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post #1 of 12
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I was hoping I could find someone willing to get me up to speed on fishing in and around the bay. How is the fishing there? When do the fish star geting in there? Whats the bait of choice? Any tips would be geat ! I havent done any salt water fishing in years and would like to get back at it.
post #2 of 12
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Originally Posted by bayliner195 View Post
I was hoping I could find someone willing to get me up to speed on fishing in and around the bay. How is the fishing there? When do the fish star geting in there? Whats the bait of choice? Any tips would be geat ! I havent done any salt water fishing in years and would like to get back at it.



never fished there myself, but the newspaper often has articles about the high water temps from the brayton point power plant cooling water discharge has ruined the fishing....i think mostly they are talking about flounder fishing

that is all i know
post #3 of 12
I live in Dighton and fish Mt. Hope Bay often. Honestly, the fishing in the bay is pretty poor most of the summer. Most guys with boats you'll see blast right through. Better fishing in Narragansett Bay beyond the Mt. Hope Bidge around Prudence Island. The end of April and through May you will find small stripers on top in the am and eve taking rubber shad cast to them. After May, forget it, the water is too warm. In August all hell breaks loose when Mt. Hope Bay is invaded by huge pods of Blues on peanut bunker. A couple hours before sunset, find the birds and chase the fish down, throw them anything shiny and hang on!! When the sun goes down it shuts off like a switch. I really look forward to August. Even Battleship cove sometimes has schools of Bluefish so thick you could walk on them! See you out there.
post #4 of 12
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Hey thanks for getting back to me I just started on this site and have not got it all figured out yet. I would like to talk to you more I am new to dighton and have been hoping to find someone to fish with I have a 20 foot boat and can go where they are. What is with all the tight lipped people on here about fishing spots? I haven gotten a lot of info forom anyone yet about the area.
so thanks for replying Is there a way to email you to talk more about fishing in the area I have been away from the salt water action for years and would love to get the kids hooked on some stripers or blues!
post #5 of 12
WOW! TWO other guys from Dighton on this board?

I'll have you know I caught my first striper in the Taunton river. They're in there... sometimes.
post #6 of 12
I used to do very well at battleship cove dropping eels and herring between the pilings and the ship. Wedge your boat in and drop straight down. Middle of the day, they are hanging in the shade of the ship.
post #7 of 12
Not a boat guy, someday someday..But have fished the river systems from shore off Mt Hope Bay with decent results for Stripers in spring and fall, like said Blues blitz during the summer and the occasional striper..I have just moved to Berkley (your neighbor) 2 1/2 years ago..will be my 3rd season fishing this area..Have yet to catch anything of great size though, alot of cookie cutter sized keepers. ohh and people are tight lipped about fishing spots..they call it spot burning. wish I could help more.
post #8 of 12
As it was said, they are in there sometimes. My first striper ever was caught by casting a Storm rubber shad at the Braga bridge pilings in early May. I don't know your situation, but if the boat is being trailered, the best ramp is in Somerset. They charge a few bucks during the summer. Othewise there is a tackle shop under rte. 24 in Tiverton with a nice ramp. Also a small fee to launch. Good fishing to be had in the Tiverton area at the "Old Stone Bridge" and at the old train bridge near the tackle shop. Quite a rip when the tide is changing. Again, early season spots. After June 1st, it just slows down to nil. There is a tackle shop in Berkley, on Padelford street. A guy runs it out of his garage. Great guy. Steep prices. Always has stories about the fish that was weighed in 10 minutes before you got there. He swears every year is the best he's ever seen. Says there are fish to be caught in the Sakonnet river. I have yet to find any. He'll happily sell you whatever expensive gear is catching them though.

Wal Mart in Swansea, at the Swansea mall usually has a nice chart of Narragansett bay at the sporting goods desk. It is marked up with fishing "Hot Spots", which incidentally are at the wrecks, shallow areas and submerged structure, which is really what you want to find.
post #9 of 12
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Originally Posted by pogie_boy View Post
WOW! TWO other guys from Dighton on this board?



I'll have you know I caught my first striper in the Taunton river. They're in there... sometimes.



There be three........Oh.......There are no fish in Mt. Hope Bay..........Now the Canal on the other hand................
post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by thisistheyear View Post
As it was said, they are in there sometimes. My first striper ever was caught by casting a Storm rubber shad at the Braga bridge pilings in early May. I don't know your situation, but if the boat is being trailered, the best ramp is in Somerset. They charge a few bucks during the summer. Othewise there is a tackle shop under rte. 24 in Tiverton with a nice ramp. Also a small fee to launch. Good fishing to be had in the Tiverton area at the "Old Stone Bridge" and at the old train bridge near the tackle shop. Quite a rip when the tide is changing. Again, early season spots. After June 1st, it just slows down to nil. There is a tackle shop in Berkley, on Padelford street. A guy runs it out of his garage. Great guy. Steep prices. Always has stories about the fish that was weighed in 10 minutes before you got there. He swears every year is the best he's ever seen. Says there are fish to be caught in the Sakonnet river. I have yet to find any. He'll happily sell you whatever expensive gear is catching them though.





Wal Mart in Swansea, at the Swansea mall usually has a nice chart of Narragansett bay at the sporting goods desk. It is marked up with fishing "Hot Spots", which incidentally are at the wrecks, shallow areas and submerged structure, which is really what you want to find.



The Train Bridge is gone.........Swansea Town Beach has a ramp, need a pass to use it. Was $35 for the year in '07. Got to go get this years soon.
post #11 of 12
If your boat is small enough and the tide is high enough we have a ramp right here in Dighton!!

I can't imagine any of my favorite spots weren't already "spot burnt" when I got there.. but a well educated man could do well with white chins and lines to travel down the road a piece to visit the hopeful troll when the salad weeds are yellow in bloom
post #12 of 12
It's a favorite place of mine in the late November. Some nice keepers taken around Thanksgiving. Some bruiser blues during the summer.
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