Connecticut Fishing Guides and Charters

Fishing in Connecticut offers anglers many choices and a wide range of species to target in both saltwater and freshwater regions. For Connecticut saltwater charter fishing there is great inshore action around Block Island and Long Island Sound. In the summer there is excellent offshore charter fishing for tuna, bonito, marlin and a few other big game sportfish that will satisfy even the biggest craving for adventure. And for freshwater anglers there are lakes in almost every county with great fishing from largemouth bass to walleye.

Charter Fishing in Connecticut

Most anglers will never rank the offshore or deep s.ea charter fishing in Connecticut high on the best U.S. sport fishing hotspots list. They will not compare Connecticut charter boat fishing with the likes of Key West or other exotic sportfishing spots. OK the offshore fishing isn’t known as exotic or as a warm weather sportfishing paradise, but Connecticut does have some top quality offshore fishing of it’s own and you can bet a trip offshore will produce fish.

They catch marlin, they catch tuna, and they even will get you hooked up to a swordfish or two. Fishing on a Connecticut charter boat means you will fish Long Island sound, Montauk Rips, Block Island and farther offshore where the gamefish hang-out. Did we say something about Montauk? You bet we did and if you know anything about sportfishing then you know that Montauk is considered to be a sportfishing hotspot and most certainly is ranked right up there on the best USA sportfishing locales list! It may not be a tropical fishing paradise but if you want fishing adventure then a Connecticut charter fishing trip will certainly satisfy that craving.

Connecticut Bass Fishing Guides

Not interested in deep sea fishing? Would you rather take it easy on a calm lake casting your spinnerbait up to the bank for a largemouth bass? If you prefer to fish in freshwater then Connecticut has quite a few lakes and plenty of professional fishing guides for hire. Any Connecticut bass fishing guide will tell you that the state has some fine fishing for both largemouth and smallmouth bass. Most of Connecticuts lakes are considered to be on the small side but they are stocked full of resources so the fishing will satisfy most anglers fishing appetite.

Current CT Freshwater Fishing Records

  • Largemouth Bass- 12.14lbs
  • Smallmouth Bass- 7.12lbs
  • Rock Bass – 1.3lbs
  • Northern Pike – 29lbs
  • Bluegill – 2.2lbs
  • Yellow Perch – 2.13lbs
  • Walleye – 14.8lbs

Connecticut Freshwater Lakes

  • Fairfield County – Squantz Pond.
  • Litchfield County – Mohawk Pond, Mudge Pond, Park Pond, Tyler Pond, Waramaug Lake, West Hill Pond, West Side Pond, and Winchester Lake.
  • Middlesex County – Bashan Lake, Beseck Lake, and Cedar Lake.
  • New London County – Amos Lake, Gardner Lake, Green Falls Reservoir, Norwich Pond, Pachaug Pond, Rogers Lake, Uncas Pond, and Wyassup Lake.
  • Tolland County – Breakneck Pond, Lower Bolton Lake, Mansfield Hollow Lake, and Mashapaug Pond.
  • Windham County – Black Pond, Mansfield Hollow Lake, Pine Acres Lake, Quinebaug Pond, and West Thompson Lake

Connecticut Fishing Resources

  1. Connecticut Fishing Laws – Fishing laws and regulations at Connecticut DNR
  2. Connecticut Fishing Licenses – Buy a Connecticut fishing or hunting license online
  3. CT Angler’s Guide 2006 – Angler’s guide for CT. recreational fishing. PDF File
  4. Connecticut Saltwater Tides – Get Connecticut tide tables

Below you will find listings for various Connecticut fishing guides and lodges for your next fishing trip vacation to Connecticut.

Right Hook Fishing Charters – Fish aboard a new, custom built 36 foot downeast boat using the best fishing tackle available. Minutes away from Foxwoods and Mohegun Sun Casinos. Sightseeing, lighthouse and bird watching tours available. Phone 860-917-8688 OR 860-546-6570.

Bob Kneeland Fly Fishing Guide – Bob Kneeland is a 30-year veteran fishing guide who focuses on trout fishing the Farmington and Housatonic Rivers as well as seasonal fishing along Connecticut’s beautiful shoreline. Reach Bob at 413-258-2893.

My Bonnie Charters – Come saltwater fishing in CT with Captain Sal Tardella, owner of My Bonnie Charters. The Capt specializes in light tackle fishing on Long Island Sound for striper, blues, porgies, sea bass, and flounder. Reach the Capt at 203-866-6313.

Salty Flies Charters – Capt Paul Koopmann fishes Long Island Sound to the western Connecticut rivers for trout like the Mianus River in Stamford, the Norwalk River in Wilton or the Saugatuck River in Westport. Contact the Capt at 203-561-9683.

