Buzzards Bay

19 Fishing Charters

Buzzards Bay Fishing Charters

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Buzzards Bay: 19 fishing charters available

FishLinked Charters – 32'

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 reviews)
Wareham
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trips from $450

Fishlinked Charters – 27'

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
Wareham
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trips from $425

Cape Classic Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(21 reviews)
Falmouth
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trips from $350

Fish Bandit – Vineyard Sound

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(49 reviews)
Falmouth
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trips from $600

Storm Buster Charters - Falmouth

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(2 reviews)
Falmouth
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Salt Reaper Charters – Buzzards Bay

Excellent
4.3 / 5
(1 review)
Bourne
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trips from $500

West End Johnny Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
Wareham
trips from $100

Strike 2 Fishing Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Fairhaven
trips from $800

Keepin’ It Reel Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(29 reviews)
Bourne
 Instant Confirmation

RTM Fishing Charters

Mattapoisett
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trips from $650

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According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Buzzards Bay are: Full list of top fishing charters in Buzzards Bay

The average price for a private 4 hour Buzzards Bay fishing trip is $507, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $976 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Buzzards Bay that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Buzzards Bay are:

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Many fishing charters in Buzzards Bay provide rods, reels and tackle. Some of the top rated are:

According to customer reviews on FishingBooker.com, some of the best rated charter captains in Buzzards Bay are:

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Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Buzzards Bay are:
  • 2-hour fishing trips – $283
  • 3-hour fishing trips – $125
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $532
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $531
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $783
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $1,063
  • 10-hour fishing trips – $1,367

Fishing in Buzzards Bay will give you amazing opportunities both inshore and offshore. As an ace up its sleeve, the bay has miles of beautiful coastline and offers great shore fishing as well. The main fishing season lasts from May–November, so make sure to come at the right time.
 
A half day trip will mostly take you after Flounder, Porgy, Bluefish, or Black Seabass. Interested in heading offshore for 12 hours? You’ll be able to target bullet-fast species like Bluefin Tuna and Albacore Tuna. These trips also put Haddock, Cod, and Pollock on your radar.
 
The main star of the show in Buzzards Bay is Striped Bass. They tend to mingle around spots with a strong current, so it’s best to find a local guide who’s familiar with the area. A guide is also crucial if you’re interested in the ultimate Striper challenge – catching them from shore. If you’re up for catching the king of the bay, come here early May.
 
Trips out of the upper part of Buzzards Bay will give you a shortcut to Cape Cod Bay. You can get there through the artificial Cape Cod Canal, which is not just a passage but also a great fishing spot during fall. If you’re fishing offshore and want a head start, head out of New Bedford, which is one of the most productive fishing ports in the US.

Rules & Regulations

In Massachusetts, a fishing license is required for everyone over 16 years old. This is usually covered by your fishing guide, you just need to provide the names of anyone in your group requiring a license.
 
Buzzards Bay
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Based on 25065 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

Winter in Buzzards Bay is not that promising when it comes to catching fish. You’ll have the best chances of catching Cod.

February

Low season continues in February. Your best bet is Cod, and if you’re lucky, Halibut and Haddock.

March
You can catch Tautog around reefs and wrecks. Overall, this is still a slow time for fishing.
 
April
Come spring, the fishing starts to heat up. Winter fish, like Cod and Haddock, are easy to find and you can finally go after Striper!
 
May
As soon as May starts, the best Striper fishing kicks off! The first wave usually brings bigger fish, some of them reaching 30 inches.
 
June
Striper is still the star of the show in the bay. If you want more variety during your trip, you can also target Black Seabass and Bluefish.
 
July
Striper fishing slows down during the hottest month of the year. You’ll find lots of action nearshore with different types of Sharks.
 
August
Summer is great for offshore fishing, especially if you’re ready to spend more than 10 hours on a boat. Target Bluefin and Yellowfin Tuna for an unforgettable trip.
 
September
The end of summer brings pretty good chances for almost any fish you can find in the bay. Pick your dream catch and let your guide lead the way.
 
October
You’ll have the best chances of catching Bluefish, Flounder, and Bonito. This is the last active month of the year for most charters in the area.
 
November
As the weather gets cold, fishing opportunities are scarce. You can target Cod and Flounder, but most other fish species are inactive.
 
December
In winter, your chances of catching fish are low. You can still target Cod and Flounder, but most fishing guides are waiting until spring to get back on the water.

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Get a good charter captain for your first trip so you can understand where and how to fish for the targeted species.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get a good charter captain for your first trip so you can understand where and how to fish for the targeted species.
Jim  P.
Jim P. Weston, MA
Bottom fishing is easy and fun! Drift fishing for sea bass or trolling for striped bass are options.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bottom fishing is easy and fun! Drift fishing for sea bass or trolling for striped bass are options.
Gregory  B.
Gregory B. Erie, PA

