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Captain Dan Wood
CT Woods & Water Guide Service

Experienced

Capt. Wood has been guiding on the saltwater for over 40 years.

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April - November

Fish April to November with different species throughout the year.

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Our Boat

Robalo's R302 combines fish-ability and bluewater performance!

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Welcome!

Come and join Captain Dan Wood and Connecticut Woods & Water Guide Service for an enjoyable day fishing the scenic eastern Long Island Sound. We offer the angler an incredible diversity in species that can't be found anywhere else. Whether fishing for trophy striped bass, hard fighting bluefish, speedy bonito or powerful false albacore, these waters are second to none.

Our world class waters off Southeastern Connecticut provide unsurpassed fishing in a truly spectacular setting. This is one adventure you won't want to miss.

Whether you are a novice at fly fishing, a seasoned veteran or a light tackle enthusiast, we've got you covered. I hope you can join me for a day on the water.

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The Boat

Robalo's R302 Center Console combines fish-ability and bluewater performance in a boat that never backs down.

Robalo's R302 Center Console combines fish-ability and bluewater performance in a boat that never backs down.
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Captain Dan

Capt. Wood has been guiding on the saltwater for over 40 years and has earned the respect of his fellow captains in the area.

Capt. Wood has been guiding for over 40 years and has earned the respect of his fellow captains in the area.
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Photo Gallery

View a photo gallery of images we have collected from our past guided fishing trips throughout Southeastern CT.

View a photo gallery of images we have collected from our past guided fishing trips throughout Southeastern CT.
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Rates & Reservations

Time & Duration Rate
Sunrise (4 hours) $400
Sunset (4 hours) $400
Half Day (6 hours) $600
Full Day (8 hours) $700
Lower CT River (4 hours) $300

Guiding can be done on your boat or mine. Same rates apply. A 50% deposit is required to reserve a date. Rates are for two people, each additional person is $50.00.

Places To Stay

Harbor Hill B&B, Website  |  Call
Niantic Inn, Website  |  Call
Sleep Inn & Suites, Website  |  Call

Recipes

Browse some recipes which have been collected over the years to learn some new ways to prepare seafood which is available in the local area.

What To Bring

Recommended Tackle

Spin/Light Tackle:
We carry some of the finest spin and light tackle equipment available for you to use. Most rods are 7 1/2' light to medium action with reels loaded with 8-15 lb. Power Pro spectra. Of course you are always welcome to bring your own tackle if you prefer.

Fly Rods & Reels:
For fly fishing in the Northeast, we suggest a 8, 9, or 10 weight rod, usually 8 1/2' to 9 1/2' in length. The reels should have a good drag system and be capable of holding a minimum of 200 yards of 20 or 30 lb. backing.

Fly Lines & Leaders:
Orvis Depth Charge fly lines in 300 and 350 grains are our mainstay. Although we do use density compensating and intermediate, especially when shallow water fishing. We recommend leaders of 6' to 9' in 12, 16, or 20 lb. test, preferably flourocarbon. (Flourocarbon is a must for false albacore and bonito.)

Flies

Bass & Blues:
Squid patterns, Deceivers, Clousers and bunker patterns in assorted colors and sizes from 1/0 to 4/0.

Bonito & False Albacore:
Bonito Bunnies, Surf Candy, small olive colored epoxies, Mystic Bay hard body shiners, and other bay anchovie and silverside imitations.

If you prefer light tackle we supply a full complement of the latest spin, plug, and drifting tackle available for you to use. Of course you are welcome to bring your own tackle if you would like.

***We can not stress enough the importance of practicing your fly casting before you join us for a day on the water. Ten minutes a day will pay big dividends during your trip.***

Things To Remember

  • Hat
  • Sunglasses (preferably polarized)
  • Warm/dry clothing, dress in layers - it's usually cooler on the water
  • Foul weather clothing
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Soft soled shoes, no black soled shoes of any kind allowed. Complimentary soft drinks and bottled water are provided. Lunches will be provided on full day trips if requested ahead of time for an additional fee.