Massachusetts Fishing Charters

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Top Fishing Charters in Massachusetts

Massachusetts: 153 fishing charters available

FishLinked Charters – 32'
FishLinked Charters – 32'

Wareham • 32 ft • 6 persons

FishLinked Charters is taking you inshore or offshore fishing from buzzards bay, Sword, Chatham to Stellwagon Bank.
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trips fromUS $450
Tuna Tail Charters
Tuna Tail Charters

Gloucester • 35 ft • 6 persons

Tuna Tail Charters is located in Gloucester, providing the best and most successful trips in the area.
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trips fromUS $379
Lyla Rose Fishing Charters
Lyla Rose Fishing Charters

Gloucester • 28 ft • 4 persons

Lyla Rose Fishing Charters welcomes you to Gloucester, Massachusetts and offers you a wide range of fun and enjoyable fishing trips.

"Capt Matt and Trevor gave us the Aloha spirit on our trip,  started slow but ended with a bang." —⁠ Todd,
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trips fromUS $400
FishLinked Charters – 27'
FishLinked Charters – 27'

Wareham • 27 ft • 4 persons

Fishlinked Charters is located in Wareham and offers to show you a memorable time in these waters.

"It’s our first time ever finishing. The caption Sebas, mate Alexander and mate Carlos were very patient, easygoing!" —⁠ Yaoying,
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trips fromUS $400
10 Point Charters
10 Point Charters

Gloucester • 36 ft • 6 persons

10 Point Charters is located in Gloucester and offers to show you a memorable time in these waters.

"10 Point Charters presented us with a number of options to keep our little crew happy and then after choosing, they over delivered." —⁠ Heather, CA
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trips fromUS $600
Toby Ann Charters
Toby Ann Charters

Gloucester • 36 ft • 6 persons

Toby Ann Charters runs angling trips out of Gloucester and offers to show you what the local fishery is all about.

"Captain Brian was a great guide for a family fishing day!  When the weather didn’t cooperate with plan A, he absolutely went to the mat to make plan B work." —⁠ Amy,
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trips fromUS $650
Salt Reaper Charters
Salt Reaper Charters

Dennis • 27 ft • 6 persons

Come and fish with Salt Reaper Charters! Its just that simple.
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trips fromUS $600
Grey Dolphin Sportfishing Charters
Grey Dolphin Sportfishing Charters

Dennis • 31 ft • 6 persons

Cape Cod Bay Massachusetts fishing never looked so good than with Grey Dolphin Sportfishing Charters!
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trips fromUS $550
Lagtime Charters
Lagtime Charters

Gloucester • 25 ft • 4 persons

Lagtime Charters invites you to experience the stunning waters of Gloucester.

"Had an amazing morning out on the water today thanks to Captain Dana." —⁠ Tyler, MA
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trips fromUS $500
Janine B Sportfishing and Janine B 2
Janine B Sportfishing and Janine B 2

Dennis • 35 ft • 6 persons

Get ready for an unforgettable adventure with Janine B Sportfishing!

"Our Captain was great.  Before we left he took us aside and said “no one in the last two days has caught fish at any of the boats here." —⁠ Donald,
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trips fromUS $750
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Massachusetts

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Fishing in Massachusetts

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.

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Massachusetts Fishing Seasons

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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How did anglers rate fishing charters in Massachusetts?

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Top Types of Fishing in Massachusetts

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Top Fishing Techniques in Massachusetts

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Top Targeted Species in Massachusetts

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