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Overlooking Cape Cod Bay, the charming town of Dennis, MA, revolves around fishing. It’s no surprise, then, that fishing charters in Dennis Port are aplenty. Hit the shallow waters of the vast bay or head beyond to the open waters of the Atlantic, and you’re in for a true East Coast angling adventure. 
 
When it comes to the East Coast, one nearshore creature trumps them all – Striped Bass. These tough-fighting monsters grow to incredible sizes in the Cape Cod Bay, and anglers from all over the world flock here to do battle with them. Add prized Bluefish and delicious Fluke, Scup, Tautog, and Seabass to the mix, and you have everything you could want. 
 
Of course, it’s not just the bay that attracts tourists. The deep waters of the Atlantic are well within reach on a Dennis fishing charter. Just 30 miles out, you’ll hit the famous Stellwagen Bank where monster Bluefin Tuna like to gather. Not only that, but you’ll also come across Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and even Blue and Mako Sharks if you time your trip right!
 
Whatever you’re looking for, fishing charters in Dennis Port have it. Bring the kids aboard for a couple of hours to test the waters, or opt for popular four to six-hour trips. The keener angler among you will relish the chance to hit the bay for a full day, with offshore trips lasting as long as 16 hours or a few days on the water. 

 

Rules & Regulations

When fishing with a charter in Massachusetts, the good news is that your license will be covered. However, there are still plenty of regulations concerning seasons and size and bag limits. These often differ depending on where you’re fishing, so head out with a professional guide and make sure you’re fishing within the law. 
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January

Winters are seriously cold here, and most charters are out of the water, undergoing maintenance. However, you’ll find some local, experienced anglers hitting up reliable Striper hotspots during the “January thaw!”

February

Everything angling-related remains quiet during February, with most charters preparing for the arrival of the first spring Striper in March. Hardcore anglers can brave the cold for the chance to hook Winter Fluke.

March

March signals the arrival of Dennis’s fishing season, with charters heading out onto the Bay to explore popular spots for Striper “holdovers” – small variations of this species that don’t migrate.

April

April is often heralded as the true start of the season, and you’ll find a huge wealth of charters heading out onto the Bay to chase Striper. Tautog start to appear in the shallows, and the end of the month brings Bluefish.

May

Dennis’s angling opportunities start to seriously pick up – Striped Bass arrive daily, and are joined by Bluefish and Tautog. Towards the end of the month, huge Striper can be found in the Bay.

June

The fishing season is in full swing, and the bay is bustling with a variety of species. Visit now if you’re looking to chase cow Stripers. Offshore, it’s time for battle, with the waters rife with Bluefin Tuna my mid-June!

July

There’s a reason why many anglers flock to Dennis in July. Inshore, there’s Doormat Fluke, Striper, Bluefish, Tautog...the list goes on! Offshore, Bluefin Tuna put up an impressive fight, as well as Blue and Mako Sharks. 

August

The superstar of these waters, Striped Bass, provides plenty of angling action in August. You'll also find have the chance to hook Dennis’s two blues – Bluefin Tuna are abundant offshore, and there's Bluefish inshore.

September

As fall starts to settle in, offshore fishing is at its peak, with many anglers heading out to hook gigantic Bluefin Tuna, while Shark species can also be found. Inshore, it’s all about Striper, Bluefish, and Fluke.

October
Bluefin Tuna fishing remains seriously strong in October, especially for the first two weeks of the month. Closer to shore, Stripers are still bustling in the Bay, and you’ll also find plenty of Tautog and Fluke.
 
November

Even with the arrival of winter, you’ll still find some angling action in Dennis. Just make sure you’re prepared for the weather! Target “holdover” Striper in the Bay, or get ready for the last of the Bluefin Tuna offshore.

December

December sees the fishing season winding down, as temperatures fall and fish start to migrate. If you want to experience some winter action in the area, some charters will be out on the Bay, hunting smaller Stripers.

