FishNut Charters

The “FishNut” is a 26′ SiSu commercial duty, non-production, all fiberglass downeast fishing vessel built by the Lowell Brothers.  She is powered by a 250 HP 4-Stroke Yamaha outboard to produce comfortable cruising to the fishing grounds.  All passengers are well sheltered from the elements by a full hardtop and canvas enclosure.  The vessel is equipped with quality electronics including two VHF radios, Lowrance HD Chartplotter/Sounder, Garmin GPSmap Chartplotter/Sounder, Garmin Color Fishfinder, etc.  Below deck, a full sized Vee-berth and enclosed head with all U.S. Coast Guard required safety equipment.  The “FishNut” is home at Marshview Marina LLC in Westbrook, CT.


Captain Bill Kokis has fished the East Coast, West Coast, Gulf Coast, Caribbean, Sea of Cortez, and the Mediterranean Sea.  Grandfather William Kokis was a lifelong commercial fisherman and made his entire living off the Sea.  The salt runs 4 generations deep with Captain Bill as well as having an avid knowledge of the water.  Bill has held a Master U.S. Merchant Marine Officer License since 2005, and has been boating/fishing avidly since childhood.  Graduating/Majoring in Marine Biology gives him a scientific edge and a great appreciation for our marine resources.  He is also a good person, aside from the comradery which comes naturally while fishing!

Tackle and Methods

The FishNut is equipped with Avet reels, and class matched rods to handle the best fishing in Long Island Sound.  If you prefer, bring your own personal fishing outfit that you feel comfortable with.  All bait and terminal tackle supplied and rigs are hand tied with the best materials available.  Methods include anchoring, drifting, jigging, and trolling depending on conditions, season, and species.  We also will accommodate for a pleasure or sunset cruise.

What to Bring



-Sunblock lotion

-Deck shoes

-Cooler (leave one in vehicle for fish)

-Packed lunch and drinks

-Motion sickness medication (take BEFORE leaving dock)


4 hour bottom fishing special – $500*

Day (7 hours maximum) – $850*

6 Passengers or less (4 fishermen on deck maximum)

Rates do not include loss of rod and reel

*Prices subject to change due to fuel prices and other costs 

Deposit and Payment

$250 minimum deposit to be paid within 10 days after booking.  Payment in full is due on day of departure. 

Weather and emergency cancellations to be mutually rescheduled. 

Gratuity is appreciated.


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Captain Bill Kokis

382 Boston Post Road

Westbrook, CT 06498

(860) 304-0207

[email protected]

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