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Fishing in Dennis

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Dennis

Cape Cod Striper Sniper Trip

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25 ft 1 - 4 People From $500
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Fishing in Dennis

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Dennis

Cape Cod Bay Bass And Bluefish

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26 ft 1 - 6 People From $600
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Fishing in Harwich

Deep Sea, Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Harwich

Half Day Fishing Charter

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26 ft 1 - 6 People From $600
Fishing in Falmouth

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Falmouth

Old-School Classic Trip

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27 ft 1 - 6 People From $350
Fishing in Chatham

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Chatham

Tuna Trip - 26' Regulator

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26 ft 1 - 4 People From $1,100
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Fishing in Falmouth

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Falmouth

Offshore- 3 Minutes From Seacrest

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28 ft 1 - 5 People From $1,200

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Deep Sea Fishing Charters In Massachusetts

Fishing in Dennis

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Dennis

Cape Cod Offshore - 26' SeaVee

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26 ft 1 - 4 People From $1,800
Fishing in Chatham

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Chatham

Tuna Trip - 26' Regulator

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26 ft 1 - 4 People From $1,100
Fishing in Orleans

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Orleans

Canyon Overnighter

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40 ft 1 - 6 People From $5,500
Fishing in Chatham

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Chatham

Tuna Trip - 33' Grady White

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33 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,200
Fishing in Chatham

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Chatham

Cape Cod Offshore Special

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32 ft 1 - 4 People From $2,800
Fishing in Plymouth

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Plymouth

Plymouth Big Tuna Chase

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33 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,400

Inshore Fishing Charters In Massachusetts

Fishing in Bourne

Inshore Fishing Charter in Bourne

Striper And Bluefish Trip

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28 ft 1 - 6 People From $660
Fishing in Falmouth

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Falmouth

Old-School Classic Trip

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27 ft 1 - 6 People From $350
Fishing in Chatham

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Chatham

Early Season Cape Cod Flyfishing

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20 ft 1 - 3 People From $600
Fishing in Bourne

Inshore Fishing Charter in Bourne

Cape Cod Black Seabass And More

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28 ft 1 - 6 People From $660
Fishing in Chatham

Inshore Fishing Charter in Chatham

Chatham Inshore Fishing Trip

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30 ft 1 - 6 People From $900
Fishing in Bourne

Inshore Fishing Charter in Bourne

Inshore Spring/Summer Trip

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26 ft 1 - 4 People From $800

Nearshore Fishing Charters In Massachusetts

Fishing in Chatham

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Chatham

Midsummer Striper - 33’ Grady White

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33 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,000
Fishing in Chatham

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Chatham

Fall Striper Trip - 26' Regulator

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26 ft 1 - 6 People From $700
Fishing in Falmouth

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Falmouth

Old-School Classic Trip

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27 ft 1 - 6 People From $350
Fishing in Chatham

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Chatham

Early Season Striper - 26’

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26 ft 1 - 6 People From $800
Fishing in Chatham

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Chatham

Early Season Striper 33’

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33 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,000
Fishing in Nantucket

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Nantucket

Nantucket Half-Day Run

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23 ft 1 - 3 People From $800

More Fishing Charters In Massachusetts

Fishing in Chatham
Fishing in Chatham
Fishing in Chatham
trip description for Tuna Trip - 33' Grady White in Chatham

Climb aboard with Captain Drew for an action-packed day of Cape Cod fishing! Cape Cod has some of the best fishing in the country and is home to prized fish all over the peninsula! On this half or full-day trip, Captain Drew will take you into the offshore Cape Cod waters to the east of Chatham where you can expect to target some prized Bluefin Tuna! To target these picture-worthy fish you'll get to use either heavy tackle, trolling or jigging. Whatever method Captain Drew thinks is best, he will give you some of his expert tips to make sure you're ready to get one on the line! Book your trip during the summer months for a great chance at getting a Bluefin Tuna on the bait/troll and with topwater stickbaits. You'll be fishing aboard a 33’ Grady White Canyon center console that can comfortably fit 6 anglers. This do-it-all boat is perfect for navigating Chatham's fisheries and the open waters. She has been retrofitted with all brand-new top of the line electronics that will safely and comfortably get you to where the fish are swimming! It has plenty of forward or backward facing seating and even has a bathroom on board. Captain Drew will provide all rods, reels, tackle and live bait. All you need to bring is sunscreen (non-spray please!), polarized glasses, a hat, any snacks or drinks you might need and a Massachusetts fishing license. Book your trip today and get ready for a Northeast fishing adventure! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Chatham

