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Great Fishing Off Rhode Island

Jim White writes Anglers fishing with my son Capt. Justin White or me have boated over 1349 striped bass when fishing from the boats White Ghost-1 and White Ghost-2. Of those, 267 fish were between 30 and 44 inches. We gave up keeping track of the 28 and 29 inch fish. A few bluefish have begun to show but right now nowhere in the numbers of past years. It maybe because the water is 6 to 9 degrees colder than normal for this time of year right now. Anglers have been fishing light tackle or fly fishing. The former have done better than those who have stuck strictly with the fly rod. The early morning bite has been best then once the sun gets up. The hot fly by far has been Marino's dying bait fish fly. As long as the wind co-operates and you can cast it the fish have been committing suicide on it. The largest fish so far has been 43 inches on this fly.
If the weather stays the same fishing should continue into July as it did a few years ago when we had more bass than blues that year. For those interested in fluke fishing, the fluking has been great to date. Lots of big fish along with a good number of throw backs. the largest fluke so far is 8.75 pounds besides lots of sea bass.
Those who are looking to catch a big striper on fly tackle or on light tackle then this is the year to do it. Remember we are now also doing live eel trips in the evening and will soon be doing the lower bay area where the fish normally set up for the summer in July and August. Its not too early to be thinking about bonito, albacore and school tuna. That fishery usually starts towards the end of August and into September providing the weather is good.
The prices are excellent with the good exchange rate between the English pound and the dollar. You can get a flight from Manchester Boston with American Airlines. Leave Manchester around 12 noon and arrive in Boston at 2-0pm. The costs are Five (5) days of fishing, six (6) nights of lodging, with lemo service from Boston or TF Green International airport, a free White Ghost T-Shirt & hat, pick up and return to hotel each day for fishing, a seafood or lobster diner at our famous Harborside Resturant, and a tour of Rhode Island's historical sites one afternoon/evening, all this for $3350 for two anglers. that's only $279 (american) a day for the boat, a guide, gear, lemo service, pick up, free hat and T-shirt of our logo, a seafood diner, tour of our state and great fishing.
Our clients include, Martin James of BBC Radio, Lefty Kreh, Bob Popovics, Nick Curcione, Bob Clouser, and many others. We have appeared on ESPN-2, OLN Network, BBC Radio and Canadian PBS TV, as well as being featured in 9-national American fishing magazines.
The best times to fish are May/June for trophy striped bass, late August/Septemeber/October for bluefish/striopers/bonitio and albcore.Contact White Ghost Guide Service today. 401-828-94654, web site,, e-mail address

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