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Rhode Island Trout Fishing

All about fishing for rainbow, cutthroat, brook, brown, golden and lake trout in Rhode Island lakes and streams.

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Trout fishing in Rhode Island

RI Trout Fishing Waters

Rhode Island is spotted with trout fishing waters. Ponds, streams, creeks, rivers and lakes are likely to contain trout. Major lakes with good trout fishing include Beach Pond, Stafford Pond, Tiogue Lake and Woonasquatucket Reservoir.

Visit the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management for details on Rhode Island trout stocking.

Watch trout fishing videos to see trout anglers in action.

Rhode Island Trout Records

Rainbow trout

The Rhode Island state record brook trout was caught from Wyoming Pond and the RI state record brown trout came out of Wallum Lake. The Pawcatuck River produced the RI state record rainbow trout.

Fishing for trout in Rhode Island

Rainbow Trout

Rainbow trout

World record: 42 lbs 2 oz

RI State Record: 11 lbs 0 oz

Brook Trout

Brook trout

World record: 14 lbs 8 oz

RI State Record: 3 lbs 12 oz

Brown Trout

Brown trout

World record: 40 lbs 4 oz

RI State Record: 7 lbs 9 oz

By clicking on the images and links above, you will be taken to a page offering more information about the selected species.

Additional trout fishing information

Brown Trout
Brown trout being released.

The 5 primary trouts are the rainbow, brook, brown, cutthroat and lake trout. Browns are considered the most difficult to catch and brookies are the easiest. Pure cold water is key to survival of the trouts.

Trout Conservation

Trout fishing waters and information, by state.


The habits of trout.

Trout are considered some of the most difficult fish to fool. Once you locate Rhode Island waters with a population of trout, the challenge becomes identifying trout flies and lures that will trigger strikes. Visit the trout fishing page to learn more about the habitat each of the trouts prefer.

Fishing boats and boat rentals

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