CAPTAIN & CREW
Captain Jasper Coutu will be the first to admit his time on the water may not be as tenured and experienced as others around Block Island. However, his passion is undoubtedly among the top of the fleet. Being the youngest Captain on the dock doesn't seem to phase him and he is eager to make sure all who come aboard the C-Angel leave with an unforgettable experience!
Captain Jasper has been fishing since the day he could hold a rod and has spent much of his time rock hopping and surfcasting the beaches of Cape Cod and Rhode Island. He has fished for a variety of species including stripers, tuna, bonito, albacore, blues, sea bass, and sharks. Captain Jasper has experience working on a Gillnetting and lobster boats offshore and has worked on many charter boats out of Point Judith. Although he is newer to the business, he has dedicated his time to pursue and build a brand that he is very passionate about.
He believes strongly in not only catching but also preserving sustainable fishing for his and future generations to come. “I believe strongly in catch and release, however I also believe every person has the right to a freshly caught dinner. I hope that I can provide the opportunities to both.”
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What should I bring with me?
We suggest that you bring sunscreen, sunglasses, extra clothing and any food or beverages that you may need for the day. Please keep coolers to a minimum by storing them in your vehicle to use to transport your fish home!
Do I need my own fishing equipment?
No, the C-Angel provides customers with the best and latest fishing gear. All rods, reels, bait, and tackle supplies that you may need will be available to you!
What should I wear?
We suggest that you dress in layers for your fishing trip. It is recommended that you wear non slip shoes as the deck can get a little slippery and clothing that you don’t mind getting a little dirty! Depending on the weather and the season that you fish with us, you may want to bring warm clothing and rain gear. Please use your best judgment when anticipating weather conditions on the day of your trip!
How early do I need to arrive for my trip?
Please arrive at least 15-20 minutes before your departure time. This will ensure that you are settled in and comfortable before the trip begins. This will give the Captain and crew enough time to introduce themselves, discuss safety aboard the C-Angel and answer any additional questions you may have about the trip. If you are late to departure time the return time will not be extended.
Is there a restroom on board?
Yes, there is a private enclosed restroom "Head" on board.
How many people are allowed on the charter?
The maximum amount of people that we can take is 6 people per trip not including the Captain and crew. The vessel and Captain are licensed for no more than 6 people.
What type of safety equipment is aboard the C-Angel?
The C-Angel is equipped with US Coast Guard approved life jackets for all passengers, life raft, multiple fire extinguishers, visual distress signals for emergencies, and an updated first aid kit. Captain Jasper Coutu is certified in CPR, First Aid, AED and has additional Vessel Safety and Survival Training.
Are we guaranteed to catch fish?
We guarantee that we will try our best to land you on fish. However, it is not guaranteed that the fish will always be there or that they’ll always bite. There are many factors to take into consideration that are out of our control. The saying goes... "If they're there, we'll catch them."
Is gratuity included?
Gratuity is not included in the price of the trip. It is recommended that the mate receives 20% of the cost of the trip. The crew work very hard to offer the best trip possible and a tip is very much appreciated.
Do you process the fish? Do I need my own cooler?
Any fish that you intend to keep will be properly bled and processed to ensure the freshest table fare when you get back home. All fish will be filleted, skinned, bagged and put on ice. We do bring our own ice and coolers however an extra cooler is never a bad idea.
How many fish am I allowed to keep?
You will be made aware of all catch and size limits before fishing begins. That said even though you may be able to take a certain amount does not mean that is always the goal. We tell everyone they are allowed to limit out they're bag limits whether that is 1 fish per person or 10 per person, we believe heavily in a sustainable fishery and urge party members to take what they can eat. Let the rest go so they can grow!
Can we Drink Alcohol?
You can! We do make the suggestion though to try and limit consumption while at sea. For your own safety and well being while aboard a moving vessel and hot sun we ask to be mindful of how much you drink. We also remind customers that our main focus in providing this trip is to catch fish and do so effectively and safely. Enjoy yourselves but please be responsible.