03-30-2011, 09:02 AM
Re: Hello from Rhode Island
Originally Posted by woodpro1102
. I was planning on getting my MA fresh water license since they have no closed trout season so I could start fishing right away instead of waiting for April 9th. Would it be worth it to get my CT license instead? I may get my MA license as well to fish in Western Mass but if I am better off getting CT first I will do that.
I am spending a ton of time looking at trail maps and satalite images to try to scout out some spots on the rivers. I plan on also going on some hikes probably starting this weekend to scout the rivers.
I'd spend the next 2 weeks practice casting and scoping out some spots closer to home rather than buying an out-of state license if I were you.
There's some quality water in RI, but it can be a madhouse with all the crowds vying to fish just a few choice streams. And it will be like that until the stripers show in numbers and bass fishing warms up.
That's one reason that I chose to fish eastern CT. Not that it can't get crowded here, it's just less so.
Most of the best trout fishing in Mass is west of I-91 or north of Quabbin and because you're a newbie fly fisher your time would be better spent fishing (almost anywhere) rather than traveling to fish.
I'd stay local and then branch out after developing some skills
Here's some good maps of the management areas that may help.
RI DEM Geographic Information System
One thing about RI though, they stock big trout
, Good luck.
The simpler the outfit, the more skill it takes to manage it, and the more pleasure one gets in his achievements.” --- Horace Kephart
Last edited by Rip Tide; 03-30-2011 at 09:22 AM.