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Rhode Island State Fishing Records

Rhode Island State Fishing Records

State Records for Freshwater Species

Species Weight Length Date Location Angler
Largemouth Bass 11 lbs., 3.2 oz. 25 " April 2016 Johnson's Pond B. Migliore - Sterling, CT
Smallmouth Bass 5 lbs., 15 oz. 22 " Sept. 1977 Wash Pond B. Ferris - Wakefield, RI
Bluegill 2 lbs., 1 oz. 12" Aug. 1987   C. Rizzo - Pascoag, RI
Common Sunfish (Pumpkinseed) 13.6 oz. 10.5" August 2020 Block Island J. Agosta Rye, NY
Brown Bullhead 4 lbs. 9.44 oz. 18 " Aug. 1998   H. Laramee - Cumberland, RI
White Catfish 16 lbs., 12 oz. 33" Aug. 1994 Tiogue Lake L. Angell - Coventry, RI
Black Crappie 3 lbs. 15" July 1976 Watchaug Pond R. Sevegny - Pawtucket, RI
Carp 32 lbs., 8 oz. 37" June 2001 Tiogue Lake S. Wasilewski - Hope Valley, RI
Yellow Perch 2 lbs., 4 oz. 13 " Feb. 1987 Pascoag Reservoir D. LaRochelle - Glendale, RI
White Perch 2lbs 7.28oz. 16.25 Nov 2018 Narrow River O. Warner Narragansett, RI
Chain Pickerel 6 lbs. 14 oz. 27 " Aug. 2005 Beach Pond T. Egan - Hope Valley, RI
Northern Pike 35 lbs. 47 " Oct. 1987 Hundred Acre Pond D. LaRose - Coventry, RI
Brook Trout 3 lbs. 12 oz. 21" Oct. 1984 Wyoming Pond R. Boucher, Jr.- Warwick, RI
Brown Trout 7 lbs. 9 oz. 26" Apr. 2000 Wallum Lake R. Groleau - Blackstone, MA
Rainbow Trout 12lbs 9.12oz. 29.75 Dec. 2020 Barber Pond J. Rogers North Kingstown, RI
Golden Rainbow Trout 11lbs 0.36oz 27.5 Apr. 2019 Olney Pond J. Lopez Central Falls, RI
Atlantic Salmon Domestic 21 lbs. 9 oz. 41" Jan. 2004 Barber Pond Robert Maldonis - Arlington, MA

State Records for Saltwater Species

Species Weight Length Date Location Angler
Sea Bass 8 lbs., 7.25 oz. 26" Oct. 1981 Block Island K. McDuffie - Pascoag, RI
Striped Bass 77 lbs. 6.4 oz. 52 Jun. 2011 Block Island P. Vican - East Greenwich, RI
Bluefish 26 lbs. 39" Aug. 1981   D. Deziel - Woonsocket, RI
Bonito 13 lbs.   Oct. 1995 Westerly R. Gliottone - Exeter, RI
Cod 71 lbs.   June 1965   M. Deciantis - Warwick, RI
Summer Flounder 17 lbs., 8 oz.   1962 Narrow River G. Farmer- Warwick, RI
Winter Flounder 6 lbs., 7 oz. 23" Aug. 1990 Galilee A. Pearson - Cranston, RI
King Mackerel 12 lbs., 3 oz. 40" Aug. 2000 Pt. Judith Lighthouse A. Camilleri - Chester, CT
Atlantic Mackerel 1 lb1.6 oz. 14 Nov. 2018   T.Rovinelli- Providence, RI
Pollack 28 lbs., 8 oz.   May 1995   A. Jacobs - Lincoln, RI
Scup 5 lbs. 20 " Oct. 1990 Block Island J. Yurwitz - Block Island, RI
American Shad (Closed) 6 lbs., 8 oz. 25" Apr. 1985 Runnins River W. Socha - Warren, RI
Hickory Shad 2 lbs., 11 oz. 20" Nov. 1989 Narrow River M. Pickering - Lincoln, RI
Blue Shark 431 lbs., 2 oz. 151" November 2006 Cox Ledge G. Kross - Fairfield, N.J
Mako Shark 718 lbs. 10' 6" June 1993 S. Block Island W. Alessi - Boston, MA
Swordfish 588 lbs.   Aug. 2018 Atlantic L. Banfield- Saunderstown, RI
Squeteague 16 lbs. 8.72 oz. 36" May 2007 Greenwich Bay R. Moeller - North Kingstown, RI
Tautog 21lbs 9 oz 33" Novemeber 2021 Newport P. Newman New Milford, NJ
Bluefin Tuna 1142 lbs., 12 oz.   Sept. 1981 Block Island J. Dempsey
Yellowfin Tuna 265 lbs. 6' Oct. 1997 The Dip R. Hughes - Arlington, MA
Tiger Shark 597 lbs. 11' 6" July 1990 S. of Block Island M.P. Strout - Auburn, MA
White Marlin 125 lbs. 8' " Aug. 1987 S. of Block Island J. Luty, Sr. - Preston, CT

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