Spring has sprung! Saturday kicks off the 2011 freshwater fishing season, and Lorraine Danti, owner of in Warren, has some suggestions on where to go. So grab a pole, get some bait and go fishing this weekend!
- One of the fishing holes and most popular is Brickyard Pond in Barrington.
- Or, stay on this side of the bridge and visit Melville Ponds*, a popular spot in Portsmouth.
- In the Tiverton area, some great places are Adamsville Brook and Pond, Eight Rod Farm Pond, and Stafford Pond*.
- Just a skip away from Tiverton, Little Compton offers freshwater fishing at Dunderry Brook (including Wigwam pond).
- If you are looking for a great place to take the whole family, Danti suggests Olney Pond located in Lincoln Woods.
- Is your child tired of watching all the pros catch the big fish? Try Slater Park Pond in Pawtucket, or Geneva Brook & Pond in North Providence, where only minors under the age of 14 are allowed to fish.
As for bait and tackle, Danti has a few suggestions.
"A size 14 gold treble hook is really popular," she said. "You can use any small tackle, light line, with either a trout worm, meal worm or hatchery formula power bait."
For a full list of freshwater fishing ponds in Rhode Island, click here.
*State-owned or controlled public access