Tuna Trip - 33' Grady White

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33 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,200
Fishing in Chatham
Fishing in Chatham
Fishing in Chatham
trip description for Cape Cod Offshore Special in Chatham

Every self-respecting offshore fisherman should have giant Bluefin Tuna on his bucket list, and there's no better way to catch one than this trip with Captain Jason! Bluefin are the largest type of Tuna, and are specially adapted to chase baitfish in cold, deep water. They're powerful fish and tough fighters, and they're a challenge for every angler. Captain Jason has been fishing these waters for many, many years, and has the extensive knowledge to find and hook these migratory fish. In addition to Bluefin, you may also encounter Halibut, Mahi Mahi, and White Marlin on this trip. These fish all go for different techniques, so you'll mix it up, switching from trolling to bottomfishing depending on the weather, time, season, and more. Jason's experience as an offshore fisherman is crucial here, because there are so many variables involved when fishing for multiple species across such a wide area. Captain Jason runs his trips on a 27' Conch center console. She's plenty big and capable of holding 4 fishermen, so call some buddies or recruit the family! She's also kitted out with a full suite of electronics to help you zero in on fish, plus all the rods, reels, bait, and tackle necessary for an epic offshore trip. Captain Jason will provide you with your fishing license and is happy to clean your keepers! All you need to do is bring sunscreen, soft-soled shoes, proper clothing, and a cooler for your snacks and drinks. Get out there and get after it! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Chatham

Cape Cod Offshore Special

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32 ft 1 - 4 People From $2,800
Fishing in Plymouth
Fishing in Plymouth
Fishing in Plymouth
trip description for Plymouth Striped Bass Special in Plymouth

Whether you've been catching Stripers for years, or are still waiting to hook these awesome sportfish, this trip with Captain Tyler will be a blast! Striped Bass, known as Stripers or Rockfish, are a sea-run fish that exist in huge numbers off the East Coast. They're fun fighters that offer a challenge for any angler, and taste great fried, blackened, or on the grill as well. In addition, you'll be able to hook up Black Seabass, Flounder, and Bluefish on this trip! You'll primarily be trolling and drifting for Stripers. When one rod dips, get ready—you might be on a school of 'em! East Coast Striped Bass can get huge, sometimes clearing 35 inches, so be prepared for a slugfest once a trophy fish is on the line. Captain Tyler runs a 28' Whitewater center console with a 300-horsepower Mercury outboard. The boat is also equipped with a full suite of Simrad electronics. Tyler will provide everything you need for an awesome trip, including top-tier rods, reels, live bait, and tackle. Bring along proper clothing, sun protection, sunglasses, and a cooler with some snacks and drinks, and you'll have a blast! There's no better way to experience offshore Massachusetts fishing than a Striper trip with Captain Tyler. Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Plymouth

Plymouth Striped Bass Special

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28 ft 1 - 6 People From $700
Fishing in Plymouth
Fishing in Plymouth
Fishing in Plymouth
trip description for Plymouth Big Tuna Chase in Plymouth

Bluefin Tuna deserve a spot on every offshore angler's bucket list. They're big, fast, and aggressive, built like torpedos and evolved to chase down bait in deep, cold water. When it comes to locating, hooking, and landing Bluefin, Captain Tyler is a pro and he'll do everything under the sun to get you on a personal record. This trip is not for the faint of heart. You'll be getting deep offshore, and fishing for 12 hours, minimum, in search of a trophy Bluefin. You'll also be able to troll for other pelagics, including Mahi, Thresher Sharks, and more! To catch big Bluefin, you'll employ a range of techniques including trolling, kitefishing, casting, and more. Bluefin travel in schools, so its not uncommon to get multiple "rods down" at once. Keep an eye on the action on the deck, or relax in the comfortable cabin until you hear the drag start screaming! Captain Tyler runs his offshore trips on a 33' Conch center console. Tyler will provide everything you need for an awesome trip, including top-tier rods, reels, live bait, and tackle. Bring along proper clothing, sun protection, sunglasses, and a cooler with some snacks and drinks, and you'll have a blast! There's no better way to experience offshore Massachusetts fishing than a Bluefin trip with Captain Tyler. Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Plymouth

