Lagtime Charters invites you to experience the stunning waters of Gloucester. With Captain Dana at the helm, you’re in knowledgeable and experienced hands.

These waters are known for Striped Bass, Bluefish, and more – with any luck, you’ll hook into a few! On these trips, you can expect to troll using light tackle.

If you’re traveling with the family, you will be glad to know that kids are welcome aboard! Be sure to ask if child-sized life vests are available, otherwise, you should bring your own. Snacks are never a bad idea so that nobody gets grumpy on an empty belly!

You’ll be casting lines from a 25’ Cobia center console with a capacity for 4 passengers. It has all the essentials. Rods, reels, and tackle are covered by the charter. Live bait will be caught on the trip.

Your fishing license for the day is covered by the charter boat, so all you have to do is look forward to your trip! Have in mind that some fish may have harvest limits or closed seasons. If you don’t know what to expect, ask the captain. A few items to bring include sunglasses, bottled water, and sunscreen (non-spray). If you’d like to bring other drinks, just ask. Alcohol is allowed in moderation, but you should avoid hard liquor as well as glass bottles.

If there’s more you’d like to know about fishing with Lagtime Charters, you can send Capt. Dana a message down below.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $500
    We’ll be fishing for live bait, then use the caught bait to target Striped Bass.
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Striped)
    Striped Bass
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
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FAQs about Lagtime Charters

Lagtime Charters offers the following trip to customers:
  • US $500 per group - Half Day Trip (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Lagtime Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS Gar
  • Fishfinder Furono
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box Two fish boxes and coolers

Trips booked with Lagtime Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Lagtime Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing

Lagtime Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging

Top targeted fish species with Lagtime Charters include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Bluefish

Meet the Captain

Dana Decaro
Gloucester, Massachusetts, United States
ID & license verified
13 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since June 2023
I’ve been fishing since I was old enough to hold a fishing rod. I’ve been fishing from a boat around Cape Ann since 1996, and fish commercially for Striped Bass.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Bluefish Bluefish

Boat specs

Cobia (Center console) originally built in 2002. Powered by a 225HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging

Amenities

GPS
Gar
Fishfinder
Furono
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Two fish boxes and coolers

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 1 day before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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

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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 13 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Angler rating
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
92%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
73%
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Tyler F.
Ipswich, MA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Saturday Morning Charter With Captain Dana

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on August 26, 2023
Had an amazing morning out on the water today thanks to Captain Dana. We haven’t been fishing in a couple years and this...
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Leslie J.
Boulder, Colorado
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Productive Half Day on the Water

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on September 9, 2023
I love to include a fishing experience in my travel plans and I’m glad I booked this one! We drove from Boston and it was...
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Amanda S.
Winchendon, MA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Great day out with Dana!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on June 18, 2023
My husband and boys went out for a Father’s Day fishing trip and had an amazing day! They all came home and said they will...
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Hazhir R.
Brookline, MA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fun trip with captain Dana

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on July 8, 2023
My son and I had a great time, caught a couple of big stripers, and learned about Glaucester and fishing in a half day trip....
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David Y.
Elmore, VT
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day trip with Captain Dana

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on July 4, 2023
Dana took us out for Stripers, we first fished for bait and then live lined, caught several Stripers in no time.  Great experience,...
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