Welcome to Sea Otter Fishing Charters!

Whether you are a novice or a more experienced fisherman, let us be your only choice for Multi Passenger Private Charters. Come fish with us for a fun, memorable, family friendly outing! Whale watching, sightseeing, Block Island & Fishers Island ferry service also available. Schools, private groups and corporate organizations all welcome! Sea Otter IV sails year round, weather permitting and with the minimum required passengers. We offer free on-site parking. Our experienced Captains and crew are friendly and courteous, offering personal attention and expert instruction to make your outing fun and memorable.

2010 Announcements

Captain Joel will be running Sea Otter IV , the 1-25 passenger Private Charter Boat for your Private Charter.







Sailing from Montauk, NY, Groton, CT and WINTER COD from SNUG HARBOR, RI!
  • Winner of the 2006 MBCA Striped Bass Tournement
  • 45' Youngs Brother licensed for 49 Passengers
  • Specializing in Private Charters of 1-25 people
  • Overnight, full days, half days, night trips
  • Available for Shark Tournaments
  • Inshore and Offshore (Tuna and Shark)
  • Extra large cockpit, heated spacious cabin with plenty of seating room.
  • Clean, fast and comfortable
  • Fully equipped with Shimano reels and Chaos rods

Call to book 2010 dates today
(860) 739-1882

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Sunday, June 6, 2010

Fri 6/6
Gary Lyons and crew were aboard for a Full day charter out of Groton, CT. Very good bassing compliments of diamond jigging, 3-ways and bucktails. The guys bagged their limit and landed some blues as well. Fish went to 18 pounds with Steve being high hook with 5.

Sat 6/7

Sea Otter IV sailed over to Montauk fro a half day bachelor party fishing trip wth Matt Libassi and pals. The guys nailed rthier limit on bass in 2 hours by diamond jigging and trolling. Fish went to 15 pounds. Nick and Matt scored some triple headersr.

Capt Joel is running 1-25 person private charters from our Groton, Ct location and our Montauk, NY location. Break out your calenders and call the office to book 860-739-1882.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

THANK GOD FOR COD!!!!!!!!!!!

Thurs 3/25
Amidst unfavorable weather conditions this week we took out 'Doc" Tony Corrao of CT and his angling club buddies for a private cod charter aboard Sea Otter IV from Snug Harbor. Heading SE of BI, alot of action kept things busy with over 250 shorts boarded. Ended the day with close to 50 keepers with the largest at 9 1/2 pounds thanks to "Dark Cloud Ralph" who brought it over the rails. Plenty of bait around shows good sign of the continued cod bite. We are sailing open boat by reservations Thurs 4/1, Fri 4/2 and Sat 4/3 - private Charters also available. Call 860 739-1882 to inquire and book.

Fri 3/19
Very good morning bite on th eopen boat trip aboard Sea Otter IV out of Snug Harbor. Anchoring up, clam bait was the way to go. Over 75 keepers over the rails with George Seufert of NJ taking top honors cortesy of his 40pound cod!
Next dates available: Sun 3/21 Tues 3/23 Fri 3/26 and Sun 3/28.
Call 860 739-1882 for open baot recervations and private charter info.

Sat 3/20
John Cyr chartered the boat today for some cod action. It was a good day for "Woodchuck's" charter with the morning providing plenty of action , alot of shorts and some keepers mixed in. Towards the end of the day the bite improved with over 115 keeprs boated. "Newcomer" Tom snagged the 18 pound pool and even Steve "the house Bulider" managed to bring some keepers over the rails.

Sun 3/21
Good day on the open boat trip aboard Sea Otter IV out of Snug Harbor. Decent morning bite but a steady afternon bite with the limit taken. Eric 'the roofer' from Oyster Bay New York was hihj hook with 15. 12 year old Brian Weiss from Avon, CT stole the pool honors from his dad with a 19 pound cod. Dad, Jim, took 2nd place with a 16 1/2 pounder. Captain Joel reports lots of herring around so looks like the cod will be around for awhile so take advantage of the bite.
Next available dates: Tues 3/23, Fri 3/26 and Sun 3/28. Call the office 860 739-1882

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Tues 3/09
Lots of smalls over the rails today aboard the private charter for Brad L. from RI. Tougher day but some nice sized keepers over the rails. Danny from Point View Marina nabbed a pool winning 17 pound cod.

