Cherry Pepper Sportfishing - About the Captain

The Captain

I have been fishing Rhode Island waters for over 40 years and have been a licensed captain for 15+ years. Having been raised on the shores of Ninigret Pond which is opposite Charlestown Breachway, a noted striped bass hotspot, it was easy for me to spend thousands of hours fishing the south shore beaches to the waters surrounding Block Island.

My early boats were wooden hulls with not so reliable outboard motors but they allowed me to hone my skills catching striped bass, bluefish, fluke, tautog and other inshore species. As time passed and the size of my boats increased, the offshore waters from Block Island to the northeast canyons came into my sights. The offshore experience of shark, tuna, mahi mahi, wahoo and marlin fishing over the years has helped my charters to have very successful offshore day trips.

My boat is set-up for the both the experienced fisherman or the family seeking instruction and an enjoyable day on the water. My Mate and I like nothing better than to see a youngster catch their 1st fish. It would be my pleasure to take you fishing aboard the "Cherry Pepper".

Thanks,
Capt. Lin Safford

The Crew

Both the Captain and mates are members of the Rhode Island Party and Charter Boat Association and are subject to random drug testing as required by the United States Coast Guard. All our mates are experienced fishermen. They are ready to answer all questions and help you have an enjoyable day on the water.