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Top Deep Sea Fishing Charters in Connecticut

Deep Sea Fishing in Connecticut

With 253 miles of Atlantic-facing coastline, Connecticut is a haven for anglers in New England. You’re never more than one hour away from the water wherever you are in the “Constitution State,” so make the most of it. Head to the open ocean offshore and engage in deep sea fishing in Connecticut, as you go up against some prized and delicious fish. 

What to Expect

Fishing is a way of life all along the coast, so your trip will be led by an experienced, skilled captain. Using the latest rods and reels, along with plenty of bait and lures, you’ll have everything you need to trick the fish onto the end of your line and  hook ‘em aboard.
You’ll need at least a full day to get to the sweet spots and still have plenty of time to fish. Spend anywhere from 10 hours up to a couple of days on the water to get the most out of your adventure. Thankfully, most boats in Connecticut feature a cabin on board so you’ll stay comfortable throughout. 
Beware though, deep sea fishing is not for the faint-hearted. Adrenaline-seekers flock to these waters for the thrill of battling it out with some of the ocean’s biggest and most dangerous creatures. 
Mako and Thresher Sharks are two of the most popular species in Connecticut. As well as doing everything possible to get off the end of the line, their sheer size will see you enter into a weightlifting battle to get them to the boat. Along with Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and many other species, they promise a thrilling – if rather terrifying – experience. 

Where and When to Go

From Stamford to Stonington, you can find a fishing charter to take you to the deep seas. Wherever you board your charter, you’ll have a similar run to the productive fishing grounds, as you head beyond Block Island to the rich waters.
Summer is the time to come deep sea fishing in Connecticut. Not only do the creme-de-la-creme of the pelagic fish make their way past, but the waters are also calm enough for you to spend hours on the water undisturbed. 
At the height of the season, you’ll come into contact with Mako and Threshers just 40 miles offshore, while you can also head up to 100 miles out to hit the offshore canyons. Here, you’ll find Mahi Mahi as well as Bluefin and Yellowfin Tuna, who promise to make you work to land some delicious meat.

How to Prepare

Deep sea fishing charters in Connecticut feature everything required for a productive day out. Rods and reels? Check. Bait? Check. Your license? Check. All that’s left for you to do is bring some drinks and snacks aboard and make sure you have enough energy to go up against the ocean’s most intimidating creatures.
If you’re looking for a pulse-racing experience, then deep sea fishing in Connecticut is for you. Make the Constitution State your next stop, and get out on the water!


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Top Targeted Deep Sea Fishing Species in Connecticut

Tuna (Bluefin)

Shark (Mako)

Shark (Thresher)

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

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