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Rhode Island

Freshwater Fishing

Sportfishing Records

RI Sportfishing Records 2021 - Freshwater

Species

Weight

Length

Date

Location

Angler

Smallmouth Bass

5 lbs. 15 oz.

22.5"

9/77

Wash Pond

B. Ferris - Wakefield, RI

Largemouth Bass

11 lbs. 3.2 oz.

25"

4/16

Johnson’s Pond

B. Migliore - Sterling, CT

Bluegill

2 lbs. 1 oz.

12"

8/87

C. Rizzo - Pascoag, RI

Pumpkinseed

13.6 oz.

10.5"

8/20

Block Island

J. Agosta - Rye, NY

Black Crappie

3 lbs.

15"

7/76

Watchaug Pond

R. Sevegny - Pawtucket, RI

Yellow Perch

2 lbs. 4 oz.

13.5"

2/87

Pascoag Reservoir

D. LaRochelle - Glendale, RI

White Perch

2lbs 7.28 oz.

16.25"

11/18

Narrow River

P. Warner - Narragansett, RI

Carp

32 lbs. 8 oz.

37"

6/01

Tiogue Lake

S. Wasilewski - Hope Valley, RI

Brown Bullhead

4lbs. 9.44 oz.

18.5"

8/98

H. Laramee - Cumberland, RI

White Catfish

16 lbs. 12 oz.

33"

8/94

Tiogue Lake

L. Angell - Coventry, RI

Chain Pickerel

6 lbs. 14 oz.

27.75"

8/05

Beach Pond

T. Egan - Hope Valley, RI

Northern Pike

35 lbs.

47.5"

10/87

Hundred Acre Pond

D. LaRose - Coventry, RI

Brook Trout

3 lbs. 12 oz.

21"

10/84

Wyoming Pond

R. Boucher, Jr. - Warwick, RI

Brown Trout

7 lbs. 9 oz.

26"

4/00

Wallum Lake

R. Groleau - Blackstone, MA

Rainbow Trout

12 lbs. 9.12 oz.

29.75"

12/20

Barber Pond

J. Rogers - North Kingstown, RI

Golden Rainbow Trout

11 lbs. 0.360 oz.

27.5"

4/19

Olney Pond

J. Lopez, Jr. - Central Falls, RI

Atlantic Salmon

Domestic, stocked (landlocked)

21 lbs. 9 oz.

41"

1/04

Barber Pond

R. Maldonis - Arlington, MA

RI Sportfishing Records 2021 - Saltwater

Species

Weight

Length

Date

Location

Angler

Sea Bass

8 lbs. 7.25 oz.

26"

10/81

Block Island

K. McDuffie - Pascoag, RI

Striped Bass

77 lbs. 6.4 oz

52"

6/11

Block Island

P. Vican - E. Greenwich, RI

Bluefish

26 lbs.

39"

8/81

D. Deziel - Woonsocket, RI

Bonito

13 lbs.

10/95

Westerly

R. Gliottone - Exeter, RI

Cod

71 lbs.

6/65

M. Deciantis - Warwick, RI

Summer Flounder

17 lbs. 8 oz.

1962

Narrow River

G. Farmer - Warwick, RI

Winter Flounder

6 lbs. 7 oz.

23"

8/90

Galilee

A. Pearson - Cranston, RI

King Mackerel

12 lbs. 3 oz.

40"

8/00

Point Judith

A. Camilleri - Chester, CT

Atlantic Mackerel

1lb 1.6 oz.

14"

11/18

T. Rovinelli - Providence, RI

Pollock

28 lbs. 8 oz.

5/95

A. Jacobs - Lincoln, RI

Scup

5 lbs.

20.25"

10/90

J. Yurwitz - Block Island, RI

American Shad (Closed)

6 lbs. 8 oz.

25"

4/85

Runnins River

W. Socha - Warren, RI

Hickory Shad

2 lbs. 11 oz.

20"

11/89

Narrow River

M. Pickering - Lincoln, RI

Blue Shark

431 lbs. 2 oz.

12'6"

11/06

Cox Ledge

G. Gross - Fairfield, NJ

Mako Shark

718 lbs.

10'6"

6/93

S. Block Island

W. Alessi - Boston, MA

Swordfish

588 lbs.

8/18

Atlantic

L. Banfield - Saunderstown, RI

Squeteague

16 lbs. 8.72 oz.

36"

5/07

Greenwich Bay

R. Moeller - N. Kingstown, RI

Tautog

21 lbs. 9 oz.

33"

11/21

Newport

Paul Newman - New Milford, NJ

Bluefin Tuna

1142 lbs. 12 oz.

9/71

Block Island

J. Dempsey

Yellowfin Tuna

265 lbs.

6'

10/97

The Dip

R. Hughes - Arlington, MA

Grey Triggerfish

4 lbs. 8 oz.

22"

10/21

G. Castonguay - Berkley, MA

White Marlin

125 lbs.

8' 0.5"

8/87

S. Block Island

J. Luty, Sr. - Preston, CT

Hypothermia

Hypothermia is a condition in which the body loses heat faster than it can be produced. This causes a dangerous reduction of the body’s inner temperature. Hypothermia results from exposure to wind and wetness. A victim of hypothermia may become blue-gray in color. Violent shivering develops which may give way to muscle spasms and even loss of the use of arms and legs. Confusion and drunken-like behavior also indicate that a person may be hypothermic.

To protect yourself, avoid the conditions that cause hypothermia. Dress warm and stay dry. Know the effects the wind has on cold weather. It may be 40 F (7 C) outside with the sun shining, but a 10 mph wind lowers the wind-chill temperature to 28 F (-2 C). Refer to the Hypothermia Table to see the general effects cold water temperatures have on the body.

When a person falls into cold water, there are ways to increase the chances of survival. Don’t discard clothing; it helps trap the body’s heat. Minimize movement; thrashing around in cold water only leads to exhaustion, and swirling water takes heat from the body more rapidly than still water. Wear a personal flotation device (PFD) which will help for two reasons: it lessens the need to move around in the water and it helps to insulate against heat loss. When wearing a PFD, a person should draw their knees into a position known as HELP (Heat Escape Lessening Posture). If there are several people in the water, huddling together with arms around each other’s shoulders is the best survival technique.

Treatment for hypothermia involves getting heat back into the body and raising the inner temperature. Skin-to-skin contact and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation (even when the victim is conscious) are excellent ways to transfer heat. Do not give alcohol or massage a person vigorously to treat hypothermia; a hot bath is fine for mild cases but never if the victim is unconscious. For further information, contact your local Red Cross Chapter.

If the water
temperature (F) is...

Exhaustion or unconsciousness occurs within...

Expected survival time is...

less than 32.5

less than 15 minutes

less than 45 minutes

32.5-40.0

15-40 minutes

30-90 minutes

40-50

30-60 minutes

1-3 hours

50-60

1-2 hours

1-6 hours

60-70

2-7 hours

2-40 hours

70-80

3-12 hours

3-indefinitely

over 80

indefinitely

indefinitely