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10 Point Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(25 reviews)
Gloucester
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trips from $600

Lyla Rose Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(144 reviews)
Gloucester
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trips from $400

FishLinked Charters – 32'

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
Wareham
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trips from $600

Anglerfish Guides

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(103 reviews)
Quincy
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $450

Specialty Charters Sportfishing

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(15 reviews)
Wellfleet
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Snap Shot Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(33 reviews)
Hingham
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $800

Janine B Sportfishing

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(94 reviews)
Dennis
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $650

Tuna Tail Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
Rockport
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trips from $725

JenniferAnn Sportfishing Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(127 reviews)
Eastham
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trips from $650

Tiggertoo Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(103 reviews)
Dennis
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trips from $400

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Massachusetts

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

The average price for a private 4 hour Massachusetts fishing trip is $607, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,020 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Massachusetts that received great reviews from families are:

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

The top 3 fishing techniques in Massachusetts are:

The top 3 types of fishing in Massachusetts are:

Many fishing charters in Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts are:

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Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Massachusetts are:
  • 3-hour fishing trips – $421
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $552
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $673
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $742
  • 7-hour fishing trips – $750
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $1,025
  • 9-hour fishing trips – $1,449
  • 10-hour fishing trips – $1,333
  • 12-hour fishing trips – $1,425

The state of Massachusetts prides itself on its premier fishing opportunities so much that its nickname is “The Codfish State.” This is the epicenter of the East Coast angling action. If you’ve never experienced the thrill this rich fishery has to offer and you’re not sure where to start, don’t worry – there are plenty of Massachusetts fishing charters to help you out.

Both saltwater and freshwater action are top notch here, but it’s fishing for the monster Bluefin Tuna that steals the show. Add to that huge Sharks, Bluefish, Halibut, Pollock, Haddock, Tautog, Black Seabass, and Flounder, and you’ve got a party. Massive Striped Bass are also very popular, both because of their size and numbers.

Exploring the rivers and lakes of Massachusetts will also put you on the trail of many A-listers. Think Atlantic Salmon, Striped Bass, Black Bass, as well as Trout species – Brookies, Rainbows, Browns, and Lakers. Love catching fishing even in winter? Ice fishing in Massachusetts won’t disappoint.

Because Massachusetts fishing charters are so numerous, you’ll find just about every type of fishing trip on offer. Expeditions that last anywhere from 8 hours to a couple of days are perfect for Tuna chasers. Families and beginners will have a great time on shorter excursions as well, targeting plenty of bottom fish. Specialized trips are very common as well.

Some of the top fishing hotspots in Massachusetts are Cape Cod, Buzzards Bay, Cape Ann, Boston, as well as Connecticut and Merrimack Rivers. You just can’t go wrong with an angling adventure in the Bay State!

Rules & Regulations

Whether you’re fishing on your own or with a charter, in freshwater or the deepest reaches of the North Atlantic, you’ll need a valid Massachusetts fishing license. Catch limits and seasons differ depending on where you fish, so get informed before you head out.

Massachusetts
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Based on 25048 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

Hardy anglers catch Cod and Pollock while freshwater enthusiasts hit frozen lakes for productive ice fishing. Most boats on Cape Cod are out of the water, but if you don’t mind the cold, larger vessels often run year-round.

February

Ice fishing in Massachusetts may not make the headlines but it’s still well worth checking out, especially if you’re hungry for some action. In the saltwater realm, you can find decent Cod and Pollock, and even some Halibut.

March

Celebrate Massachusetts’s incredible fishing heritage without actually going outdoors at the Hyannis Boatbuilders’ Show. Otherwise, hit the water on a calm day and spend some time battling delicious bottom fish.

April

The spring season starts off with a bang! Good numbers of Striped Bass and Tautog show up in the shallows, and the first Bluefish appear towards the end of the month. The Brook Trout bite really picks up in April, so there’s a lot for you to do.

May

Do you like fishing for Striped Bass? Are you up for some healthy competition? Join the Spring Sea Run Opener to take on big Stripers and support local charities in the process. Scup and Seabass are both open for harvest from May onwards.

June

June marks the beginning of the tournament season, with Hull’s South Shore Striper Tournament, Fairhaven’s Bad Daddy Tog, and Seabass and Scup Tournament, to name a few. Bottom dwellers are hungry and there are more and more Tuna around.

