CT Fishing Captain TJ Karbowski Bio

Captain TJ Karbowski

Captain TJ

Captain TJ Karbowski is a United States Coast Guard Certified Master Captain and has been fishing the waters of Long Island Sound his entire life.  He started competitive fishing at age 11 with his father, winning TWO top spots in Montauk shark tournaments.  Fishing and boats have been his passion ever since.

When TJ was 20, he had finally saved up enough money to buy his own boat, a 27′ Sea Ray and customized it for offshore fishing.  He had this boat for 3 seasons but would soon realize his dream of being a charter captain.  He acquired his Captains license and purchased his next boat, a 35′ Luhrs, and Rock and Roll Charters was born.  After building the business up over several years he found he was putting more hours on the boat than the gasoline engines were designed for and a larger boat with diesel engines became necessary.

In 2005, he purchased his current boat, a Hatteras 41. This is a quality built vessel designed for offshore fishing. The boat is equipped with: twin 6-71 Detroit Diesel engines (900HP), underwater exhausts (no diesel fumes), a 9kw generator, 500 gallons of diesel fuel, 150 gallons of fresh water, 2 fighting chairs, heat and a/c, an extra large bathroom, state of the art navigation equipment, and all PENN & SHIMANO tournament quality fishing tackle.

Captain TJ is a popular seminar speaker at various sportsman shows.  He is a member of Stripers Forever, The Recreational Fishing Alliance and Treasurer of the Connecticut Charter and Party Boat Association.  He lives in North Branford, Connecticut with his wife Kimberly and children Jacob and Kaci.






Meet our crew!

One of our professional mates will be onboard to ensure your trip is as fun and exciting as it can be!

Jordan May

Jordan May has been a member of the crew since 2011. He is a die hard outdoorsman and is as comfortable fishing on a lake in a kayak, as he is on the back deck of our boat chasing stripers. He has sailfished in Florida, ice fished in Connecticut and duck hunted, all in the same week!  Jordan spends his winters in Florida chasing sailfish, mahi, redfish, and grouper.



Ryan McCabe


Ryan McCabe has been a member of the crew since 2012.  He is a native of Milford and is yet another dedicated crew member that is absolutely addicted to fishing!  He’s chased tuna all over New England and surf casts as much as possible.  Cuttyhunk, Block, Gloucester; he’s fished ‘em!  Ask Ryan what he thinks about 24 hours a day-  FISH!



 Wayne Wright

Wayne Wright has been a professional mate for 19 years and joined the crew of Rock and Roll in 2011.  Wayne is extremely outgoing and is especially good with kids.  He’s a certifiable “fish nut” and has even traveled to Alaska to fish for salmon.  When off the boat, Wayne works for our good friend Joe Pitruzzello at Northeast Taxidermy www.northeasttaxidermy.com making the world’s finest fish mounts.





Would you like to join our team?

We’re always looking for friendly and experienced fishermen!

If you have a passion for fishing and boating, this might be the right job for you. – Call Today!






With years of experience and an absolute obsession for fishing, Captain TJ wants to take you for the thrill of a lifetime.   Book a trip today and get ready to ROCK AND ROLL! 

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