RIDEM 2013
Rhode Island Marine Recreational
FISHING REGULATIONS
RISAA

A Saltwater Fishing License is required
to fish in Rhode Island waters.
For more information GO HERE
To obtain your license from RIDEM online
CLICK HERE
These are the Rhode Island recreational size and bag limits of common saltwater species.
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Species

Bag limit / Minimum Size

American Eel 50 fish/day - 6 inch minimum
(no closed season)

Black Sea Bass 13 inch minimum
June 15 to Aug 31 - 3 fish/day
Sept 1 to Dec 31 - 7 fish/day
Bluefish 15 fish/day - No minimum size
(no closed season)

Cod 10 fish/day - 22 inch minimum
(no closed season)

Note: Fillet length is 14" minimum with 2 sq. inches of skin
Haddock No bag limit / 19 inch minimum
no bag limit (no closed season)
Menhaden
(Bunker, Pogies)
*see special section below
no minimum size
200 per vessel per day
no closed season
Pollock No bag limit / 19 inch minimum
(no closed season)
Scup Shore and Private Boat
30 fish/day - 10 inch minimum
May 1 to Dec 31
Special Shore - 1 year test
Fishing from shore (only at) India Point Park, Providence, RI; or at Conimicut Park, Warwick, RI; or at Stone Bridge, Tiverton, RI
30 scup/day - 9 inch minimum
May 1 through Dec 31
Party and Charter Boat
10 inch minimum
May 1 - Aug 31: 30 fish/person/day
Sept 1 - Oct 31: 40 fish/person/day
Nov 1 - Dec 31: 30 fish/person/day
Striped Bass 2 fish./day - 28 inch minimum
(no closed season)
Summer Flounder
(Fluke)
8 fish/day - 18 inch minimum
May 1 to Dec 31
Tautog 16 inch minimum
SPLIT SEASON
April 15 to May 31 (3 fish/day)
June 1 - July 31 (closed)
August 1 to October 19 (3 fish/day)
October 20 to December 31 (6 fish/day)
In addition there is a 10 fish boat maximum per day


Weakfish
(squeteague)
1 fish/day - 16 inch minimum
(no closed season)

Winter Flounder
Special note:
All of Narragansett Bay, and in Potter Pond, Point Judith Pond and the Harbor of Refuge is closed.
(section 11.19, RI fish regs)
2 fish - 12 inch minimum
Season: 1
April 28 to May 27

Season: 2
September 29 to October 28

SPECIAL HERRING REGULATIONS

SPECIAL MENHADEN REGULATIONS


Want to fish for Billfish, Shark or Tuna?
A SPECIAL PERMIT is required

Rhode Island
Saltwater Sportfishing Records



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