Captain Austin Desatnik

Captain Joseph Landi

From the age of 4 on his fathers 21' mako, to his own 16' skiff at only 13, Captain Austin's lifetime of experience fishing in the Long Island sound is incomparable to most. Austin's love of fishing has grown into his the Fish Hunter Charter business he created with lifelong friend and fishing buddy, Joe Landi.


With the veteran experience of either captain, you're sure to be in the best hands when choosing the Fish Hunter for your next fishing adventure!

Captain Joe will do his best to make your angling dreams come true. He fell in love with fishing at a young age, and that flame is still burning strong. He’s very experienced when it comes to spots and has a lot of secret wreck numbers to explore!

A day on the water with Captain Joe is always bound to be an exciting excursion for you, your family and friends. 



46’ Chesapeake Dead Rise

Experience excellent bottom fishing on the waters of the Long Island Sound with Stamford Fishing Charters. Join one of Captain Joseph Landi or Captain Austin Desatnik's shared trips and venture to the rich local bottom fishing spots. The captains and there crew will take groups of up to 20 anglers to fishing grounds rich with local favorites such as Porgy, Black Seabass, and Weakfish. 

The boat you’ll be fishing from on these trips is a 46’ Chesapeake Dead Rise, with plenty of seating and shade for the entire group to have a comfortable time on the water. She is also equipped with top of the line navigation and fish finding electronics, an enclosed toilet, and all the necessary safety equipment.

Once the trip gets on the way, it will typically take around 45 minutes to get to the designated fishing grounds. You’ll be in the hands of a highly experienced captain with a vast knowledge of local fishing spots and hidden wrecks so you’ll always get the best chance at a nice catch. Considering that the trips last a full day, the captain requires that any kids joining in on the trips need to be at least 7 years old.

Appropriate life jackets will be provided for all guests.

You’ll be provided with everything you’ll need to fish including top-notch Penn and Shimano rods and reels, tackle, and fishing licenses. The boat’s crew will assist you with anything you need throughout the trip and will even clean your catch at the conclusion of the trip.

The only things you need to bring with you are any drinks and snacks you’d like. Bottled water will be provided on board.

So pick out a date, book a trip and come meet Stamford Charters on the water!


35’ Pickerell Downeast 

Our Private "6 pack" Charter is a 35’ Pickerell Downeast that’s powered by a 275 HP Cummins engine. The onboard amenities include top of the line electronics like a GPS unit and fish finder devices, a fully-flushable toilet, and a wheelchair ramp. There’s plenty of room here for up to 6 anglers to fish in comfort all day long.

Speaking of fishing, you’re going to love the spectacular angling opportunities found in the Long Island Sound. Some of your main targets will include the likes of Striped Bass, Bluefish, Black Seabass, Flounder, and many more. Anglers of all ages and skill levels are welcome to try their hand at this top-notch fishery.

Rods, reels, tackle, and fishing licenses are all included in the price of any given trip. Not only that, but the crew will clean the catch afterwards for your convenience. The crew speaks both English and Spanish. There’s also bottled water aboard, but you’re more than welcome to bring your own drinks and snacks for the ride. The Fish Hunter crew hopes to welcome you aboard soon!