Fishy Business Sportfishing

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Fishing Business Sportfishing will guide you throughout Cape Cod and the South Coast of Massachusetts and put you on top of the hottest bite. This family-friendly company is run and operated by two brothers, Captains Matt and Ben Maher, who were both born with a rod and reel in their hands.

They keep the boat in a trailer, which puts them at a better chance to catch fish. Your potential target will consist of anything from Striped Bass, Bluefish, and Scup to Bluefin Tuna, Sharks, Pollock, Haddock, Cod, and Tautog – some of the finest and most exciting species around.

Captain Matt and Ben run a 29’ Ocean Runner center console called the ‘Fishy Business,’ which is powered by twin 150 HP Yamaha engine. This fast boat can get you to the fishing grounds quickly and safely. She is also a seaworthy vessel with all the necessary electronics, gear, and equipment needed for a successful day on the water.

On your day out, you will be using the industry’s best tackle, which will give you the opportunity to make an outstanding catch possible. Light tackle fishing is the preferred method to get you the best fight out of a fish as possible. Your own “lucky rod” is also welcome on board but not required.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Tuna
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 31
    $1,200
    price breakdown
    $1,200
    All Tuna trips are booked as full day due to location and better chances of getting a big one.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 31
    $900
    price breakdown
    $900
    Fish all day long! This trip increases the chances of getting more/bigger fish.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 31
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    This trip doesn't take up your whole day and you can still have great fishing, targeting Striped Bass, Bluefish, and more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 31
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    If you are not an early bird or just want to avoid traffic, this is your trip. You will be targeting Striped Bass and other species.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip – Shared
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $360
    price breakdown
    $360
    Please contact us about this trip on the Contact Captain button. We run shared trips for Tuna fishing also, so prices may change.
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About the Captain

Matt Maher
Bourne, Massachusetts, United States
Angler's Choice
20 Fishing Reports
7 Customer Reviews
Response time 8 hours
Member since July 2015
Growing up, Captains Ben & Matt Maher spent their summers on the water. Sport- and commercial fishing has been part of their family for over half a century. Ben and Matt were first introduced to the art of fishing by their grandfather or father, who would take them out casting from the dock in front of their grandparent’s house. Both brothers spent the past decade focusing on commercial fishing, which gave them a great knowledge of the waters of the Cape and South Coast. From May to October, they can be found fishing and mastering their cast.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Haddock Haddock
Little Tunny (False Albacore) Little Tunny (False Albacore)
Pollock Pollock
Scup (Porgy) Scup (Porgy)

Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Shark (Mako) Shark (Mako)
Tautog Tautog
Tuna (Bluefin) Tuna (Bluefin)

Boat Specs

Ocean Runner (Center console) originally built in 2007. Powered by 2 150HP Yamaha engines.

Length
29 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
Bowfishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
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
Checks

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.76
out of 5 stars from 7 reviews
Boat
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Experience
half day w\/ captian Ben
half day w\/ captian Ben
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
86%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
71%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
67%
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Jerry M.
West Yarmouth, Massachusetts
 5.00
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VERIFIED   September 24, 2019
We had a couple bites, but only managed to reel in 1. Captain Matt brought us to several areas, the tuna kept teasing us! We...
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Conley P.
Plymouth, MA
 4.67
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Half day with Captain Matt

VERIFIED   September 16, 2019
Everything was as advertised. Weather was good, but fish were not cooperating. Boated one albacore. A good thing the other...
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Michael G.
Yarmouth Port, MA
 3.67
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VERIFIED   NEW  August 4, 2020
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Mike G.
Leominster, MA
 5.00
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   July 27, 2019
Started off with not much luck but captain Matt wouldn’t give up till we found the right spot. It was a lot of fun and...
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Robert L.
United States
 5.00
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Half day w/ captian Ben

VERIFIED   August 6, 2017
I was promised fish by Captain Matt at the very beginning but I got skunked ?? But captain Ben did a great job trying...
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