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Sunbeam Fleet

Public Fishing, Charter Fishing, and More in Waterford CT


Captain John's Sport Fishing Center's Featured Fishing Charters

About Us

For over 75 years, Captain John’s Sport Fishing Center has been family owned and operated. Through 4 generations, Captain John’s has housed the Sunbeam Fleet at its home in Waterford, Connecticut. With 4 boats currently in the fleet, the Sunbeam Fleet can accommodate groups from 1-40 passengers. We offer your usual Private Charters and Public Fishing as well as unique trips such as Burial at Sea, Fireworks Cruises, and more!

Weekly Fishing Report

Capt. Bob of the Sunbeam Fleet reports a great start to the season.

Porgy Trips have been excellent with nice size fish plus a few weakfish and bluefish mixed in. Charters have been seeing easy limits of Striped Bass. The early season Bass Fishing is the best it has been in years. Our schedule will change this week to Friday at 8am and Saturday & Sunday at 6am and 1pm for 1/2 Day Blues & Bass. Mondays will be full day Porgy trips and Wednesdays for Fluke.
Our first Fluke trip was very slow so we stopped in The Race for a quick limit of bass on the way home. Things should improve with the warm weather on the way.

Tight Lines!

Captain Bob


Top-Rated Fishing Charters in Waterford!

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Wonderful Day

I have been fishing with the Sunbeam Fleet for over 15 years and have always had a great experience and never came home empty-handed. Captain Matt is extremely knowledgeable about the fishing waters on the Sound. He never hesitates to change fishing tactics or move on to different areas on the water. This trip we landed over 30 stripers!

– Scott R. | TripAdvisor
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Lots of Fun

Our FFA chapter takes this trip every May and this was our best year ever! 22 people caught 74 stripers (4 keepers!) and we had a perfect weather day! The mates Steve and Kiwi were THE BEST! They worked well with many first-time teenage fishermen/women and had a great sense of humor and professionalism. We will be back again next year!

– Ray F. | TripAdvisor
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Always a Great Time

Fishing on any of the Sunbeam Fleet boats will bring you fun, relaxation, comfort...and almost always fish! From porgies to black sea bass to blackfish to blues to trophy strippers, the Sunbeam Fleet team will teach you and improve your fishing skills. The mates are friendly, helpful, and genuinely happy when you land fish! Highly recommend!

– David B. | TripAdvisor
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Amazing Trip

The Captain and his knowledgeable crew take you to his great fishing spots. You will have a great experience and a good laugh with the crew. If you want to have a great day fishing, book with them! Everyone was so helpful and accommodating, we had so much fun it was the best fishing trip I've ever been on. I already booked another trip!

– Mike M. | TripAdvisor