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David S

Block Island: advice?

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I plan to visit Block Island for just a couple of days during the third week of June. I do most of my surfcasting in MA, on the north shore, and I don't know my way around the island very well. I'll have limited fishing time and I'll be traveling by bicycle, with only a single rod and reel and a surf bag.

I've done some homework, but there's nothing like local knowledge. So I'm asking anyone who feels like helping to give me a little info. I'll probably take a light to medium spinning rig with me. I'll have a headlamp and Corkers, but probably not waders. What pluggage should be in my surf bag? And where would be a good place to try for a bass or two?

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I will be there the 18th to the 25th of june and I will have my truck. I will have company but Iplan on fishing. I think Scoobe may be going also

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David you want Needle fish for nights, and poppers in the days, also 3 and 4 inch sluggos

I know you will need waders, korkers, plug bag, splash top or wader jacket a 9 FT MH rod

and your VS with new line, Head lamp a must have

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Get yourself some eels as well. Definately bring waders. As for spots.................. the whole island is fishy. Where ya' stayin?

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Bring something that casts well into a wind. There are some rough spots like SW Point where you need something to punch through the breeze. As Bob said, needles are very popular on the Block. The small slug-gos are good for when the small sand eels come in. Bring some of the 9 inchers as well. If you have a dry top, bring it.

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Thanks for the replies. I don't know where I'm staying yet: my girlfriend and I are planning to go online and check out the inns and b&b's this weekend.

Sounds like I'd better figure a way to bring waders. I've got a kayak jacket that I'll take, too. The surf bag will have some needles, poppers and sluggos, as well as a new pink Tattoo squid I want to try. Maybe a few Charlie Graves to cut through the wind, too.

Bob, when I know more about exactly when I'll be there I'll post here. Maybe I'll see you out there.

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Might want to bring a few leads for the channel to the salt pond.

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I've never fished there but I did visit it years ago for the day. Took the boat over and rented a bike. One thing I remember, it's pretty hilly and some areas are tough on a bike. Can't imagine what'll be like biking and carrying a ton of gear and bait. But good luck, it's a nice place and I'm sure it's great to fish.

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David, there was a great article by Bill Nolan in On the Water about the Block, I believe it was the March issue, but I could be wrong. I have it, PM me. He didn't burn any spots, but he definitely gives you a good idea on where to focus your efforts. It seems like it is just what you need.

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Citystriper, thanks. You're right, I'd forgotten about that article. I have a copy of that issue someplace around the house. Reading that should help a lot.

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