Plymouth Big Tuna Chase

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33 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,400
Fishing in Orleans
Fishing in Orleans
Fishing in Orleans
trip description for Canyon Overnighter in Orleans

The Northeast Canyons off the coast of Massachusetts are one of America's most unique and productive fisheries. Thousands of years ago, when sea levels were far lower than they are today, rivers cut deep channels into the continental shelf, forming steep-walled canyons. Today, these canyons provide an unrivalled opportunity for adventurous saltwater fishermen to catch huge sportfish, including Swordfish, Yellowfin Tuna, Bluefin Tuna, Mako Sharks, Blue Marlin, White Marlin, and more! All of these species deserve a place on your offshore fishing bucket list, and there's no better trip to cross a few off. This trip is not for every angler. You'll be deep offshore for multiple days, fishing hard and going for record catches. If you're ready, then Captain Jason will do everything he can to get you on the fish and show you the trip of a lifetime. He's been successfully fishing this area for over 30 years, and he knows how to locate and hook trophy sportfish better than anyone. Depending on the season and target species, you'll use a variety of trolling gear to bring the bites. Once a fish takes the bait, strap in for the fight on your life! Landing these fish takes skill, strength, and stamina, and getting broken off happens all the time. Captain Jason runs a 40' Pettegrow sportfisher with Cummins engines rocking a combined 1080 horsepower. This boat is beautiful and built for one purpose: catching huge fish. She features a kitchen, head, flybridge, and a super-comfortable cabin to make this trip more enjoyable. Jason will provide everything you need for an awesome trip, including top-tier rods, reels, live bait, and tackle. Bring along proper clothing, sun protection, sunglasses, and a cooler with some snacks and drinks, and you'll have a blast! There's no better way to experience offshore Massachusetts fishing than a Bluefin trip with Captain Jason. Due to extreme fuel prices, this trip may require an additional fuel surcharge. Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Orleans

Canyon Overnighter

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40 ft 1 - 6 People From $5,500
Fishing in Falmouth
Fishing in Falmouth
Fishing in Falmouth
trip description for Albies, Bonito, Spanish Mackerel in Falmouth

Hunt down some of the Atlantic's most pound-for-pound exciting fish on this trip with Captain Ross! You'll focus on three species: False Albacore (known as "albies"), Bonito, and Spanish Mackerel—all known for their speed and fighting ability. You'll get off the dock early for this trip, and geta a chance to enjoy the morning sea breeze before you reach Captain Ross' prime fishing grounds. The, get ready for the bite to really turn on! All of these species travel in schools, so where you've got one, there's almost always a bunch more. Captain Ross provides everything you need for a perfect day. His boat is a brand-new 28' Nauticstar center console, a perfect type of boat for the waters off of Cape Cod. The Captain will also bring all the rods, reels, bait, and tackle you need. Just remember your sunscreen and you'll be good to go! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Falmouth

Albies, Bonito, Spanish Mackerel

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28 ft 1 - 6 People From $660
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Everything to Know About Booking a Fishing Charter in Massachusetts

What are the best fishing charters in Massachusetts?

Why should I book a fishing charter in Massachusetts with Captain Experiences?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 34 trips in Massachusetts, and the most popular trips in the area are Cape Cod Striper Sniper Trip guided by Bob, Cape Cod Bay Bass and Bluefish guided by Mark, and Old-School Classic Trip guided by Greg.

Our guides in Massachusetts are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 3233 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.

All guides on Captain Experiences are licensed, insured, and vetted by our team. You can access their reviews, click through trip photos, read bios to get to know them, and preview trip details like species, techniques, group sizes, boat specs and more.

Looking for kid friendly charters / fishing lessons in Massachusetts? Check out our beginner and family friendly charters in Massachusetts.

What types of fishing charters are common in Massachusetts?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular in Massachusetts as well as inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and flats fishing.

The most commonly sought after species in Massachusetts are: 1. striped bass, 2. bonito, 3. bluefin tuna, and 4. bluefish.

The most common fishing techniques in Massachusetts are light tackle fishing, trolling, and heavy tackle fishing but live bait fishing and jigging are popular as well.

How much do Massachusetts fishing charters cost?

in Massachusetts prices can range anywhere from about $650 to $1,600, but the average price for a half day trip in Massachusetts is $782. The average price for a full day trip in Massachusetts is $1,283.

