COMMON CHARTER FAQ’S
FAQ: Do I need a Connecticut Saltwater Fishing License?
- No, you do not. Fishing from a Charter Boat like ours, you are covered under our license.
- We fish in RI/NY/CT/and FEDERAL waters.
- Ultimately our catch cannot exceed CT regulations but we also need to abide by the area we fish in.
FAQ: What Type of Fish do you catch and how many can we keep?
- We strive to keep fish populations as sustainable as possible. Catch and release is always encouraged for what you won’t eat.
- For current Connecticut size and possession limits when we land at the dock, CLICK HERE
- To get a better idea of which trip is best for your group, Call us! (860)962-0103
FAQ: What should we Bring?
- Bring rain gear, sunglasses, sunscreen, warm clothes, jackets, food and beverages. (Especially WATER)
- Small Coolers are fine and a good idea to keep your fillets fresh for the ride home.
- We keep the fish fresh until filleted and then they are bagged and iced in a cooler on board.
FAQ: Are Tips Customary for the Mate?
- Yes. Your mate will work hard for you all day. Rigging, setting baits, landing and filleting your catch.
- A customary tip for the mate is 15-20%.
FAQ: What is included?
- We include a fun experience on the water!
- We provide all the rods, reels, tackle, bait, and experience to put fish in the boat.
- Your mate will setup the rods and lures, instruct you, land, bleed fish, and fillet. Sit back and relax!
- We typically “skin” your fillets. “Scaling” of fish is not permitted.
- Also due to DEEP regulations, we cannot dismember carcasses (i.e. Cut heads or tails off).
FAQ: What is NOT included?
- Food and Beverages*.
- *Please note, hard liquor is not a good mix on our charters. Stay on land if intoxication is your priority.
- Beer and Wine (in moderation) is permissible. Remember to stay responsible.
- DON’T BRING ILLEGAL DRUGS ON THE BOAT. (per USCG Regulations)
- This is grounds for terminating a trip and returning to the dock.
- (Includes vapes and edibles), just don’t do it!
FAQ: What if the forecast is poor the night before?
- Some of the best fishing will occur as a storm front is moving in or out.
- Wind is the primary reason for us to reschedule a trip. Both for your safety and the experience of the group.
- In the event that the weather is turning poor, we will call you the night before to discuss.
- We will give our recommendation.
- If we recommend rescheduling there is good reason!
FAQ: What if someone in the group is prone to sea-sickness?
- We suggest taking an over the counter remedy the night before such as Dramamine or Bonine.
- This is a great link on the motion sickness.
- Coffee and Orange juice are not recommended the morning of for those who get queasy.
- Seasickness happens. We ask that you if you have to “purge “, please do so over the side, not inside.
FAQ: Which state’s waters you do you fish in?
- Our fishing grounds overlap three States. (CT, RI, and NY) as well as federal waters.
- We abide by each area’s regulations while fishing in their respective waters.
- Ultimately we cannot exceed Connecticut’s catch regulations.
- If we fill our quota for one species we will target another the remainder of the trip.
- Catch and release is strongly encouraged. If you don’t plan on eating your limit, let the rest go.
FAQ: What if a member of the party has health issues?
- PLEASE let us know in advance! We will make sure to accommodate their needs.
- Our staff is trained in first aid and CPR in the event of an emergency.
- Any emergencies beyond our scope will result in calling in the Coast Guard.