Cherry Pepper Sportfishing - Trip Details

Trip Details

What to Bring

  • Wear warm clothing ( you can shed layers if it's warm) , always bring a jacket and foul weather gear if rain is forecast
  • Wear sneakers or boots with non-marking soles
  • Sun screen lotion, lip balm and sun glasses
  • Hats with a brim
  • Plenty of food ( sandwiches, snacks and fruit) in a cooler
  • Drinks ( water, soda, juices, beer/wine in moderation, hard liquor not allowed on board)
  • Cooler for your fish ( can be left at the dock)
  • Camera and film
  • If you are subject to motion sickness take precautions, there are several remedies available and stay away from greasy breakfasts in the morning

3/4 Day Inshore (6hrs)

Leave dock at 5:00AM back at 11:00AM - Minimum 4hrs fishing
Usually fish for bass and blues around Block Island north end but can also fish for any inshore species.

Full Day Inshore (8hrs)

Leave dock at 5:00AM back at 1:00PM - Minimum 6hrs fishing
Usually fish Block Island for bass and blues for about 4hrs than fluke fish for a couple hrs. Charter can fish for bass and blues the total time if they wish. This trip can target any inshore species; fluke, sea bass, scup, bass and blues from the south shore to Block Island.

Coxes Ledge Cod (9hrs)

Leave the dock at 6:00AM return at 3:00PM - Minimum 6hrs fishing
Fish either east or west end of coxes ledge using bait or jigs for cod, pollock and ocean pout. Best time is April, May and August due to the dogfish nuisance.

Shark Fishing (10hrs)

Leave dock at 5:00AM return at 3:00PM - Minimum 6 hrs fishing for shark
Start by trolling for bluefish, which will be bait, than continue about 20 to 30 miles offshore to set-up a chum slick. Most common sharks caught are blue, mako and thresher.

Offshore Tuna (12hrs)

Leave dock at 5:00AM (or earlier if an early bite) return around 5:00PM - Minimum 6hrs fishing
This is a real offshore trip. Expect to be from 50 to 70 miles offshore as this is where the tuna live, usually trolling 9 rods for yellow fin, albacore, wahoo, mahi mahi and marlin.

Fall Tautog (8hrs)

Leave dock at 5:30AM return at 1:30PM - minimum 6 hrs fishing
Fish for tautog on the various rock piles from Point Judith to Newport including Block Island. This trip also produces sea bass and scup ( if season remains open ) and an occasional cod fish. This is a popular trip before we put the rods away for the Winter.