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Although the weather beat us up quite a bit the fishing was worth it! Captain John was very professional and knowledgeable. He put our safety and comfort as priority. The Kate Jim was patient as well as knowledgeable for this first time striper angler. I had a ball fishing with these guys! You will too if you book with the Grey Dolphin Sportsfishing Charter. The marina was easily located and there was ample parking.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Although the weather beat us up quite a bit the fishing was worth it! Captain John was very professional and knowledgeable. He put our safety and comfort as priority. The Kate Jim was patient as well as knowledgeable for this first time striper angler. I had a ball fishing with these guys! You will too if you book with the Grey Dolphin Sportsfishing Charter. The marina was easily located and there was ample parking.
Sherry  P.
Sherry P. Berlin, VT
Have a great time. Capt John and mate Bob were excellent, extremely helpful and fun to be with. The captain worked really hard to make our experience a great time. We loved it.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Have a great time. Capt John and mate Bob were excellent, extremely helpful and fun to be with. The captain worked really hard to make our experience a great time. We loved it.
Stephen  V.
Stephen V. New Bedford, Massachusetts
Go out with experienced captains and mates like Dan and Tom on the salt shaker!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Go out with experienced captains and mates like Dan and Tom on the salt shaker!
Lynne  W.
Lynne W. South Yarmouth, MA

Salt Shaker Charters
Salt Shaker Charters
Fishing charter in Dennis
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 96 reviews
Knowledgeable and fun crew. Doug was very helpful and definitely knows how to fish. Capt. Dan was superb and knew the waters.
Peter  M.
Peter M. United States
Janine B Sportfishing
Janine B Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Dennis
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 40 reviews
Crew made a great effort to make this trip a success and enjoyable. Well done!
Thomas  S.
Thomas S. Emmaus, PA
Shannon Sea Sportfishing
Shannon Sea Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Dennis
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 13 reviews
We ordered blue skies and plenty of fish and that’s exactly what Captain Mike delivered. Spending a half day on the well equipped and spotless Shannon Sea, was the highlight of our week on Cape Cod. Mike was personable, friendly, and engaged in conversation with knowledge and history of the area. His price was fair and we felt safe and comfortable. We would definitely recommend Capt. Mike and the Shannon Sea to anyone and will use his services again. He really knew how to find the fish!
Robert  P.
Robert P. Cedar Park, TX
Tiggertoo Charters
Tiggertoo Charters
Fishing charter in Dennis
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 61 reviews
We had such a great day on this boat. They went above and beyond making sure we caught some fish. They were also great company! Really enjoyed our trip today!
Amy  K.
Amy K. Berthoud, CO
Salt Shaker Charters
Salt Shaker Charters
Fishing charter in Dennis
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 96 reviews
Captain Dan and First Mate Doug were great! They put us on fish the whole time. Awesome experience!
Ryan  N.
Ryan N. New York, New York
Salt Shaker Charters
Salt Shaker Charters
Fishing charter in Dennis
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 96 reviews
We had the best time on the Salt Shaker! The whole family, ages 2 to 62 had a blast. Thanks Captain Dan!!
Lindsay  H.
Lindsay H. Annapolis, Maryland
Salt Reaper Charters
Salt Reaper Charters
Fishing charter in Dennis
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 32 reviews
We had an amazing time with Captain Matt. We caught a bunch of big fish including tuna and blues. I would highly recommend Salt Reaper for your next fishing trip. We had 2 adults and 2 boys age 10 and 12 and it was fantastic and would absolutely go again!
Jamie  V.
Jamie V. Trumbull, CT
Salt Reaper Charters
Salt Reaper Charters
Fishing charter in Dennis
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 32 reviews
My son and I did a half-day trip with Matt. He was great -- working hard to find us fish, changing locations, changing lures to help us get some fish in the boat. We caught a bunch of blues and bonito. It was a great trip.
Douglas  J.
Douglas J. Cherry Hill, NJ
Janine B Sportfishing
Janine B Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Dennis
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 40 reviews
The captain searched the bay to find large blue fish. Caught as much as we wanted and returned the rest to the bay.
Martin  A.
Martin A. United States
Salt Shaker Charters
Salt Shaker Charters
Fishing charter in Dennis
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 96 reviews
73 years young fished all waters since I could walk....this is one I won't forget for a long time. But more importantly neither will my 12 year young grandson. We weren't out five minutes when the cap put us on fish. Mate Doug was the best in the business. He knows his stuff.this is definitely money well spent. In short these two guys were awesome.
Buck  P.
Buck P. United States
Tiggertoo Charters
Tiggertoo Charters
Fishing charter in Dennis