July

It’s the middle of summer, and Tuna and Sharks show up in force! See the best of them at the North Atlantic Monster Shark Tournament in New Bedford. There are a lot of big Sharks prowling in the deep, as well as Tautog, Black Seabass, and Haddock.

August

From Stripers and Bluefish to Makos and White Marlin, just about all bragworthy fish are around and biting in August. If you’re looking for a challenge, the Gloucester Bluefin Blowout is about as good as it gets for competitive Tuna fishing.

September

Action is still going strong towards the end of the summer, with great numbers of bottom fish, Sharks, Marlin, and of course, Tuna. Inland waters are brimming with Kokanee and Stripers, and the Trout bite is just as strong.

October

October is your last chance to take on deep sea pelagics like Bluefin and Yellowfin Tuna or Blue, Mako, Thresher, and Porbeagle Sharks. Head out for an epic battle as the summer season rolls to a close, you won’t regret it!

November

Things are winding down and every day, more Massachusetts fishing charters are pulling their boats out of the water. Most migratory fish have moved on but you can still find Tautog, Stripers, Bluefish, and Flounder inshore, and Cod, Pollock, Halibut, and Haddock offshore.

December

The fishing fun doesn’t stop when temperatures drop below freezing. Find a lake or a section of water that’s frozen solid and put your ice fishing skills to the test. If you’re feeling competitive, there are ice fishing tournaments you can check out.

Massachusetts Fishing Calendar

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Beautiful unfortunately we did not catch anything… still great experience and captain Jason great!!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Beautiful unfortunately we did not catch anything… still great experience and captain Jason great!!!!
Caryn  K.
Caryn K. Harwich Port, Massachusetts
Try to book with Capt. Eric Newhouse if you can. Not saying other charter captains are worse, but this was my only experience with charter boat fishing..and it was excellent. Used to do drift boat fishing in the past...but if you are looking for a good chance to land a fish, charter is the way to go and if you get a small group, the cost is worth it.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Try to book with Capt. Eric Newhouse if you can. Not saying other charter captains are worse, but this was my only experience with charter boat fishing..and it was excellent. Used to do drift boat fishing in the past...but if you are looking for a good chance to land a fish, charter is the way to go and if you get a small group, the cost is worth it.
Walter  D.
Walter D. Chelmsford, MA
Capt Bob and Jared were terrific. I caught an amazing striper...made my day! My 15yr old son was with me too, he had a blast! Fishing cape cod bay is a beautiful spot. Lots to do in town of Dennis (beautiful beaches too) before or after the charter...spend the whole day in that part of the cape! Stoddy
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Capt Bob and Jared were terrific. I caught an amazing striper...made my day! My 15yr old son was with me too, he had a blast! Fishing cape cod bay is a beautiful spot. Lots to do in town of Dennis (beautiful beaches too) before or after the charter...spend the whole day in that part of the cape! Stoddy
Stoddard  O.
Stoddard O. Danbury, Connecticut
I am basing on 1 day. Not a ton of action and some boats That went north ran into tough seas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I am basing on 1 day. Not a ton of action and some boats That went north ran into tough seas
Frank  T.
Frank T. Brewster, Massachusetts
Enjoy the scenery, I’m from Boston but fishing around Boston harbor is always a good feeling
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Enjoy the scenery, I’m from Boston but fishing around Boston harbor is always a good feeling
Sy  P.
Sy P. Malden, Massachusetts
Book with Captain Ross, you will not regret it! Worth much more than what we paid
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with Captain Ross, you will not regret it! Worth much more than what we paid
Brad  C.
Brad C. E BRIDGEWTR, MA
Go out with a pro and be upfront about what you'd like to learn and accomplish.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Go out with a pro and be upfront about what you'd like to learn and accomplish.
Jane  A.
Jane A. Gloucester, MA
Short drive of Boston. Added as part of a Boston vacation plan. One of the highlights of our trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Short drive of Boston. Added as part of a Boston vacation plan. One of the highlights of our trip.
Michael  Z.
Michael Z. Nuangola, PA
Bring a rain coat just in case, pack prepared, bring a cooler just in case you’re lucky
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring a rain coat just in case, pack prepared, bring a cooler just in case you’re lucky
Paul  G.
Paul G. Needham, 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
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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
book a charter with Morning Tauk Charters! Captain Mike never disappoints! Mike D.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
book a charter with Morning Tauk Charters! Captain Mike never disappoints! Mike D.
Mike  D.
Mike D. Lowell, Massachusetts
Yes, but be aware of weather patterns. It can get rough, worth busting a few waves for the experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes, but be aware of weather patterns. It can get rough, worth busting a few waves for the experience.
Adam  M.
Adam M. Worcester, MA
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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
Contact Capt. Ross if you want to catch fish! CAPE COD FISHING ADVENTURES Ross D. Goslin Mashpee, Massachusetts
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Contact Capt. Ross if you want to catch fish! CAPE COD FISHING ADVENTURES Ross D. Goslin Mashpee, Massachusetts
Suzanne  T.
Suzanne T. Bloomfield, Connecticut
The striper fishing in the harbor is great, even IF targeting schoolies (non-keeper sized)
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The striper fishing in the harbor is great, even IF targeting schoolies (non-keeper sized)
Phil  B.
Phil B. North Easton, Massachusetts
To fish Cape waters..........listen to your captain. Enjoy all the Atlantic Ocean has to offer.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
To fish Cape waters..........listen to your captain. Enjoy all the Atlantic Ocean has to offer.
Craig  B.
Craig B. Fort Myers, Florida
Book with Captain Brian!!!! You will not be disappointed guarantee you will bring home dinner!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with Captain Brian!!!! You will not be disappointed guarantee you will bring home dinner!
Stacey  R.
Stacey R. North Providence, Rhode Island
Definite quantities of sea bass and blue fish... Striped bass season is slow in June, best in the spring months of April and May.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definite quantities of sea bass and blue fish... Striped bass season is slow in June, best in the spring months of April and May.
Jared  B.
Jared B. Marlborough, Massachusetts
Go out with experienced captains and mates like Dan and Tom on the salt shaker!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go out with experienced captains and mates like Dan and Tom on the salt shaker!
Lynne  W.
Lynne W. South Yarmouth, MA

