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Sakonnet River Fishing

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Hey guys, new to the message board and located on the Sakonnet River. I'll be honest, more a novice to saltwater fishing than freshwater but I'm working to get better as a saltwater fisherman.

 

Not looking for secret spots or locations, really just want some friendly talk about fishing the Sakonnet River and/or Mount Hope Bay. I know the bay is getting between 72-74 degrees and Common Fence Pt and the Channel there hasn't been producing more than some Porgy.

 

Thinking of going the opposite way and down the Sakonnet and seeing if I can locate some blues and stripers. From a technique standpoint, I have popper plugs, Hogy epoxy jigs, swim baits, and tube & worm. With the water getting warmer, is it better to go early morning? Late night? What's the best time with the tides? Rising tide? Lowering tide?

 

I have the ability to reach places via boat and jetski and I know to try and find the birds for a blitz but recently it's been staring at my depth/fish finder trying to find bait balls.

 

Any and all comments and help would be great.

 

Thanks guys!

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6 hours ago, SakonnetRiver said:

Hey guys, new to the message board and located on the Sakonnet River. I'll be honest, more a novice to saltwater fishing than freshwater but I'm working to get better as a saltwater fisherman.

 

Not looking for secret spots or locations, really just want some friendly talk about fishing the Sakonnet River and/or Mount Hope Bay. I know the bay is getting between 72-74 degrees and Common Fence Pt and the Channel there hasn't been producing more than some Porgy.

 

Thinking of going the opposite way and down the Sakonnet and seeing if I can locate some blues and stripers. From a technique standpoint, I have popper plugs, Hogy epoxy jigs, swim baits, and tube & worm. With the water getting warmer, is it better to go early morning? Late night? What's the best time with the tides? Rising tide? Lowering tide?

 

I have the ability to reach places via boat and jetski and I know to try and find the birds for a blitz but recently it's been staring at my depth/fish finder trying to find bait balls.

 

Any and all comments and help would be great.

 

Thanks guys!

 

With a boat you’ll find summer time bluefish blitzing throughout the range described. Look for birds and toss poppers & small metals

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16 hours ago, SakonnetRiver said:

Hey guys, new to the message board and located on the Sakonnet River. I'll be honest, more a novice to saltwater fishing than freshwater but I'm working to get better as a saltwater fisherman.

 

Not looking for secret spots or locations, really just want some friendly talk about fishing the Sakonnet River and/or Mount Hope Bay. I know the bay is getting between 72-74 degrees and Common Fence Pt and the Channel there hasn't been producing more than some Porgy.

 

Thinking of going the opposite way and down the Sakonnet and seeing if I can locate some blues and stripers. From a technique standpoint, I have popper plugs, Hogy epoxy jigs, swim baits, and tube & worm. With the water getting warmer, is it better to go early morning? Late night? What's the best time with the tides? Rising tide? Lowering tide?

 

I have the ability to reach places via boat and jetski and I know to try and find the birds for a blitz but recently it's been staring at my depth/fish finder trying to find bait balls.

 

Any and all comments and help would be great.

 

Thanks guys!

 

With a boat you’ll find summer time bluefish blitzing throughout the range described. Look for birds and toss poppers & small metals. 
 

Also early morning fishing is best for Schooligans but from about 4pm on to sunset you’ll get bluefish blitzing, especially with peanut bunker being around.

 

For bigger fish go deep out front. Troll tubes or throw big spooks over submerged reefs.

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10 hours ago, KironaFly said:

 

With a boat you’ll find summer time bluefish blitzing throughout the range described. Look for birds and toss poppers & small metals

Thanks Kirona. Again, a novice question. Is it the peanut bunker that’s in right now?

 

From reading and doing research I thought the peanut came in during the Fall? 
 

You read, “Match the Hatch” so I’ve been trying to find what bait is in the area but the commercial guys are betting a lot of the pogies which is what it is.

 

Thanks for the response.

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3 hours ago, SakonnetRiver said:

Thanks Kirona. Again, a novice question. Is it the peanut bunker that’s in right now?

 

From reading and doing research I thought the peanut came in during the Fall? 
 

You read, “Match the Hatch” so I’ve been trying to find what bait is in the area but the commercial guys are betting a lot of the pogies which is what it is.

 

Thanks for the response.

I'm just pulling on summer experiences of running around Mt. Hope bay & the Sakonnet when visiting my sister who lived at Common Fence Point (she's now living near First Beach). 

 

Peanut bunker or Silversides show up in the summer ... first as rain bait ... then growing to finger size. All manner of fish are on them but the location moves with the biomass. "Match the Hatch" is secondary to finding the fish feeding on top / under birds. Any small lures will do.

 

Good Luck and get out there!

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7 hours ago, bdowning said:

Also bonito in another month or so. 

Appreciate bdowning! Unfortunately I always seem to miss out on the bonito and albies due to my job.

 

My only real saltwater season or fishing season for that matter is May-July.

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Hey Guys,

Went out twice this week. Tuesday was more rough on the Sakonnet side so stayed in the bay and tubed & wormed for hours. No bites but ended up landing some keeper scup on a sand eel jig.

 

Wednesday went out the Sakonnet and it was like glass. Could’ve went all the way to Sakonnet Point & Elbow Ledge. Staying by Fogland Pt and tubed and wormed but again only came across a couple schoolies and keeper scup.

 

Hope to get out a couple more times before I get busy in August (football coach).

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2 hours ago, SakonnetRiver said:

Hey Guys,

Went out twice this week. Tuesday was more rough on the Sakonnet side so stayed in the bay and tubed & wormed for hours. No bites but ended up landing some keeper scup on a sand eel jig.

 

Wednesday went out the Sakonnet and it was like glass. Could’ve went all the way to Sakonnet Point & Elbow Ledge. Staying by Fogland Pt and tubed and wormed but again only came across a couple schoolies and keeper scup.

 

Hope to get out a couple more times before I get busy in August (football coach).

If you're on the island / Aquidneck ... who do you coach football for?

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I was mid river on shore  Thursday evening into dark. There were birds working in front of me out of casting range so I don’t know what was under. They were definitely fish. I got skunked unfortunately. 

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