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Fishing in New Bedford is the best way to experience this city. Known for its huge fishing fleet, it leads the seafood industry in Massachusetts. New Bedford also earned the nickname “The Whaling City” in the 19th century. Nowadays, you won’t be whaling, but you can join a local fishing guide on an equally exciting adventure any time of year.
 
The main fishing season lasts from May–October. If you’re not a very experienced angler, you can choose a trip that won’t take you far from the coast. Entertaining and educational, these bay trips will set you after Striped Bass, Black Seabass, Flounder, Bluefish, and more. While fishing in Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound, there’s no need for special preparation, just bring your snacks and drinks.
 
For those of you looking for more adrenaline, offshore trips are the best option. These trips can last up to 12 hours and give you a chance to catch Tuna. You’ll go up to 50 nautical miles offshore and target torpedo-shaped Bluefin.
 
Most guides moor their boats in November and wait until spring. But the most persistent anglers and guides never stop! You can take a winter trip and target Cod. Just make sure to wear warm clothes.
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FAQs about Fishing Charters in New Bedford

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in New Bedford costs, the average price for an 8 hour private trip is $750. 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 New Bedford is 35 ft and the most common vessel type is a Offshore sport fishing.

According to customer reviews, RTM Fishing Charters, Cape Classic Charters, and Cape Cod Fishing Adventures are some of the most popular fishing charters in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Full list of top fishing charters in New Bedford.

RTM Fishing Charters, Cape Classic Charters, and Cape Cod Fishing Adventures all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in New Bedford.

The best way to experience fishing in New Bedford 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 New Bedford, Massachusetts.

The most popular fish species you can target are Tuna (Bluefin), Seabass (Black), and Bass (Striped). Top fishing techniques include deep sea fishing, bottom fishing, and light tackle. Inshore fishing, offshore fishing, and wreck fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

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