Fishbucket Sportfishing

34 reviews
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Dreaming of landing a massive pelagic predator? Or maybe you want to take your family for a fun and quick fishing trip? Whatever your wishes Fishbucket Sportfishing can deliver!

Captain Mike Dezlingo welcomes you on board the “Fishbucket”. She’s a 32’ Wellcraft Coastal Express. Originally built in 1984 and restored in 2017, she’s got a build that stood the test of time and all the modern amenities you need to be comfortable. You can bring 5 friends or family with you on a fishing excursion in the Boston Harbor. Offshore trips are meant for up to 4 anglers.

Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned sea wolf, Capt. Mike will instruct and assist you in any way needed. Fishing the Boston Harbor can land you Striped Bass and Bluefish – it’s great for anglers of all ages. Offshore addicts can get ready for a proper treat: a 12-hour bluewater extravaganza. You’ll go after a variety of Sharks and schooling Bluefin Tuna up to 50 miles offshore. Torpedo-sized Bluefins can also be landed in offshore waters with Capt. Mike by your side.

The charter will supply you with all the necessary tackle. It’s all high-quality gear manufactured by Penn – you won’t lose a fish due to equipment failure!

Kids are more than welcome on board and there is no minimum age.

Get ready for an adventure off the coast of Boston! Book a trip with Fishbucket Sportfishing and start making memories.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Offshore 4 MAX
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 4:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Nov 1
    $1,500
    price breakdown
    $1,500
    This trip is for 4 anglers. You'll head out between 20 and 50 miles offshore in search of Tuna, various large Sharks, and bottom-feeding fish. You'll troll for school Bluefins or use live bait to hook up giant BluefinTuna, Bottom fishing and drifting is also the norm on this trip as we fill coolers with tasty groundfish while waiting for the big ones to bite.
  • Private trip
    Full day weekday inshore trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Oct 1
    $950
    price breakdown
    $950
    This is a full day, 8 hour trip, be sure to bring a lunch. You'll start your day fishing for bait. We will fish wherever the action is, From inside the inner harbor to outside in the open waters just offshore. Here you'll target trophy Stripers and Bluefish using several techniques like live bait drifting, slow trolling, casting to blitzing fish and more. The captain will provide you with all the required equipment.
  • Private trip
    Inshore Haddock Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Nov 1 (Sat, Sun)
    $850
    price breakdown
    $850
    Come and fill your coolers with Haddock and other bottom fish. The inshore Haddock fishing is great this year! You can keep up to 15 Haddock per person.
  • Private trip
    Inshore Haddock Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Nov 1 (Sat, Sun)
    $850
    price breakdown
    $850
    Come and fill your coolers with Haddock and other bottom fish. The inshore Haddock fishing is great this year! You can keep up to 15 Haddock per person.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Oct 1 (Sat, Sun)
    $750
    price breakdown
    $750
    You'll start your day with some fishing for bait before you move into the Boston Harbor here you'll target trophy Stripers and Bluefish. You'll fish for these predators using several techniques like trolling, casting to blitzing fish and more. The captain will provide you with all the required equipment.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Oct 1 (Sat, Sun)
    $750
    price breakdown
    $750
    Spend the day fishing for Striped Bass and Bluefish, as well as anything else that takes the bait, inside of Boston Harbor. You'll do blitzing, plug casting, live bait fishing, and slow trolling. You can even hook up a trophy-sized Bass on this trip.
  • Private trip
    Flounder & Bass combo trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Jul 1
    $750
    price breakdown
    $750
    We will target mackerel in the morning for live bait for trophy striped bass just offshore and then move back inside the harbor later in the morning to target flounder. Call Captain Mike to get on board
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Oct 1 (Sat, Sun)
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    Plug casting, slow trolling, live bait fishing, and sight casting to blitzing fish– all for Striped Bass and Bluefish inside of Boston Harbor. This trip is ideal if you want to hit the waters and sleep a bit longer as well.
  • Shared trip
    Sunset Trip 6:00-8:30 (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 15
    $300
    price breakdown
    $300
    Enjoy the sunset over the beautiful city of Boston as you fish inside the harbor and around the city. We will pick you up and return you to any one of the many downtown waterfront locations. Here we will be slow trolling and sight casting to feeding fish. Our target on these short trips is catch and release school sized striped bass ("schoolies"). We do not keep fish on these sunset trips.
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About the Captain

Mike Delzingo
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Angler's Choice
35 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
34 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since July 2018
"Fishing is in my blood. Born and raised a fisherman, as are my children. Owning and operating a charter boat was my destiny." Captain Mike Delzingo has been fishing for four and a half decades. He's spent the past 28 years fishing saltwater right here in Boston harbor, learning the tricks of the trade and the taste of the local species. Capt Mike is also one of only a handful of local rod and reel commercial ground-fishermen. Supplying fresh, local, sustainably caught seafood to restaurants and markets in the Boston area. His son Brad is usually the first mate. Brad is also the Jr. IGFA World record holder for Porbeagle sharks! Capt. Mike and Brad will gladly show you the ropes and help you have a lot of fun in the blue waters of Boston.

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Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Bass (Striped)
Bluefish Bluefish
Cod Cod
Flounder Flounder

Haddock Haddock
Halibut Halibut
Pollock Pollock
Shark (Blue) Shark (Blue)

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

Boat Specs

Wellcraft Coastal Express 3200 (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1984, and restored in 2020. Powered by 2 260HP Twin Yanmar diesel engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
32 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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.

Listing Policies

Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Boston to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
PayPal
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.79
out of 5 stars from 34 reviews
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
97%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Catch intended fish
77%
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Tanner H.
Dorchester, MA
 5.00
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Evening Trip with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   NEW  July 16, 2020
The Captain picked us up right on time and we cruised right out to the spot. My girlfriend are new to Boston and decided to...
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Andrew H.
Boston, Massachusetts
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Half day striped bass trip

VERIFIED   NEW  August 1, 2020
This was a great trip. Captain Mike and Jeremy were very accommodating. They made sure everybody got a fish or multiple fish...
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Logan A.
New York, New York
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Sunset Stripers

VERIFIED   June 15, 2020
Went striper fishing with Captain Mike for a few hours tonight! He’s a great guy who takes good care of you while fishing. ...
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Fishing with Mike

VERIFIED   NEW  July 27, 2020
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