Block Island Fishworks offered the following report for the week of June 13, 2012:
Bluefish, bluefish, bluefish. There are a lot of bluefish around the Island. But there are also a few big bass! Beach fishing has been pretty good with of couple guys weighing in 31- and 36-pound fish. Fly-rodders also have been doing pretty good off the west side with sand eel flies, mostly 24” to 30″ fish.
Historically the weeks on both sides of Father’s Day are excellent from the west beaches. Boat fishing has been a bit frustrating if you don’t like bluefish, but there are bigger bass around.
Peter Vican weighed in a 41.8-pounder, but Tim Hannah topped him with a 42 (guided by Capt. Matt King), and Capt Bill Brown’s customer landed a 44-pound, 6-ounce fish.