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Sport Fishing at Cedar Island Marina


     Cedar Island Marina is a superb place for fisherman. Our great location to many fishing spots, coupled with our onsite Bait and Tackle Shop, helps to make the fishing experience more enjoyable. In 2011, the largest striped bass ever caught on record was caught at Southwest Reef. From the exit of Clinton Harbor, most small fishing boats can get to this fishing spot in less than 10 minutes. From Cedar Island Marina, Southwest Reef is about 20 minutes for most boats.

      Besides Southwest Reef there is an abundance of excellent fishing locations very close by. Six Mile Reef is just 15 minutes from the end of the channel, there are many good rips in and around Hammonasset Beach less than 5 minutes away from the end of the channel, and a great spot to catch flounder, striped bass, bluefish, and blackfish is right at the end of the channel at the Kelsey Point Breakwater.


Capt. Mike Pirri of Flying Connie Charters with a 174lb Mako

       Just search for “ct fishing charters” and you will see that a very large percentage of the more popular charter boats that appear on the front page are from our area. This is where the professionals are because the proximity to great and diverse fishing is so good. Many of these boats berth at Cedar Island Marina as can be seen below. We are proud to be located next to some of the best fishing spots in Long Island Sound.

 Our onsite bait and tackle shop makes fishing at Cedar Island Marina convenient and easy

Bait & Tackle Box Fishing Supply Store

Useful Resources

A comprehensive weekly fishing report maintained by CT DEEP

Local License Guide/ Online License Purchasing

Connecticut Coastal Access Guide

Tips for Better Catch and Release Fishing

Charter Boats at Cedar Island Marina

  • Captain TJ Karbowski - Rock & Roll Charters
  • Capt. TJ Karbowski

  • Rock & Roll Charters

  • 203-314-3765


  • Captain TJ Karbowski is well known throughout the Long Island Sound fishing community for his trolling techniques using his trademark downriggers. He targets outsized striped bass and bluefish using monofilament line, giving his customers a truly unique experience aboard his 41'Hatteras charter boat "Rock and Roll". This light tackle approach, along with his ability to consistently put his customers on the fish, are the reasons why Rock and Roll is one of busiest charter boats on the Connecticut shoreline. Captain TJ is a member of Stripers Forever, The Recreational Fishing Alliance and Treasurer of the Connecticut Charter and Party Boat Association. Rock and Roll Charters is based out of Clinton, CT.

  • Capt. Jack Bucchi's Fishing Yacht
  • Capt. Jack Bucchi

  • Priority One Charters

  • 860-916-4586


  • 29' Luhrs T-290 Open. With an 11.5' beam and powered by twin 275 HP inboard gas engines. Fishing Long Island Sound for Striped Bass, Bluefish, Fluke, Black Sea Bass, Blackfish, & Porgy. Capt. Jack has been running Priority One Charters out of Cedar Island Marina since 1993. Flexible Times. Up to 6 passengers.

  • Capt. Mike's Fishing Yacht
  • Capt. Mike

  • Flying Connie Charters

  • 203-515-1444


  • FlyingConnie charters fishing daily out of Cedar Island Marina in pursuit of Striped Bass, Blues, Fluke, Porgies, Blackfish and Seabass. Capt. Mike ensures safety first and a fun time attitude, while fishing enriched waters due south of Clinton CT. The FlyingConnie is an excellent choice for family trips; beginner to expert.

  • Capt. Tony Barone's Fishing Yacht
  • Capt. Tony Barone

  • Early Bird Charters

  • 860-664-4540

  • Captain Tony Barone has been licensed for over 30 years, and knows the secrets of fishing Long Island Sound. He always places safety first, and he and his boat are fully certified by the Coast Guard. Bait and tackle are provided. Up to six passengers can be accommodated.