Watch Hill, RI, Topwater Stripers on Fire!
Capt. Bill Brown of Billfish Charters just reported in from the Watch Hill area, and says that striper fishing around the Watch Hill Reef Complex is red hot and will only improve in the next 2 weeks.
“The past few outings were ridiculous in terms of the sheer numbers of fish caught versus the time we expended,” says Brown. “While the largest fish was 40” long, the number of bass coming over the gunwales made up in quantity what lacked in quality. Three light-tackle rods were all we needed, with subsurface and surface lures both producing equally well.
“It took a mere 40 minutes to get our limit of stripers before ‘fun fishing’ became the rule. A strong outgoing tide was part of the equation that aided in the great results.”
In other Watch Hill news, Brown reports that fluke fishing is producing a large number of sublegal fish. “This fishery will, once again, improve as the summer season takes hold. The 45’ to 70’ depths produced the best action, with spearing and squid combinations employed on the rigs.”
Brown has some afternoon and evening trips available for anglers who would like to see what fishing for Watch Hill stripers on light-tackle is all about.