CT Charter Packages & 2017 Pricing
The FlyingConnie is a full service fishing charter boat sailing out of Clinton, CT. We are equipped with a professional mate who serves as another element of safety, he will rig your rods, land your fish at the end of the trip our mate will take your team picture and fillet you catch. All bait, tackle and ice is included in the cost of your trip. Our most popular trip is a 5 hour half-day trip, where we have just a short boat ride usually less than 20 minutes and we’re fishing. This trip leaves the dock twice a day usually 6am and 12pm. We make the preparations for your trip very easy, just bring your favorite beverage (in a can/ no bottles please), a lite snack and a cooler to bring home your catch. A $100 deposit reserves your trip, Mate’s gratuity 15% to 20% is not included.
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Half Day Trip
Our most popular trip is our 5 hour half day trip. The FlyingConnie leaves the dock (after a safety briefing) at 5-6am and again early in the afternoon. This trip starts with a quick ride (20 minutes or so) to the famous fishing grounds (most noted for a 2011 World Record Striped Bass). Underway our courteous mate will offer best techniques and tips to catch a nice day’s catch. We will fish the most effective way, either with bait or troll, depending how the fish have been biting in our previous trips. Our crew works hard to assist you land your fish, then at the end of the trip we fillet your catch, place it in bags and pack it in the cooler you left in your car. The trip price is for a group 1 to 6 passengers, bait, tackle and ice (for the fish) is all included. Night bass trips are available, 2 dozen eels are included, limited to 4 passengers, and cost $625. Beer/Wine welcome no glass please. Please add 15-20%gratuity for the hard working crew.
Three Hour Trip
The three hour trip is aimed at young anglers new to fishing. We keep the trip very simple, target bottom fish, and focus on fun. This trip is offered Monday – Thursdays departure time is flexible and bait, tackle, ice is included.
Weekday Full Day Trip
Want to pursue multiple species or love being on the water for an extend time; this trip will leave our Clinton dock at 6am and return at 1pm a huge advantage is being able to fish an entire tide cycle.
Have you been out with us before, really enjoyed your last trip, but wondered what it would be like to be hooked up to a SHARK. Well this trip is limited to a group of four anglers to set sail from Clinton Ct. into the Atlantic Ocean. We’ll leave the dock just before sun raise loaded with lots of chum and fresh bait to entice Mako, Threshers and Blue Sharks. Be sure to pack plenty of snacks as our return is just about 12 hours later. Our preparation starts early the day before the start of this trip to ensure a great (and safe) trip, with so much work required we can only offer this trip during the week and in the months of July and August. Offshore fishing is pure team work, you will be involved in more than just, reelin the big one, come rested.
Cash, Checks and Major Credit Cards Accepted
The Flying Connie carries only Shimano Rods and Reels the best tackle available. Customers decide whether to catch and release or take fillets home for dinner. All charters require a deposit upon your reservation. When Capt. Mike cancels a trip due to poor weather conditions the deposit is either refundable or can be used to book a charter for a future date.
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A STRIPER TRIP OF A LIFETIME!
Memorable striped bass night with the world record holder!
A trip is planned. The excitement builds. And the day finally arrives. Throughout the wait, thoughts of everything from catching a mammoth fish to appropriate gear and rigging weigh heavily. Conversations with your fish’n buds escalate while all along, you wonder who will wind up with the best story to tell.
Unlike an early morning trip where daylight abounds, this was to be an evening one. Live eels and some freshly netted bunker were on the menu – all to entice a striped bass into sucking in one of these lively fish. Unfortunately, the day started with forecasts of severe late-day thunderstorms. Not something anyone needed or wanted to hear.
Sure enough, as the crew left Captain Morgan’s to net some additional bait, the skies opened up. Gathering bait, to say the least, was a challenge but they succeeded. The rain was unrelenting, thunderous clouds roared and the lightning bolts lit up the sky. All waited to see whether or not this weather event would pass. In the interim, calls were bounced from cell phone to cell phone, re-setting departure time in hopes the waters would become fishable. All agreed. This trip was a go.
Needless to say, conditions could have been better. The storm did blow by and blue skies appeared briefly. However, throughout the trip, maintaining a proper drift on one hand, monitoring the skies on the other and becoming best friends with the GPS, radar and weather channel would have kept the sharpest of captains on their toes. This skipper, though, is safety conscious with a vessel to match and a qualified EMT to boot. He was on his game!
Meanwhile in the cockpit, anglers, eager to hook into a ‘linesider,’ were prompted by one who knows his way around striped bass. His one-on-one coaching and explanations of how to effectively use rod and reel proved successful, in spite of challenging inclement weather. Together with Captain Mike’s experience, Greg’s expertise and a little help from above, these anglers truly had a trip of a lifetime. It all boils down to knowing when and where to go and what to do when you get there – safely! After all, how often can one get to fish side-by-side with the Striped Bass World Record holder dubbed by Outdoor Life as “…the World’s Greatest Striped Bass Fisherman”?