Fishbucket Sportfishing

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 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 Cancelation 1 day notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 15 May - 1 Nov
    $1,500
    up to 4 persons
    + $150
    each additional person
    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 Cancelation 1 day notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 15 May - 1 Oct
    $900
    up to 6 persons
    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
    6 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 15 May - 1 Oct (Sat, Sun)
    $750
    up to 6 persons
    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)
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 15 May - 1 Oct (Sat, Sun)
    $750
    up to 6 persons
    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 Cancelation 1 day notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 15 May - 1 Jul
    $750
    up to 6 persons
    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)
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 15 May - 1 Oct (Sat, Sun)
    $550
    up to 6 persons
    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
    Spring Special Haddock Trip
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 15 May - 1 Jul (Sat, Sun)
    $250
    per person
    2 persons minimum
    Early spring is the time to fill your coolers with tasty groundfish! This is an offshore trip where we will be bottom fishing offshore on Stellwagen Bank for Haddock, Pollack, Redfish, Hake, Whiting, Cusk & other groundfish. We will also opportunistically target large sharks and tuna while we are at it. This is an 8-10 hour trip and all gear is provided. Call Captian Mike to get on board.
  • Shared trip
    Single fisherman quick trip
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    2 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 15 May - 30 Oct (Sat, Sun)
    $150
    per person
    This is a 2 hour trip where we will be sight casting and slow trolling to school size fish using light tackle on the inner harbor. Perfect for the single traveler on a stopover, just visiting the city, or want to get out and fish for a couple hours and enjoy the waterfront. We will pick up and return you at any number of downtown Boston waterfront locations, including the airport. Times are very flexible depending on the boat's schedule for that day. Call/text Captain Mike to get on board
  • Shared trip
    Sunset trip 6:00-8:00 (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    2 hours trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jun - 15 Sep
    $150
    per person
    Head out in the late afternoon to chase fish as the sun sets over Boston.
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About the Captain

Mike Delzingo
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Angler's Choice
30 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
25 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 25 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 2017. Powered by 2 240HP Twin Yanmar diesel engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 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
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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
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Customer Reviews

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4.85
out of 5 stars from 25 reviews
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Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
96%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
84%
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Tammy W.
United States
 5.00
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Fishing with Mike

VERIFIED   July 2, 2019
Mike was the best! We did some fishing and he was tons of help, as we had never fished in the ocean before. Afterwards he let...
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Julie L.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 5.00
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6 to 9pm trip with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   July 11, 2019
My son has always wanted to go fishing in the ocean and this was the perfect experience. Mike was super helpful, patient and...
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Ben C.
Cound, England
 5.00
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Evening striped bass fishing

VERIFIED   July 5, 2019
Picked up and headed out on time, mike and brad really helpful.  My first time fishing for striped bass as I am from England. ...
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Sean Q.
Westwood, MA
 5.00
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Perfect end to summer

VERIFIED   September 2, 2019
I took my 12 and 13 year olds, along with 3 more boys on the Fishbucket today and we had a blast.  Captain Mike and his...
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Tom C.
Dorchester, MA
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Inshore Stripper Fishing

VERIFIED   July 12, 2019
We had a amazing day with Captain Mike and his son. They put us on our first Strippers ever, a very memorable trip. We will...
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