Is booking a fishing guide worth the money?

Hiring a guide provides a number of benefits and many choose to book a fishing guide for a combination of experience, local knowledge, convenience, and cost-effectiveness.

Working with experienced fishing guides who know the best local spots and techniques can dramatically increase your odds of a great day. Having someone who is on the water every day and knows the area like the back of their hand is going to give you the best chances of success.

Booking a guide is also more cost effective, especially if you only get out a handful of times per year. When you consider all of the costs you would incur on your own such as the price of a boat, maintenance, insurance, gas, high-quality gear and tackle, repairs, and more, you’ll find that DIY is sometimes not worth the expense.

Even if you’ve got a great setup already in your home waters, booking a guide also provides a great opportunity to experience new techniques, new locations, or even a chance at a new target species to knock off the bucket list.

What month is best for fishing in Massachusetts?

The most popular season for fishing in Massachusetts is summer, and most anglers book their trips 20 days in advance.

Do I need a Massachusetts fishing license and what are the bag limits in Massachusetts?

See here for more information on fishing licenses in Massachusetts, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in Massachusetts. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in Massachusetts.

What is fishing in Massachusetts about?

Fishing in Massachusetts offers a rich and diverse experience with its mix of coastal waters, rivers, and lakes, making it a haven for anglers of all types. Along the coast, Massachusetts boasts some of the finest saltwater fishing opportunities on the East Coast. From Cape Cod to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket, anglers can target a variety of species including striped bass, bluefish, flounder, and bluefin tuna. Charter boats and shore fishing spots abound, offering both seasoned fishermen and novices a chance to reel in impressive catches against the backdrop of scenic coastal landscapes.

Inland, Massachusetts is dotted with picturesque lakes, ponds, and rivers that provide excellent freshwater fishing. The state is known for its thriving populations of trout, with species like brook, rainbow, and brown trout available in numerous cold-water streams and rivers. Popular destinations for trout fishing include the Swift River, Deerfield River, and Quabbin Reservoir. Massachusetts also offers opportunities for bass fishing, with largemouth and smallmouth bass abundant in many lakes and ponds throughout the state. Whether you prefer the tranquility of casting a fly in a remote stream or the excitement of landing a bass in a bustling lake, Massachusetts provides diverse settings for anglers to explore.

Massachusetts also offers a unique fishing experience through its rich maritime history and cultural heritage. The state's coastal communities are steeped in fishing traditions, with historic harbors and bustling fish markets that reflect centuries-old connections to the sea. Anglers can immerse themselves in this maritime culture while enjoying the thrill of catching fish in waters that have sustained generations of fishermen. Whether you're seeking a quiet day on a serene pond or an exhilarating battle with a trophy-sized striper off the coast, fishing in Massachusetts promises unforgettable moments and a deep appreciation for the state's natural and cultural heritage.

What are the most popular months to go fishing in Massachusetts?

Fishing seasons in Massachusetts offer a diverse array of opportunities throughout the year, catering to anglers' preferences for both freshwater and saltwater species. The fishing calendar typically begins in the spring when warmer temperatures awaken fish from their winter lethargy. In freshwater, this season marks the start of trout fishing, with stocked rivers and streams like the Westfield River and Quaboag Pond becoming popular destinations for anglers seeking rainbow, brook, and brown trout. Spring also sees the onset of bass fishing season in many lakes and ponds across the state, where largemouth and smallmouth bass become more active as waters warm.

As summer arrives, Massachusetts' coastal waters come alive with activity as anglers target a variety of saltwater species. Striped bass, in particular, draw attention during their annual migration along the coast from May through October. Cape Cod's beaches, Martha's Vineyard's shores, and Boston Harbor are renowned hotspots for striper fishing, attracting anglers who enjoy surf casting or trolling from boats. Summer also offers excellent opportunities for flounder fishing in the state's bays and estuaries, as well as offshore adventures targeting bluefish and tuna.

Fall in Massachusetts heralds the peak of freshwater fishing season, particularly for trout enthusiasts. As temperatures cool, trout become more active and feed voraciously in preparation for winter. Anglers flock to rivers and streams like the Swift River and Deerfield River, where fly fishing for trophy-sized trout amidst vibrant fall foliage is a cherished pastime. Fall also sees the return of striped bass to coastal waters, providing anglers with another chance to hook into these prized fish before they migrate south for the winter. Whether you're casting for trout in a tranquil stream or battling stripers in the Atlantic surf, Massachusetts' fishing seasons offer something for every angler to enjoy throughout the year.

