25 Cady St. Coventry RI 02816
Watch Hill, RI
Snowfly Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Charters
Block Island, Watch Hill, Newport, Montauk, Narragansett, Cape Cod Bay and Southern Rhode Island's Premier Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Guide Service.
Block Island, Watch Hill, Newport, Narragansett, Cape Cod Bay, Montauk and Fishers Island Fly Fishing and Light Tackle Charter Guides in Rhode Island.
RI Captains Greg Snow and John Tondra are a light tackle and Fly Fishing charter guide service on Block Island, Watch Hill, Newport, Narragansett, Cape Cod Bay, in Rhode Island. Also Montauk Point and Fishers Island in New York.
If you are looking for the finest fly and light tackle fishing in Rhode Island then look no farther. Capt. Greg Snow and Capt. John Tondra would be honored to guide you on a fishing adventure of a lifetime. Some of the most fertile and pristine coastline anywhere along the eastern seaboard consists of the islands, bays and beaches of Rhode Island.
We follow the fish..
Snowfly Charters will run trips from all
points off Block Island, the mainland Rhode Island and over to Montauk
Point during the fall run (Sept & Oct). We will also run out of
Cape Cod Bay for Bluefin Tuna. We start taking charters in May as
the annual migration of Striped Bass makes its way up to Narragansett
Bay and Block Island. Watch Hill Reef is also getting thick with squid
at this time. For those that are not
familiar with fishing Block Island you are in for a real treat. Some of the
beautiful and uncrowded waters in southern New England surround
the island. The island is known for it's BIG striped bass.
The state record striper of 71 pounds caught on the south side of Block
Island in 1980 was crushed with a 75 pound fish in August of 08'.
Most Striped Bass are caught on surface flies and plugs. There is
nothing like being witness to a monster Striped Bass blasting an
artificial right in front of you! There are always marauding,
bluefish to be had around Block island. Bluefish will destroy topwater
plugs with reckless abandon as well as jump and pull like the insane
fish that they are. The Striped Bass get all the attention but Bluefish are
a much better game fish and pound for pound one of the best in the
world. Block Island is one of the premier points of departure for
hunting Bluefin tuna and sharks. 5 to 15 miles off
BI is all you have to travel to the tuna/shark fishing grounds.
Bonito and false albacore will generally show up in mid
August and provide some of best light tackle fishing an angler can have.
I will also make runs in the fall to fish Montauk, the "Race" at fishers
Island, Watch Hill, and Point Judith, Rhode Island. Please contact
me with any questions about customizing a trip.
Latest Fishing Report
March 21, 2014
HAPPY SPRING MY FISHY FRIENDS!
Captains Greg Snow & John Tondra would like to be the first ones to welcome you all out of the black hole that was this winter. Absolutely brutal cold, howling northerlies and mountainous piles of snow was the theme over the past few months. As cold and snowy as it's been, it very well may be a blessing in disguise for the 2014 fishing season. How you ask? Well when it's very cold over a given winter the upcoming fishing season seems to be more compact and condensed. It's like up in Alaska where the season of life (summer) is so short that all creatures on land and in the sea erupt in a get it all now or die trying attitude. Here in Southern New England the past two fishing seasons have been far from stellar. A lot of that was due to unseasonably warm winters that took our targeted species out of their comfort zone. Schools of Striped Bass were invading our waters earlier than normal and then moving on when they should be staying put. Most likely this season the fish will show up later and stay through the summer, especially out on Block Island. The overall amount of precipitation we've had this winter will also effect the fishing. The wetter the winter/spring, the more water there will be to fill up all the creeks, rivers bays and estuaries come April and May. These conditions will make for higher water quality and good spawning for baitfish. If this season is not very good it will be a sure sign of what state the Striped Bass population is really in. A poorly managed fish such as the Striper will eventually be scarce and barley worth fishing for in the near future, I'm guessing 3-4 years. This is unfortunately what we and most full time guides worth their salt think as well. We preach catch and release to or clients, fishing buddies and anyone else that will listen to us. John and I both have small children and are looking forward to getting our little ones on some great striper fishing once they're capable. I truly believe that this will be a telltale season for what lies ahead for the Striped Bass. Lets keep our fingers crossed and hope lawmakers will start protecting these remarkably valuable fish. Once again this season Capt. John will be heading up our Block Island outfit and Capt. Greg will be running trips off the mainland. We are getting lots of inquiries about spring fishing, mostly due to the epidemic of cabin fever going around. We will let everyone know when it's game time and that the fish have shown in considerable numbers. So dust off your gear, spin up some flies and start sharpening those hooks cause here we go!
Until next time, Screaming reels & ripping tides!
Capt. Greg Snow
and Brian saw massive Bass.
Doug's 40 pounder.
Good times with Robert and his Pop at the RedBone in Montauk,NY.
Pete is proud of this fat girl...
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