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Hooked on Fishing Charters offers private fishing charters out of Stratford CT. Captain Rick Dayhuff fishes Long Island Sound as well as the surrounding bays, harbors and rivers. The main targets are striped bass, bluefish, fluke, porgies, blackfish, false albacore, and bonito depending on season and availability.

Monthly Archives: June 2017

Lasting Relationships Turned Into Fishing Friendships

henry-fluke-fishing-charter-ctHi gang,

One of the main reasons I got into charter fishing was to meet people and develop long lasting relationships that turn into friendships.  This is a story about one of those friendships.

Three years ago I received a call from a mother asking about charter information for her son Henry.  It seems that Henry had the bug and was obsessed with fishing.  She wanted to plan a fishing trip for his birthday.  Henry was going to be 6 years old on October 6, 2014.  It just so happens that I was going to turn 66 years old on October 6, 2014.  I told his mom, how can I NOT take Henry fishing on our birthday”!  The trip was set and everyone had a great time catching a variety of fish in the Long Island Sound.

The trip has become an annual event and I really look forward to fishing with my new friend Henry.  Just this past weekend he, his brother and dad joined me for a tough day of fishing.  The fish weren’t biting but Henry still managed to land the fish of the day, a nice 22” fluke.  His smile tells it all.

My wish is to take Henry fishing when he turns 36 years old.  You do the math!

Tight Lines,
Cart. Rick