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JANUARY 25 2018

Our Florida boat has had its makeover, and we went out yesterday, fishing only in the San Sebastian River –avoiding the Indian River Lagoon because of high winds.  We got a sampler of redfish, snook, trout, and tarpon. ..


OCTOBER 22 2017

Saturday’s weather was perfect, and we fished with Walter Raquet, Chris and C.J. and Tommy Coyle, along with Dennis Murphy–all residents of Greenwich.  They got keeper sea bass, large porgies, weakfish, and a few short striped bass.


Sunday’s weather was a carbon copy of Saturday’s, but the fishing was  completely different.  Aboard were three generations–dad and mom, Woodbridge residents Jed and Nadia Sosnowitz, their children Yeva and Victoria–and Jed’s mom, Lubov Ushakova of Woodbridge, and Nadia’s mom, Karen Brown of Hamden.  We caught porgies, dogfish, flounder, and sea bass.

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Tomorrow’s the day we pull My Bonnie out of the marina and get her ready for winter storage.

Thanks to all my passengers this year; hope you enjoyed your fishing trips with My Bonnie Charters.  I’ll be setting up shop to fish in Florida and should have my bay boat ready by mid-November.  Please watch this site for updates.


OCTOBER 17 2017

We fished on Saturday with Taiwanese businessmen, Bin Li of Wilton CT, Min Zhang of Edison NJ, and Hewei Liu of Madison WI. They caught nice bluefish up to 10 lbs on the surface chasing peanut bunker.  They were interested in another species, so we moved to another spot where we got them into porgies up to 15″.  They kept about a dozen fish for a dinner barbecue.


The winds were pumping up to 35mph when we left the dock on Friday morning with Wilton residents, John Goth and Steve Tafuro. 

We had to hug the shoreline for most of the trip because of the rough water, but John and Steve hooked into porgies, fluke, striped bass, sea bass and bluefish–and the omnipresent sea robins.  They took home some of the bluefish and porgies for a fish barbecue.


We’re still catching large porgies and some nice sea bass.  Weather’s been iffy over the past week, but we’re going out this weekend to check out reports of bluefish returning to our area.


SEPT 8 2017

Friday was another windy day, but we sailed at 9:30am with Paul Chen of Darien with his 11-year-old son, Brandon.  Everyone had to hold on to the hand rails throughout the trip, but the father and son caught porgies up to 15″ and took home several for an Asian dinner.


Another day, another trip challenged by high winds and rough water.

Dan Welch of New Canaan brought along his son, Thomas, his daughter, Carolina, and their friend, Lili Shive, for a 7:30am trip.  Although everyone was rocking and rolling for most of the morning, they tallied about 75 fish including porgies up to 15″, many sea bass–and, of course, sea robins galore.  All the fish were released except for three porgies saved for the evening’s dinner.


Another breezy and cool morning on Saturday when we went out with the Zipp family from Fairfield CT–including John and Leah Zipp, and their children, Jake and Lauren. We started porgy fishing mid-Sound, where we had nonstop action–but young Jake was getting sea sick so we moved to shallower water around Westport, where we continues to bring in porgies as well as bluefish and one fluke.



AUGUST 30 2017

We all had a bumpy ride on Wednesday, with one  passenger sufferingaall mal-de-mer, but he was a good trooper and didn’t interfere with the non-stop action throughout the trip.  The group included Jerry Hunt of Norwalk, John Singer and Paul Susko of Fairfield, and Randy DeMaio and Dave O’Hare of Stamford–all returning after their successful trip in July, when they caught mostly bluefish.  This time around the catch included keeper sea bass and loads of porgies up to 15″