What types of fishing are popular in Massachusetts?

Fishing in Massachusetts encompasses a variety of types and techniques, reflecting the state's diverse aquatic environments and abundant fish species. One of the most popular methods is shore fishing along the state's extensive coastline. Anglers often target striped bass, bluefish, and flounder using bait such as clams, squid, or sandworms, or casting lures like plugs or jigs from rocky shores, beaches, and piers. The thrill of surf casting for stripers on Cape Cod's Outer Beaches or fishing for flounder in Boston Harbor attracts both locals and visitors alike throughout the fishing season.

For those seeking a more tranquil experience, freshwater fishing in Massachusetts offers numerous opportunities in lakes, ponds, and rivers. Fly fishing is particularly popular in the state's cold-water streams for species like trout and salmon. Anglers use lightweight rods and artificial flies to mimic insects or small fish, presenting their offerings delicately to the fish in rivers such as the Swift River or the Deerfield River. Bass fishing enthusiasts also find ample opportunities, with largemouth and smallmouth bass plentiful in many of Massachusetts' lakes and ponds. Techniques such as casting plastic worms or crankbaits around submerged structure or weed beds are effective for enticing these prized gamefish.

Massachusetts also supports a vibrant kayak and canoe fishing community, with anglers exploring scenic waterways such as the Charles River or Quabbin Reservoir. These vessels provide access to remote fishing spots where motorized boats cannot reach, allowing anglers to quietly navigate and cast lines into pristine waters. Whether you prefer the excitement of surf fishing for stripers, the precision of fly fishing for trout, or the serenity of kayak fishing on a tranquil pond, Massachusetts offers a wealth of fishing experiences for anglers of all interests and skill levels.

What species are popular for fishing in Massachusetts?

When fishing in Massachusetts, anglers have a diverse range of species to target across its coastal waters, rivers, and inland lakes. Along the coast, one of the most coveted catches is the striped bass, known for its powerful fights and impressive size. Striped bass fishing peaks from spring through fall, drawing anglers to iconic spots like Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and the Boston Harbor. Whether casting from shore, trolling from a boat, or fly fishing in estuaries, anglers enjoy pursuing these prized gamefish amidst the scenic beauty of Massachusetts' shoreline.

In freshwater environments, Massachusetts offers excellent opportunities for trout fishing, with species like brook, rainbow, and brown trout thriving in its cold-water streams and rivers. The Swift River and Westfield River are popular destinations for trout anglers, who employ fly fishing techniques to tempt these elusive fish. Massachusetts also supports a thriving bass fishing scene, with largemouth and smallmouth bass plentiful in lakes and ponds throughout the state. Anglers target bass using a variety of techniques including topwater lures, plastic worms, and crankbaits, enjoying the challenge of outwitting these cunning predators in both urban and rural settings.

For those seeking a unique fishing experience, Massachusetts' coastal waters and offshore habitats provide opportunities to target species like bluefish, flounder, and even bluefin tuna. Offshore excursions from ports like Gloucester or New Bedford offer anglers the chance to battle powerful fish in the Atlantic Ocean, whether trolling for tuna or bottom fishing for groundfish. Whether you're a seasoned angler or a novice looking to cast your first line, Massachusetts' diverse fishery ensures there's always something exciting to catch and memorable experiences to be had on the water.

What are the best places to fish in Massachusetts?

Massachusetts offers a wealth of excellent fishing spots that cater to both freshwater and saltwater enthusiasts, making it a prime destination for anglers throughout the year. Along the coast, Cape Cod stands out as a premier location for saltwater fishing, particularly for striped bass and bluefish. The Cape's extensive shoreline provides ample opportunities for surf casting from beaches like Race Point in Provincetown or along the Cape Cod Canal, where anglers can target migrating stripers and other coastal species. Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket also offer superb fishing grounds, with picturesque beaches, rocky shores, and thriving marine life that attract anglers seeking both relaxation and thrilling fishing action.

Inland, Massachusetts boasts several exceptional freshwater fishing destinations, including the Quabbin Reservoir. Known for its pristine waters and excellent trout fishing, Quabbin Reservoir is a favorite among anglers pursuing rainbow and brown trout, as well as landlocked salmon. The reservoir's vast expanse and scenic surroundings provide a tranquil setting for fishing from shore or boats, allowing anglers to enjoy the solitude and natural beauty of this protected area.

