Connecticut Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Connecticut Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Best 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!
Connecticut
Excellent
4.6 / 5
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What anglers said about Deep Sea Fishing in Connecticut

Fish in the summer if you can. I was there in mid-November to visit my grandson at UConn, very late in the season.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fish in the summer if you can. I was there in mid-November to visit my grandson at UConn, very late in the season.
Captain Mike Smith Fishing Adventures
Captain Mike Smith Fishing Adventures
Fishing midweek last week of August, we had Long Island Sound all to ourselves.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fishing midweek last week of August, we had Long Island Sound all to ourselves.
One More Drift Charters CT
One More Drift Charters CT Trumbull, Connecticut
Bring lots of water in the summertime and get ready to have an arm workout! If in season, the bluefish by the race bite like wildfire.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring lots of water in the summertime and get ready to have an arm workout! If in season, the bluefish by the race bite like wildfire.
Captain Mike Smith Fishing Adventures
Captain Mike Smith Fishing Adventures Westport, CT
Captain Mike and Darren were AMAZING! They took my father and I to their local spots and were just the perfect crew! We caught lots of fish. I will definitely book a trip with them next time I am in the area. Highly recommended! Boaz
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain Mike and Darren were AMAZING! They took my father and I to their local spots and were just the perfect crew! We caught lots of fish. I will definitely book a trip with them next time I am in the area. Highly recommended! Boaz
Captain Mike Smith Fishing Adventures
Captain Mike Smith Fishing Adventures
Go out with One More Drift Charter CT. Joseph and Julia will make sure you get fish on your line.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go out with One More Drift Charter CT. Joseph and Julia will make sure you get fish on your line.
One More Drift Charters CT
One More Drift Charters CT Southington, CT
Arrive a quarter hour ahead of time to set things up to maximize fishing time
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Arrive a quarter hour ahead of time to set things up to maximize fishing time
Bridgeport Fishing Charters – 50'
Bridgeport Fishing Charters – 50' Stamford, CT
the race has an interesting underwater topography that makes it a great fishery, and like any saltwater fishing, you’ll hafta be ready for some waves, but nothing too serious.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
the race has an interesting underwater topography that makes it a great fishery, and like any saltwater fishing, you’ll hafta be ready for some waves, but nothing too serious.
Captain Mike Smith Fishing Adventures
Captain Mike Smith Fishing Adventures Windsor, Connecticut
The sound is a great fishery, but sometimes the bite is not what we hope. Enjoy your trip, your companions and your time on the water!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The sound is a great fishery, but sometimes the bite is not what we hope. Enjoy your trip, your companions and your time on the water!
Pelagic Beast Fishing
Pelagic Beast Fishing New York, New York
Nothing in particular we are beginners, everything went exactly as expected, no surprises!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Nothing in particular we are beginners, everything went exactly as expected, no surprises!
Striper Snax Fishing Charters
Striper Snax Fishing Charters Island Heights, NJ
This was a great trip! Captain John and first mate Chris were wonderful!! Could not have had a better time!! Would highly recommend them!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This was a great trip! Captain John and first mate Chris were wonderful!! Could not have had a better time!! Would highly recommend them!
Nightjack Sportfishing
Nightjack Sportfishing East Granby, CT
Easy in and out marina, fish accessible almost immediately = more fish in the boat and less time cruising from location to location. Good for kids, and first time and casual anglers.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Easy in and out marina, fish accessible almost immediately = more fish in the boat and less time cruising from location to location. Good for kids, and first time and casual anglers.
Stamford Fishing Charters
Stamford Fishing Charters Stamford, CT
The weather was great. Not too hot and not too cold. A great time to fish for Sea Bass on the sound.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The weather was great. Not too hot and not too cold. A great time to fish for Sea Bass on the sound.
Starship Charters
Starship Charters North Massapequa, NY
Marine fauna is very diverse, the landscape is fantastic and you can put in practice many different fishing techniques depending on the environmental conditions.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Marine fauna is very diverse, the landscape is fantastic and you can put in practice many different fishing techniques depending on the environmental conditions.
Bell 8 Charters
Bell 8 Charters Weare, New Hampshire
this is a great boat to fish from. If August, then expect to have a lot of fun fishing for scup and seabass.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
this is a great boat to fish from. If August, then expect to have a lot of fun fishing for scup and seabass.
Nightjack Sportfishing
Nightjack Sportfishing New Haven, Connecticut
Just a note if you have mobility issue the access to the boat might be tricky. You might consider another Marina or arrange a pick up at a different place.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just a note if you have mobility issue the access to the boat might be tricky. You might consider another Marina or arrange a pick up at a different place.
Bell 8 Charters
Bell 8 Charters Waterford, CT
Nightjack was great bring sunscreen and drinks and a positive attitude and you will have a great time!
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Nightjack was great bring sunscreen and drinks and a positive attitude and you will have a great time!
Nightjack Sportfishing
Nightjack Sportfishing New York, New York

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