Taking a Fishing Charter: What to Expect On Your Day On the Water

Have you been curious about what it might be like to take a fishing charter for the day? Join us as we discuss what a typical day on the water with a fishing charter captain looks like, and what you can expect from your excursion. From the gear and bait you need to bring, to tips on how to maximize your catch and have the most fun possible – get ready for some great insight into fishing charters!

Overview of Fishing Charters

Fishing charters are a great way to spend a day on the water, especially when you are on vacation and visiting an area for the first time.  Even if you are an avid fisherman, if you are not familiar with the area, hiring a charter the first time fishing can make all your future trips that much more productive. They offer an opportunity to catch fish, while also providing a fun and relaxing experience.

When you take a fishing charter, you can expect to be provided with all of the necessary equipment. This includes rods, reels, bait, and lures. The charter company will also usually provide a cooler for your catch and to store food and drinks that you’d like to bring. It is important to dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes. Sunscreen and hats are also recommended.

The captain of the charter will typically give everyone a safety briefing before heading out and show you where the safety gear is in case it is needed out on the water. Typically, you will have had some communication with the Captain before your trip date, but if not, they will normally outline the day and what to expect.

Fishing charters typically last 4-8 hours, depending on the company and package that you choose. During this time, you will have the opportunity to catch a variety of fish. The captain will clean and fillet your catch at the end of the trip so that you can take it home with you if it is permitted.  Every species is different and has different regulations which your Captain will explain.

Preparing for Your Day on the Water: What You Need to Know

When you book a fishing charter, the captain and crew will take care of everything related to the boat and gear. All you need to do is show up ready to fish! Here’s what you need to know to have a great day on the water:

  • What To Bring:
    • -Sunscreen
    • -Sunglasses
    • -Hat
    • -Food and drinks for the day
    • -Cooler with ice (if you plan on keeping your catch, but leave it in the car)
    • -Camera!
    • -Layers of clothes as the weather can change and will vary on time of year
    • -Dramamine if there is any potential of getting seasick

A Typical Day on a Fishing Trip

Ideally, be at your departure location 15 minutes before your trip is supposed to depart.  Be aware of parking constraints and allow for time to be on the boat at your agreed upon time.  If you are late, that cuts into your fishing time.  Also, be aware that your Captain and crew have probably been up and at the boat for a few hours already to make sure you have the best experience possible.  Depending on the type of trip we lead, we will be at the boat a minimum of 1 hour before departure time.

The Captain will be taking you to areas that have been producing fish in the recent days.  They want you to catch fish!  They want you to enjoy being out on the water and creating lasting memories.  You will need to travel to those locations which can take time depending on the species of fish you are hoping to catch.

Once arriving at the hot spots, the crew will give you pointers on how to catch the fish that you are targeting that day and in that area.  You may be using a variety of methods and bait.  For example, you may be casting artificial lures to topwater fish or jigging to fish that are deep in the water.  You may be trolling lures or bait behind the boat while you are moving.

Based on the Captains experience will determine how long you stay in one area or based on intelligence he is receiving from his network.  Captains help each to get on to the fish, because we all want to have happy customers!

As the trip is coming to the end of time, you will head back into the harbor.  Make sure you have taken lots of photos and videos of your experience.  Don’t be afraid to as the crew to take group photos and to filet your catch if allowed.

Tips and Tricks for Getting the Most Out of Your Fishing Trip

Communication is key!  Be sure to touch base with your Captain in the weeks leading up to the trip when every possible.  Make sure you are on the same page on what you are expecting for the day on the water.  When a Captain knows what you are expecting, they will have a better chance of delivering that experience for you.

Do some of your own preparation.  Have your food and drinks planned out for the amount of time you are on the water.  Review the weather forecast so you can understand how to dress and what conditions you might face. 

Be open and listen to what the Captain and crew are telling you on how to catch the fish, remember they want you to catch as many fish as possible! 