North Coast Charters – Come charter fishing in Connecticut with North Coast Charters, a salt water fly fishing specialist. We offer charter fishing trips men and women of all skill levels for Striped Bass, Bluefish, Weakfish, False Albacore and Bonito.

Regular Connecticut Fishing Charters, Guide Listings, and Fishing Lodges
Adios Charter Service Gainesboro CT 631-668-5760
Affordable Sport Fishing Harwinton, CT 860-485-0521
After You Too Sportfishing Charters Colchester, CT 860-537-5004
Anderson Guide Services Newington, CT 860-667-4523
Atlantic Fishbone Charters Mystic, CT 860-536-7269
Barking Dog Charters Andover, CT 860-742-2988
Benmar Custom Charters Hartford, CT 860-521-3168
Black Hawk Open Fishing Boat East Lyme, CT 860-739-9296
Bluefin Charters Clinton, CT 877-259-9920
Bob Kneeland Fly Fishing Guide Service Sandisfield, CT 413-258-2893
Classic & Custom Fly Shop New Hartford, CT 860-738-3597
CT Woods – Water Guide Service Waterford, CT 860-442-6343
Capt Dan Wood Niantic, CT 860-442-6343
Capt John’s Sport Fishing Center Waterford, CT 860-443-7259
Connecticut Island Outfitters Fairfield, CT 203-259-7251
Connecticut River Valley Guide Service Windsor Locks, CT 860) 627-9669
East Hartford Sportfishing and Tackle East Hartford, CT 860-569-1038
Fall Mountain Outfitters Torrington, CT 860) 496-1199
First Light Sport Fishing Charters Middletown, CT 860-344-1698
Fish Charters Niantic, CT 860-739-3611
Fish Connection Preston, CT 860-885-1739
Flying Fish Charters Ledyard, CT 860-886-1838
Fly Fishing Nicholas Haley Kent, CT 860) 927-3020
Good Company II Charters Waterford, CT 860-443-0269
Grumpy Charters Connecticut River Valley 860-767-1267
Hel-Cat Dock Fishing Parties North Stonington, CT 860-535-2066
Helen B Charters Bridgeport, CT 203-615-0070
High Sea Charters Clinton, CT 203-530-4492
Housatonic Meadows Fly Shop Cornwall Bridge, CT 860) 672-6064
Housatonic River Outfitters Cornwall, CT 860-672-1010
Jolly Bull Charters Preston, CT 866-227-6686
Judith Lynn Charters Norwalk, CT 203-246-6662
King Fisher Charters East Hartford, CT 860-568-6473
Kingfisher Charters Noank, CT 860-573-3614
Lauer Marine Charter Fishing Niantic, CT 860-833-3224
Lorna Anne Fishing Charters Mystic, CT 860) 423-9121
M & M Sportfishing Charters LLC Waterford, CT 860-447-8490
Marine Trading Company Old Lyme, CT 860-460-9020
Marlintini Sportfishing Inc Colchester, CT 860-537-5090
Mataura Sportfishing Mystic, CT 860-536-6970
Mc Kala Fishing Naugatuck, CT 203) 720-2443
Mountain Meadow Outfitters and Charters Milford, CT 203-415-4647
My Bonnie Charters Norwalk, CT 203-866-6313
Nancy B. Sportfishing Lyme, CT 860-434-1087
North Coast Charters Old Saybrook, CT 203-378-1160
Northeast Angling Adventures Berlin, CT 860-828-4915
Osprey Sport Fishing Charters Niantic, CT 860-739-4129
Priority One Charters Clinton, CT 860-826-7661
Provider Sport Fishing Charters Killingworth, CT 860) 663-1762
Reel Crazy Sportfishing West Haven, CT 203-619-4753
Reel Deal Sportfishing Charters Old Lyme, CT 860-861-4193
Reelin Sportfishing LLC New London, CT 860-442-7519
Release One Charters LLC Waterford, CT 860-437-9768
Rum Runner Guide Service Norwich, CT 860-886-9212
Rumrunner Sportfishing Westbrook, CT 860-307-2603
Sea Sprite Sport Fishing Clinton, CT 860-669-9613
Sharkin’ III Waterford, CT 860-437-1441
Smola’s Flyfishing & Guide Services Enfield, CT 860-763-1856
Sound Fishing Charters Fairfield County, CT 203-622-0522
Sunbeam Fleet Waterford, CT 860-443-7259
Steve Kowalski – Angling Adventures Salisbury, CT 860-307-8980
Surfrunner Charters Attleboro, CT 508-878-2727
Terry Baksay Fishing Enterprises Monroe, CT 203) 459-4746
Tournament Force Tackle Systems Clinton, CT 800-903-0721
UpCountry Sportfishing New Hartford, CT 860-379-1952
Valiant Yacht Charters Mystic, CT 860-536-8300
YellowDrake Fly Fishing LLC Monroe, CT 203) 927-8464