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Guided Kayak Fishing

Fishing from a Hobie Kayak is about as fun as it gets! Join me on the water for a unique kayak fishing adventure! Saltwater and freshwater trips are available for a variety of species, including striped bass, false albacore, blackfish, largemouth & smallmouth bass, northern pike, and many more. 12 years kayak fishing experience and over 30 years total experience fishing on Connecticut waters.

Spring

  • Largemouth Bass

  • Northern Pike

  • Crappie & Perch

  • Striped Bass

Spring

Summer

  • Mixed Bag Inshore

  • Striped Bass

  • Largemouth Bass

  • Smallmouth Bass

  • Northern Pike

Summer

Fall

  • Striped Bass

  • False Albacore

  • Tautog

  • Mixed Bag Inshore

  • Northern Pike

  • Mixed Bag Freshwater

Fall

Winter

  • Mixed Bag Freshwater

  • Holdover Striped Bass

Winter

Kayak fishing is an exciting and effective way to target any fish in either freshwater or saltwater! A pedal drive kayak gives the angler advantages that a paddle kayak (or even a big boat for that matter) does not, being able to hold position or propel the kayak all while never having to put the fishing rod down, with the ability to get into very shallow water and sneak up on leery fish. These kayaks are extremely stable, and they provide the comfort and storage needed to spend a full day out on the water without feeling fatigued or ill equipped. I offer one or two person guided kayak fishing trips for striped bass, bluefish, false albacore, assorted bottom fish (porgy, sea bass, tautog & fluke), panfish (crappie & perch), largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, and northern pike. The majority of the fishing we'll do is with artificial lures, but on occasion live bait will be used if the situation calls for it (live eels or bunker for picky striped bass).

In addition to Guided Kayak Fishing Trips, I also offer River Wading Trips for Smallmouth Bass from June through August, and Kayak Bird Watching Trips.

What is provided:

  • Hobie Mirage Outback Kayak (with pedal drive system)

  • Fishing gear necessary for catching the target species

  • PFD (Life Jacket, must be worn for the entirety of the trip)

  • Sunscreen & Bug Repellent

  • Snacks and bottled water

  • First Aid Supplies (if needed)

What you should bring: (*= required)

  • Valid Connecticut (or reciprocal state) Fishing License (link below)*

  • Signed copy of Participation Waiver (Printable PDF Below)*

  • Sunglasses

  • Appropriate clothing for conditions

  • Water resistant jacket, pants

  • Water shoes or boots (depending on season)

  • Fishing gear you wish to use

  • Cell phone or camera (or both)

  • Change of clothes (just in case)

  • Towel

  • Any required medications

What you should NOT bring:

  • Alcoholic beverages

  • Illegal/Controlled substances of any kind

  • Firearms or weapons

  • Waders (Kayak trips only. Waders optional for wading trips.)

Rates

 

Single Trip:

One Angler, Half Day (5 hrs):  $275

One Angler, Full Day (8 hrs):   $475

Two Anglers, Half Day (5 hrs): $375 

Two Anglers, Full Day (8 hrs):  $575

3 Packs:

3 Pack, One Angler, Half Days (5 hrs): $675 (Save $150)

3 Pack, One Angler, Full Days (8 hrs): $1225 (Save $200)

3 Pack, Two Anglers, Half Days (5 hrs): $925 (Save $200)

3 Pack, Two Anglers, Full Days (8 hrs): $1475 (Save $250)

Guided Trip 3 Packs Available!

Are you planning an extended stay in or around Connecticut? Or are you looking to go fishing more than once with CT Fish Nerd this season? A 3 Pack of Guided Trips is the way to go, both saving you money and securing your dates to get out fishing! A great option if you're looking for a fun and exciting experience while you're in town on vacation, or if you would like to schedule multiple guided trips throughout the season. Smallmouth Wading Trips and Kayak Bird Watching Trips are also available when purchasing a 3 Pack.

- A 50% non-refundable deposit is required to book your trip, trip date(s) can be changed if necessary

- A minimum of 48 hours notice before the requested trip date or trip cancellation is required

- Trip date, time, and location are subject to change on short notice due to weather/conditions

- Custom trips available upon request (duration, multi-species, multi-location, etc.)

- Clients are welcome to use their own kayak if suitable for conditions

- Clients age 12 and younger must be accompanied on the trip by an adult/guardian

- Clients age 13-17 must have written consent to participate if not accompanied by an adult/guardian 

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The job of a fishing guide is to supply the client with the best possible tools for catching the target species, to put the client where the fish should be, to provide tips to catch the target species, and to keep the client safe. I will do everything I can to put my clients on fish, but there are no guarantees in fishing. Fishing success relies on many factors and variables, many of which are out of the hands of the fishing guide. Weather conditions, barometric pressure, water clarity/temperature/pH, high or low water, fish mood, fishing pressure, boat traffic and other factors can make or break a day of fishing. GUIDED TRIPS WITH CT FISH NERD ARE NOT "NO CATCH, NO PAY".