Weepecket Islands

Fishing strategy:

Casting: Although striped bass and bluefish can be found close to the shore of any of the three small islands the largest holds the most fish. Cast popping plugs, swimming plugs, soft plastics, flies in tight to the shores. South end of largest island has a rip running across the boulder field, cast into it and allow lure to swing into the deeper water. Live eels not recommended here due to large bird colonies on each island that will try to intercept cast live baits.

Trolling:  Best trolling in the channel between the largest Weepecket and the north shore of Naushon Island. Use lead core or wire line and troll large soft plastics, swimming plugs or jigs. Troll in the same direction as the current.

Bottom fishing:  Drift or anchor near any of the islands in 15 – 30 feet of water; in Spring and Fall use crabs for large tautog. Cut squid will catch fluke and sea bass. Fishing chunk baits on the bottom off the northern most island after dark may yield very large stripers.

NOAA chart number 13230

Lat & Long:  41°31’ x 70° 44’

Best tide:  Outgoing to slack.

Hazards:  Scattered boulders close to each island.

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