Target Species

When fishing in Portsmouth, NH the primary fish we catch is striped bass. In Point Judith, RI, we are often looking for false albacore.


Rising Tide Anglers offers a variety of fishing methods. You'll go on the hunt for blitzing fish, flyrod in hand, as they feed at daybreak or prospect along the rocky shoreline with sinking lines for cruising fish. Transport yourself to the Caribbean. You'll spend a tide searching for striper on the flats of the Piscataqua river as they scour the sand for crustaceans and baitfish. Last, when significant distance or depth is involved, reach for the light tackle gear. Perfect for anglers of all levels or those looking to have a relaxing day on the water. Customize your journey and get a little bit of everything.

Best Times to Fish

Stripers arrive as early as mid May, and the most consistent fishing is June and July. September is best for False Albacore in Rhode Island.

What to Bring

  • Snacks/Lunch (for trips longer than 4 hours)
  • Sunscreen and SPF chapstick
  • Polarized sunglasses, amber or brown is best for flats fishing.
  • Wind breaker and wind pants. Air temps on the water can be 15 degrees colder.
  • Boat shoes, sandals or flipflops.
  • Camera
  • Hat with brim. A long brimmed hat with a dark underside is preferred.
  • *Lunch on the river can be arranged if desired (cost not included).

    Pick Up Locations

    Peirce Island Boat Launch

    Located on the south side of the island. There is limited free public parking at the launch.


    Dead Duck Boat Launch

    Located just down the road from Kittery Point Yacht Yard. Public parking available.


    Hilton Park Launch

    Located just over the Route 4 bridge. Public parking available.