Good People - Good Water - Good Fish
I arrive in the Wood River Area, Rhode Island, around 5:00 pm after catching trout in New Jersey and Connecticut early in the day. I decided I had time to set up my tent at Whispering Pines Campground, then quickly run out and try the famous Wood River.
After looking at the map and feeling fatigued, I would try a smaller feeder stream, the Flat River in the Beach Pond Forest Environment Site area (41.5941, -71.72033). I arrived at the creek traveling on a dirt forest road. Trilled, I spotted a trout regulation sign on the bridge. Leaving Brooke Trout in the car, I hiked downstream and found small holes where Wild Brooke Trout could live. After fishing a few spots, I landed my first Rhode Island trout.
Rhode Island is Done!
I continued fishing, landing a couple more until I found two waterfalls created by manufactured structures from long ago. I climbed the waterfall to see a big pond and the distant hills. Fifteen minutes later, I had caught about 25 trout. So this area of Rhode Island is teaming with a trout population.