Guide To Great Trout Fishing Locations In Rhode Island
All about fishing for rainbow, cutthroat, brook, brown, golden and lake trout in local lakes and streams.
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.
Trout Species In The State
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
Click the images and links above for species details.
Select the best trout lures and baits
Trout spinners, crankbaits and jerkbaits work well for shallow, reasonably active fish. Salmon eggs, worms and prepared baits will work at virtually all depths.
Rhode Island State Record Trout
The state record rainbow trout was caught from the Pawcatuck River.
The state record brook trout was taken out of Wyoming Pond.
The state record brown trout came from Wallum Lake.
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.
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.
Additional trout information
Trout locations and info, 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.