RI Scup Fishing Basics: RI Scup Fishing Season opens May 1rst 2012. Scup fishing bait hooks and rigs are highlited in this video. Sea worms, clam tongues and squid are the best baits for scup or porgys. RI Scup season now has a daily limit of 20 scup per angler at 10.5 inches. Best scup fishing in RI is often at Stone Bridge in Tiverton, the Mount Hope Bridge and Colt State Park in Bristol and Sally Rock in Greenwich Bay. Boat anglers can find scup at Halfway Rock, Prudence and Hope Islands and near Rocky Point.