FishLinked Charters – 32'
FishLinked Charters – 32'
Fishing charter in Wareham
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 reviews)
We had the BEST experience with Capt Sebas and first mate Travis. We brought our kids (6/7) with us so it was no easy task for them! Not only did we catch fish we got to learn so much about their trade and different species of fish! Our son walked away with a new found passion and dream career! Couldn’t recommend these guys enough!
Brittany  N.
Brittany N. Brookline, Massachusetts
West End Johnny Charters
West End Johnny Charters
Fishing charter in Wareham
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
Made a short trip to one of Capt. Johnny's spots and never had to move. Constant action and limited out on Tatoug wihout a problem. Great trip and landed a 22 1/2" toag.
Jim  P.
Jim P. Weston, MA
West End Johnny Charters
West End Johnny Charters
Fishing charter in Wareham
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
It was a great trip. My wife and I caught fish pretty much from start to finish. Captain John and Dan were wonderful couldn't ask for a better Captain. Would definitely use again
Ellert  J.
Ellert J. Saint Clair, MO
West End Johnny Charters
West End Johnny Charters
Fishing charter in Wareham
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
Great day. Very patient with people new to fishing. Highly recommend and will book again in the future
Nikki  A.
Nikki A. Shrewsbury, MA
West End Johnny Charters
West End Johnny Charters
Fishing charter in Wareham
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
First time fishing in the sea and our family of 6 had a great time with John! Although we stayed in the harbor due to the wind/wave, he went out of his way to make sure we get to all the right spots. Fluke, sea bass, winter flounder, sea robin and of course scups, we got them all! He even cleaned some of them for us. Definitely the highlight of the trip, Highly recommend!
Eric  C.
Eric C. United States
FishLinked Charters – 32'
FishLinked Charters – 32'
Fishing charter in Wareham
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 reviews)
Bought this trip for my boyfriend and his friends for birthday gift. They had an amazing time and really enjoyed the crew. They will definitely book again ! Thank you Captain Sebastian !!
Meredith  B.
Meredith B. New Bedford, MA
West End Johnny Charters
West End Johnny Charters
Fishing charter in Wareham
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
Strongly recommend. Very knowledgeable and helpful. Taught my grandsons a ton. 10 and 12 years old.
William  L.
William L. Sandwich, Massachusetts
Strike 2 Fishing Charters
Strike 2 Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Fairhaven
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Bruce and crew were great! Fishing was fun, we all had a great time. Make sure you take motion sickness medicine and be ready to reel in at a moment’s notice.
Chris  M.
Chris M. Leicester, MA
Fish Bandit – Vineyard Sound
Fish Bandit – Vineyard Sound
Fishing charter in Falmouth
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(49 reviews)
Mom here! I wanted a charter to take me and my two younger-ish boys out to enjoy the beautiful ocean and some fishing. Captain Skip couldn’t have been more gracious and accommodating. I’m sure taking a mom and two younger boys out isn’t one of the more fun scenarios, however he was patient, positive and a great coach. We learned a lot and all felt great with our catching success. We look forward to doing this again next year!
Tami  W.
Tami W. Mount Kisco, New York
West End Johnny Charters
West End Johnny Charters
Fishing charter in Wareham
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
We booked a 3 hour trip for scup fishing with John. He watched conditions and weather to get us the best fishing experience. He knew the spots to haul in scup and offered us some variety while moving around the bay. We came home with Black Sea bass, fluke and a lot of scup. Plenty of room on the boat for anglers. This is a great trip for kids or family that want a nice short charter to hook and bring home fish.
John  D.
John D. Stoughton, MA
Keepin’ It Reel Charters
Keepin’ It Reel Charters
Fishing charter in Bourne
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(29 reviews)
What a great experience. Captain Timmy went out of his way to find a fishing spot and all of us caught fish that day!
THOMAS  S.
THOMAS S. Matamoras, PA
Keepin’ It Reel Charters
Keepin’ It Reel Charters
Fishing charter in Bourne
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(29 reviews)
Captain Tim and his father were amazing!! They worked hard to get us on some stripers but they had moved on to cooler waters. Blue fish were biting and we were able to see Humpback whales around us all day. Will definitely book with them again!!
Stephanie  H.
Stephanie H. Bondsville, MA
West End Johnny Charters
West End Johnny Charters
Fishing charter in Wareham
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
Excellent views and narration. Well worth it if you have never done it. The captain is very knowledgeable and you learn a lot of history about the area. Super accommodating.
Ashleigh  S.
Ashleigh S. Wareham, Massachusetts
Strike 2 Fishing Charters
Strike 2 Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Fairhaven
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Awesome full day adventure near shore! We caught 7 species of fish today. These guys rocked it! Black bass, stripers, scup, fluke, blues …. And a special lobster treat that you won’t find anywhere else. Call Bruce or matt to find out how to get the lobster 🦞 bonus
Brent  S.
Brent S. Midlothian, VA
Fishlinked Charters – 27'
Fishlinked Charters – 27'
Fishing charter in Wareham
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
Had a fun time with captain seabas. He and his brother took care of everything
Kyle  R.
Kyle R. Lockport, NY
Keepin’ It Reel Charters
Keepin’ It Reel Charters
Fishing charter in Bourne
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(29 reviews)
Excellent experience!!! Very knowledgeable and experienced. Caught more fish than expected, you will get your money’s worth. Highly recommend
Scott  A.
Scott A. Vinton, VA
Keepin’ It Reel Charters
Keepin’ It Reel Charters
Fishing charter in Bourne
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(29 reviews)
Captain was very personal and professional . We caught lots of large size stripers. We brought fish home to eat and all had a great time.
Peter  S.
Peter S. New York, New York
Keepin’ It Reel Charters
Keepin’ It Reel Charters
Fishing charter in Bourne
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(29 reviews)
My son and I had a fabulous day with Tim and Dave on Keepin It Reel. We had never been fishing before and they were great hosts. We caught some big ones and came away with memories for a lifetime. This is quickly going to turn into an annual trip!
Amy  H.
Amy H. Harwich, Massachusetts
Keepin’ It Reel Charters
Keepin’ It Reel Charters
Fishing charter in Bourne
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(29 reviews)
Had a great day fishing. Captain Jim seemed to always move us to where the fish were biting
Don  W.
Don W. Taunton, MA
FishLinked Charters – 32'
FishLinked Charters – 32'
Fishing charter in Wareham
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 reviews)
Sebastian and Alexander (spelling?) where wonderful. Both of them extremely knowledgeable and friendly. It is very clear they both love to be out in the water.
Sean  C.
Sean C. Marshfield, MA