Bell 8 Charters invites you to join Captain Jack Fairburn for a relaxing fishing trip out of Old Lyme, Connecticut. Capt. has always loved fishing and decided to pursue his lifelong dream when he retired from teaching. These days, Jack guides anglers on the beautiful waters around Old Lyme.

Fishing is good for a variety of species, and depending on what you wish to target and the season, you can visit a number of productive fishing sites. Captain Jack can take you to Hatchett’s Reef, Long Sand Shoal, and the tidal rip off Cornfield Point, depending on where the fish are and the season. Targeted species include Striped Bass, Bluefish, Tautog, Black Seabass, Flounder, Dogfish, Porgy, and more.

The boat is a 21’ Steiger Craft with a capacity for four guests. Powered by a 150 HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 32 knots, this vessel is fast and reliable in getting you to and from the productive fishing grounds. The vessel features life jackets for safety, a livewell for the bait, and a GPS and fishfinder used to locate the schooling fish.

Bell 8 Charters offers short trips that last two and a half hours, which is long enough to put you on the fish. Since Captain Jack is also a Justice of the Peace, he can perform wedding ceremonies on the boat, for a romantic and unique experience. Fishing trips include rods, reels, tackle, artificial bait, fishing licenses, and a fish processing service at the end.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Viaje Privado
    2.5 Hour Trip - Weekdays (AM)
    Cancelación GRATIS 1 día de aviso
    3 Horas de Viaje, Empieza 10:00 AM
    Viaje de temporada May 1 - Nov 1 (Lun, Mar, Mie, Jue)
    $400
    You can fish the Lower Connecticut River, Cornfield Point, Hatchett's Reef, or Long Sand Shoal depending on where the fish are and the season. Targeted species include Striped Bass, Bluefish, Tautog, Black Seabass, Flunder, Albies (fall only), and more. This trip runs Monday-Thursday.
  • Viaje Privado
    2.5 Hour Trip - Weekend & Holidays
    Cancelación GRATIS 1 día de aviso
    3 Horas de Viaje, Empieza 10:00 AM
    Viaje de temporada May 1 - Nov 1 (Vie, Sab, Dom)
    $500
    You can fish the Lower Connecticut River, Cornfield Point, Hatchett's Reef, or Long Sand Shoal depending on where the fish are and the season. Targeted species include Striped Bass, Bluefish, Tautog, Black Seabass, Flunder, Albies (in the fall), and more. This trip runs Friday-Sunday.
Hay 5 personas mirando este charter.

Sobre el Captain

John Fairburn
Old Lyme, Connecticut, Estados Unidos
Reportes de Pesca
Identificación y licencia verificadas
55 Opiniones de los clientes
Tiempo de respuesta 4 horas
Miembro desde Agosto 2017
I have been boating and fishing on the eastern end of Long Island Sound over 30 years. Having summers off from my teaching job has allowed me to experience the quiet waters during weekdays without most of the weekend amateurs.

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Especies de Interés

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Bluefish Bluefish
Flounder Flounder
Scup (Porgy) Scup (Porgy)

Especificaciones del barco

Steiger Craft (Saltwater fishing) construido en 2005. Impulsado por 150HP Yamaha motor, con una velocidad máxima de crucero de 32 nudos.

Longitud
21 ft
Capacidad
4 personas

Tipos de Pesca

Pesca en Río
Lower Connecticut River
Pesca Cerca de la Costa
Eastern Long Island Sound
Pesca en Arrecife
Hatchett's Reef, Long Sand Shoal

Técnicas de Pesca

Equipo Ligero
Pesca de Fondo/ Bottom Fishing
Troleo
Pesca con Mosca
When winds permit.

Servicios

GPS
2020 Raymarine
Localizador de peces
Garmin
Vivero para la carnada

El Viaje Incluye

Cañas, carretes y equipo
Client must request ahead of time
Señuelos
Live bait available at additional cost
Limpieza y Fileteado
Additional cost
Licencia de Pesca
Not required on licensed charter boats in CT

Política de Cancelación

Cancelación gratis hasta 1 día antes del viaje

Los clientes pueden cancelar o modificar su reserva hasta 1 día antes de la fecha del viaje sin cargo. Si el viaje se cancela o modifica después, o en caso de no presentarse, se cobrará el 100% del depósito.

