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FLOUNDER - A delish eating fish, Flounder are a flat fish and inhabit sandy and gravel bottoms. Flounders ambush their prey, feeding at soft muddy areas of the sea bottom, near bridge piles, docks and coral reefs. A tricky fish to catch sometimes, their bite is often subtle.


PORGY - Porgy, a.k.a scup, are bottom dwelling carnivores that travel in decent sized schools. Porgy is a great eating fish and a great way to acquaint newcomers and children into sportfishing.


BLUEFISH - A popular gamefish the bluefish is a moderately proportioned fish. Its single row of teeth in each jaw is uniform in size, knife-edged, and sharp. They are a very aggressive and strong fighting fish. Bluefish are found in a wide variety of places.


STRIPED BASS - Stripers are atop the most sought after. Found in a variety of places; from inshore areas to offshore water reefs and ledges. Striped Bass are typically caught throughout the entire fishing season. 


COD - Cod are a white meat fish and excellent for eating. They are bottom feeders that frequent offshore sunken debris and can be found on rocky and gravel bottoms. Cod can be caught year round.

SEA BASS - Sea bass are caught late summer thru December. A tasty eating fish. They can be found in inshore waters (bays and sounds) and in deeper offshore waters. They spend most of their time close to the sea floor and often congregate around bottom formations such as rocks, man-made reefs, wrecks, jetties, piers, and bridge pilings.


TAUTOG - Tautog, also known as Blackfish are a white meat fish and superb for eating. This species inhabits hard substrate habitats in inshore waters. They can be a tricky fish to catch at times and one of the more difficult for the beginners to catch. 


FLUKE - Fluke fishing is a favorite summer pastime. A fun fish to catch and an even more delicious one to eat. These flat fish occupy sandy and gravel bottoms. Interestingly, all fluke are flounder but not all flounder are fluke. Left-side up flounder are flukes, and right-side up flounders are called flounders. Flukes are also called “summer flounder,” and flounder, or right-side fish, are called “winter flounder.”

Offshore fishing aboard the Osprey refers to fishing the waters south of Long Island and Block Island, where the water depth increases. Offshore trips are a minimum of 12 hours, as it takes more time to get to and from the fishing grounds. This is a much different experience than Inshore fishing in that it requires greater patience and an ability to withstand rough waters. For those willing to gamble and seek a thrill of a lifetime at the expense of consistent fishing of smaller species, this trip is for you. The larger oceanic fish such as Shark, Tuna, Marlin and Swordfish are large, beautiful, strong and often put up an acrobatic fight when hooked. If you are willing to take the chance at having this amazing experience, then this trip is for you!

Charter Fishing experience. This includes half, full, and extended day trips as well as a sunset trip and an October Bass Trip. Inshore fishing aboard the Osprey refers to the waters of Long Island and Fishers Island Sounds. Fish most prevalent in these waters are Striped Bass, Bluefish, Fluke, (Summer Flounder), Black Fish and Porgie, in season. Inshore fishing is a fun experience for both the beginner and the experienced fisherman, as our first mate is there to instruct and assist if needed. This type of fishing provides the most consistent action while still having the possibility of landing trophy fish.

A thoughtful and unique way to say goodbye, the Osprey offers Burials at Sea. We offer an affordable, private and dignified scattering of ashes and memorial service of up to two hours. The sea offers a tranquil and poignant resting place for a loved one, especially for those who loved the ocean in life. Whenever you look upon the water, you can remember your dearly departed knowing they are adrift in the current.


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Send us your questions or get started booking your Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York or Massachusetts Fishing Charter trip! Phone calls are preferred as it is easier for Captain Jay to talk while sailing. Call the Captain directly at (860) 227-6922.

Please call before 8:00 pm EST, as the Captain has to wake up early for his trip in the morning.

6 Passenger Charter Vessel | All Prices are for the full boat (up to 6 passengers)

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