Nightjack Sportfishing

Capt. John Branford, CT Incorporated Licensed Insured

Nightjack Sportfishing, LLC offers both Inshore and Offshore Fishing Charters, as well as Custom Trips for people who are interested in getting out on the water.

Nightjack Is based out of Branford, CT and sails from the Branford Landing Marina, located next to the Stony Creek Brewery. Our Fishing Trips target the waters of Long Island Sound, Block Island Sound and The Atlantic Ocean.

For your convenience, the Nightjack will sail from ports between Branford And Stonington, CT.  We offer Free Pick Up in Stony Creek, CT.

Your group of six will have an amazing Connecticut Fishing Charter adventure with Nightjack Sportfishing. At the helm is Captain John Alves, who has served the Branford and surrounding areas with the best fishing guide service around!

Nightjack Sportfishing specializes in many different fishing techniques – so whether you’re looking to go spinning for Bluefish, or Trolling for Marlin – Captain John and Crew are happy to accommodate your fishing trip. Whether you’re a beginning angler, or practically a pro – the Crew of Nightjack Sportfishing will work hard for you to have a successful day of fishing the Atlantic Ocean!

The “Nightjack” is a rugged Canadian custom-built boat that comfortably fits 6 passengers. Based on Coast Guard regulations, six passengers is the maximum Captain John can take on board. All of the necessary equipment is onboard for an enjoyable day of fishing and the clean vessel has plenty of seating inside with a private bathroom as well!

On your Branford fishing charter aboard the Nightjack we target Shark, Tuna, Striped Bass, Bluefish, Fluke, Scup, Tautog, among others. It’s an offshore fishing adventure that’s the perfect activity for a Connecticut family vacation! Trip durations vary from 3 hours to 8 hours; we are happy to customize your trip for a successful day of fishing!

Don’t wait… dates book up fast. Book your next Connecticut fishing charter with Nightjack Sportfishing today!

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  Launch Location

50 Maple Street, Branford

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Trips start at $425

4 Trips

1-6 guests

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2009 28' Sport Fisherman

226 HP engine(s)

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Radar
  • Children Welcome
  • No Illegal Substances

Availability

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QUICK TRIP

Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 8:00am to 11:00am (3 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

This is a short trip to keep the kids happy or anyone who doesn't want to be on the water for an extended period of time. An introduction to fishing for most. We stay close to the harbor to maximize fishing time. Mainly target bottom species. Departure times can vary.

Bait, Tackle, Ice, First Mate
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HALF DAY INSHORE – MORNING

Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 7:00am to 12:00pm (5 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

Fishing Long Island sound and the Thimble Islands for Tautog, Striped Bass, Fluke, Weakfish, and more. We work hard to find the fish and will travel anywhere we need to go if needed! Departure times can vary based on tides and customer needs. Please refer to calendar for AM or PM openings.

Bait, Tackle, Ice, Rods, Reels, Mate
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HALF DAY TRIP INSHORE – AFTERNOON

Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 1:00pm to 6:00pm (5 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

Fishing Long Island sound and the Thimble Islands for Tautog, Striped Bass, Fluke, Weakfish, and more. We work hard to find the fish and will travel anywhere we need to go if needed! Departure times can vary based on tides and customer needs. 

Rod, Reels, Bait, Tackle, Ice, First Mate
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FULL DAY TRIP

Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 7:00am to 3:00pm (8 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

This is a full day inshore fishing trip Striped Bass, Black Seabass, Bluefish, Tautog, Fluke, Weakfish, and more. Multiple species will be targeted by trolling, bottom fishing, drifting and more. Enjoy a full day on the water!

All gear, bait, tackle, ice, First Mate
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Fish Species

Black Seabass
Blue Marlin
Bluefish
Mahi Mahi
Striped Bass
Swordfish
Tuna
Weakfish

Additional Details

Safety Features

  • Life Jackets
  • Life Raft
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • First-Aid Equipment
  • CPR-Trained Crew
  • EPIRB
  • Flares
  • VHF Radio

Navigation

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Radar

Boat Features

  • Cooler

Facilities

  • Toilet

Boat Gear

  • Fighting Chair
  • First Mate
  • Downriggers
  • Livewell
  • Outriggers

Fishing Techniques

  • Bottom Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Handline
  • Jigging
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Trolling

Fishing Policies

  • Children Welcome
  • No Illegal Substances

Price Includes

  • Catch Cleaning & Filleting
  • Fishing License
  • Fresh or Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Rods, Reels & Terminal Tackle
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Fishing Location

  • Inshore
  • Offshore
  • Reef
  • Wreck

About the Vessel

Captain

Capt. John

Boat Type

Sport Fisherman

Boat Length

28'

Year Built

2009

Engine Manufacturer

Isuzu

Number of Engines

1

Engine Horsepower

226 HP