For those looking to combine fishing with historic charm, the Charles River in Boston offers urban fishing opportunities with a backdrop of the city skyline and historic landmarks. Anglers can catch a variety of fish including bass, carp, and even occasional striped bass, making it a convenient and scenic spot for both locals and visitors. Whether you prefer the excitement of surf fishing on Cape Cod, the serenity of trout fishing at Quabbin Reservoir, or the urban fishing experience along the Charles River, Massachusetts' diverse fishing destinations ensure there's something for every angler to enjoy and explore.

Does Massachusetts have good fishing?

Massachusetts offers a diverse and rewarding fishing experience with its coastal waters, inland lakes, and rivers, making it a favored destination for anglers of all types. Along its scenic coastline, Massachusetts boasts some of the finest saltwater fishing opportunities on the East Coast. The waters of Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket are renowned for their rich marine life, including Striped Bass, Bluefish, Flounder, and Tautog. Charter fishing trips departing from ports like Boston and Gloucester provide access to prime fishing grounds where anglers can enjoy both inshore and offshore fishing adventures against the backdrop of historic lighthouses and picturesque coastal scenery.

Inland, Massachusetts offers numerous freshwater fishing opportunities in its lakes, ponds, and rivers. The state's inland waters are home to a variety of fish species, including Trout, Bass, Pickerel, and Panfish. Quabbin Reservoir, the largest inland body of water in Massachusetts, is a popular destination for Trout fishing, offering serene surroundings and ample fishing spots accessible via boat or shoreline. Additionally, the state's rivers like the Charles River and the Deerfield River provide excellent fishing for Trout and Smallmouth Bass, with scenic views and peaceful settings that enhance the fishing experience.

Massachusetts's fishing community is active and supported by a range of resources and events. The state hosts various fishing tournaments and derbies, such as the Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby and the Massachusetts Saltwater Fishing Derby, which attract anglers from near and far. Local bait shops, fishing guides, and charter services provide valuable assistance and local expertise to help anglers plan successful trips. Massachusetts's commitment to conservation and sustainable fishing practices ensures that its fisheries remain healthy and accessible, preserving the natural beauty and recreational opportunities that make Massachusetts a top destination for fishing enthusiasts.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    We had a great trip with Captain Doug. We would definitely book him again. The Captain Experiences team was also great and very responsive.

    Keith M. with Doug E. of Harwich, Massachusetts

  • ★★★★★
    We had a great experience with Doug during our family vacation to the cape! Fish were caught and memories were made! Highly recommend Doug for your next fishing trip!

    Brianna G. with Doug E. of Harwich, Massachusetts

  • ★★★★★
    Tyler was amazing! Timely, professional and friendly. This charter was a gift for my dad for Father's Day, and we had the best time making memories as a family. All five of us each caught something, we would highly recommend and we plan to book again with Tyler in the future!

    Brianna B. with Tyler P. of Plymouth, Massachusetts

  • ★★★★★
    Capt Marc was great - he got us on fish quickly. He had each of the 4 of us pulling in big fish for most of our time out there. Crew was very helpful too, especially for less experienced fisherman such as we are. Great experience and would definitely do it again! Great way to celebrate a 60th birthday with friends. - Rich

    Richard S. with Marc C. of Orleans, Massachusetts

  • ★★★★★
    Excellent day on the water. Lost count of how many fish. Many over sized fish. Great captain great boat highly recommend. Will be back again next year

    Kevin B. with Tyler P. of Plymouth, Massachusetts

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Mark Hakey and his Mate Casey did a fantastic job and provided great service for our family. We caught a good amount of stripers and everyone had a great time. The Captain and Mate are polite and professional and the boat was spotless.

    Evan G. with Mark H. of Dennis, Massachusetts

  • ★★★★★
    Cpt. Drew took my father, uncle, cousin, and I out for a four our trip and I couldn’t have been more impressed with his knowledge, professionalism, and spirit. He knew all the tricks to get us going, and within minutes, we had our first catch. We caught over 15 fish on our trip and brought a few home for dinner! Will be looking forward to booking him next year as well!

    Elliott M. with Drew D. of Chatham, Massachusetts

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