Boston Fish Tales
Boston Fish Tales
Fishing charter in Boston
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(59 reviews)
Family outing, all adults. Had a great time. The captain and mate were warm and friendly, clearly enjoying what they were doing. We were inexperienced and they were very helpful. We all caught plenty of stripers, all for the first time. The trip was all we hoped for, and exceeded our expectations. We will be going out with Captain Joe Dorsi again.
Douglass  B.
Douglass B. Newton, MA
Anglerfish Guides
Anglerfish Guides
Fishing charter in Quincy
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(103 reviews)
We had an amazing experience fishing with Captain Tim. Between my buddy and I we landed a dozen or so stripers in a short trip. Tim was actively pursuing the fish, and always giving us advise on how to be more successful. He was knowledgeable of changing tides and knew where the fish would be moving to. You want success? Take a trip with Tim!
Chad  P.
Chad P. Minneapolis, MN
Boston Fish Tales
Boston Fish Tales
Fishing charter in Boston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(59 reviews)
We had a great experience with Captain Joe! He was great with the kids, and all had a good time!
Jessica  T.
Jessica T. Miami, Florida
West End Johnny Charters
West End Johnny Charters
Fishing charter in Wareham
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 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
RPS Fishing
RPS Fishing
Fishing charter in Plymouth
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Captain Brian was an exceptional host and guide, we were comfortable and got so lucky with tons of fish. Couldn’t ask for more in a short trip. The wildlife were abundant and diverse, and the scenery was breathtaking. Truly an epic adventure, I’ll be back.
Ryan  H.
Ryan H. Winter Garden, FL
Anglerfish Guides
Anglerfish Guides
Fishing charter in Quincy
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(103 reviews)
We’re visited the east coast for a friends wedding. We had booked a trip with a different charter north of Gloucester that had been canceled three days prior, and we found Anglerfish so booked another trip. After booking you communicated that the weather wasn’t going to work with our trip. Instead of canceling you made it happen. You did everything you could to make our experience one to remember❤️
Jessica  P.
Jessica P. Hinckley, MN
JenniferAnn Sportfishing Charters
JenniferAnn Sportfishing Charters
Fishing charter in Eastham
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(127 reviews)
I have been on several deep sea fishing trips, but have to say this was the best. Capt Doug & First Mate Kaylee were awesome very interactive with us. The fishing was some of the best we have experienced catching a dozen blue fish. Kaylee was very knowledgeable and we had a great time with her. I would highly recommend a trip on the Jennifer Ann with this crew and would definitely come back.
Steve  H.
Steve H. Albuquerque, NM
FV Odysea
FV Odysea
Fishing charter in Provincetown
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(23 reviews)
Ralph is a. Very experienced waterman. We had a blast with him! He got us on some 15 lb blue fish right away. We tanked them ,and moved on too fish for giant tuna we set up on a cool drift and locked up on a 600 plus tuna and had a second line sucked off . We then hooked a shark before ending the day caching 6 more 15 lb blue fish. He’s a very respectful , Knowledgeable and humorous waterman . We loved our Experience and we’ll do it again for sure
Christopher  K.
Christopher K. Lancaster, PA
JenniferAnn Sportfishing Charters
JenniferAnn Sportfishing Charters
Fishing charter in Eastham
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(127 reviews)
Great trip with captain Doug. He was very helpful explaining how we were going to fish and what to expect. One person on our trip had never been on a boat and never held a rod. Doug was a great mentor for him. Definitely will do another trip with him next year
Greg  V.
Greg V. Strongsville, OH
Lyla Rose Fishing Charters
Lyla Rose Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Gloucester
