 oz
World record: 4.6 lbs
State Record: 2 lbs 0 oz
World record: 4 lbs 3 oz
State Record: 2 lbs 4 oz
World record: 79 lbs 2 oz
State Record: 21 lbs 9 oz
World record: 81 lbs 14 oz
State Record: 77 lbs 6.4 oz
World record: 9 lbs 6 oz
State Record: 6 lbs 14 oz
World record: 55 lbs 1 oz
State Record: 35 lbs 0 oz
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