A Much YoungerCapt. Ed Snell with a Striped Bass
Capt. Ed Started Working on the Indian II One Week After He Turned 14.
The new Rita B. formerly the Flying Connie, a charter boat out of Clinton Harbor, CT.
Meet the Captain
21 years ago, Captain Ed Snell started working on a deep sea fishing party boat, called the Indian II, out of Portland, Maine. Since then, he's participated in all fresh and saltwater fisheries in New England, both recreational and commercial. He attended Maine Maritime Academy where he fostered his long time love for the sea into a career, transporting petroleum products for Moran Towing Corporation throughout the East and Gulf Coasts of the United States. He's happy to spend his day sharing his knowledge of Casco Bay, Portland Harbor and the Gulf of Maine with you aboard the F/V "Rita B."
Meet the Boat
The F/V Rita B. is a 28' Downeast lobster boat hull equipped for sport fishing. The hull was designed by legendary boat builder Calvin Beal, of Beals Island, Maine. It's named for my Grandmother, Rita Burnham Anderson, in a nod to her life long love for all things outdoors that I inherited.
The boat is equipped with modern electronics, including a GPS chart plotter, radar, depth sounder (fish finder), and VHF radio. We are proud to feature a fully operational "head" or marine toilet. We carry all required safety gear.
Most Lobsterboats, or Downeast boats are built in Maine and are universally renowned for their seaworthiness, stability, economical operation, and good looks. It's only fitting that your Maine charter fishing experience be on board such an iconically Maine boat.