Beautiful Rhode Island Striped Bass

Beautiful Rhode Island Striped Bass

Newport Fly Fishing and Light Tackle Fishing Charters on Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island

April 12,2018

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 Narragansett Bay Striped Bass

Narragansett Bay Striped Bass

If you vacation in Rhode Island Let Captain Rene Guide you on a Narragansett Bay Light Tackle Fishing Charter.

Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island is a beautiful place and On The Rocks Charters would love to share a fly fishing trip with you at Newport or any other place on the Bay.

Imagine being on the waters off Newport Rhode Island and fly fishing for stripers in skinny water.  Feel the excitement as you're chasing blues in a feeding frenzy.  Or perhaps you dream of taking tuna on a fly.  Let On the Rocks Charters take you out for a day of fishing you won't forget.  We specialize in Fly Fishing and light tackle fishing Narragansett Bay, Newport, Point Judith, Block Island, Westerly, and Watch Hill in Rhode Island.  We cover all inshore areas of Rhode Island and Narragansett Bay.

Spend a morning or full day with me out on Narragansett Bay and let me show you my favorite places to catch a fisk of a life time  Equipment is provided and we train those who need it.   All fly and spin rods, reels, bait, flies, etc are included, no need to bring any tackle. 

We fish structure and Rhode Island waters have plenty of it.  There are rocks everywhere you go.  The Narragansett Bay shoreline is loaded with them, as well as Watch Hill reef, Block Island, they are everywhere.  Bass love to use this structure as an ambush point to hide out waiting for something tasty to come tumbling by.  There's nothing like pulling a nice striper out of the rocks down near Castle Hill in Newport, RI!   On The Rocks guides for  children, beginners, families, and vacationers in Rhode Island.

So if you're vacationing in Rhode Island or at Newport don't pass up the opportunity to enjoy one of the state's best recreational activities.  From Watch Hill to the Providence River, we fish the entire RI coast.    If your coming in to Newport on a cruise ship, we can pick you up where the boat drops you off and get you back in time to sail.

On The Rocks charters can take out parties of up to 3 people per vessel, for more than that we will engage another vessel.  We work with other guides when more than one boat is required.  For pure fly fishing we can’t have more than two people casting at a time.  With experienced fisherman we can handle up to 3 persons casting at a time with light tackle spinning outfits.

Rhode Island is a great place to fish, so let us guide you on your next outing.

Check out our fishing pictures page, it is updated periodically throughout the year.  Also check our rates page for any specials that may be going on.  Site last updated April 12,2018

This is Our Newport and Narragansett Bay News section.

Now booking charters for the season 2018


August 7 schollie stripers on the rocks

Phil Barrett with first fly rod bluefish


June 18 ,2012 Fly Rod striper 31"

 Rhode Island fishing report

July 12,2017

Well it's July 12 the holiday has only come and gone. The weather is still a factor with unsettled weather patterns. Constant winds from any direction .It's not the typical season that we have been finding in years past. Most thing's are off schedule from last years and past seasons. Although the fishing is been very good, most days the conditions made it difficult. School stripers can be found anywhere along the ocean state. But from Jamestown to Tiverton fishing has been consistent. Newport's  Rocky shoreline offers great protection for small baitfish. My fly clients have been catching double-digit school stripers, while the spin fisherman holding their own. Water temperature starts climb soon we might see some funny fish. False albacore, and bonito could make their presence known at any time. I will be out again soon look for my report. Until then tight lines


Its almost the 4th of July where did the time go. It been a very unsettled spring with below average temps. Above average amount of rain, and the wind has been a major factor. It has been the same through out most of the country. The fishing has been excellent on the days that are fishable. The ocean State is loaded with striper's from Narragansett Bay to Newport. school stripers can be found feeding on small bait, silversides, sand eels. This is a great time for fly and light tackle anglers. Larger fish are feeding on adult Menhaden, from the Providence River to Narragansett Bay. Now is a great time to catch a fish of a lifetime.  Beginners welcome let me show you my favorite places. Look for my reports Until then tight lines.

 May 27,2017

 Memorial weekend

Fishing is getting better every day. Unsettled weather has slowed it a little but plenty of fish in the area. The cold front  passing this week put the fish into a deeper pattern. Slowing down and a little deeper work for my sports. Although we were unable to find larger fish, we had plenty of stripers up to 24' to keep us busy. Good time for fly and light tackle fishing. go to my report page for more detail.

May 22, 2017

Striper fishing is getting better every day. Large striper feeding on adult menhaden. School stripers and bluefish feeding on small bait in many areas along Narragansett Bay. Fly fishing and light tackle anglers catching stripers on Top water poppers and small flies. Small plastics have worked for the spin fisherman.

The weather will be warming and the holiday is just around the corner. Book you trips now.

Some of the places we fish in Rhode Island:
Narragansett Bay, RI
Watch Hill Reef, RI
Narragansett Shoreline
Westerly Reef, RI
Block Island Waters
Castle Hill Reef, RI
Brenton Reef, RI
RI South Shore
Cape Cod, MA
Newport Harbor