Nantucket Fishing Charters

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What are the best fishing charters in Nantucket?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 26 trips in Nantucket, and the most popular trips in the area are Early Season Cape Cod Flyfishing guided by Drew, Chatham Inshore Fishing Trip guided by Kevin, and Fall Striper Trip - 26' Regulator guided by Drew.

Our guides in Nantucket are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 7329 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.

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Other popular cities nearby for booking a charter include Chatham and Barnstable.

What types of fishing charters are common in Nantucket?

Nearshore fishing is the most popular in Nantucket.

The most commonly sought after species in Nantucket are: 1. bluefish, 2. bonito, 3. false albacore, and 4. striped bass.

The most common fishing technique in Nantucket is fly fishing.

How much do Nantucket fishing charters cost?

in Nantucket prices can range anywhere from $350 to $1,800, but the average price for a half day trip in Nantucket is $728. The average price for a full day trip in Nantucket is $1,182.

What month is best for fishing in Nantucket?

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

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

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

Fishing in Nantucket Overview

Nantucket is an island with an incredibly rich history of fishing that remains today a hotbed for action in the Northeast. The city still has an incredibly active waterfront, and there are plenty of guided trips to choose from. Around Nantucket is a number of shoals and rips where the seafloor around Nantucket interacts with the current coming in from the Atlantic. This dynamic seafloor provides plenty of structures for fish while also causing countless shipwrecks over the years that add to the fish habitat. The Atlantic brings in nutrients and makes for a naturally healthy fishery.

Nantucket Inshore fishing

Inshore action is readily available with plenty of shoreline to explore on the island. In the summer striped bass and bluefish are in full swing while cooler months mainly consist of sizable bonito and false albacore. These four fish are synonymous with the region and are all fun species to battle on light tackle.

Nantucket Bottom Fishing

If you would rather drop bait deep, fluke are around, along with plenty of black seabass which is known to make an excellent dinner option. You'll also likely hook up to several tautog and even porgy which can be surprisingly fun as a sportfish. There are also plenty of other non-target species that you will find when you head out on a charter.

Nantucket Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Access to amazing offshore fishing is easy starting from an island. Your main targets on offshore charters are tuna and cod, both of which have exceptional food qualities. Swordfish and marlin also call these offshore waters home and can grow to be giant. With no obvious structure here to corral the fish, a guide can come in handy, as they pattern these fish every day for a living. With the water staying cold even in the summer months, big fish bite year-round and make Nantucket the perfect place to land a monster.

Popular Types of Fishing In Nantucket

Nantucket fishing charters offer a variety of options for anglers of all levels. The most common types of fishing charters in Nantucket are inshore, offshore, and fly fishing. Inshore charters are perfect for those who want to stay close to shore and catch striped bass, bluefish, and fluke. Offshore charters take you further out to sea where you can catch tuna, shark, and mahi-mahi. Fly fishing charters are great for those who want to try their hand at catching striped bass and bluefish using a fly rod.

Some of the most common fish to catch in Nantucket include striped bass, bluefish, fluke, tuna, shark, and mahi-mahi. Depending on the type of fishing charter you choose, you may also have the opportunity to catch cod, haddock, and sea bass.

Nantucket fishing charters often depart from landmarks such as Straight Wharf and Jetties Beach. These locations offer easy access to some of the best fishing spots in Nantucket. So, whether you're a seasoned angler or a beginner, there's a Nantucket fishing charter that's perfect for you.

The Best Places To Fish In Nantucket

Nantucket, Massachusetts is a prime destination for fishing enthusiasts. With its pristine waters and abundant marine life, it's no wonder why. Here are some of the best places to fish in Nantucket, whether you're going on a fishing charter or casting from shore:

1. Great Point: This remote beach is only accessible by 4x4 vehicles or fishing charters, but it's worth the effort for the chance to catch striped bass, bluefish, and more.

2. Madaket Harbor: This sheltered harbor is a great spot for beginners and experienced anglers alike, with plenty of flounder, bluefish, and striped bass to be caught.

3. Sankaty Head: This rocky point is a popular spot for surfcasting, with a chance to catch striped bass, bluefish, and even the occasional bonito.

4. Cisco Beach: This popular beach is a great spot for surfcasting, with a chance to catch striped bass, bluefish, and more.

5. Nantucket Sound: This expansive body of water is home to a variety of fish, including striped bass, bluefish, fluke, and more. Fishing charters are available for those who want to explore further offshore.

6. Polpis Harbor: This sheltered harbor is a great spot for fly fishing, with a chance to catch striped bass, bluefish, and more.

7. Tom Nevers Pond: This freshwater pond is stocked with trout and is a great spot for families and beginners to try their hand at fishing.

8. Coatue: This remote area is only accessible by fishing charters, but it's worth the trip for the chance to catch striped bass, bluefish, and more in the pristine waters surrounding the island.

Other Things To Do In Nantucket

While Nantucket fishing charters are a popular attraction, there are plenty of other things to do in this charming Massachusetts city. Take a stroll through the historic downtown area and admire the beautiful architecture, or visit the Whaling Museum to learn about the city's rich maritime history. For a fun family outing, head to Jetties Beach for a day of swimming, sunbathing, and beach games. If you're feeling adventurous, rent a bike and explore the island's scenic bike paths. And don't forget to indulge in some of Nantucket's famous seafood at one of the many local restaurants.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    First Class fishing trip. A great guide who will put you on the fish. Created great memories! Been out with many guides over the years and Capt. Hal is the best of the best. My family has been fishing with Hal during many summer vacations on Nantucket and he always treats us very well. He knows the waters and fish surrounding Nantucket and the Vineyard better than any other guide I have been with. Very accommodating to girls, kids, first timers, and experts.

    Cole B. with Hal H. of Nantucket, Massachusetts

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