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Captain Bruce Sportfishing

October 15, 2018:
Capt. Bruce on The Otter said, "18 years on the Otter will end for me after this last trip today [Sunday]. I want to thank my wife Renee for her support and all of the wonderful mates who worked with me over the years. My customers have made the whole experience pleasurable beyond belief. Thank you all for sharing this time with me and I wish you all nothing but the best of luck. God Bless you all!" From all of us in The Fisherman family and from me personally, Bruce, best of luck in your retirement from the waters of Long Island Sound. We have truly enjoyed reading your reports of big stripers week after week for all these years. Your expertise as an angler and captain is only matched by the quality of person that you are. You're knowledgeable, you always take the time to talk with people, you're easy to get along with and you're one hell of a bass fisherman. We'll see you at the winter shows with your amazing Otter Tails. To you and Renee, enjoy your time off and your retirement, you deserve it!



Previous Reports

  • October 8, 2018 Open or Close

    Capt. Bruce of The Otter sent his report in via email this week, saying, "I had two announcements to make in this report as mentioned last week. I've been searching for a skilled bass fisherman who was honest, likeable and with integrity to refer all my loyal customers to with my retirement after this season. I thought I'd found him, but he failed in my eyes on all counts. I will continue to search. The other announcement is that Renee and I are considering offering wild Florida hog hunts and wilderness kayak fishing at our place in Florida on a limited basis. The fishing this past week was mostly excellent and albies everywhere. One more special announcement coming next week. Stay tuned. Until then, I wish all the best to everyone!"

  • October 1, 2018 Open or Close

    Capt. Bruce on The Otter said, "The bass fishing has continued to be nothing short of exceptional on the reefs I've been frequenting. Some trips slower than others but mostly great action. Albies are widespread now on the eastern end of the Sound providing great topwater action. Be sure to get next week's Fisherman Magazine as I will be issuing an exciting announcement! We still have a few openings left for trip dates in October, call now at 860-235-6095."

  • September 17, 2018 Open or Close

    Capt. Bruce on The Otter said, "We had yet another great bunch of bass trips on the Otter this week. We were blown out earlier in the week, but nearly all trips that ran saw 10 to 25 bass with a wide range of sizes with the largest ones being between 40 and 47 inches. Like last week, there was a ton of bait around stimulating feeding sprees during the moving tide. Bluefish are still scarce in most locations in the east end of the Sound, but there is still plenty of surface action for the spin and fly casters on bonito and small bass. As predicted last week, there is still great bass fishing ahead for at least a few more weeks in our aboard the will be Captain Bruce's last season before retiring."

  • September 10, 2018 Open or Close

    Capt. Bruce on The Otter said, "It was another great week aboard the Otter! With the exception of one slow trip, great bass action was the norm. Saturday evening's trip with Eric Daniels and crew for example, was nonstop action for a couple of hours with 25 bass to 46.5 inches and all but four were successfully released. We retreated back to the dock early with a boat full of happy faces. We had plenty of great weather this week with the big bass bite but the week ended with wind and waves. Still lots of surface action on small bass, blues and bonito. We finally spotted a single, lonely jellyfish that looked as confused as I was about where the rest of his flock was. There's still plenty of great bass fishing ahead for you to enjoy aboard the Otter, call Capt. Bruce at 860-235-6095."

Captain Bruce Sportfishing

Captain Bruce Sportfishing
Pine Island Marina
916 R Shennecossett Road
Groton, CT 06340
phone: 860-235-6095


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