Welcome to the home of “Hooked On Fishing” Charters. I’m Captain Rick DayHuff and I invite you to explore my website to learn about the many exciting fishing options available to you. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a first time fisherman, I’m sure we can tailor a trip to suit your needs. Based out of a Norwalk, CT marina, our target fishing area is Long Island Sound and the bays, harbors and rivers that surround it. In the spring when the fish are just moving into the Sound, we may be fishing the West end from Hempstead Bay in Long Island, NY to Captain Island in Greenwich, CT. During the summer months, the Norwalk Islands and surrounding reefs and boulder fields offer plenty of opportunities, including summer Flounder. In the fall when the migration of Striped Bass head south, areas such as Milford, CT, Westport CT, the Housatonic River, Middle Ground and Penfield Reef offer an opportunity to catch that fish of a lifetime.
We target Striped Bass, Bluefish, Fluke, Porgies, Blackfish, False Albacore and Bonita, depending on the season and availability. We use both live and dead bait as well as artificial lures. We could be casting surface poppers to blitzing Bluefish and Stripers or drifting a strip of squid for that keeper Fluke. Saltwater fly fishermen are welcome as well. Bring your own fly rod. Visit our charter boat page for specific details of the “Jo-Sea” and don’t forget the fishing trip photos page to get a good idea of what fun you can expect from Hooked on Fishing Charters.
Fishing is a great way for parents to bond with their kids and it’s an activity that will last a lifetime. We provide all the fishing gear you will need or if you prefer you can bring your own. First and foremost, we believe every fishing trip should be safe and well planned. Our advice on what to bring should be helpful in preparing for a day on the water. Whether you fish from a boat or from the shoreline, spending a day on the water with friends or family is a priceless experience. It’s fun, it’s cheaper than golf and you might even take home dinner!