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Guided Fishing Trips are available year-round (weather permitting) for anglers and kayakers of all skill levels. Kayaking the tidal rivers and shoreline of Connecticut waters is our specialty, but our adventures don’t stop there! Take a look at our Guided Excursions below and let us know what suits you best. All trips are 100% customized to best suit you and your goals & abilities.
May/June thru September/October
Connecticut waters hold some of the best saltwater fishing New England has to offer! On any given day (obviously depending on the time of year) you can land Striped Bass, Bluefish, Black Sea Bass, Summer Flounder “Fluke”, Weakfish, Porgy, Tautog, Little Tunny “Albie”, and more. There are few things in New England fishing that can compare to fighting a 40lb or 50lb Striper from the kayak!
Saltwater Kayaking Excursions can be scheduled for sunrise, mid-day, sunset, or even after-dark night fishing**. On every single trip, your guide will work with you to create the ideal adventure, completely personalized to fit the type of fishing you like to do and the types of fish you’d like to catch. The “typical” trip starts at sunrise with some striped bass and bluefish action, then some bottom fishing for the dinner table.
**After-dark night fishing trips are reserved for anglers with previous kayaking experience.**
March/April thru October/November
Our Freshwater Kayaking trips are a great way to start shaking that cabin fever that plagues all of us through the winter! Launching and fishing the calmer waters of ponds, lakes, rivers, and coves can also be an excellent way to better familiarize yourself with kayak fishing. But just because the water isn’t salty, that doesn’t mean the fishing is any less eventful!
Connecticut freshwater fishing can mean Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Pike, Pickeral, Bowfin, Carp, Perch, Calico Bass, Atlantic Salmon, and a number of panfish species. Certain “freshwater” tidal rivers and coves also hold striped bass year-round, which make for an exhilarating surprise on light freshwater tackle!
Introduction to Kayak Fishing
June thru September
A unique blend of fishing, instruction, advice, and hands-on learning all rolled into one excursion! During our Introduction to Kayak Fishing excursion, you will receive an in-depth experience to learn all the facets of angling from a kayak. If you don’t already own your own kayak, this is an excellent way to learn all you need to know to shop for a kayak of your own in the future. You will also learn about kayaking & boating laws, kayak rigging, navigation, electronics, safety equipment, and more.
After a thorough walk-thru about the kayak, of course you’ll be hitting the water! Depending on your individual comfort level, the rest of your Introduction to Kayak Fishing excursion can be fishing for any number of fish species. Think of it like a “Kayak Fishing 101” course that’s out on the water instead of a classroom.
Although kayak fishing is a large focus of what we offer, the weather and the seasons do not always cooperate with us. We also realize that not everyone necessarily wants to get into a kayak for their next fishing trip. In addition to kayak fishing trips, we also offer Wading/Walking trips. These trips are absolutely customized to fit you, just like all of our kayaking trips. We can focus on freshwater, saltwater, certain types of fish, learning to fly fish, whatever you’d prefer.
Schedule a Wading/Walking Trip with us, and the itinerary for the day is completely up to you! As your excursion date draws closer, we’ll make sure to discuss all the potential fishing options for the day. Depending on the time of year and weather, we can fish for trout, broodstock salmon, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, striped bass, Little Tunny (Albies), …whatever you’d like! We can even split a full day trip between fishing a variety of spots for a number of species.
These Wading/Walking Trips are also a great way for anglers to learn the art of fly fishing. Whether you’ve never touched a fly rod in your life or you’re just not as experienced as you’d like to be, we would be happy to take the time to get you more familiar with fly fishing!
Most importantly, CONTACT US to set up an excursion!
Owner of 247 Lures, Elliot specializes in kayak fishing the CT shoreline for Striped Bass, Bluefish, False Albacore, and various bottom fish species
Jeremy Clapp specializes in freshwater and saltwater fly fishing, including Trout, Salmon, and False Albacore
(click the photos below to learn more about each of our guides)