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.

 

CHRISTMAS DAY 2017

                             CHRISTMAS GREETINGS TO ALL, AND BEST WISHES FOR A GREAT NEW YEAR!

While the weather here is quite good, the fishing is a bit slow, and right now we’re dealing with some mechanical problems and will be pulling My Bonnie out of the water for a major overhaul.  We’ll let everyone know when we’re back on the water.

DECEMBER 1 2017

Well, we launched our FL boat a week ago, but we’re dealing with some maintenance issues and are awaiting some parts for our engine tilt system.  As soon as we’re up and running again, we’ll let everyone know about what’s happening in our local Florida waters.

NOVEMBER 18 2017

We’ve been in Florida for a three weeks, and we’ll be launching our southern boat tomorrow morning.  Within a week or so we should be posting our first report from the San Sebastian and Indian Rivers, and we’re very optimistic, based on reports from fellow anglers who’ve been prowling the local waters since October.

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.

OCTOBER 9 2017

Saturday’s trip was with Jerry Hunt of Norwalk, Dave O’Hare of Stamford and John Singer and Paul Susko of Fairfield.  We headed for mid-Sound, looking for bluefish over the deeper reefs and the triangle area, but couldn’t find them.  So we changed over to bottom-fishing tackle, and they brought in large porgies and some under-sized sea bass.  Eight scup were kept for the dinner table.

Although it was raining Sunday and the winds were picking up all around us, we sailed in the morning with Ethan Madson of Darien, Bram Schreurs of Easton, Andy Jones of NYC, and Todd Finkelstein of Stamford–all eager to get out on the water regardless of conditions.  We all got wet and blown around for much of the trip, but our passengers were rewarded for their fortitude, bringing in five dozen fish including sea bass, small stripers, and porgies up to 18.5″

SEPTEMBER 22 2017

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.

SEPTEMBER 20 2017

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.