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Hopping aboard a Cape Cod Bay fishing charter allows you experience the best of what the area has to offer. You’ll take in the quaint surroundings while landing some of the East Coast’s most covetable fish. And although you may only think of Cape Cod Bay as a summertime destination, the fishing here can be great year-round.

The number one target in Cape Cod Bay has to be Striped Bass, and the summertime is when to catch ‘em. While exploring the inshore waters you can also target Bluefish, Flounder, Scup, Tautog, and Black Seabass. Nearshore, expect to find covetable Atlantic Mackerel and delicious Cod, Haddock, and Pollock.

One of the best things about fishing Cape Cod Bay is its proximity to productive honey holes grounds. 2–3 hour trips are ideal for teaching the kids how to fish, while a half day trip can easily put you on some Stripers and Bluefish. Targeting Cod and Haddock will require some extra preparation and a lot more time on the water. Opt for a full day or, better yet, an extended full day trip.

The hooked-shape peninsula that makes up the Cape Cod Bay is dotted with colorful towns and plenty of marinas. Popular departure points for local fishing charters include Dennis, Orleans, Truro, Provincetown, and Sandwich.
 

Rules & Regulations

If you’re saltwater fishing aboard a Cape Cod fishing charter, there’s no need to worry about fishing licenses. To ensure you’re respecting seasonality and bagging limits, it’s best to head out with an experienced captain.

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January

Things are noticeably more quiet on the Cape, but there’s still fishing fun to be had. Cod and Haddock like the cold and you can even do some ice fishing for Trout in one of the nearby ponds.

February

Cod and Haddock fishing remains the top activity for wintertime visitors. Finding a fishing charter may be more difficult than usual, however, so be sure to do your research beforehand.

March

Luckily, winter doesn’t last for too long on the Cape. Shops start to open up again in preparation for high season. Best of all, the waters start to warm up and you can start to anticipate the arrival of the Stripers.

April

What a great time to be on the Cape! You’ll have the Cod, Haddock, Flounder, and Tautog-filled waters all to yourself before the spring crowds start to descend.

May

The waters are nice and warm (for the fish) and that means only one thing – massive Striped Bass! And if you came in the hope of landing a fish for dinner, Black Seabass make for a delicious treat. 

June

It’s high fishing season on the Cape and all of your inshore favorites are coming out to play. Striped Bass, Flounder, Black Seabass, and Scup make for a mix of challenging and tasty targets.

July

This is the time when the area really shines. There are summer vacationers left, right, and center, and plenty of fun to be had. Inshore anglers will have their hands full with Stripers, Flounder, and Seabass.

August

The inshore fun continues with the addition of Bluefish! Make sure to book your charters and accommodation early to avoid disappointment – we’re still in high tourist season!

September

Big game anglers will head offshore for Tuna and Sharks, but there’s still plenty of great action in the bay too! Tautog, Flounder, Bluefish, and the tail-end of Striper season make for thrilling targets.

October

Just when you thought the action was over, the fish surprise you! Inshore, you’ll catch Bluefish, Scup, and the odd Striper. Meanwhile, Pollock, Cod, and Haddock start making moves nearshore.

November

Winter fishing on the Cape is not for the faint of heart, but it’s certainly rewarding. There are still a few charters operating and they may be willing to take you out in search of Cod and Haddock.

December

If you like peace and quiet, December on Cape Cod Bay might be just the thing for you. Stay in one of the area’s larger towns and, who knows? Maybe there’s a captain who’s in the mood for some Cod and Haddock.

Cape Cod Bay Fishing Calendar

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Half day with the Sea Dog Fishing
Ken W. fished with Sea Dog Fishing Team and Charters on July 5, 2020
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Just go for it! Check the reviews and decide!
These guys don’t go fishing, they go catching!
Brad C. fished with Cape Cod Charter Guys on August 17, 2019
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Book with Captain Ross, you will not regret it! Worth much more than what we paid
Second Trip
Larry V. fished with Grey Dolphin Sportfishing Charters on August 1, 2019
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Book with Grey Dolphin Charters. They’ll take care of you
July fishing trip
Max G. fished with Tighten Up Charters on July 31, 2019
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Get a day with captain Matt on tight line charters.
1/2 day trip family with young kids
Jason K. fished with Grey Dolphin Sportfishing Charters on June 12, 2019
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Fishing can be hot or cold this month, just try trust your Captain.
Half day trip with Captain John
Sherry P. fished with Grey Dolphin Sportfishing Charters on June 5, 2019
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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.
September fishing trip
Stephen V. fished with Grey Dolphin Sportfishing Charters on September 6, 2018
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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.
Half day charter with Captain Ross and Jaden
Leah D. fished with Cape Cod Charter Guys on August 25, 2018
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Ask Captain Ross - he knows his fishing!

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Cape Cod Bay

According to customer reviews, Osprey Sportfishing, Lady J. Sportfishing, and Cape Cod Charter Guys are some of the most popular fishing charters in Cape Cod Bay. Full list of top fishing charters in Cape Cod Bay.

Osprey Sportfishing, Lady J. Sportfishing, and Cape Cod Charter Guys all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Cape Cod Bay.

The best way to experience fishing in Cape Cod Bay 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 Cape Cod Bay.

The top 8 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Cape Cod Bay are:

The waters are nice and warm (for the fish) and that means only one thing – massive Striped Bass! And if you came in the hope of landing a fish for dinner, Black Seabass make for a delicious treat.  Check availability for local fishing charters in Cape Cod Bay.