by Jon Waldstein

Went out Sunday morning for first light to find some Stripers in Rhode Island.  I heard bunker splashing around when I got there, but nothing seemed to be chasing them.   Then, once the sun came up around 5:30am, I caught my first schoolie.  It was in the low 20inch range.


About a half hour later I was slammed by a much bigger fish.  This thing hit my bucktail hard and was taking out line!  After a nice fight and safe landing, I confirmed she was a keeper – right in the 28-30inch range with a fat stomach.


I stuck around for another half hour or so and landed one more schoolie that was not picture-worthy.


On my way home I stopped to see if I can find some fluke from shore, but after an hour I decided they just weren’t there.


Later that afternoon, I headed up to the wood-river to go kayaking with my girlfriend.  There were trout jumping everywhere.  Luckily I brought my pole and landed a nice rainbow that put up more of a fight than the 2 schoolies in the morning.


All in all, a great early June day of fishing in Rhode Island.  Gotta love New England where we have both fresh and saltwater at our fingertips.