Políticas

Traslado no incluído
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Se permiten niños
5+ years old
Te quedas con la pesca
Se permite captura y liberación

Pago

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

Cuando el capitán confirme tu viaje, FishingBooker cargará a su tarjeta de crédito un depósito del 10% para garantizar la reserva.

El saldo restante se pagará directamente al operador del charter en la fecha del viaje o antes en uno de los siguientes métodos de pago:

Efectivo
Cheques

Opiniones de los clientes

Calificación general
Excellent
4.9 / 5
de 5 estrellas de 55 reseñas
Barco
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Tripulación
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experiencia
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Fotos de clientes (38)
Wonderful fishing charter!!
Wonderful fishing charter!!
Wonderful fishing charter!!
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Calificación del pescador
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Opinión de los pescadores
Buena experiencia
98%
Capitán amigable
100%
Recomienda este charter
98%
Apto para niños
93%
Satisfecho con el barco
100%
Atrapé lo que quería
73%
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James B.
Hampton, Virginia
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experiencia:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Barco
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Tripulación
Excellent
5.0 / 5
En general

Great Experience with Captain Jack of Bell 8 Charters!

VERIFICADO   2.5 Hour Trip - Weekdays (AM) on Julio 6, 2022
Our family of four absolutely enjoyed our early July outing with Captain Jack, owner of Bell 8 Charters. Jack provided really...
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James C.
United States
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experiencia:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Barco
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Tripulación
Excellent
5.0 / 5
En general

Half Day Trip with Captain Jack

VERIFICADO   2.5 Hour Trip - Weekdays (AM) on Junio 23, 2022
This was a perfect trip! I took my 2 teenage nephews and my nine year old son. Captain Jack’s attention to safety, patience,...
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Marcel L.
Southington, CT
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experiencia:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Barco
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Tripulación
Excellent
5.0 / 5
En general

Half day trip with Captain jack

VERIFICADO   2.5 Hour Trip - Weekend & Holidays on Agosto 13, 2022
Captain found us a nice spot to do some successful bottom fishing. We had a great time and enjoyed some good company. We will...
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Sage N.
Enfield, CT
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experiencia:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Barco
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Tripulación
Excellent
5.0 / 5
En general

Wonderful fishing charter!!

VERIFICADO   2.5 Hour Trip - Weekdays (AM) on Agosto 31, 2022
We had such a wonderful time with Captain Jack! He was so pleasant and knowledgeable. We can’t wait to return!
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HOWARD P.
VERNON ROCKVL, CT
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experiencia:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Barco
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Tripulación
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Fishing with John

VERIFICADO   2.5 Hour Trip - Weekdays (AM) on Agosto 9, 2022
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FAQs about Bell 8 Charters

Bell 8 Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group - 2.5 Hour Trip - Weekdays (AM) (3 hours)
  • $500 per group - 2.5 Hour Trip - Weekend & Holidays (3 hours)

When you book a trip with Bell 8 Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS 2020 Raymarine
  • Localizador de peces Garmin
  • Vivero para la carnada

Trips booked with Bell 8 Charters include:
  • Cañas, carretes y equipo (Client must request ahead of time)
  • Señuelos (Live bait available at additional cost)
  • Limpieza y Fileteado (Additional cost)
  • Licencia de Pesca (Not required on licensed charter boats in CT)

Bell 8 Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Pesca en Río (Lower Connecticut River)
  • Pesca Cerca de la Costa (Eastern Long Island Sound)
  • Pesca en Arrecife (Hatchett's Reef, Long Sand Shoal)

Bell 8 Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Equipo Ligero
  • Pesca de Fondo/ Bottom Fishing
  • Troleo
  • Pesca con Mosca (When winds permit.)

Top targeted fish species with Bell 8 Charters include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Bluefish
  • Flounder
  • Scup (Porgy)
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Tautog