A day on the water with a fishing charter can be very relaxing, fun and rewarding when both parties are prepared and communicate.  It can be a great way to do something different on vacation or to see your favorite vacation destination in a new way.  No matter what your reason for choosing to do a trip, you can expect a trip that will create great memories!  We look forward to seeing you on the water in 2023!

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5 Pre-Season Prep Tips To Help You Catch More Fish Around Cape Cod in 2023

Are you ready to hit the water and catch some big fish this upcoming season? Before you do, make sure that you’re prepared and that you complete your pre-season prep. This article will provide five effective tips to help ensure that your fishing trips are successful this upcoming season!

Understand Your Local Fishing Area

If you want to be successful in the upcoming fishing season, it’s important to understand the fish and bait in your local area that you are hoping to target. Different fish species prefer different types of bait, so it’s important to know what kind of fish you’re trying to catch and what they like to eat. The same goes for baitfish – different species of baitfish are more attractive to different predators. Do some research on the fish in your area and what kind of baits they respond well to.  Great resources are blogs, podcasts and past fishing reports.  Do some of the research so you are prepared for when the fish arrive!

In addition to knowing what kind of fish you’re targeting and what kind of bait they prefer, it’s also important to understand the habitats in your area. This is very true around Cape Cod.  An example is that the striped bass arrive on the South Side of the Cape first and then work their way into Cape Cod Bay and the Monomoy Rips.  Again, do some research on the fish in your area and find out where they like to hang out. This information will help you choose the right spot to fish and increase your chances of success.  Leverage your local tackle shop, look for Spring Fishing events and research on-line.

Prep Your Gear

No matter what type of fishing you do, it’s important to take some time at the beginning of the season to prep your gear. This will help ensure that you have a successful and enjoyable season. There is nothing worse than getting out on the water and having gear failure.  This is one of those areas you can control by doing your prep work. Here are some tips to get you started:

– Inspect your rods and reels for any damage or wear and tear. Repair or replace anything that is not in good condition or have it repaired by a professional.

– Clean your tackle box and organize your lures, hooks, weights, etc. Throw out anything that is old or damaged.  Replace hooks and connections so you don’t lose that trophy fish!

– Check your fishing line for nicks or breaks and replace if necessary.  I tend to replace all my line every year.  If you can learn how to do this yourself, it can be a big cost saver!

– Make sure all your other gear is checked and in good shape.  If you fish from a boat, check all your safety gear, check your fire extinguishers and their expiration dates, check boat lines, etc.  Don’t take your safety for granted!  If you fish from shore, check your waders and headlamps, check your gear bag, etc.  If you’ve hiked a beach to get to your lucky spot, nothing worse than finding a hole in your waders that lets the cold water in.

By taking the time to prep your gear before the season starts, you’ll be setting yourself up for success when you hit the water.

Learn the Rules and Regulations

If you want to be successful in the upcoming fishing season, it is important that you take the time to learn the rules and regulations that apply to your desired fishing area and species. Don’t assume that everything is the same.  I would say the exact opposite, they seem to change every year! These rules and regulations are put in place by state and federal government agencies to protect fish populations and their habitats. Not only will following the rules make you a more responsible angler, but it will also increase your chances of catching fish. To find out what rules and regulations apply to your fishing area, you can check online resources such as the website for the state wildlife agency or the website for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).  I also use an app called Fish Rules so I can confirm throughout the season. Don’t forget to have your licenses updated and that you are current with all your paperwork.

Know Your Fishing Spots

One of the best ways to catch more fish is to know your fishing spots. But they can change from season to season, especially around Cape Cod.  If we’ve had a stormy winter, then sand bars can shift and one of your honey holes from last year may have changed.

Also, do some prep and try out some new spots or target a new species that has been on your list.  Do some research to find out where are the hot spots for those fish.  Research maps to understand the structure in those areas to give you the best chance of success on the water.  Lastly, if you fish from a boat, make sure your fish finder is working properly and ready for a new season.

Get Familiar with Weather Conditions

To be a successful fisherman, it is important to know what kind of weather conditions you will be dealing with. Find two or three weather apps related to fishing that you can trust.  Start checking them 3-4 days before your fishing adventure. This will give you an idea of what to expect in terms of temperature, precipitation, and wind speed or if it is even possible to go that particular day. Understand how and if the conditions may change while out on the water on your specific date.

