Scott has been fishing the waters around Newport County over 40 years and continue to explore both fresh and saltwater possibilities and challenges in a never ending learning process.
"I'm always expanding methods, locations, species and tactics"
My goal is to provide an experience for you in and around our amazing coastline so that you will not only feel a part of what happens here but also gain a memory that will last. You can't always count on the fish to bite but you can be sure that I will make every effort to stimulate and educate your fishing jones.
"It was a wonderful night and I had significant experience, I want to thank you again, please keep in touch, Sush - Shimano American Division Reel Research Specialist"
"spent 4 hours fishing with ScottW last Tues night (10/23). my first ever experience fishing the rocks of Newport (even though I lived there 1980-1984. was not into striper fishing then, booze and girls were my primary concern). it was an awesome experience (the fishing, i mean). Scott's knowledge is deep and I enjoyed his fish stories. i was especially impressed by the intensity of his tactical approach. definitely a different game down there, and i am excited to do it again. i was thoroughly exhausted when i got back to my hotel. while we managed only one fish at 27.5, the knowledge I gained was well worth the effort. I have a fresh appreciation of your striper (and other species) fishery down there, and Scott and I already have tentative plans for an early Spring trip. ugh! its going to be along winter." John B
"For those of you looking to fish the Newport area, I would highly recommend that you contact Scott.
I have been making a serious effort in sport of surfcasting for the last 8 years and have
fished the shores of California, Massachusetts, Connecticut, RI, New York, and NJ.
The Newport area and the people who fish it are a class of their own. If you have never fished
the area, I cannot think of a better place to look for a totally different fishing experience. Those who
fish there on a regular basis are the luckiest people on the planet. The natural beauty of the terrain
and wild life is unmatched. Every year Montauk has been my top fishing destination...my second has
been Cape Cod. After my recent trip to Newport, my preference has pushed Newport to the number
one spot. The area really has it all.
I fished with Scott this weekend and we covered a lot more ground than
I ever could have on my own. The spots ranged from easy to advanced...in terms of
their accessibility and physical demand. Some spots you could fish in jeans, some in waders,
and some in a wetsuit. This was my first trip ever fishing in a wetsuit, and fishing with Scott
made it a super easy transition and I am totally converted.
Scott, Thank you so much for an awesome and successful trip." Stephen
"I case you cant tell from the smiles and the fish, I had a blast.
Scott and ALL the staff have been wonderful at setting me up with the right gear, tips, tactics, and answers to many stupid questions. Its always nice to know that you aren't getting sold a bunch of marginal gear when you start trying to learn the ins and outs of a new area. I highly recommend stopping by and talking to these guys if you are a newcomer like myself, and especially recommend you give Scott a call if you want to cut to the chase and just catch fish.
The pleasure was all mine Scott and thanks for a great trip." Chris N
"I had a blast, I've really missed fishing like that." James
Hi Scott, Thank you so much for sharing your expertise and being so patient with us as we learned the various fly fishing techniques! We had such a great time, and the locations were so beautiful. We are excited about making the most of our fishing licenses by doing more fishing this fall, and like the idea of meeting up again. Thank you for the video and the picture. The picture is stunning! You captured a great moment! It is such a great shot that I want to enlarge and frame.
Thank you! Karen