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Bass Fishing on Block Island??
« on: August 13, 2015, 03:09:31 PM »
I've heard rumors over the years that Block Island has some good freshwater bass fishing. I've looked at it online and it does actually have a good number of freshwater ponds on it.

Has anyone here ever fished for largemouth bass on the island?

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Re: Bass Fishing on Block Island??
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2015, 08:58:18 PM »
I havent but I have a friend that used to live there. I will ask him if he has ever heard anything about larrys on the block.
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Re: Bass Fishing on Block Island??
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2015, 10:14:30 PM »
I've heard locals say theres enough freshwater ponds out there to fish a different one every day of the year!!!   I drive by some when I'm out there and wish I could get out to them.  Someday I hope  :-\

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Re: Bass Fishing on Block Island??
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2015, 09:17:40 AM »
I remember reading a story about it. The author rode around on a bike fishing different ponds.

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Re: Bass Fishing on Block Island??
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2015, 01:20:31 PM »
Yes.... I caught fish every time I fished there when I was a kid, I had a place to crash over there that was owned by an old girlfriends family. I would mostly go in may when things were pretty quiet over there. My biggest bass on the block was 5lb.12oz and most were in the 2lb class back then. There is a bunch of good water to explore if you can gain access.

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Re: Bass Fishing on Block Island??
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2015, 02:57:45 PM »
Yes.... I caught fish every time I fished there when I was a kid, I had a place to crash over there that was owned by an old girlfriends family. I would mostly go in may when things were pretty quiet over there. My biggest bass on the block was 5lb.12oz and most were in the 2lb class back then. There is a bunch of good water to explore if you can gain access.

Is the majority of it private land, or are there plenty of public waters to fish?

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Re: Bass Fishing on Block Island??
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2015, 05:22:40 PM »
Get yourself a pair of clippers some old sneakers and have at it! I would say most of them are on private land but I never had one person give me an ounce of problem back in the 80's so you would have to go to know.
There is a bait and tackle store on the island that knows quite a bit about the freshwater fishing, give them a call.

"B.I.'s lightly fished freshwater ponds hold a number of surprises, including perch, pickerel, bass and even pike (some say)."

Someone supposedly caught a 7lber on the island around the 4th of July, so the story goes.
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Re: Bass Fishing on Block Island??
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2015, 12:04:52 PM »
A buddy of mine that used to live over there said there are some ponds to fish over there that has big bass. Some of the locals from the island that fish saltwater normally fish for bass in the ponds when all the tourists come in and they want to fish saltwater because of the riptides its a great spot to striper fish. The ponds I assume have very little pressure.
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Re: Bass Fishing on Block Island??
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2015, 08:30:25 AM »
ive always wondered but its tough catching a 4lbs bass when you can catch a 40lbser in the salt. id like to check it out some time

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Re: Bass Fishing on Block Island??
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2015, 09:00:45 AM »
ive always wondered but its tough catching a 4lbs bass when you can catch a 40lbser in the salt. id like to check it out some time

For sure. But I do little, if any, saltwater fishing  ;)

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Re: Bass Fishing on Block Island??
« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2015, 05:34:19 PM »
I dont saltwater fish either. Id like to check out the bass fishing scene on block island sometime.
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Re: Bass Fishing on Block Island??
« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2015, 01:22:30 PM »
do you think they are herring fed?

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Re: Bass Fishing on Block Island??
« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2015, 06:02:28 PM »
do you think they are herring fed?


Good question. My guess is probably not, since the ponds are located well above sea level. But I guess anything is possible.

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Re: Bass Fishing on Block Island??
« Reply #13 on: September 03, 2015, 09:36:22 AM »
oh really? didnt know that! 

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Re: Bass Fishing on Block Island??
« Reply #14 on: September 03, 2015, 11:51:45 AM »
oh really? didnt know that! 

Yep. Check out the sheer drop-off around this end of the island. Definitely a bit above sea level!