Captain
John Fraleigh

Member since November 2015

Rockport, United States

Background
I have always loved the water and fishing since age 8 and my first kayak prowling the back beaver ponds and lakes of north eastern Ct. in search of large mouth bass. This addiction has grown exponentially with age and now I live for the salt air and hook up with large pelagic species I currently posses a 100 ton masters license with towing
Techniques
I prefer to troll the ships at the moorings with a 7 pole spread at 3 to 4 different depths with a top water teaser, start the day out with a variety of colors and styles until you zero in on what the fish are looking for that day. We will also hit a few good bottom fishing spots during our trip at some favorite structures

Hey, I'm Captain John Fraleigh

Rockport, United States
Background
I have always loved the water and fishing since age 8 and my first kayak prowling the back beaver ponds and lakes of north eastern Ct. in search of large mouth bass. This addiction has grown exponentially with age and now I live for the salt air and hook up with large pelagic species I currently posses a 100 ton masters license with towing
Techniques
I prefer to troll the ships at the moorings with a 7 pole spread at 3 to 4 different depths with a top water teaser, start the day out with a variety of colors and styles until you zero in on what the fish are looking for that day. We will also hit a few good bottom fishing spots during our trip at some favorite structures
Angler's Choice

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US$ 1650

Customer Reviews

4.24 out of 5 stars from 11 reviews

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Went fishing on Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Fishing trip was great. We had to wait a few days because seas where to high. John was great to on rescheduling.

Fished August 2017

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Went fishing on Wednesday, August 2, 2017

The trip created great memories however there wa a little boat troubles like there could be with anything mechanical. The captain did his best to repair and have a good outcome. Overall a good experience and will call him again to go fishing!

Fished August 2017

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John Fraleigh (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, August 4, 2017

Looking forward to our next trip with you and your son.
We had a great time with ya’ll and your Wahoo Fillets are waiting for your return.
Safe travels
Capt. John

Went fishing on Thursday, July 6, 2017

Had some engine trouble with boat.  Captain able to make everything workout as well as could be.  Caught snapper, Kings, and a wahoo.  Great trip, highly recommend the captain.  Had a great time and am looking forward to doing it again.

Fished July 2017

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John Fraleigh (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, July 25, 2017

It was a pleasure to have you in the Deep Sea Round Up with us
Congratulations on the second place Wahoo
It was a beautiful fish
Tight Lines
Capt. John

Went fishing on Friday, July 21, 2017

Really good people, good captain, Leonard the deckhand was first rate. Caught a bunch of fish and puked. Awesome.

Fished July 2017

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John Fraleigh (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, July 22, 2017

We had a great time with your family.
Enjoy all that snapper.
Looking forward to doing it again.
Thanks
Capt. John

Went fishing on Sunday, March 19, 2017

Ended up too rough for offshore, so we hit the bay. Able to get into some shallows where others could not go. Fun guy and one I would trust to shoot straight and deal honorably. Good day with a very good man.

Fished March 2017

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Went fishing on Saturday, November 12, 2016

Had a nice time wish we could have caught more Reds, we caught one big one and a bunch of small sand trout.

Fished November 2016

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Went fishing on Friday, July 22, 2016

Chris and the Captain were awesome. Chris was very helpful and I cannot thank her enough. Very down to earth people made us feel like one of the crew. Unfortunately we were unable to catch anything worth keeping. Captain John tried his best even giving us extra time out but I guess the fish just were not biting

Fished July 2016

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John Fraleigh (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Unfortunately with low water conditions and a full moon all week the bite has been scarce and difficult to call. We had a great time with your family and I look forward to seeing you in the fall

Went fishing on Saturday, June 18, 2016

had an excellent time. awesome gift for FATHER’S DAY! a “MUST” try

Fished June 2016

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John Fraleigh (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, July 13, 2016

It was a pleasure having yall out. I am glad the guys had a good time.

- Chris & Capt. John

Went fishing on Sunday, May 29, 2016

We Spent The Day Looking for Bait and getting stuck on sand Bars NO FISH☹️☹️☹️☹️

Ron Anderson does not recommend Big Wave Charter Fishing

Fished May 2016

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Went fishing on Saturday, April 9, 2016

Capt John and Kristy were amazing. Great boat great equipment worked very hard to make sure that you had a wonderful time it was a memorable experience and they made it worthwhile highly recommend

Fished April 2016

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John Fraleigh (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, April 17, 2016

It was a pleasure to have you all out and i look forward to seeing you next time you are down on the coast.

Capt John & Christine

Went fishing on Friday, February 26, 2016

We went on the worst day. The conditions were horrible. John contacted be the day before and warned us the conditions didn’t look good. He gave us a chance to reschedule. We chose to go anyway.John did a great job of putting us on fish. My grandson will never forget this trip. Big fish, big fun. Thanks Captain John@!!

Fished February 2016

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John Fraleigh (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, March 1, 2016

I truly enjoyed watching you’re grandson fish till his arms hurt. He was a great bait getter and pole watcher too. Hope they had a good trip home and look forward to doing it again.