Captain Mike Littlefield


About Me

Captain
Mike has been fishing off Newport  Rhode Island since he
was a teenager with his father and brothers. Following his passion for
the sea , he started working on ITB Tug and Barge units  over 20 years
ago, He was promoted to Captain fifteen years ago and currently holds a
1600 ton Master of Oceans USCG license, 2nd Mate Unlimited and Unlimited Master of Towing Vessels upon Oceans along with all USCG Safety certificates. He currently works a rotation of three weeks on and
three weeks off. On his three weeks off from being out to sea he is on
the water everyday fishing either with clients or his two boys. 

The recent edition is the "Archangel" a 28 foot Hydra-Sports Vector 2796
model with twin Susuki 250's which flies to the fishing grounds. Captain
Mikes electronics are all humminbird side scanning technology with
radar. The Arch Angel will fish up to six people comfortable to insure
everyone has plenty of time enjoying catching an assortment of species.
We can pick you up in Newport RI while you're  on your vacation or meet
us at the dock in Portsmouth RI 
Captain Mike takes pride not only in his fishing but the safety aspect of being on the water, All USCG safety equipment is on board and inspected before each charter to insure the utmost professionalism is obtained

My Recent Articles

How To:
Fishing Block Island For Trophy Striped Bass

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by: Captain Mike Littlefield

Posted On : 2018-Jul-26

Trophy Night Time StripersBlock Island has earned its reputation as a  striper-fishing destination many years ago. These days, her waters draw plenty of charter boats and recreational fishermen, who troll, jig and drift for stripers using live eels. At the height of the season, it’s not ...

How To:
Scup Fishing In New England

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by: Captain Mike Littlefield

Posted On : 2018-Jul-24

What is a Scup ? The scup (Stenotomus chrysops) is a fish which occurs primarily in the Atlantic from Massachusetts to South Carolina. Along with many other fish of the family Sparaide it is also commonly known as porgy. Scup grow as large as 18 in  ...
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How To:
Fishing Block Island For Trophy Striped Bass

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by: Captain Mike Littlefield

Posted On : 2018-Jul-26

Trophy Night Time StripersBlock Island has earned its reputation as a  striper-fishing destination many years ago. These days, her waters draw plenty of charter boats and recreational fishermen, who troll, jig and drift for stripers using live eels. At the height of the season, it’s not ...

How To:
Scup Fishing In New England

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by: Captain Mike Littlefield

Posted On : 2018-Jul-24

What is a Scup ? The scup (Stenotomus chrysops) is a fish which occurs primarily in the Atlantic from Massachusetts to South Carolina. Along with many other fish of the family Sparaide it is also commonly known as porgy. Scup grow as large as 18 in  ...

Bullbuster In Action:
Striped Bass Has No Chance With Bullbuster Braid!

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by: Captain Mike Littlefield

Posted On : 2018-Jul-24

Fishing Line For Stripers AKA Rockfish AKA Striped BassThough some anglers think braided fishing line is a relatively new invention, it's actually the oldest. Prehistoric people used woven cotton or linen to pull fish from creeks, rivers, lakes and oceans. But woven cotton isn't exactly st...

Fishing Report:
Fluke Fishing Off Newport Rhode Island

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by: Captain Mike Littlefield

Posted On : 2018-Jul-23

Summer Fluke Fishing (Northeast)This year has started out stellar with the black seabass and the fluke bite off of Newport RI. We have been going out daily in the afternoons and catching our limit in a few hours. Whenever possible, fish when the wind and tide are flowing in the same direction t...

Fishing Report:
SHARK FISHING IS ON IN THE NORTHEAST

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by: Captain Mike Littlefield

Posted On : 2018-Jul-23

Summer Shark Fishing  ReportWe went out on June 26th to do an experimental shark fishing trip . A week before we started to look at water temperatures in the Mudhole that is located to the east of Block Island. The Mud Hole is a deep, long channel located few miles east of Block Is...

How To:
Using Side Scan Technology To Find Fish

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by: Captain Mike Littlefield

Posted On : 2017-Jun-27

HOW TO READ SIDE IMAGING I am currently using the Humminbird Helix Gen 2 10 inch MEGA units and Understanding a few simple concepts will help you grasp the detailed images of Humminbird Side Imaging and make you a master of the lake or sea bottom. Compare the screenshot and diagram to he...

How To:
Striped Bass Fishing In Rhode Island Using Live Bunker

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by: Captain Mike Littlefield

Posted On : 2017-Jun-22

The  Striped Bass fishing has been heating up with the water temperatures hovering around a cool 62 degrees. Every year around May the schools of bunker show up in Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island and the Bass are right on their tails. We start out every morning finding schools of bunker to cas...

Fishing Report:
Haddock Fishing

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by: Captain Mike Littlefield

Posted On : 2017-May-11

Fishing For Haddock Off  The Cape Getting To Know The Haddock Haddock look similar to cod at first glance, and are closely related, however closer inspection shows marked differences. Cod have a whit...

Fishing Report:
Squid Fishing Report

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by: Captain Mike Littlefield

Posted On : 2017-May-11

The Squid Are In Rhode Island Over the last few days and thanks to the new moon this month, the squid fishing has been getting better and better every night. We have been getting between a half of a five gallon bucket to sometimes a full one in a night. We expect the squid run to keep improving ...

Fishing Report:
12-16-16 Cod Fishing Report

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by: Captain Mike Littlefield

Posted On : 2016-Dec-26

December Block Island Cod Fishing The Codfish grounds where producing nice market size cods fish all day today just to the east of Block Island. Big Jumbo Seabass where also a steady pick today. We used a typical high low rigs baited with clam tied to a 80 lb mono leader and 14 ounces of lead or ...

Fishing Report:
2016 Cod Fishing

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by: Captain Mike Littlefield

Posted On : 2016-Dec-21

Northeast Codfishingwww.archangelcharters.com Codfishing has been heating up the last few weeks south of Newport and Block Island. Reports of plenty of fish over 8 lbs coming over the rails. 50lb braided line is working the best for sensitivity in the cold water. Weather forecast looks good ...

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