Cape Cod Fly Fishing Charters

Cape Cod Fly Fishing Charters

Best Fly Fishing Charters in Cape Cod

Cape Cod: 13 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(197 reviews)
Dennis
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trips from $550
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(49 reviews)
Mashpee
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trips from $550
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(47 reviews)
Dennis
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Excellent
4.8 / 5
(25 reviews)
Bourne
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trips from $200

Fly Fishing in Cape Cod

Every summer, thousands of anglers take to Cape Cod in search of that fish of a lifetime. Cape Cod fly fishing brings in trophy fish every year. More than that, the area seems custom-built as a fly angler’s heaven. Striped Bass and Bluefish crowd the shallows. False Albacore and Bonito swim through the sounds. Head offshore, and you can attempt one of the most ambitious catches possible on fly tackle - Bluefin Tuna.

What can I catch?

Bluefish and Striped Bass make up most of the Cape Cod fly fishing scene. From May onwards, huge “Cow” Stripers spend their days sucking up streamers and munching on minnows. During late summer, you can find big “Gorilla” Blues comb the coves in search of Menhaden. Bluefish are known to exceed 20 pounds here, and 40-pound Linesiders are a possibility, too.
 
Head to deeper waters, and you’ll find Bonito, Little Tunny, and Spanish Mackerel. Small Tunas have enjoyed a surge in popularity among fly anglers recently. Well, fly anglers have enjoyed a surge in Tuna fishing, anyway. You can target all three species all summer long. They’re well within reach of the shallows if you want to split your day.
 
If you get bored of fat Mackerels and little Tunas, there are much bigger fish offshore. Cape Cod is famous for its Bluefin Tuna, and there are plenty of big Sharks if you really want to push the boat out. On warm years, Yellowfin Tuna and White Marlin wander in from the Gulf Stream. You’ll want something a bit bigger than an 8-weight out here!

Where should I go?

The most famous Striper action is along the Outer Beaches. Truro and Provincetown are good bases and are right on the northern Tuna grounds, too. Chatham is the jack of all trades, with access to every major fly fishing species. You can fish the beaches for Stripers and Blues, hit the Nantucket Sound for Bonito and Tunny, or head offshore in search of big game.
 
The further “Up” the cape you go, the more out of reach the deep seas get. You can target Bluefin out of Falmouth, but you’ll need a 12-hour trip to do so. Buzzards Bay and Cape Cod Canal have some of the biggest Stripers and Bluefish, though, and Vineyard Sound is legendary when it comes to small Tunas.

What should I pack?

If you’re sticking to the shallows, a stiff 9-weight will do the trick for Stripers and Blues. Nine feet or so should do the trick striking a balance between effective charter fishing and good shoreline action. The thing that makes Cape Cod such a fish magnet is the huge schools of Herring and Squid that pass by every summer. Find out what the fish are eating and match the hatch accordingly - White Deaths and Lefty’s Deceivers are popular among local guides.
 
If you’re heading offshore, bulk up to a 12 or even a 14-weight. You can find big fish on the surface, especially if you chum the water first, so you won’t need super-quick-sinking line. Go for raw test strength instead - you’re gonna need it.

What else should I know?

You’ll need a saltwater fishing license whether you’re fishing from a boat or along the shoreline. You can buy these online ahead of your trip. That way, you can head straight to the waters when you arrive.
 
Cape Cod
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Based on 26,603 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Fly Fishing in Cape Cod

Great experience. Dress in layers of it is early in the seasons. The boat does not have a toilet on board so plan accordingly.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great experience. Dress in layers of it is early in the seasons. The boat does not have a toilet on board so plan accordingly.
Dina  V.
Dina V. NEWTON U F, MA
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
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
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
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
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
I would recommend fishing in June and July, the fishing is amazing at this time. Went out with the Cape Cod Charter Guys. It was the best charter I could recommend.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would recommend fishing in June and July, the fishing is amazing at this time. Went out with the Cape Cod Charter Guys. It was the best charter I could recommend.
James
James Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts

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