Booking & Rates

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Bad Habit is a 24 ft Grady White Explorer and is equipped with all the gear and bait needed to provide a fun and safe way to fish Long Island Sound. All trips are modified to fit your schedule, but of course, the early bird gets the FISH!         

The captain reserves the right to cancel the trip up until the time of departure depending on weather conditions. He will not leave the dock if he considers it to be unsafe or uncomfortable fishing conditions. Remember, leaving the dock is an option, getting back is not.

The Bad Habit can bring up to four people out at one time. All rates are priced for One to Four people.

We offer the most affordable fishing charter rates in Clinton CT.

Striped Bass Trip: $525 for approximately Five Hours

Extended Charter Trip: $725 approximately Seven Hours 

Single Person Trip: $135 for approximately Five Hours. Captain will put together a group of 4, a great way to meet others!*

  • We are proud to offer a discount to Veterans, Police, and Firefighters. Please mention your stats at booking!
  • Gift certificates are available. They make great, unique gifts!! 

Book your charter

You can reach us by filling out the form below, calling Captain Jim at 203.909.1598, or emailing him at

Pay for your charter

We accept cash, check (made out to Bad Habit Fishing) or PayPal (email 

Make payment via PayPal here. Please ensure to use the friends/family method so there is no fee for either the captain or you.

The following terms apply to all chartered trips:

50% deposit required to hold the date.
Payment must be made in FULL prior to leaving the dock.

There will be no refund for no-shows.
The customer is responsible for any lost rod and/or reel.
Rates subject to change (will not change on trips with deposit).
The Captain reserves the right to cancel up to the time of departure due to weather and wind conditions. If an alternate date is not available, a refund will be issued.
*Single Person Trips are for groups of one (1) only.

Please note: While tipping is not mandatory, it is customary to tip and greatly appreciated. Remember, before you come the captain catches bait, and cleans/prepares the boat for your group. He can also clean and filet the fish you catch at the dock, which is timely.

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