First Light Sportfishing offers a range of trips out of out of East Dennis, MA. Fish Cape Cod Bay and beyond for anything from Bluefish and Stripers to Bluefin and Sharks. Captain Jeff Penny offers fun, kid-friendly days out as well as some of the toughest sportfishing you can find. He guarantees a great experience for everyone, from complete beginners to seasoned experts.
The “First Light” is a 37’ custom-built Duffy downeaster powered by a safe, dependable 500 HP Yanmar diesel. She has state-of-the-art electronics and a full array of safety gear to make your trip productive and worry-free. The First Light is very well kept with a clean private head (toilet) and a comfortable couch if you want to get out of the elements.
Centrally located in Cape Cod Bay, you’ll be close to the best fishing grounds around. This means more time fishing and less time riding. Inshore trips will have your lines in the water just 20 minutes after leaving the dock. Even deep sea charters don’t usually go more than 25 miles out.
When fishing inshore, your primary target species will be Striped Bass and Bluefish. Head out on a full-day trip and you will either be chasing Bluefin Tuna or wrestling with monster Sharks. Makos, Threshers, Blues, and Porbeagles all hit incredible sizes in these legendary waters.
Capt. Jeff has been running charters on Cape Cod for over 30 years. He’s fished from Maine to Mexico, giving him the skills to adapt to any situation onboard. On top of this, he’s an EMT firefighter, so you can be sure that safety is a priority onboard.
An experienced captain with a well-maintained boat, heading into some of the best fishing grounds on the East Coast – this is the recipe for a very special trip. All the equipment is rigged and ready, so jump aboard and go catch some fish!
You Keep Catch
Catch cleaning & filleting
Rods, reels & tackle
About the Captain
About this listing
Duffy (Downeast) originally built in 2011. Powered by a 500HP Yanmar engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 26 knots.
Types of Fishing
Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.
FAQs about First Light Sportfishing
- $600 per group - 4 Hour Trip - Stripers & Blues (PM) (4 hours)
- $600 per group - 4 Hour Trip - Stripers & Blues (AM) (4 hours)
- $650 per group - 5 Hour Trip - Stripers & Blues (5 hours)
- $700 per group - 6 Hour Trip - Stripers & Blues (6 hours)
- $800 per group - 8 Hour Trip - Stripers & Blues (8 hours)
- $1,300 per group - 12 Hour Trip - Sharks (12 hours)
- $1,300 per group - 12 Hour Trip - Tuna (12 hours)
- Fighting Chair
- Live Bait Well
- Rods, reels & tackle
- Live Bait (If available)
- Catch cleaning & filleting
- First Mate (Customary gratuity 15-20%)
- Fishing License
- Fly Fishing Equipment (For Bass and Blues with prior notice)
- Inshore Fishing
- Nearshore Fishing
- Offshore Fishing
- Light Tackle
- Heavy Tackle
- Bottom Fishing
- Fly Fishing (For Bass and Blues with prior notice)
- Kite Fishing
- Deep Sea Fishing
- Bass (Striped)
- Seabass (Black)
- Shark (Blue)
- Shark (Mako)
- Shark (Porbeagle)
- Shark (Thresher)
- Tuna (Bluefin)