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A 50 lbs. Striper on 7/15/2016.

Limit of 33-35# Striped bass on 7/19/2015

2014 - The Roger Raymond party.

2013 - The Rizzo family with a slammer striper.

2012 - We took the Sanda group to Coxes Ledge for school tuna. We noticed a huge flock of gulls following a dragger and slid in behind and had our first bite on a green machine. A 43" fish. After the dragger left the cooler water(68 degrees) we headed back to the temperature break and boated a 45" fish which we leadered and released. We are allowed one fish between 27" - 47" and one fish between 47" - 73".

Rhode Island Bluefin Tuna Charter

2012 - Our last three trips to the southwest corner of Block Island provided limits of stripers and bluefish for charter customers from all over New England.

Bock Island Striped Bass Charter.

5/10/2012 - The bass and blues fishing at Block Island has been excellent both at the North Rip and the Southwest Corner. School bluefin tuna have arrived offshore south of Block Island.

My RI fishing partner Capt. Richard enjoyed some great winter Cod fishing on Cox's Ledge. Most of the fishing is done with jigs and teasers and then bait fishing becomes the best method. There is a 22 inch size restriction on the cod and a bag limit of ten per person. Most of the fish caught are market fish (8-14 lbs.), however those bigger pool fish are always in the days catch. Remember anglers it is winter fishing so a good choice of clothing is important. We provide all tackle and bait but welcome any of your own equipment. Rhode Island Charter Boat Drifter.
Call Capt. Richard at 401-364-8835 or cell 401-932-5090. To email click this link rchatowsky@cox.net

We will update this page weekly all summer long. Stay tuned. It looks like a great season. Our bookings are ahead of last year which was our best ever.

Capt. Jack and His Fla. Swordfish
Capt. Jack with a Florida swordfish.

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10/27/09  900# giant bluefin tuna landed by the Maverick at The Figs.

Randy, Dave and a 900# Giant Bluefin Tuna


The giant bluefin tuna bite northeast of the Regal Sword has been steady. It is a mixed bag of fish with mediums around 150# all the way to over 1000# with plenty of sharks. We caught and released our first Dusky last weekend around 250# along with a 150# medium bluefin. The day before we broke off two giants.

June 2009 fly fishing for stripers at Nantucket.

Striper on a Fly Rod Double Hook Up of Striped Bass on Fly Rods
Fly Casting for Stripers at Nantucket Striper Caught on a Fly Rod
Maverick Pulpit Fly Fishing Striped Bass on a Fly Rod Photo
RI Fly Fishing Charter Rhode Island Striped Bass Photo
Casting from Bow for Striped Bass. Striped Bass Fishing in RI


The Maverick enjoyed a great couple of weeks before the storm. Hurricane Bill wiped out this weekend on The Cape for charter fishing. The tourists are enjoying the weekend on shore with no idea of the conditions offshore. We have caught at least one school/medium bluefin on our last five trips. Most charters caught two or three fish with the average around 65" 150#. The range was 55" to 71". Black bird bars and straight spreader bars with 9" and 11" squid with 11" green glow and pearl glow stingers were the ticket. We are running the same size stingers as the bar vs going up a size as it seems to match the squid size offshore that we have found when cleaning the tuna.


The bluefin tuna bite east of Chatham has been steady for the last two weeks. The Maverick landed a 70" 150# bluefin this week. The striper bite off Monomoy has slowed but we are still catching consistently drifting with bait and fishfinders. And the turn of tide has produced some hot striped bass action spincasting with plugs off the rips when stripers push bait to the top. It only lasts about an hour but it can be hot and heavy with fish up to 40".


The striper bite off Monomoy is great. Tuna still good but the bite is soft on days with an east wind and fog.


The Winzer family from Germany enjoyed their Father's birthday gift from son Martin who is studying at Wentworth University.

Ballyhoo striped bass picture. Large striper image.
Martin's big striper. Martin and friend with large striped bass.


Striped Bass fishing has been red hot for the past two weeks on all the shoals around Monomoy. Both tides at Bearses, Stone Horse and Handkerchief have produced with fish up to 45". There are a few slammer bluefish mixed in but stripers have dominated even on Point Rip. On 6/30 we stopped for 45 minutes on the outgoing tide and caught 15 keepers.

When weather conditions have allowed the school bluefin tuna bite has been very good on Crab Ledge and the BC Buoy.

Bob Giorgi RI Striper. Bob's large RI  Striper Picture.
Charter fishing for Striped Bass. Keeper striped bass photo.


The Maverick and Hot Reels did a double striper charter for the Johnson family reunion and brought home a limit of bass for the twelve anglers while releasing another thirty fish.

Rhode Island Striped Bass Charter Trip Limit of RI Striped Bass

The Maverick is in the water and preparing to start fishing the 1st week of June. We have been busy stocking our premium tackle store at Allen Harbor Marina as well as preparing new rigs for the coming season. The inshore striper bite has been very good on the MA and RI coasts. The water temps look great around the islands for an early bite.

Jack and JoAnn with Bluefin Tuna

The month of November saw a huge influx of giants in the shipping lanes east of Chatham. The biggest fleet of boats was concentrated a few miles north of the Regal Sword. The weather on many days was rough but for the crews that stuck it out there were quite a few fish caught. Ironically, some of the big fish were of great quality with others junk. Luck of the draw. The majority of the fish were caught drifting and chumming with either dead or live bait. Many fish were caught with live lined cod. It has been a few years since we have seen so many big fish. Many were over a 1000 lbs. Tuna fisherman were wondering if the reduced pressure of mid-water herring trawlers helped out. The sooner they are brought under control stocks will return and rebound.

RI Bluefin at the Back of the Maverick

The tuna bite had been sporadic the last few weeks. This past weekend showed an upturn in both schoolies and small giants. If we get decent weather late Sept. and October should be great. We are still limiting out on striped bass at Monomoy. The key has been to fish early and late in the tide. Nice fat fish loaded with sand eels.

JoAnn's Winning RI Striped Bass

Please join us for the great striped bass fishing at Monomoy. Most trips have limited out in a few hours. You can troll, spin cast, jig or fly fish. Your choice.

Rhode Island Striped Bass Limit

The past week has produced lights out striped bass fishing on all the rips around Monomoy. We had been traveling to Nantucket for weeks and are thrilled to have the stripers a half hour away. The fish have been caught with jigs, Hogies, Rapalas, spoons and umbrella rigs.

Limit of RI Tuna and Stripers

The bluefin bite has been great all week East Of Chatham with multiple fish the norm. Most of the fish are over 50" with some in the 60's. If it continues this will be the best season in years.

Anglers in Cockpit with their striper limit

The Maverick has fished Nantucket for the last four days and averaged 40 striper keepers on each trip. Not to mention even more bluefish. The bass were caught trolling and spin casting. This lights out light tackle fishing should continue into the last week of June and then it will be closer to home at Stone Horse and Bearse Shoal. Please join us for some of the best offshore fishing on the East Coast.

Pair of Medium Bluefin Tuna

We start school bluefin this week. The tuna are here. My fishing buddy Capt. Bill Regan caught three this weekend east of Chatham on custom Maverick Tackle spreader bars and teasers.


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