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7 - 8 hours
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Light Tackle, Bottom Fishing, Trolling
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Feel free to enjoy responsibly. No glass allowed.
This guide will clean your catch for you.
No lunch provided.
No live bait provided.
No lodging provided.
No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.
Hamilton Street, New London, CT 06320, United States
Duration(s)7 hours, 8 hours,
A classic Downeast workboat with the full range of gear and a seasoned captain who knows where the fish are how to make the best of the circumstances. This was a gift for my 8-year-old grandson from Colorado. Our afternoon, as forecast, was windy with seas building from New York City, and lots of water flying around when we were under way. Given the forecast, Captain Frank and I had discussed changing dates, but I had no alternatives. He tried to find us some stripers in The Race, and we got two that were too small to keep, but when we were getting thrown around too much, he retreated to a more sheltered spot where young bluefish congregate. Then we could hardly keep lines in the water before a blue, or sometimes two at once, would hit a 4-way spreader. He did a great job filleting about eight blues—we marinated them that night and grilled them in a basket, and my daughters made a wonderful ceviche from a few of fillets. I’m generally not a bluefish fan, but these definitely surprised me! Captain Frank is a one-man operation, so sometimes while he was helping with gear and fish, the boat ended up lying beam to the rough seas, causing some violent rolling. He and we wished we could have changed to a calmer day, but he made the best of what we had and was attentive and helpful! The only thing I could complain about was the weather we were stuck with—no fault of his. Once we retreated to more sheltered water, my grandson had a blast!
I set this trip up for the men in my family. They had an awesome time! Captain Frank was fantastic! He was flexible in terms of rescheduling (in case it rained) and he even called to offer an alternative time to depart bc the fishing had proven better during that tide. I would highly recommend an excursion with him.
Rods, reels, tackle
At an additional rate
Hat, sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, cooler, ice
Connecticut saltwater fishing license
Payment & Tipping
After paying the deposit, a QR Code will be emailed. Your guide will take a picture of the QR code to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is for a 10-20% customary tip.
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