Knowing what the weather is going to be like can impact how you fish, where you fish and what species you may target that day.  Two apps that I use are Fishweather and Buoycast to help me stay on top of the weather and changing conditions

By being prepared for the worst, you increase your chances of having a successful fishing trip.


Fishing around Cape Cod can be an incredibly rewarding experience if you come properly prepared, and by following these five pre-season prep tips. Besides being a great way to connect with nature, it is also a great way to relax and have fun with friends and family. So, let’s get out there this season and make some memories!  I know I am excited for the 2023 season and our prep work is well underway to make for a great season!

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Holtec’ Proposal To Dump Toxic Waste Into Cape Cod Bay Is Unacceptable

Imagine if a company wanted to dump 1.1 million gallons of toxic waste into one of the most beautiful and beloved bodies of water in the United States – Cape Cod Bay. If you haven’t heard the news, that is exactly what the Holtec Corporation is proposing, and I find it is simply unacceptable. Find out why in this article and learn more about why this proposal must be stopped.

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Introduction to Holtec Corporation’s Proposal

The Holtec Corporation, a New Jersey-based company, has submitted a proposal to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to dump 1.1 million gallons of toxic waste water into Cape Cod Bay. The proposed dumping is slated to start in September 2023 right from the shore of the Plymouth facility, and less than 30 miles from Boston.

The Holtec Corporation claims that their proposed dump would be safe and pose no risk to the environment or public health. However, many experts and environmental groups disagree. They believe that the dump could leak radioactive material into the ocean and contaminate seafood, as well as jeopardize the safety of nearby communities in case of a major accident or terrorist attack.

The NRC is currently reviewing the proposal and has not made a decision yet. In the meantime, we urge them to reject the Holtec Corporation’s dangerous plan.

Environmental Impact of Toxic Waste Dumping

The environment is already struggling to cope with the amount of pollution and toxic waste that is being produced, so the last thing it needs is for companies to start dumping even more toxic waste into our waterways. The Holtec Corporation’s proposal to do just that, by dumping toxic waste into Cape Cod Bay, is completely unacceptable.

Not only would this have a devastating impact on the local environment and wildlife, but it could also potentially contaminate drinking water supplies and endanger public health. There is simply no way that this can be allowed to happen, and we urge the authorities to reject Holtec’s proposal outright.

Impact on Marine Life

The Holtec Corporation’s proposal to dump toxic waste into Cape Cod Bay is not only unacceptable, but it would also have a devastating impact on marine life. The Bay is home to many different species of fish, whales, shellfish, and other wildlife, and the introduction of toxic waste would jeopardize their health.   If the Holtec Corporation’s proposal is approved, it would put all of these at risk.

There is already a growing problem with ocean plastic pollution, and adding more toxic waste to the mix would only make things worse. If the Holtec Corporation’s proposal is approved, there would be an increased risk of contamination of the food chain. This would not only be bad for marine life, but also for humans who enjoy these products.  Cape Cod and the surrounding area are know for World Class Oysters, a creature that filters water.  What might happen to them if this waste is dumped in the Bay?

In addition to being harmful to marine life, the Holtec Corporation’s proposal would also have a negative impact on the economy. The Bay supports a thriving fishing industry, which employs many people in Massachusetts. If the Bay becomes polluted with toxic waste, it would put this industry at risk. Who wants to eat fish from tainted waters?

Economic Impact of Toxic Waste Dumping on Tourism

The Holtec Corporation’s proposal to dump toxic waste into Cape Cod Bay is unacceptable for a number of reasons, not the least of which is the economic impact it would have on the region.

Cape Cod is a major tourist destination, and its economy is heavily reliant on tourism. If the Bay were to be contaminated with toxic waste, it would jeopardize the livelihoods of everyone who depends on the tourism industry for their income. This includes not only businesses like hotels and restaurants, but also activities that draw tourists to the area, such as fishing, jet ski rentals, parasailing, kayak rentals, etc.

