Regional Reports-East

Northwestern corner of Rhode Island

The northwestern corner of Rhode Island is the place to go for perch and sunfish-a good summertime roadtrip for parents and their young anglers. Wakefield Pond and Wilson Reservoir in Burrillville, Pascoag Reservoir in Burrillville and Glocester, and Bowdish Reservoir in Glocester all have good public access and high concentrations of fish. Wakefield, Wilson and Pascoag offer good boat-ramp access. Bowdish Reservoir, west of Pascoag on Route 44, has the added attraction of being bordered by the George Washington Management Area, which includes plenty of shoreline fishing, a campground and a beach. Worms or small shiners are hard to beat when a school of yellow perch or bluegills is nearby, but anglers take plenty of fish on small marabou or curly-tailed jigs, small plugs, spinners and poppers. Check the fishing abstracts booklet carefully for boating restrictions. Contact: Great Swamp Field Headquarters (P.O. Box 218, West Kingston, RI 02892; 401-789-0281).