Bell 8 Charters invites you to join Captain Jack Fairburn for a relaxing fishing trip out of Old Lyme, Connecticut. Capt. has always loved fishing and decided to pursue his lifelong dream when he retired from teaching. These days, Jack guides anglers on the beautiful waters around Old Lyme.
Fishing is good for a variety of species, and depending on what you wish to target and the season, you can visit a number of productive fishing sites. Captain Jack can take you to Hatchett’s Reef, Long Sand Shoal, and the tidal rip off Cornfield Point, depending on where the fish are and the season. Targeted species include Striped Bass, Bluefish, Tautog, Black Seabass, Flounder, Dogfish, Porgy, and more.
The boat is a 21’ Steiger Craft with a capacity for four guests. Powered by a 150 HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 32 knots, this vessel is fast and reliable in getting you to and from the productive fishing grounds. The vessel features life jackets for safety, a livewell for the bait, and a GPS and fishfinder used to locate the schooling fish.
Bell 8 Charters offers short trips that last two and a half hours, which is long enough to put you on the fish. Since Captain Jack is also a Justice of the Peace, he can perform wedding ceremonies on the boat, for a romantic and unique experience. Fishing trips include rods, reels, tackle, artificial bait, fishing licenses, and a fish processing service at the end.
You Keep Catch
Catch cleaning & filleting
Rods, reels & tackle
About the Captain
About this listing
Steiger Craft (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2005. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 32 knots.
Types of fishing
Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
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:
FAQs about Bell 8 Charters
- $400 per group - 2.5 Hour Trip - Weekdays (AM) (3 hours)
- $500 per group - 2.5 Hour Trip - Weekend & Holidays (3 hours)
- GPS 2020 Raymarine
- Fishfinder Garmin
- Live Bait Well
- Life Jackets Adult and Child
- Rods, reels & tackle (Client must request ahead of time)
- Lures (Live bait available at additional cost)
- Catch cleaning & filleting (Additional cost)
- Fishing License (Not required on licensed charter boats in CT)
- River Fishing (Lower Connecticut River)
- Nearshore Fishing (Eastern Long Island Sound)
- Reef Fishing (Hatchett's Reef, Long Sand Shoal)
- Light Tackle
- Bottom Fishing
- Fly Fishing (When winds permit.)
- Bass (Striped)
- Scup (Porgy)
- Seabass (Black)