The bottom line is that dumping toxic waste into Cape Cod Bay would have a devastating economic impact on the region. It is simply not worth the risk.


The Holtec Corporation’s proposal to dump toxic waste into Cape Cod Bay is an unacceptable solution for a number of reasons. Not only does it threaten the delicate ecosystem, but it also puts local residents at risk of health problems and environmental contamination. It is essential that we take action now to protect our environment and ensure that future generations have access to clean water, air, and land. We must reject any proposals like this one which put our planet in danger.

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How Bluefin Tuna Travel From Cape Cod Waters To Japanese Dinner Tables

In this blog article, we’ll be following the journey of wild bluefin tuna from Cape Cod waters to Japanese dinner tables – outlining the process of how they are caught, sold and shipped overseas. We’ll also explore why Japanese consumers have such a deep connection with bluefin tuna. So dive in and learn the fascinating story behind these fish!

Introduction to Wild Bluefin Tuna

Wild bluefin tuna are among the largest, fastest and most commercially valuable fish in the world. Valued for their fatty flesh, which is used for sushi and other delicacies, wild bluefin tuna are a valued prize for the finest Sushi Restaurants in the World.

In an effort to protect these fish, various organizations have put in place catch limits and quota systems. So for a charter Captain, he is only able to commercially sell fish that are greater than 73 inches in size. He must hold special permits and licenses to be able to sell these prized fish. Depending on where they fish from, they may only be able to fish for them on select days.

Fishing for Wild Bluefin Tuna off of the Eastern Coast of the United States

Wild bluefin tuna are some of the most sought-after fish in the world. They can sell for upwards of $20,000 in Japan. But remarkably, very little of that is paid to the fisherman. The vast majority of wild bluefin tuna that are caught are done so off of the Eastern coast of the United States. The waters around Cape Cod are some of the best for these fish from June through November each year.

The process of catching wild bluefin tuna is both an art and a science. Once the school has been located, fishermen will use a variety of techniques to catch the fish. The most common methods are live lining bait fish, trolling various spreader bars to imitate bait fish, jigging or casting artificial lures.

Once the fish have been caught, they must be cooled down and put on ice to bring the best possible price at market. These fish are under a lot of stress during the fight and create a lot of heat. Properly cooling them is a must!

Processing and Shipping of the Catch from the US to Japan

The catch of these wild bluefin tuna are shipped from the US to Japan within 24 hours of being caught. The boats Captain brings the fish to a buyer at the dock where it is weighted and then taken to market. Most bluefin are sold domestically but the best of the best are shipped overseas. The fish are carefully packed in ice and stored in a temperature-controlled environment to preserve their quality.

Upon arrival in Japan, the fish are auctioned off to the highest bidder and then sent to restaurants and markets around the country.


From Cape Cod to the Japanese dinner table, wild bluefin tuna take a remarkable journey on their way to becoming sushi. Research has demonstrated that by tracking individual fish with RFID tags we can increase our understanding of how these species migrate around the ocean and improve fisheries management worldwide. In order to keep wild bluefin tuna populations healthy into the future, continued conservation efforts must be made.

Giant Bluefin before being Iced

A Fisherman’s Guide to the 5 Most Common Whales On The Cape Cod

Have you ever wondered what kinds of whales you might see near Cape Cod? We are very fortunate to see these majestic creatures on many of our fishing charter trips.  Here we will explore the five most common species of whales spotted around Cape Cod over the course of the fishing season and offer some tips on how to best appreciate these majestic creatures. So, if you’re a whale lover looking to explore the depths of Cape Cod, grab your binoculars and let’s get started!

Introduction to Common Whales Around Cape Cod:

1. Humpback Whale

2. Fin Whale

3. Minke Whale

4. Right Whale

5. Pilot Whale

Cape Cod is one of the best places in the world to go whale watching. Every year, thousands of people come to the Cape to see these amazing creatures in their natural habitat.