Wed 3/10
Open Boat trip today aboard Sea Otter IV. Busy bite in the morning with mostly small fish in the mix around 30 keeepers. Rich Valerie was high hook with 7 fish.
Next Open Boat availability for the week ahead: Sun 3/14, Mon 3/15, Wed 3/17, Fri 3/19, Sun 3/21 call 860 739-1882 for reservations and private Charter availability.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Mon 3/8
The week started off on the right track for the anglers aboard Sea Otter IV's Open boat trip out of Snug Harbor this morning. First drift got on the fish, anchored up and had excellent action. Matt Loitz scored the pool winning 25 pound cod. Caught out limit and headed back in by 9:45 AM. Clam bait was on the menu again.
Space available on the following OPEN BOAT TRIPS:
Sun 3/14, Mon 3/15, Wed 3/17 and Fri 3/19.
Prvate charters avail: Thurs 3/18, Sat 3/20, Sun 3/21
Call 860 739-1882

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Tues 3/2
Fishing SE of Block Island Sea Otter IV headed out as an Open Boat today for an excellent trip. Started the day with double headers and ended with double headers. Drifting bait and some jigging we limited out by 10:30 for 12 patrons. John from Providemnce brought the pool winner over the rails at 22 pounds. debbie from Waterford, CT nailed a 20 pounder. Good quantity in the 8-12 pound range.
Call the office and sign up for next open boat dates - max 14 passengers
MOn 3/8, wed 3/10, thurs 3/11 sun 3/14. 860 739-1882

Fri 3/5
It was a rough snowy start for Rocky Demato and pals as they headed out of Snug Harbor for some cod fish action. First drift was a pick then Captain Joel anchored up and it was lock and load. Awesome action with over 120 fish hitting the deck by 9:30 AM. The largest cod tipped the scales at 26 pounds and Ralph landed a nice 15 pound double header. Great day and back to the dock early!

Waiting list only for Mon 3/8 open boat, 1 spot left on Wed 3/10 and limited avail left on Sun 3/14. Next Open Boat trips are Mon 3/15, Wed 3/17 with others added as available. Call the office today to secure your spot or to book a private charter for your group. 860 739-1882

Sat 3/6
Picture perfect day for Tim Norton and gang for a private Charter aboard Sea Otter IV. The cod did not disappoint! Non-stop action from when we first dropped anchor. Fished clams in 145' of water. Double headers were common with "Pasta" boasting at least a dozen. Jerry from McPhee Electric scored the pool with a 19 pounder. 15 anglers had their limit by 8:45 AM. Awesome!

Sun 3/7
Tom Valyo and his CT friends headed up to Snug Harbor to check out the cod bite on a Sea Otter IV Private Charter. It was a tougher morning but good improvement by midday. Combing drifting, anchoring and using clam bait the gang nailed close to 85 keepers. Jim took top honors for the day holding first, second and third place honors courtesy of his 18, 16 and 14 pound cod.

Open Boat update: SOLD OUT Mon 3/8, Wed 3/10 Will take names for waiting list in case someone has to back out. Next trip open are: SUN 3/14 Mon 3/15, Wed 3/17 and Fri 3/19. Private charters avail 3/16, 3/18, 3/20 and 3/21.
Call 860 739-1882

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Sun 2/28
PauL Laporsini and friends were aboard Sea Otter Iv today for some cod action. Things were off to a slow start but by mid-day a positive turnaround. Fishing SE of Block in 146' of water the guys drifted clams and were rewarded with a bunch of double headers and their limit. Woody L. scored a pair of double headers at 15 pounds a piece. Good day and great crowd.
Call the office for updated open boat dates and private charter availability.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

MON 2/22
Good morning bite but quick on the open boat trip aboard Sea Otter IV from Snug Harbor. Pick throughout the day drifting. Very good bite towards end of day, good numbers of fish with a bunch in the 15 pound range. Over 70 keepers hit the deck. Ppol fish over the rails at 30 pounds. Next open boat dates avail for next week are Mon 3/1,wed 3/3 and Fri 3/5. Private charter dates also open. 860 739-1882

Sea Otter Fishing Policies (including but not limited to):

All checks payable to: SEA OTTER FISHING

Mail checks to:
PO BOX 897 EAST LYME, CT 06333


We now accept VISA and MASTERCARD for NIGHT and FULL DAY trips only when reservations are required.

A valid credit card is required to hold a reservation for a full day or night bass trip. By giving us your credit card number you are insuring a spot on the boat for yourself as well as guaranteeing us that you will arrive.

Cancellation of reservations less than 24 hours prior to trip will be charged in full.
NO SHOWS are charged in full.

Hard alcohol NOT permitted.
Limit 6 beers per passenger on full day trips.
Cans only. NO BOTTLES!
Up to 3 beers on night trips or GO DRY!
Drink responsibly!

Captain reserves the right to inspect coolers and cut you off at any time. If you arrive at the boat with a reservation and are inebriated and/or under any illegal influence you will NOT be permitted to board and you will be charged the full fare. Arrive in that state without a reservation - PICK ANOTHER BOAT because you will not be given permission to board!

Safety and a good time for all takes precedence.

NO personal GPS/Loran devices permitted on boat.

We are NOT responsible for personal belongings left on vessels.

A 50% deposit is required to hold reservations on all charters.

In the event of unsafe weather conditions, the captain reserves the right to cancel the trip and reschedule to another date. The 50% deposit will carry over to the new trip date.

If agreement of a replacement date cannot be met, then your deposit will be refunded. Deposits are NOT refundable when the customer cancels the trip.