About

About FlyLight Charters

FlyLight Charters offers spring, summer, and fall guided fly fishing and light tackle fishing trips in the Long Island Sound area of Connecticut.  About the last week of October and through November I charter clients in the Harker’s Island area of North Carolina fishing exclusively for false albacore.  You have the option to fish on Captain Peter’s boat, The Doris-Ceil, or yours.

About The Captain

Peter Corrao, Licensed USCG 25 Ton Master Captain

I’ve been fishing for as long as I can remember. Both my father and grandfather were commercial Tuna Fisherman, and I’ve followed in their footsteps by receiving my 25-ton Coast Guard Master’s license.  I have extensive experience fishing in and around the Long Island Sound for stripers, blue fish, false albacore, and bonito, and in the Harker’s Island area of North Carolina where I focus exclusively on false albacore.

I’ve fly fished many times in other parts of the world as well, including 30 plus years fishing in the Keys chasing permit, bonefish and tarpon, 20 plus years on the Mexico/Belize border chasing permit and bonefish, and multiple trips fishing for marlin and tuna in Hawaii and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.  Pretty much you name it and I’ve caught it on a fly rod.

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What’s Fished?

Along the Connecticut coast and throughout  the Long Island Sound we fish for stripers, false albacore, bluefish, blackfish, black seabass, fluke, bonito, and scup/porgies.  I want your fishing trip to be fun and memorable, which is why I let guests decide what to fish for.  If you have a preference for what you want to catch, just let me know in advance and I’ll be sure to be ready for you.

How lucky we are to have access to the fantastic fishing resource of Long Island Sound, Block Island Sound, and the Montauk area of the Atlantic Ocean? So diverse, historic, and also some of the best light tackle and fly fishing to be found anywhere in the world.  Our sport is called ‘fishing’ and not ‘catching’ for good reason.  And yet we often have  days when it can feel more like catching than fishing.  I prefer to practice catch and release, but I’m not at all opposed to you taking home dinner. Let’s do our part to protect this amazing waterway and the fantastic sport fish and ground fish that inhabit it.