Captain Frank Taormina and North Shore Anglers invite you to an exciting fishing adventure out of Gloucester, MA. Frank has been fishing the local waters for more than two decades now and is passionate about the service he provides. With trips suitable for both experienced anglers as well as newcomers, there’s no reason to miss out on what could easily be a trip of a lifetime.

Frank’s boat is a custom-built 22’ Biddison center console that’s powered by a 200 HP Yamaha engine. It contains all the necessary navigation equipment by Furuno, as well as amenities such as a portable toilet. There’s enough room on the boat for four anglers, so feel free to bring some friends who like to fish with you.

Gloucester waters make for great fishing both inshore and offshore. Big Striped Bass, Flounder, and others can be found inshore.

Captain Frank will provide you with all the gear you’ll need. This includes Shimano 6500 Baitrunner reels and 7ft boat rods for Bass, and Penn International gear. Bait and fishing licenses are also included, so all that’s left for you to do is bring a pair of polarized sunglasses and some sunscreen. Feel free to bring drinks or snacks too if you’re so inclined, and get ready for a fun time.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Night Time Striped Bass
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 15 - Sep 15
    $750
    Test your luck after hours and grab the opportunity to fish night bite. You will be fishing live bait as well as some soft plastics. 3 person max.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Striped Bass (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 30
    $650
    Experience Gloucester fishing the local way. We have the local knowledge to guide you to a once in a lifetime Trophy Striped Bass Our 23' Biddison center console allows us to fish those hard to reach areas for Striped Bass tucked away in the rocks, but also capable enough to head offshore if we need to.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Flounder (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Jul 1
    $500
    This trip will focus on going after Flounder near Gloucester's historic harbor. It's a great option for new anglers as well as family trips. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price of the trip, as well as the necessary fishing licenses. Having a pair of polarized sunglasses and some sunscreen is highly recommended.

About the Captain

Frank Taormina
Gloucester, Massachusetts, United States
5 Fishing Reports
40 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since February 2018
Born and raised in Gloucester, MA, I have been fishing its waters for 20 years. My passion and love for fishing started at a very young age, and I pride myself on providing you with the very best trip possible. My preferred style for Striped Bass is jigging for live bait and trolling or pitching the bait in structure where fish might hang out.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Haddock Haddock
Halibut Halibut
Whiting Whiting

Boat Specs

Biddison (Center console) originally built in 1989. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Ice Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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 25% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 2% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Acton, Massachusetts
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Great Half Day Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Striped Bass (AM) on June 17, 2018
It’s been a great trip. The weather was perfect. The ride was smooth - we were fishing in several locations, caught a few...
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Striped Bass on July 21, 2018
Great guys, worked hard to get us on fish. Got three nice stripers and another 7 or 8 shy of keeper length. Then gave us a...
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Columbia, Connecticut
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Striped Bass (PM) on July 10, 2018
Afternoon trip for striped bass. Overall slow day of fishing for all boats but kept trying and suddenly found a hot spot and...
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Sunderland, MA
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Striped Bass (AM) on July 3, 2018
This was an awesome trip!  We killed it.  Captain Frank and Mate, John, knew where the fish were, and how to catch them. ...
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Boxford, MA
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Flounder (AM) on June 23, 2018
Awesome (half)day on the water with Captain Frank. It was my sons first time fishing on the ocean, Captain Frank and mate Lennie...
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FAQs about North Shore Anglers

North Shore Anglers offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group - Half Day Trip - Flounder (AM) (4 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip - Striped Bass (AM) (5 hours)
  • $750 per group, additional $150 per person after 2 guests - Night Time Striped Bass (4 hours)

When you book a trip with North Shore Anglers, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Portable.)
  • GPS (Furuno)
  • Fishfinder (Furuno)
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well

Trips booked with North Shore Anglers include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

North Shore Anglers offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Up to 20 miles)

North Shore Anglers offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle (For Tuna.)
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Ice Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with North Shore Anglers include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Bluefish
  • Cod
  • Flounder
  • Haddock
  • Halibut
  • Whiting