December 1, 2020 @ 4:53 PM
It’s Time to Winterize Your Boat!
For most boaters in New England, the time has come or has recently passed to pull your boat out of the water and winterize it for the winter.
So captain… what should I do to winterize my vessel?
Well, this depends on what marine power your vessel is equipped with!
Let’s talk about outboards first…
This is the time to drain the lower unit and replace it with a high-quality marine gear oil before winter.
Look for any signs of water intrusion in the lower unit while it is being drained. Telltale signs include a milky color of the oil if it has water in it. This......
November 1, 2020 @ 1:32 PM
Rhode Island Echo Newspaper November 2019 Published Article
Rhode Island waters have experienced two major coastal storms in the first two weeks of October with winds up to 50 mph and seas at Block Island to 16 feet high with even the Block Island Ferry shutting service down at times. However, when the dust settled, or in this case the sea conditions, sharpie anglers got a taste of what this great Rhode Island fishery has to offer!
On a recent fishing charter that was designed to target Tautog, a last-minute change in plans due to an injured missing crew member sent the charter in a different direction…A southwest direction.
The last-minute plans had the charter party going southwest out of Galilee to Block Island’s &......
October 1, 2020 @ 2:00 PM
Don’t Even Think About Winterizing Your Boat Yet, The best fishing action is in October
But first, let’s review the current fishing activity...
Striped Bass activity is still sporadic at Block Island, but good size fish are still being caught on the right tides and time of day. We should have a Fall migration in October as the Striped Bass head south for the winter
In the pic below, Nathaniel Pakuris, 2018 R.I.S.A.A. Junior Angler of the year and part time mate aboard Captain Sheriff’s Fishing Charters displays his 30lb Striper caught jigging early September while making another run for the award in 2019 .
Seabass have invaded all the rocky structure of Rhode Island. As of just recently, it has been ......
July 1, 2020 @ 1:48 PM
RI Echo Newspaper July 2019 Published Article
The waters around the Island are teaming sand eels and squid which are creating a frenzy for gamefish such as Striped Bass and Bluefish.
Our charter clients are loving this as well because even rookie anglers can become proficient quickly due to the ability to hook up with multitudes of Bass and Blues which are mostly being released. Our go to lure is the Deadly Dick lure which is a metal jig that imitates sand eels and can be casted or vertically jigged. This lure catches every species of fish we have. In ......
March 8, 2020 @ 2:37 PM
What to Consider When Selecting a Fishing Charter!
Anglers or want to be anglers have many many choices on who they can venture out to sea with when selecting a fishing charter.
What is the difference between one captain and boat from another ?
Why not just select the least expensive charter?
Well.. There is a difference!
A few considerations include... The type of boat, the size of boat, the equipment, fishing and tackle supplied, reputation and experience of the captain, mate, insurance, USCG inspections and more..
Lets review a few details about Captain Sheriff and Fish on II.
Captain Sheriff's .........
March 8, 2020 @ 4:24 AM
In an effort to try and accommodate anglers who cannot successfully assemble their own private charter group, Captain Sheriff does offer a possible solution called Shared Charters.
Anglers that wish to become part of a group can sign up utilizing the Reserve your Charter Date selection on this website and select the drop down.. Shared Charter. It is necessary for anglers to Pre-pay the $200.00 per person to confirm your wish to possibly become part of a group. Please make sure you select the day or days of your availability and or the flexibility of the charter trip desired as well. Due to the unavailability of openings on weekends, the shared charters is a potential option designed for weekday charters during the prime season of ......
March 1, 2020 @ 5:00 PM
Benefits of Synthetic Lubrication to the Recreational, Charter & Commercial Fishing Industry
The Origin of Synthetic Oils .
Research into alternatives to petroleum oil began long before Nazi Germany invaded Poland in 1933. But not until WWII choked off Germany’s crude oil supply and dramatically revealed petroleum oil’s failings on the front lines did a clear incentive to develop synthetic oil emerge.
The Limitations of Distilling Conventional Oils
Conventional oils have inherent limitations. Distillation cannot remove impurities detrimental to lubrication such as waxes, that solidify in cold and prevent engines from starting . Distillation can’t remove the lighter unstable molecules that evaporate due to high ......
February 27, 2020 @ 8:03 AM
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August 1, 2019 @ 11:15 AM
Rhode Island Echo Newspaper Published Article August 2019
I have had several clients recently that make the trek down from New Jersey to fish our Rhode Island waters. They told me that the fishing here is “Lights Out” compared to their home waters in Jersey. One group recently booked the entire weekend which is not typical. They said they want to specifically target catching Fluke. I called them prior too their departure and told them that Fluke fishing in terms of catching keeper size Fluke of 19 inch minimum was tough at best. They decided to take a shot anyway. Knowing this was their primary goal, I did my research and ventured out much further from Block Island and deeper than all the previous trips. They all showed ......
August 1, 2018 @ 7:43 AM
RI Echo Newspaper Article published August 2018
Red Hot Striper Fishing at Block island
Summer is in full swing and the timing for Trophy Striped Bass exists especially at Block Island. While the overall season has been somewhat sporadic for Striped Bass, August has shown some real improvement, especially for Stripers in the 35 lb – 50 lb class.
The challenge for anglers is knowing when and where the Striper bite is going to turn on.
There has been an early morning and late afternoon bite when tide conditions are favorable for the Bite to turn on!
The bite or pattern as of recently is usually a quick or short-lived event and anglers must be ready to effectively catch them in the short time frame while the ......