Captain
John Fairburn

Member since August 2017 Old Lyme, United States
Background
I have been boating and fishing on the eastern end of Long Island Sound over 30 years. Having summers off from my teaching job has allowed me to experience the quiet waters during weekdays without most of the weekend amateurs.
Techniques
Live-lining bunker has produced results with striped bass. Sunrise is when the stripers are most active. Casting surface poppers near structure can be quite exciting as well.

Hey, I'm Captain John Fairburn

Old Lyme, United States
Background
I have been boating and fishing on the eastern end of Long Island Sound over 30 years. Having summers off from my teaching job has allowed me to experience the quiet waters during weekdays without most of the weekend amateurs.
Techniques
Live-lining bunker has produced results with striped bass. Sunrise is when the stripers are most active. Casting surface poppers near structure can be quite exciting as well.
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My Charter Listing

Bell 8 Charters

37 reviews
Old Lyme
trips from $400

Fishing Reports

The mouth of the Connecticut river

August 01, 2018

"Live Lining" bunker has been quite productive! Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

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4.85
out of 5 stars from 37 reviews
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Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
67%
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Bill H.
Hopatcong, New Jersey
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THE BEST!!

VERIFIED   NEW  September 11, 2020
Captain John could not have given my grandson and I a better experience. He was so professional but fun and relaxed at the...
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Sue P.
Dayville, Connecticut
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VERIFIED   NEW  September 12, 2020
Captain Jack was great. The day way beautiful but seas rough. Thankfully not an issue for us. Caught fish just not ones we...
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Lindsy H.
United States
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VERIFIED   August 23, 2020
We had the best day ever. Jack took us to the best spots for fishing, also stopped off at pavilion for lunch as well as a beach...
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Jacqueline H.
SPFLD (LONG), MA
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Great way to spend 4th of July!!!!

VERIFIED   July 4, 2020
Captain Jack was a wonderful guide. It was a perfect trip for our family. Beautiful scenery, great guided tour, and we caught...
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Christine D.
Monroe, CT
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VERIFIED   NEW  September 14, 2020
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