Enjoy a Rhode Island Striper fishing charter for bass
and bluefish with captains Chris and Earl.
The Adventure is a great light tackle
striped bass charter boat fishing the waters
from Pt. Judith to Block Island.
Ah, the elusive Striper. Everyone loves
catching them, and they provide a tremendous
amount of fun. It is very rewarding when a
large striped bass smashes a top water plug
on the surface while your watching. I love
the excitement generated when a big bass
takes a trolled lure and the rod bends down
to the foregrip and peels 100 feet of line
off the reel. It is even better when the
customer canít get the rod out of the rod
holder because that bass is pulling too
hard. Yes sir striper fishing really has its
There are all kinds of methods and lures
that can be used to catch striped bass. My
favorite is topwater plugs. Nothing can beat
actually seeing the fish smash the plug on
the surface and roll with their tail in the
air. Sometimes stripers actually jump out of
the water when they hit, flying through the
air with the plug spinning away from them.
Trolling is another popular way of fishing
for Bass. It requires less skill on the part
of the individual angler, but your captain
better know what he's doing. We catch a lot
of stripers trolling, and always let the
boat drift as much as possible after hooking
up. I just donít get it when other boats
continue to troll even after both rods have
hooked up. As they bring the fish in the
last hundred feet you see it skipping across
the surface. Wow.
An excellent way to catch striped bass is
with light tackle and soft plastic lures. In
2012, we had to use a number of techniques
to catch stripers. We used topwater plugs,
swimming plugs, occasionally soft plastics,
and parachute jigs to catch our fish.
Perhaps the most heart-pounding way to catch
these fish is to cast to Bass at the surface
feeding on schools of bait. The bait may at
times pop up anywhere, as everyone scrambles
to get a cast in and hook up. Sometimes one
cast is all you get before the stripers move
off or dive again, and the chase is on. We
know how to find the bass fishing hot spots.
Bluefish can also be caught using all of
these techniques. Pound for pound, they
fight better than bass and usually provide
an acrobatic display as you bring them up to
the boat. Just watch out for their teeth!
We offer half day and full day trips for
Striped Bass/Bluefish, leaving from Jimís
Dock in Rhode Island. Jimís Dock is the closest marina
to the RI South shore and Block Island.
We have a 10 fish per person possession limit
on Bluefish, and 2 fish per person minimum
28” length for Striped Bass. We will fillet
and clean your fish for you. We do
encourage clients to keep only those fish
they plan to eat, and release what they
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Bass caught on Topwater plug
Striped Bass caught while trolling
Striper caught on soft plastic
Bass caught feeding on surface