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(144 reviews)
Captain Matt was an awesome and experienced fishermen. We had a 5 hr deep sea trip and he made the experience great by trying to get to the fish, stay on them and helping with the rebating the whole time. 10/10 would recommend and we will be coming back!
Bradley  W.
Bradley W. Fruita, CO
Flatliner Charters
Flatliner Charters
Fishing charter in Plymouth
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
Great time. Tyler was there on time and knew his profession well. We on the fish in the first hour. All of us brought in beautiful strippers and blues all day long. So much that we gave away some of the blues to Tuna fishers for bait. And we had to throw back a huge stripper, well over the keeper size. Tyler even had to fish out my hat for me. Good time and a great guy.
Timothy  O.
Timothy O. Bridgewater, MA
Boston Fish Tales
Boston Fish Tales
Fishing charter in Boston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(59 reviews)
What an amazing morning fishing trip with Captain Joe and his crew. Captain Joe is very professional and friendly. We successfully caught many huge beautiful striped basses, and the fish, by the way, taste super good!
Yuqing  C.
Yuqing C. Cambridge, MA
Lyla Rose Fishing Charters
Lyla Rose Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Gloucester
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(144 reviews)
Captain Matt and his mate work there tails off. They did not disappoint on a hard day fishing. The crew of Lyla Rose were also available when no one else could be. Thank you so much for an incredible experience fishing Gloucester!
Todd  K.
Todd K. Thetford Center, Vermont
West End Johnny Charters
West End Johnny Charters
Fishing charter in Wareham
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 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
Snap Shot Charters
Snap Shot Charters
Fishing charter in Hingham
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(33 reviews)
Had a blast! Would totally recommend Snapshot Charters to anyone interested!
Tom  R.
Tom R. Berlin, CT
Lady J. Sportfishing
Lady J. Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Barnstable
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(92 reviews)
Great trip overall. We started to hit on stripers almost immediately. Got our share of keepers. The boat was clean and comfortable. We all had a great time. Thanks to Captain Phil and the first mate!
Daniel  J.
Daniel J. Wilbraham, MA
Reel Pursuit Charters
Reel Pursuit Charters
Fishing charter in Boston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
Absolutely amazing . After this fishing trip I wouldn’t go out on the water unless Paul and the crew is taking me. We are inexperienced but Paul and his crew made this fishing trip absolutely unforgettable. We will be booking with Paul many more times
Mark  K.
Mark K. Somerville, Massachusetts
JenniferAnn Sportfishing Charters
JenniferAnn Sportfishing Charters
Fishing charter in Eastham
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(127 reviews)
Captain Doug and Kaleigh provided a great day of fishing for us. Very professional and knowledgeable and also personable which made for a very fun trip for all. The actual fishing was great too- brought in a lot of nice keepers. Would highly recommend a charter with these guys!
Daniel  K.
Daniel K. Oak Lawn, IL
Anglerfish Guides
Anglerfish Guides
Fishing charter in Quincy
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(103 reviews)
We had a great time. Tim was great in spotting areas of feeding activity and moved us right into it. We landed a few nice ones. We will definately go out with him again next season.
Deborah  W.
Deborah W. Woodbury, CT
10 Point Charters
10 Point Charters
Fishing charter in Gloucester
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(25 reviews)
Captain IRA was awsome from the day I booked the trip all the way to wen he dropped us off at the dock. He answered all my questions and got back to me fairly quick. He made this experience with my friends an easy and stress less trip.for me and my friends we will be using captain IRA and his boat the Annie M again .
Hector  A.
Hector A. Simsbury, CT