Rhode Island Trout Fishing
All about fishing for rainbow, cutthroat, brook, brown, golden and lake trout in Rhode Island lakes and streams.
RI Trout Fishing Waters
Rhode Island is spotted with trout fishing waters. Ponds, streams, creeks, rivers and lakes are likely to contain trout. The major lakes with good trout fishing include Stafford Pond , Tiogue Lake and Watchaug Pond.
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
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.
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
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Additional trout fishing information
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 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.