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 61 reviews
Both captain and crew were very friendly, professional, knowledgeable about what was biting, and where to find them. I caught lots of striped Bass, one really big one got away, and saw a giant sunfish breach the water. Great trip, never forget it…
Timothy  V.
Timothy V. Worcester, MA
Janine B Sportfishing
Janine B Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Dennis
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 40 reviews
We booked a four hour fishing trip and have a great time. Captain Wayne and his First mate Owen were great. They were very knowledgable, friendly and helpful in every way. Most importantly, they put us on fish and we had a great time! Highly recommended!
John  M.
John M. Danvers, MA
Janine B Sportfishing
Janine B Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Dennis
4.0 Very Good Very Good Very Good Very Good Very Good 40 reviews
Had a nice morning with capt Wayne and his able first mate Owen. Tough morning fishing. Rough water. Stripers not running after the storm. Caught a few blues.
Shawn  S.
Shawn S. Tupper Lake, NY
Salt Reaper Charters
Salt Reaper Charters
Fishing charter in Dennis
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 32 reviews
I could not recommend Captain Matt more strongly — my husband took our 12 year old son and two friends out with Matt last weekend — he was thoughtful, patient and professional — the boys each caught a ton of fish and had a time they will never forget! We already recommended him to friends visiting us this fall. We will book another trip next season. Do not hesitate to take a trip with Captain Matt!!
Gretchen  S.
Gretchen S. Brewster, Massachusetts
Tiggertoo Charters
Tiggertoo Charters
Fishing charter in Dennis
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 61 reviews
Boat, crew and experience all great. Skipper knows how to put you on fish. Great with my 10 year old boy. Had a great time!
William  M.
William M. United States
Salt Shaker Charters
Salt Shaker Charters
Fishing charter in Dennis
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 96 reviews
Captain Dan knew where the fish were and took us right to them. Stripers and blues. Continuous action throughout the whole 4 hour trip. Wife and kids had a blast! See you next summer.
Christopher  M.
Christopher M. Oradell, NJ
Grey Dolphin Sportfishing Charters
Grey Dolphin Sportfishing Charters
Fishing charter in Dennis
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 138 reviews
They knew all the spots and had all the gear. Fun morning on the water. Some good fights with the fish. Mate Caleb and Captain John knew what they were doing and we had fun.
Chris  L.
Chris L. Fairfield, CT
Tiggertoo Charters
Tiggertoo Charters
Fishing charter in Dennis
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 61 reviews
Great length of trip (not too short or too long) and we caught some nice fish!
Amy  M.
Amy M. Altamont, NY
Salt Shaker Charters
Salt Shaker Charters
Fishing charter in Dennis
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 96 reviews
The captain and crew of the Salt Shaker were the best. They asked what we wanted to catch and brought us to the best fishing spot where we caught fish. We learned how and why the fish would be in these locations. It was a great learning experience. I would HIGHLY recommend the Salt Shaker for your next Fishing trip out of Sesuit Harbor Dennis Ma.
Kevin  B.
Kevin B. United States
Salt Shaker Charters
Salt Shaker Charters
Fishing charter in Dennis
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 96 reviews
Had a great time! Blues were biting! Crew was great with the kids helping them fight the fish. Caught dinner released the rest . Beautiful day on the water!
Trisha  C.
Trisha C. Dorchester, Massachusetts

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Dennis

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in Dennis costs, the average price for a 4 hour private trip is $532, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $729. These prices are based on trips booked on our site recently.

Prices will vary depending on trip length, fishing technique, as well as the type and size of the boat you booked. However, to give you an indication, the average boat size in Dennis is 30 ft and the most common vessel type is a Center console.

According to customer reviews, Salt Reaper Charters, Janine B Sportfishing, and Tiggertoo Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Dennis, Massachusetts. Full list of top fishing charters in Dennis.

Salt Reaper Charters, Janine B Sportfishing, and Tiggertoo Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Dennis.

The best way to experience fishing in Dennis is to book a private charter with a licensed fishing guide. See the full list of charters available for online booking here: List of fishing charters in Dennis, Massachusetts.

The most popular fish species you can target are Bass (Striped), Bluefish, and Tuna (Bluefin). Top fishing techniques include trolling, light tackle, and spinning. Inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and offshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

December sees the fishing season winding down, as temperatures fall and fish start to migrate. If you want to experience some winter action in the area, some charters will be out on the Bay, hunting smaller Stripers. Check availability for local fishing charters in Dennis.

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