Adam Xenides formed Hoopers Island Expeditions out of his passion for fishing and being on the water.  We are a professional guide service. We believe in - keep it simple, old school feel, and take people out fishing and enjoy a day out on the water and the natural beauty of the area.

Our focus is the shallow water fishery on light tackle for striped bass.

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Light tackle Fishing

Working points with 1/4 oz bucktails.


For the past twenty six years we fished every nook, cranny, cut, stump, structure, creek, and marsh with bait, spinning artificial lures, and fly fishing. We built 26 years of knowledge with logbooks & notes on all things related to fishing - from the tides, water movement, habitat, weather patterns, wind and current movements, water temps, low & high pressure effects, color patterns and contrasts in all conditions and too many more to mention.

We focus on fishing and listening to our clients, we balance their skill level to the available fishery. For the most part we keep our head down and fish hard - on average - we are on the water 220 to 250 days each year. On the days we are not guiding we still fish.

We are proud that we have been able to build our business without selling out to corporate sponsorships or pro staff labels. We do not endorse products or manufacturers.

We do not fish - December, January, February, and March. We run guided trips from April to mid November each year.

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Logs & Notes

We have kept detailed logs and notes of all things related to fishing around Hoopers Island for the past 26 years.

Our belief - always do the right thing, be a great steward of the species and environment you fish, and keep our focus on the customers and our clients.
— Adam Xenides, Owner/Hoopers Island Expeditions

Adam grew up in Narragansett, RI. He has spent his entire life on the water. In the 1980’s he started working on the Block Island ferries, out of Point Judith, R.I., as a teenager, and through college worked on the New London car ferries to Orient Point, NY. He is a graduate of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy with a BS in Marine Transportation. Adam has held as high as a Third Mate of Ocean Steam & motor vessels, unlimited tonnage upon oceans. He has been to many places around the world light tackle fishing the different areas he traveled to.