Fully Licensed to Charter in CT Waters

Along with a U. S. Coast Guard license, "Lighten Up" is a licensed charter fishing vessel in the State of Connecticut. This means our passengers do NOT need to purchase a fishing license (now required in the marine [salt water] environment) when fishing on our boat. We are one of the few light tackle boats in the area to offer this convenience. This state requires a plate!

Best in Class Fishing Platform.

Among the best in the fleet, our 22' Ranger is the only guide boat equipped with a powerful, yet quiet, remote-controlled electric motor. A huge advantage to approaching spooky fish and maintaining a good casting angle. Along with an enormous casting deck, she is also fitted with a hydraulic engine jack for true shallow water fish hunting, modern electronics for navigation  and fish "finding", and maximum horse power to spend more time fishing and less time traveling. You will love fishing from this boat.

The Finest Fishing Tackle

We offer our clients top quality equipment, and plenty of it. Although there is ample room for your favorite rig, you are welcome to our quiver of Sage fly rods matched to Nautilus and Tibor reels, in 8, 9 and 10 weights.  St Croix "one piece" spinning rods are provided for our spin fishers, spooled with silky smooth braided line for maximum casting distance and hook-setting performance.

The Most Experience

Captain Roger Gendron has been "guiding" the area you will be fishing since 1989, and is one of the first guides in the area to specialize in shallow water, and near coastal fly fishing in salt water. Click the pic to hear "The Story."

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