Fishing Guide Rates

Guiding Western Long Island Sound since 1989, Connecticut Island Outfitters specializes in salt water fly fishing, and light tackle fishing, primarily in shallow salt water along the shoreline and islands off the Western Connecticut coast.  The many reefs and rips that form along this tidal area offer prime fly casting to Striped Bass, Bluefish, and other species depending on the season, such as False Albacore and Bonito.  Acres of skinny flats offer anglers the opportunity to sight-cast to fish in as little as a foot of water, and draw ferocious strikes off the surface.

Our Charter season begins in May and continues steadily through November, 7 days a week.  High quality, top brand tackle is provided for salt water fly fishing or a light tackle fishing adventure, but we encourage you to bring your favorite rod/reel combo. An 8 or a 9 weight fly rod is best, and sinking lines are the most productive.  Call for advice regarding the best line for the conditions you will be fishing.

There is plenty of storage for your gear, so be sure to pack sunglasses and sunscreen, a jacket, camera, and a snack.  There is a cooler with ice for your drinks, and complimentary bottled water on board.


​Half Tide (4 hours): $400  for 1 - 2 anglers, $450 for 3 - 4 anglers 

Full Tide (6 hours): $495 for 1 - 2 anglers, $550 for 3 - 4 anglers


Maximum of 4 passengers. Rates include top brand fly & light tackle gear, ice & bottled water; available 7 days a week.  Or, for a custom trip or event please call.

Fishing lessons (2 hours): $250 for one student, $300 for 2.  MAXIMUM of 2 Students per lesson.

Learn Salt water fly fishing, or light tackle techniques including casting, retrieving, playing a fish, releasing fish, tides currents and more. Each on-water lesson lasts two hours but can be extended upon request. Bring your favorite rod and reel, or use our top brand equipment. lessons are for one, or a maximum of two students, and are available for afternoon / early evening trips. 


Our Reservation Policy:

A deposit of $100 is requested to reserve a date. We accept Cash, checks, PayPal ( and Venmo (@Roger-Gendron).

Our Conservation Policy for 2019:  All Striped Bass are catch & release only and must be released with minimal trauma. Pictures are allowed judiciously for "quality" fish, but out-of-water time must be minimized.  The future of our favorite gamefish depends on your cooperation. Other species may be harvested within state regulations.


Reservations cancelled due to inclement weather or dangerous conditions at the captain's discretion, may put deposit towards an alternative date, or receive a refund.

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