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Guide to top places to fish for bass, catfish, crappie and more in RI.

By AA-Fishing Staff Writers

Pascoag Reservoir, Scituate Reservoir, Wallum Lake, Watchaug Pond and Worden Pond are the most popular places for fishing in Rhode Island, offering anglers the chance to pursue a variety of fish species. Many of the lakes, and smaller ponds, offer ice fishing for a wide variety of fish species.

  • Beach Pond
  • Indian Lake
  • Johnson Pond
  • Pascoag Reservoir
  • Stafford Pond
  • Watchaug Pond
  • Worden Pond

Rhode Island is a small state, but it offers a variety of fishing opportunities in its lakes, both warm water and cold water. The purpose of this page is to share basic information about the best fishing lakes in the state, and the species found in each lake. One of the most popular warm water lakes for fishing in Rhode Island is Worden Pond. This 1,035-acre lake located in South Kingstown is well-known for its largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, and chain pickerel populations. Anglers can also find yellow perch, white perch, and sunfish in abundance here.

Another popular warm water lake is the 264-acre Wallum Lake, which straddles the border between Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Wallum Lake is known for its largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, and yellow perch fishing. The lake's relatively small size makes it easily accessible and a great place for beginners or families to enjoy a day of fishing.

In addition to warm water lakes, Rhode Island has some cold water lakes that provide excellent fishing opportunities. One of the most famous cold water lakes is Scituate Reservoir, a 3,000-acre reservoir known for its trout fishing. The reservoir is stocked regularly with rainbow trout and brown trout, making it a popular destination for anglers seeking to catch these prized game fish.

While Rhode Island may not have the vast lakes of other states, its warm water and cold water lakes offer a diverse range of fish species to target. Whether you're a bass angler looking for a thrilling fight or a trout enthusiast seeking some peaceful moments by the water, Rhode Island's fishing lakes have something to offer for every angler.

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Indian Lake, Johnson Pond (Flat River Reservoir), Pascoag Reservoir, Stafford Pond, Wilson Reservoir, Watchaug Pond and Worden Pond are considered the best options for largemouth and smallmouth bass. More...


Beach Pond and most rivers in the state are favorite options for white catfish. More...


Canada Pond, Pascoag Reservoir, Stafford Pond, Watchaug Pond and Worden Pond are among the most popular for black and white crappie. More...

Sunfish & Panfish

Beach Pond, Canada Pond, Flat River Reservoir, Indian Lake, Mashapaug Pond, Pascoag Reservoir, Stafford Pond, Watchaug Pond and Worden Pond are popular spots to fish for bluegill, bream, perch and other sunfish. More...


Beach Pond offers fishing for walleye.


Stafford Pond is home to rainbow trout, brook trout, brown trout. More...

Salmon Fishing

Barber Pond, Naugatuck River and Shetucket River are some of the most popular for atlantic salmon fishing. More...

Visit the Rhode Island fishing page for links to information covering a wide variety of fish species and destinations in the state. Visit the Rhode Island map to identify your best route to these top fishing locations.


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