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Rhode Island

Saltwater Fishing

State Records

Rhode Island Recreational State Records for Saltwater Species

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

Cobia

56.42 lbs

52.5"

8/20

Newport

M. Perry Fall River, MA

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 1.6oz.

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. 4 oz.

11/54

Jamestown

C.W. Sunquist

Grey Triggerfish

5 lb. 2 oz

18.5"

8/20

SE Light - Block Island

A. Rodrigues

Quincy, MA

Bluefin Tuna

1142 lbs.

9/71

Block Island

J. Dempsey

Yellowfin Tuna

265 lbs.

6'

10/97

The Dip

R. Hughes Arlington, MA

White Marlin

125 lbs.

8' 0.5"

8/87

S. Block Island

J. Luty, Sr. Preston, CT

If you believe you’ve caught a new Rhode Island State Record, bring it to an official weigh-in station to be weighed and measured using a digital scale. State record catches are determined annually once all data are received for that year. A list of official weigh-in stations can be found on Fish & Wildlife’s Webpage at http://www.dem.ri.gov/programs/bnatres/fishwild/records.htm#stations.