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Navy Snipe

New to New London

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Just moved here from NC looking to hit the suds this summer and see what's bitin'. I've got 3 little boys 7, 4, & 2 who like to go with me. My wife will come if she can catch some sun. I would appreciate some suggestions on where to go and what to use, with and without the family. I've got a pretty good collection of rods, reels and tackle, but no boat. Willing to share gas & bait money. I make a pretty mean sandwich too. Hope to see some of you out there soon.

Thanks in advance


No more excuses, I want results!


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Welcome Navy! Lots of really good spots from New London into RI (I think the RI spots are better.)

Couple of suggestions - Pick up two books "Striper Hot Spots" by Frank Diagnault, and "Fishing the RI Coast" by Gene Borque. They not only list spots, but give directions, techniques, local B&T's, and family accessibility.

Without buring any specific spots, I'd recommend the Weekapaug area for family beach with a better than average chance of catching some stripers or blues. 95 east, exit onto RT2 (I think exit 92). Right at the light. Follow to 78. Turn left on RT 1, turn right at the sign for Weekapaug. You can also get there by following the signs for Miscquamicut State Beach, pass the parking, and you will see the Weekapaug beach and breachway/jetty on the right.

Excellent B&T right there. I've caught fish off the rocks and both beaches.

Good luck.

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On the Water Magazine puts out a good weekly round-up that givers a solid overview of what's going on and contains the names of tackle shops + marinas that are worth visiting/checking in with. The link is:


There are party boats at Niantic and Point Judith that run half day trips, for blues and fluke respectively, that aren't too expensive and give the kids a chance to get into some nice fish.

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