There are a few different species of whales that you might see when you’re out on the water. The most common ones are humpback whales, fin whales, and minke whales. These are all filter-feeding animals, which means that they strain small organisms out of the water to eat.

Humpback Whale

Humpback whales are probably the most well-known and the most popular type of whale we see on our fishing trips. They’re known for their long pectoral fins, which can be up to 15 feet long! They’re also very acrobatic, and often breach (jump) out of the water. They will slap their tails and even sometimes wave at us with a fin.  Humpbacks are usually between 40 and 50 feet long.

Humpback whales are perhaps the most iconic of all whale species. They are easily recognizable by their large size and their characteristic hump. Humpback whales can grow to be up to 60 feet long and weigh up to 40 tons. They are mostly black or dark gray in color, with white patches on their underside.

During the breeding season, male humpbacks compete for females by producing complex singing displays. These displays may play a role in mate selection and help to determine dominance hierarchy among males. Females give birth to a single calf every two to three years. After a gestation period of about 11 months, calves are born weighing up to 2,000 pounds!

Fin Whale

Fin whales are the second largest type of whale, after blue whales. They can grow to be up to 85 feet long! Fin whales have a distinctive appearance, with a tall dorsal fin and a sleek body. They are easily identifiable by their long, thin body and asymmetrical coloring. The right side of their body is dark gray or black, while the left side is light gray or white. They’re also very fast swimmers – they’ve been recorded swimming at speeds up to 35 miles per hour! When we see them, they are normally not around for very long.

Fin whales are known for their “vacuum-like” feeding habits, as they can consume up to 3,000 pounds of food per day. Fin whales are often seen around Cape Cod during the summer months, as they migrate north from their breeding grounds in the Caribbean. They typically travel in small groups or alone and can be spotted surface-feeding on schools of fish.

Minke Whale

Minke whales are the smallest type of whale that you’re likely to see around Cape Cod. They average about 25 feet in length but can reach up to 35 feet long. Minke whales get their name from their narrow snout, which looks a bit like a duck’s bill. They tend to be solo when we see them.

Minke whales are the most common whale around Cape Cod. They are easily identified by their sleek black or dark gray bodies and white patches on their flippers. Minke whales are curious and often approach boats, making them a favorite among whale watchers. These gentle giants are filter feeders and eat small fish, krill, and other crustaceans.

Right Whale

The right whale is a large baleen whale that can grow to be up to 60 feet long. They are the slowest swimming of all the whale species, and they are often seen feeding on zooplankton near the surface of the water. Right whales are endangered, and there are estimated to be only about 500 of them left in the world. They are often spotted off the coast of Cape Cod, and they are a favorite of whale watchers from shore.  They travel to the area in the winter months with their calves.

Pilot Whale

Pilot whales are another one of the more common types of whales spotted around Cape Cod. They are easily recognizable by their long, slender bodies and dark gray or black coloration. Males can grow to be up to 20 feet long, while females only reach about 16 feet in length. These whales are often seen swimming in large groups, and they are known to be very social creatures. They are also one of the deepest diving mammals, capable of reaching depths of over 3,000 feet!


Part of the reason the fishing around Cape Cod is so spectacular is all the bait that comes to the area every year.  As you’ve seen from this article, whales are here for the same reason.  It is always spectacular to see these creatures on our trips.  We respect them and give them lots of space to protect them and ourselves. 

Cape Cod Summer Fishing: Your Guide to Catching Striped Bass, Bluefish and Bluefin Tuna With A Charter Captain

Are you planning a trip to Cape Cod this summer? Are you looking for a unique and exciting way to spend your summer days? Fishing off the Cape Cod coast may be your best bet! Join us as we explore some of the most popular catches, including Striped Bass, Bluefish and Bluefin Tuna. These fish can provide hours of fun for any experienced fisherman or newcomer alike! In this article, we’ll cover all the essential information from what you need to bring to what kind of charters are available. So get ready for an adventure and don’t forget your rod!


Cape Cod is one of the best places in the world to go fishing. With its long history of fishing, great variety of species, abundant sea life and its many charter captains. Cape Cod is well known for its striped bass and bluefin tuna.

