Captain
Mike Delzingo

Member since July 2018 Boston, United States
Background
"Fishing is in my blood. Born and raised a fisherman, as are my children. Owning and operating a charter boat was my destiny." Captain Mike Delzingo has been fishing for four and a half decades. He's spent the past 29 years fishing saltwater right here in Boston harbor, learning the tricks of the trade and the taste of the local species. Capt Mike is also one of only a handful of local rod and reel commercial fishermen. Supplying fresh, local, sustainably caught seafood to restaurants and markets in the Boston area. Capt. Mike will gladly show you the ropes and help you have a lot of fun on the blue waters of Boston. Accepting all major forms of payment including PayPal, Venmo, Cash and Credit cards on board the boat, and we never charge extra for Boston pickup, because we are actually in Boston! Please remember the first mate works only for tips, and a 20% cash tip is customary.
Techniques
Inshore Light tackle sight casting to feeding fish. Inshore light tackle slow trolling for when the fish are holding deep. Inshore Live bait drifting to target larger keeper sized fish. Offshore school Blue-fin tuna trolling. Offshore live bait fishing for Giant Blue-fin tuna Offshore drift fishing for sharks Offshore bottom fishing and jigging for groundfish.

Hey, I'm Captain Mike Delzingo

Boston, United States
Background
"Fishing is in my blood. Born and raised a fisherman, as are my children. Owning and operating a charter boat was my destiny." Captain Mike Delzingo has been fishing for four and a half decades. He's spent the past 29 years fishing saltwater right here in Boston harbor, learning the tricks of the trade and the taste of the local species. Capt Mike is also one of only a handful of local rod and reel commercial fishermen. Supplying fresh, local, sustainably caught seafood to restaurants and markets in the Boston area. Capt. Mike will gladly show you the ropes and help you have a lot of fun on the blue waters of Boston. Accepting all major forms of payment including PayPal, Venmo, Cash and Credit cards on board the boat, and we never charge extra for Boston pickup, because we are actually in Boston! Please remember the first mate works only for tips, and a 20% cash tip is customary.
Techniques
Inshore Light tackle sight casting to feeding fish. Inshore light tackle slow trolling for when the fish are holding deep. Inshore Live bait drifting to target larger keeper sized fish. Offshore school Blue-fin tuna trolling. Offshore live bait fishing for Giant Blue-fin tuna Offshore drift fishing for sharks Offshore bottom fishing and jigging for groundfish.
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My Charter Listing

Fishbucket Sportfishing

4.9 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (76)
Boston
trips from $150

Fishing Reports

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Jul 11, 2021 Boston
FISHBUCKET wants your big day on the water to be GREAT! Charter trips are as unique as the clients who book them - never "one size fits all". Successful fishing trips have many variables that go beyond "the weather". Even faraway weather events can impact local fishing. Tides, the moon, the season and knowing your species' feeding times & habits can make all the difference when the Capt. plans your charter. Fishbucket clients can rest assured that Capt. Mike & his first mate Jeremy use their years of combined experience to offer the very best trip possible with the conditions at hand. The FISHBUCKET provides shelter & comfort for all ages & levels. Capt. Mike is known for his resourcefulness & creativity, while the first mate Jeremy knows what the captain is thinking in advance and is quick to adapt to any change of plans or different tactics to accommodate the clients or conditions , that makes the difference between a good time and a GREAT one. We try to offer as much hands on fishing as possible on every trip to let our clients do the fishing, rather than simply watching and waiting for the fish to bite. Our available on board tackle selection allows us to switch it up at a moments notice and fish what's presented to us. FISHBUCKET's commitment to safety & adaptability are the key to enjoying your day at sea. That's our goal. It's a matter of pride for us, and our reviews reflect that. We offer something for everyone, even "open boat" trips at $150/pp when available.

Customer Reviews

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4.9
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out of 5 stars from 76 reviews
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Haddock!
Itty Bitty Sand Shark who thought he was a Tuna!
10' Blue Shark on the line.
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
87%
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Steven T.
Paris, TN
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Fun all day!!!!

VERIFIED   Full Day Inshore Trip on September 11, 2021
As soon as we got underway, he immediately put us on the fish. We caught our Stripped Bass limit within the very first hour...
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Rochester, MI
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Full 12 Hour Experience

VERIFIED   12 Hour Trip – Offshore (MAX 4) on August 13, 2021
My father, brother, sister and I all enjoyed a fine 12 hour day at the Stellwagen Bank with Captain Mike and first mate Phil...
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Ross C.
Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi
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3 hour trip with Captain Mike and First Mate Mike

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip – Sunset on August 5, 2021
We caught about 23 nice sized striped sea bass in total which traveled in large schools. The equipment was very good quality...
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Jack L.
Williams Bay, WI
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Awesome Sunset Fishing

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip – Sunset on June 18, 2021
My daughter and I are inexperienced at fishing, but Captain Mike and Bradley were excellent teachers. They made us feel very...
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Casey B.
Winston-Salem, NC
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6 hour striper and blue charter

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) on October 10, 2021
Captain Mike and his crew know their stuff. We caught some great stripers and bluefish. My favorite part was that we got to...
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