What we catch
When the pros go fishing... They fish with us! There are many reasons why they choose "The Reelin". Unlike some boats who toss lines and see what happens, we target the specific fish. We improve our chances of a successful catch by using the right technique, tackle, and bait. While there are no guarantees in fishing, very few boats can compare an average days catch with that of our boat.
As you plan your trip with us, consider the following chart to show you what the season is like on our fishing grounds.
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Below is general information the the types of fish we catch. And while any boat captain can tell you they catch fish... note the pictures of each type of fish are on OUR deck!
The striped bass, or "striper," one of the most avidly pursued of all coastal sport fish, is native to most of the East Coast. Several characteristics distinguished the striper from other fish found in coastal Connecticut waters.
Striped bass can live up to 40 years and can reach weights greater than 100 pounds, although individuals larger than 50 pounds are rare. Average size is about 10 pounds.
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The bluefish, a trophy species hotly pursued by anglers due to it's reputation as a champion battler and predator, is native to the American coast of the Atlantic Ocean and it is abundant from Florida to Cape Cod.
Bluefish rarely exceed 20 lbs. and 40 inches in length. The larger fish caught during a given year generally run between 8-14 pounds.
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Blackfish are scrappy fighters that average 4 to 6 pounds. Having nice white meat, the delicious taste to their chunky fillets have anglers chasing them through late fall.
Many seek fluke simply for their taste. Filets are absolutely delicate and delicious. Fluke can also provide a great fight for the patient angler.
Although the largest fluke may weigh up to 26 pounds, the average adult weighs 2 to 5 pounds and measures 17 to 25 inches long.
Tuna fishing, when good, can be the experience of a lifetime. There are four species of tuna we catch. - the Yellowfin, Bluefin, Albacore, and Bigeye.
Bluefin Tuna- Bluefin can be as small as 10 pounds and as large as 800 pounds, and on any given day one of these "Giant Tuna" (those over 81" or about 250 pounds, usually) can get hooked up. The average size Bluefin caught between 50 and 60 pounds.
Yellowfin Tuna- These are the most beautiful of the tunas and they can get as big as 300 pounds. (Our average is around 30 to 40 pounds.) Yellowfin is one of the best eating fish in the ocean either raw or cooked.
Albacore Tuna- Albacore max out at about 100 pounds and average about 30 pounds. They are, however, just as delicious as Yellowfin when eaten fresh.
Bigeye Tuna- Bigeye sort of look like a cross between a Bluefin and a Yellowfin. They have an almost golden glow underwater, a large eye (thus the name), and they can get up to about 400 pounds.
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It is not uncommon to have a Marlin hit when trolling for Tuna. Marlin are considered the ultimate game fish throughout the world. They are truly amazing and beautiful fish, and generally are caught and released purely for the sport.
Wahoo are extremely fast and difficult to catch. They are long and thin with razor-sharp teeth. If hooked they provide a great acrobatic fight and a tasty meal…
The Swordfish is regarded as the toughest of all bill fish due to it's deep and rapid dives it takes when it is hooked. They are impressive jumpers and powerful fighters—and absolutely thrilling for anglers and boaters alike.
Mahi-Mahi are always a possibility when trolling for tuna. Many consider them the best-eating fish in the ocean.
All fishing is subject to all State and Federal regulations in effect.