Massachusetts Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Massachusetts Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Best Deep Sea Fishing Charters in Massachusetts

Top Deep Sea Fishing Charters in Massachusetts

Deep Sea Fishing in Massachusetts

Between record-breaking Bluefin, Monster Makos, and an under-appreciated Marlin bite, the deep sea fishing Massachusetts enjoys each summer is simply legendary. Many captains come from families who have worked these waters for centuries and nothing but the most hardworking crews cut it in this land of giants. You’re in for a very special trip if you head offshore in Massachusetts.

Target Species

 

Tuna

Bluefin Tuna over 1,200 lbs have been caught Massachusetts charters in the past. Both Bigeyes, and Yellowfins join them each summer as they chase schools of Mackerel up the coast. Tuna are some of the most prestigious food fish on the planet, and they absolutely do not come quietly on their way to the dinner table.
 
During early summer, the fish often sit just off the top of Cape Cod. You can reach them out of Boston and Gloucester, but Provincetown is right next door to the action. As the waters warm, the bite moves out east, and Orleans and Chatham can be great spots to launch from.
 

Sharks

Fish don’t get much more fearsome than pelagic Sharks. Chatham holds the IGFA all-tackle record for Mako Sharks, set at a staggering 1,221 lbs. It’s not just Makos here, though. Porbeagles, and Blues have both tipped the scales at 500 lbs, and Threshers get even bigger.
 
Sharks show up all around Massachusetts. Falmouth and Barnstable are close to the famous sharking spots of Nantucket Sound and Martha’s Vineyard, while Winthrop, Marblehead, and Gloucester are all awesome for Shark fishing in Massachusetts Bay.
 

Marlin

Billfish may not get the same headlines here as Sharks or Tuna, but Blue and White Marlin both have a good late-summer season. Spots like the Dump and the Fingers do get Marlin, but the best action is out at the Canyons. Starting your trip from Chatham or Orleans will give you a head start on your journey offshore, but overnight charters from Gloucester are just as good if you have the time.

Deep Sea Fishing Techniques

Skilled anglers cast for feeding Bluefin in topwater run-and-gun style trips. Popping rods and floating lures are the go-to setup, and a lot of the sport’s top equipment was developed and tested here, like the renowned Espada Series from Custom Angler. You can also catch Tuna by vertical jigging on stand-up spinning gear, using either hard or soft-bodied jigs. Shimano Butterflies and RonZ Big Game series are both local favorites.
 
Chunking and chumming are timeless tactics for attracting monster Sharks. Use heavy-action conventional stand-up gear and Ilander lures or big oily baits like mackerel or bluefish. If you’re going after Marlin, expect to troll using Ballyhoo or Mackerel with Mold Crafts or Sea Witches skirts in colors like green/chartreuse, black/purple, or white/pink.
 
Whatever you’re after, and however you want to catch it, you can find someone who has been doing it here for decades. Bluewater runs in the blood of every local charter captain, so take a trip to Massachusetts and find out just how good the fishing is here. We warn you, you’ll be coming back again and again!
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Reviews of Fishing in Deep Sea Fishing in Massachusetts

Half Day Trip
Kyle E. fished with Legit Fish Sport Fishing on August 28, 2020
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Be ready to pull up a fish everytime you drop a line
August fishing trip
Sy P. fished with Fishbucket Sportfishing on August 10, 2020
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Enjoy the scenery, I’m from Boston but fishing around Boston harbor is always a good feeling
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.
5 hour tour on Miss Sambvca
Jane A. fished with North Shore Anglers - Miss Sambvca on July 30, 2019
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Go out with a pro and be upfront about what you'd like to learn and accomplish.
3 hour trip
Roxanne C. fished with Fishbucket Sportfishing on July 29, 2019
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Enjoy the experience. This was my first time and I caught 4 fish.

Top Targeted Deep Sea Fishing Species in Massachusetts