Category Archives: Local Reports

JUNE 8 2018

We fished early today with Hout Ly of Darien and his brother Tony, a Boston resident, and their dad, Seng Ly from Portsmouth,  New Hampshire.

The conditions were perfect, and everyone caught sea bass, porgies, striped bass, and bluefish–many keepers among them.

JUNE 6 2018

Our boat sat at the marina several days because of poor weather, but we got out this morning with Jerry Hunt of Norwalk and four of his fishing buddies–John, Paulie, Dave, and Randy–all  CT residents.  They brought in large sea bass, fluke, porgies and a ton of sea robins.  Most of the fish were filleted and taken home for dinner.

MAY 11 2018

My Bonnie had her  2018 maiden voyage this morning, and the results were less than spectacular.  Aboard were Chris Alvanos of Stamford CT, along with Pennsylvania residents, Jon Alvanos, Pat Lilly, Dave Iaboni and Sean Dunn.  We were dealing with low tides throughout most of the trip, but we managed to bring in some striped bass and fluke–working very hard for each fish. 

Obviously, the long, long and cold, cold winter has had a negative effect on our local waters, and we’ll need a few more weeks of spring weather to go by before we begin to see a significant body of bait attracting game fish to Long Island Sound. 

APRIL 20 2018

We’ll be heading back to Connecticut next week, hoping to launch our boat the week after that, and starting our charters on May 12.  It was great to escape the very cold and wet winter in the northeast, but we’re looking forward to working L.I. Sound after five months on the San Sebastian and Indian Rivers–a totally different fishing experience.

APRIL 4 2018 – GRAND FINALE FOR FLORIDA FISH’N.

Our final trip of the FL season was today, April 4, with the Conte family of Palm Bay—James and Stacey, and their 16-year-old son, Zack.  They enjoyed a pleasant trip, catching sail cats, crevalle jacks, and a Spanish mackerel.

We’ll be pulling the boat in two days and heading north at the end of the month.  Our L.I. Sound charters will begin sometime in May.

MARCH 30 2018

We went out on Friday morning with Chris Lensch of Traverse City, Michigan, and his 16-year-old son, Olan.  They brought in crevalle jacks and a couple of sail catfish.  They also had a surprise view of a fast-climbing rocket launched from the Kennedy Space Center as it moved higher and higher over the Treasure Coast.

MARCH 15 2018

It’s been some time since we went fishing, but we were able to relaunch our FL boat (again!) last week after two more weeks of maintenance and upgrades–and too many cold and/or windy days for fishing.  We went out today with local buddy, Jack Balme, and we stayed within the confines of the San Sebastian River–catching catfish, ladyfish and pompano.  Jack’s showing off some of our catch below….

JACK BALME & POMPANO

 

We plan to keep the boat in the water until the middle of April, leaving FL and returning to CT on April 28.  Our northern boat will be launched in early May.

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. ..

RON GRISEDALE WITH SMALL TARPON.

DECEMBER 28 2017

Still having some issues with our Florida boat; pulled it out of the river yesterday, and it won’t be launched again for another week or so, depending on length of time repairs will require.  Please watch this page for updates.  Sorry for any inconvenience to our charter clients, but salt water craft can be very fickle….   Allow me to take this opportunity to wish everyone a safe year in 2018–a year filled with only good surprises and good people in your lives.