take you on a family friendly Rhode Island Flounder fishing
trip on our 33' Adventure.
fishing charters are great for kids and adults
or families on vacation in Rhode Island.
We do a lot of flounder trips during the
fishing season in Rhode Island. Adventure
Charters takes out a lot of families with
younger children, and a half day flounder
fishing charter is the perfect option for
them. A charter boat, no matter how
big it is, can be very restrictive for a
child. If we arenít catching fairly
regularly kids get bored quickly.
Flounder fishing addresses this because it
is usually very good fishing and keeps them
engaged. Itís also good for adults,
because we catch big flounder the kids canít
always handle and the parents bring them in.
Also, a half day is about the most both the
parents and the children can take!
We always go out of our way to make sure mom
catches fish, too.
In Rhode Island our inshore flounder grounds are very close
to where the charter boat is docked, so the
kids don't have to wait too long before we
can fish (are we there yet).
When flounder fishing you drift the fishing
grounds with a flounder rig, which consists
of a bait with some kind of lure, and a
sinker to keep it on the bottom. It is
important to make sure you are always
bouncing the bottom, as you cannot catch
fluke unless your bait is on the bottom.
They will not normally come up after it.
The bouncing of the sinker creates a noise
that the curious and hungry flounder will come
in to investigate, and the bait is something
he wants to eat. If the client can feel the
hit and lift the rod slowly, a nice fish can
be hooked and brought to the boat. Flounder
are so good to eat--much better tasting than
striped bass, which are very plain.
When the drift is slow it can be difficult
to catch flounder, you need to cover bottom
to be able to find and catch them. Also,
they move around, so its necessary at first
to find where they are hanging out before
you can really get into them.
We use braided line for flounder fishing.
Its low stretch makes it much more sensitive
for feeling hits and hooking fish, resulting
in a shorter learning curve and more fish
caught by our clients. Adventure also
makes all of the flounder rigs used on our
trips. We know how to find the flounder
fishing hot spots.
During the 2012 Rhode Island fishing season, it was not at all
unusual to catch upwards of 20 fish per trip
and our best day was 45 fish in a half day
Regulations allow us 6 fish per person at a
minimum size of 18.5Ē long. That makes
for an awful lot of fish to eat.
Eight fish when filleted will fill a gallon
bag with meat. Adventure will fillet and clean your catch
before you leave the dock.
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The O'Keefe family Fluke trip.
Aiden proudly holds his big flounder.
Young boys with their flounder.
Adrian caught 15 flounder this day.