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 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 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Dec 1 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $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
    Offshore Cod & Haddock
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 8 - Oct 7 (Sat, Sun)
    $1,200
    It's Cod & Haddock season in New England! Come fill your coolers with Cod, Haddock, Pollock, and many other bottom fish. This is a bottom fishing trip where we will be offshore from 20-50 miles. Let Captain Mike's decades of commercial rod & reel fishing experience pack your freezers for the winter.
  • Private trip
    Flounder & Bass Combo Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 1 (Sat, Sun)
    $1,000
    You 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.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Inshore Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Oct 1 (Sat, Sun)
    $1,000
    This is a full day, 8 hour trip, be sure to bring a lunch. You'll start your day fishing for bait. You'll target trophy Stripers and Bluefish using several techniques like live bait drifting, slow trolling, casting to blitzing fish, and more. With conservation measures in place, only Striped Bass of a very specific size class can be kept, meaning you’ll primarily practice catch and release. If you’d like to specifically take fish home to eat, you can also target Haddock or Flounder on this trip.
  • Private trip
    Inshore Haddock Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 8 - Dec 1 (Sat, Sun)
    $900
    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 per person.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Oct 12 (Sat, Sun)
    $800
    You'll start your day with some fishing for bait before you move into the Boston Harbor for trophy Stripers and Bluefish. You'll fish for these predators using several techniques like trolling, casting to blitzing fish, and more. With conservation measures in place, only Striped Bass of a very specific size class can be kept, meaning you’ll primarily practice catch and release. If you’d like to specifically take fish home to eat, the captain suggests Flounder or Haddock trips.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 2 - Oct 1 (Sat, Sun)
    $800
    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. With conservation measures in place, only Striped Bass of a very specific size class can be kept, meaning you’ll primarily practice catch and release. If you’d like to specifically take fish home to eat, the captain suggests Flounder or Haddock trips.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Oct 12 (Sat, Sun)
    $600
    Plug casting, slow trolling, live bait fishing, and sight casting to blitzing fish– all for Striped Bass and Bluefish inside of Boston Harbor. With conservation measures in place, only Striped Bass of a very specific size class can be kept, meaning you’ll primarily practice catch and release. If you’d like to specifically take fish home to eat, the captain suggests Flounder or Haddock trips, where you’ll surely catch some fish to put on the table.
  • Shared trip
    Sunset Trip 6:00-8:30(PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 28 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $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
49 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
74 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 29 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 fishermen. Supplying fresh, local, sustainably caught seafood to restaurants and markets in the Boston area. Capt. Mike will gladly show you the ropes and help you have a lot of fun on the blue waters of Boston. Accepting all major forms of payment including PayPal, Venmo, Cash and Credit cards on board the boat, and we never charge extra for Boston pickup, because we are actually in Boston! Please remember the first mate works only for tips, and a 20% cash tip is customary.

About this listing

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
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Refrigerator
Outriggers

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

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.

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 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Itty Bitty Sand Shark who thought he was a Tuna!
10' Blue Shark on the line.
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Friendly captain
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97%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
87%
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Fun all day!!!!

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Inshore Trip on September 11, 2021
As soon as we got underway, he immediately put us on the fish. We caught our Stripped Bass limit within the very first hour...
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Full 12 Hour Experience

VERIFIED   12 Hour Trip – Offshore 4 MAX on August 13, 2021
My father, brother, sister and I all enjoyed a fine 12 hour day at the Stellwagen Bank with Captain Mike and first mate Phil...
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3 hour trip with Captain Mike and First Mate Mike

VERIFIED   Sunset Trip 6:00-8:30(PM) on August 5, 2021
We caught about 23 nice sized striped sea bass in total which traveled in large schools. The equipment was very good quality...
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Awesome Sunset Fishing

VERIFIED   Sunset Trip 6:00-8:30(PM) on June 18, 2021
My daughter and I are inexperienced at fishing, but Captain Mike and Bradley were excellent teachers. They made us feel very...
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Evening Trip with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   Sunset Trip 6:00-8:30(PM) on June 4, 2021
Very fun and beautiful evening on the fishbucket with Mike, Jeremy and my beautiful wife Colleen Erin Megan. I’ve never seen...
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FAQs about Fishbucket Sportfishing

Fishbucket Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $150 per person - Sunset Trip 6:00-8:30(PM) (3 hours)
  • $600 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • $800 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM) (6 hours)
  • $800 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) (6 hours)
  • $900 per group - Inshore Haddock Trip (AM) (7 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - Flounder & Bass Combo Trip (8 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - Full Day Inshore Trip (8 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - Offshore Cod & Haddock (10 hours)
  • $1,500 per group, additional $350 per person after 4 guests - 12 Hour Trip – Offshore 4 MAX (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Fishbucket Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Clean, private, heated bathroom)
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Refrigerator
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Fishbucket Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn rods and reels)
  • Live Bait (Our preferred technique)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Processing, packaging & shipping available)
  • First Mate (20% tip NOT included in price. Please tip the mate)
  • Fishing License (The boat's license covers all passengers)

Fishbucket Sportfishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Fishbucket Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing (With advance notice, fly rods are kept at home)
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Fishbucket Sportfishing include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Bluefish
  • Cod
  • Flounder
  • Haddock
  • Halibut
  • Pollock
  • Shark (Blue)
  • Shark (Mako)
  • Shark (Porbeagle)
  • Shark (Thresher)
  • Tuna (Bluefin)