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Cod
Cod
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Atlantic Cod. Pale lateral line, chin barbell, large eyes, square tipped tail and spotted color pattern. Rhode Island state record 71 lbs. Excellent to eat and one of the more popular fish to catch. Average size is 5-20 lbs. Season is year round. Can be caught on bait(clams) or jigs depending on time of year, area fished and conditions.

 Pollock
Pollock
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forked tail, projecting lower jaw and greenish color without spots. Rhode Island state record 28 lbs, 8 oz. Average size 4-15 lbs. Season can be year round but most likely to be caught winter, spring and early part of summer. Can be caught on bait(clams) or jigs.

 Bluefish
Bluefish
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Series of stout conical teeth and first dorsal fin is much lower than the second with 7-9 dorsal spines. Rhode Island state record is 26 lbs. Average size is 5-10 lbs. Season is early summer through early fall. Can be caught on bait(herring) or jigs. A fast fighting fish and fun to catch. Darker meat, good if cleaned iced and cooked quickly. Also good if cooked in a smoker.

 Fluke/Sumer Flounder
Fluke
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Summer flounder. Eyes on left side. Large mouth with teeth. Rhode Island state record 17lbs., 8 oz. Average size 2-6 lbs. Season is generally from May – September. Excellent fish to eat. Can be caught on bait(squid and spearing) or some anglers prefer a variety of jigs and teasers. (Varies from winter flounder by fanged mouth and left hand eyes)

Tautog/Blackfish
Tautog
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Highly arched head, blunt snout and thick lips. Rhode Island record is 21 lbs., 4 oz. Average size 3-8 lbs. Season can be year round with restrictions certain times of the year, as far a quantity of fish able to be processed. The better fishing is generally early fall through mid December. Good, lean, white fish. Can be caught using green crabs for bait.

Seabass
Seabass
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Black Sea Bass. Gray, brown or blue-black. Rounded caudal fin. Rhode Island state record is 8 lbs., 7 1/4 oz. Average size is 1-4 lbs. Season is generally May – December. Excellent fish to eat. Can be caught using bait(clams) or jigs.

Squid
Squid
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Common name is Atlantic Longfin Squid. White or translucent gray with tiny red or purple spots. Fishing for squid generally takes place at the beginning of May and goes through mid June. Tackle used are squid jigs of varying sizes and colors. Not only are they delicious, squid are also an excellent source of riboflavin, selenium, and vitamin B12.

Porgy/Scup
Porgy/Scup
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Silvery, iridescent. Concave dorsal profile, small teeth and lunate pointed tail. Rhode Island state record 5 lbs. Average size is 4 oz – 1 lb. Season can be May – October but generally fishing is better in Rhode Island waters in September and October. Excellent fish to eat, albeit bony, panfish. Generally caught using bait (clams).

Striped Bass
Striped Bass
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Grayish-green above, silvery on sides with distinct horizontal stripes. Rhode Island state record 70 lbs. Average size is 5 – 35 lbs. Season is April through November. Excellent fish to eat, soft, white, flaky flesh. Many methods to catching striped bass. Surf casting, boat trolling, drifting and casting with artificial lures or eels and/or cut bait.

Yellowfin Tuna
Yellowfin
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Yellowfin tuna have a dark blue back with a yellow lateral band on the upper sides. The lower sides and belly are silvery-gray, often with chains of white vertical lines and spots. The 2nd dorsal and anal fins are yellow, and the finlets are yellow with a narrow black margin. Maximum length 80 inches, common 16-67 inches.

Albacore
Albacore
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Albacore can be distinguished from other tunas by a long pectoral fin that may reach to a point beyond the anal fin. Albacore lack any stripes or spots on the lower flanks and belly. The tail fin has a thin white trailing edge. There is no yellow on the main fins, but the dorsal finlets are yellowish . The anal finlets are silvery or dusky. Maximum length 50 inches, common 16-43 inches.

Bonito
Bonito
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Bonito have large conical teeth on both the upper and lower jaw. Bonito can be distinguished from other tunas by the presence of seven or more oblique dark stripes on the dorsal side of the fish. The back of the fish is steel blue or blue-green and the flanks and belly are silvery to whitish. The body is entirely covered with scales, which are very small except in the pectoral region. Maximum length 36 inches, common 25 inches.

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