Connecticut Island Outfitters

Connecticut Island Outfitters is based in Westport, CT. Its coastline offers many acres of skinny flats, reefs, and rips that make the area a premier destination for the most passionate light tackle anglers. With Captain Roger Gendron, you may be able to enjoy sight-casting in as little as a foot of water or take ferocious strikes off the surface.

Join Capt. Roger on his 22’ Ranger bay boat, powered by a 250 HP Yamaha 4 stroke engine. She can comfortably accommodate up to 3 people and carries a full complement of navigational electronics, including a GPS/plotter, fishfinder, and a VHF radio, as well as a remote-controlled 80 lb thrust trolling motor for a stealthy fish hunting.

During a trip of your choosing, you will be fishing the saltwater along the shoreline and islands of the Western Connecticut coast. A day out with the team will see you targeting Striped Bass, Bluefish, Little Tunny, Scup, and more. The trips are best suited for anglers with experience who like and know how to cast fishing lures or fly rods, but casual anglers are welcome and instruction is always available. Kids 10 and above are welcome to come along for the day, children under the age of 13 will be provided with life jackets.

Top-brand rods, reels, and all required tackle will be provided, as well as fishing licenses for any resident or visitor. You are welcome to bring your own fishing equipment if you want. The captain advises sinking lines for the best fly fishing productivity. You will be offered complimentary icy cold bottled water. if you want to have lunch provided for your trip, you will need to inform the captain in advance.

Connecticut Island Outfitters begins the season in May and it goes on through November. Join in the game of stealth and you will have a memorable day out on these productive waters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Dec 1
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    During this trip, you will be able to check what is biting on the waters of the Western Connecticut coast. You will be able to go for Striped Bass, Little Tunny, Scup, and Bluefish, all depending on the season.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Afternoon/Evening
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    Take advantage of the fall run! Fall fishing offers terrific fishing opportunities in the late afternoon and into the sunset.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    This 4-hour trip is ideal for any angler. Depending on the season, you will be targeting Striped Bass, Bluefish, Little Tunny, and Scup.
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About the Captain

Roger Gendron
Westport, Connecticut, United States
4 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
21 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since December 2016
Captain Roger Gendron is a knowledgeable local angler with over 30 years of experience guiding the waters of Western Long Island Sound. Being one of the first specialists in fly fishing on the coast of Fairfield County Connecticut, Roger has grown an excellent reputation.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Bass (Striped)
Bluefish Bluefish
Flounder Flounder
Little Tunny (False Albacore) Little Tunny (False Albacore)

Scup (Porgy) Scup (Porgy)

Boat Specs

Ranger (Center console) originally built in 2006. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha 4 stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Drinks
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the dates of your booking.

Listing Policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
PayPal
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.67
out of 5 stars from 21 reviews
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6 hr trip with Captain Gendron
Amazing Time with Captain Roger
No, you can't keep that fish.
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
94%
Recommend this charter
90%
Appropriate for children
89%
Satisfied with the boat
94%
Catch intended fish
94%
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Thomas C.
Brewster, NY
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6 hr trip with Captain Gendron

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on September 9, 2020
wonderful experience. Captain Gendron very competent and personable and willing to accommodate and share extensive knowledge...
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on September 6, 2020
Captain Roger provided my brothers and I a great experience on the Long Island Sound.  We caught a variety of fish and...
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Robbie M.
Westport, CT
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Gina F.
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Half day trip with Capt. Roger Gendron

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on June 1, 2019
Great day, knowledgeable captain, kept us moving when things slowed, kept us on the fish. Caught a lot of stripers, fluke,...
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