Dreaming of reeling in a trophy fish? Don’t worry if you’re a novice angler, with Crossroads Charters you’ll be hauling them overboard like a pro, thanks to the excellent guidance Captain Paul Hogg provides!

Join Capt. Paul for an exciting fishing adventure in the waters of Massachusetts. You can hit the fishing grounds near the coast for Cow Stripers and Bluefish on a half or full day trip. If you’re getting antsy from even thinking about hooking up a Bluefin Tuna, the full-day offshore trip is the way to go! Capt. Paul will get you to check the bite for these torpedo-sized predators after a 1h ride to the best fishing spot.

You’ll be fighting these beasts from the 32’ Duffy-built downeast, the “Hogg Tied.” She’s fully equipped for serious sportfishing, powered by a 440 HP Yanmar engine. Outriggers will extend your reach when trolling and allow for more lines in the water at the same time. A live bait well will keep your bait spry and appetizing for longer, so you can focus on making the perfect cast.

You’ll be provided with high-quality fishing equipment from Penn and Shimano, as well as custom-built rods – no losing fish due to gear failure here!

There’s no minimum age for kids with Crossroads Charters but parents should contact the captain in advance so he can prepare life jackets in the correct sizes.

Whether you’re a beginner or a sea wolf, Capt. Paul and his first mate will instruct and assist you so you can have the best shot at that trophy catch. For their hard work, 20% tips are welcome. Book a trip with Crossroads Charters today and start working on that new favorite fishing story!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Offshore
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,300
    If you're a fan of Bluefin Tuna (let's face it, who isn't?) and reeling in big predators, this trip is right up your alley! You can also target a wide range of Shark species on this trip. It will take about an hour from the dock to get to the best fishing grounds.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Inshore
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,000
    Spend the entire day fishing for Bluefish and Striped Bass. You'll be provided with all the necessary fishing gear as well as Captain Paul's expert advice on how to hook 'em all up.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $850
    This is for those people who cant decide if they want an all day or half day.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    On this 4-hour trip you'll hit the waters close to Newburyport. The main targets are Stripers and Bluefish. The charter will provide you with all the required equipment for this trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $600
    If you're ready to reel in some cow Stripers, this afternoon trip is for you! You can also target Bluefish and the captain will supply you with all the rods, reels, tackle, and instructions you need.
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About the Captain

Paul Hogg
Newburyport, Massachusetts, United States
15 Customer Reviews
Response time 10 hours
Member since March 2018
Captain Paul Hogg has over 3 decades of experience fishing Newburyport for all manner of fish such as cow Stripers, Bluefin Tuna, massive Sharks, and more. He's also the harbor master of Newburyport, combining his background in law enforcement with his passion for fishing and maritime activities. Capt. Paul and his crew have won many fishing tournaments on board the Hogg Tide as well!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Bass (Striped)
Bluefish Bluefish
Haddock Haddock
Shark (Blue) Shark (Blue)

Shark (Mako) Shark (Mako)
Shark (Porbeagle) Shark (Porbeagle)
Shark (Thresher) Shark (Thresher)
Tuna (Bluefin) Tuna (Bluefin)

Boat Specs

Duffy (Downeast) originally built in 2006. Powered by a 440HP Yanmar engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
32 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Kitchen

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing Policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Checks

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Taylor N.
Washington, DC
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Afternoon Half Day Trip with Captain Paul

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on October 17, 2020
Despite rough seas being off-season for stripers, Captain/Harbormaster Paul made our trip awesome. We kept our eye on the weather,...
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Eric C.
New York, NY
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on July 19, 2020
Capt Paul did a great job at helping the boys land some Stripers. They had a good time and I would definitely recommend capt...
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Leominster, Massachusetts
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on August 18, 2020
Great day fishing!  Caught some nice stripers.  Also, saw a seal and a couple of sturgeon jumping out of water.  Excellent...
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Jamie O.
Claremont, New Hampshire
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on October 12, 2020
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West Newbury, MA
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 22, 2020
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FAQs about Crossroads Charters

Crossroads Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $600 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $850 per group - 6 Hour trip (6 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - Full Day Trip – Inshore (8 hours)
  • $1,300 per group - Full Day Trip – Offshore (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Crossroads Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Crossroads Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • First Mate (tips of 20% are welcome!)
  • Fishing License

Crossroads Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Crossroads Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Crossroads Charters include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Bluefish
  • Haddock
  • Shark (Blue)
  • Shark (Mako)
  • Shark (Porbeagle)
  • Shark (Thresher)
  • Tuna (Bluefin)