When it comes to fishing on Cape Cod, there are a few things you need to know. First, the best time to fish is from late May to early September. This is when the water is warmest, and the fish are most active. Second, you need to know where to fish. The Cape Cod Bay is a great place for striped bass and bluefish, while the waters East of Chatham, off Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard are good for bluefin tuna.

Finally, you need to know what bait to use. For striped bass, live eels or bunker are best. For bluefish, fresh cut bait works well and various artificial lures. And for bluefin tuna, live bait or various artificial jigs work best.

With these tips in mind, you’re sure to have a great time fishing on Cape Cod this summer!

Benefits Of Charter Fishing

If you’re looking to catch some of the biggest and most popular fish in Cape Cod waters, charter fishing is the way to go. Here are some of the benefits of charter fishing:

1. You’ll be guided by an experienced captain who knows where the fish are biting.

2. You’ll have access to better quality fishing gear, including rods, reels, and tackle.

3. It is not uncommon to see other sea life while out on the water.  Like whales, turtles, sharks, mola-mola and various birds. You will have a tour guide!

Types Of Fish You Can Target in the Summer on Cape Cod

The first fish that comes to most people’s minds when they think of Cape Cod is the striped bass. Striped bass are an excellent choice for summer fishing, as they can be found in both inshore and offshore waters. Another great option for summer fishing on Cape Cod is bluefish. Bluefish are known for their high energy and fight, making them a fun catch for anglers of all levels. It’s not uncommon to see them jump out of the water once hooked.  Lastly, bluefin tuna are another option for those looking to go after a bigger fish. Bluefin tuna can be found offshore and can provide anglers with a challenging and rewarding fight. Bluefin are some of the fastest and most powerful creatures in the ocean.  You might fight a fish that weighs over 300 pounds!

Necessary Gear and Tackle to Bring On a Cape Cod Fishing Trip

When it comes to Cape Cod fishing, there is certain gear and tackle that you will need to be successful. Here is a list of the necessary gear and tackle to bring on your next Cape Cod fishing trip:

• A good quality fishing rod and reel. The charter boat will have these for you but if you have a lucky lure, ask your captain if you can bring it.

• A selection of different lures or bait, depending on what type of fish you’re hoping to catch. Again, this is the benefit of a charter captain.  He will know what the fish are keyed in on and have these for you.

• A cooler with ice to store your catch in. Ideally this is left in your car as most boats will have a large cooler on the boat for your drinks and snacks.

• A pair of polarized sunglasses to help you see through the water.

•Sunscreen and hats to protect you from the sun’s harmful rays.

• Comfortable clothing that can get wet or dirty. Layers are recommended as conditions will be different on the water than they are on shore.

General Tips for Having a Successful Trip

– Do your research before you go. Make sure you know what kind of fish you want to catch, and where to find them. Talk to a charter company before making your final decision. Make sure you share your expectations for the trip.

– Bring the right gear. You don’t want to end up being cold, wet, and miserable because you didn’t dress properly. If you’re not sure, ask someone who knows, like the charter captain. Don’t forget Dramamine!

– Be flexible.  The captain always wants to help you catch as many fish as possible.  Conditions change daily and even hourly.  Be open to what the captain is suggesting and communicate.

– Don’t forget your camera! A lot of people forget to bring a camera, but you’ll want to document your catch (and bragging rights).

– Be respectful of the environment. This one is important – help preserve our fisheries by following all regulations and only taking what you need. Remember that catch-and-release is an option, too.


If you’re looking for an unforgettable fishing experience to add to your 2023 summer trip, it doesn’t get much better than a Cape Cod. With the right charter captain, you can easily catch striped bass, bluefish and bluefin tuna in these waters. Whether you want to explore Cape Cod Bay, Provincetown area or offshore, there’s something for every kind of angler in this marvelous region. So come prepared to have fun and make memories – because nothing beats a day spent summer fishing on Cape Cod!

Enjoy An Unforgettable Offshore Fishing Adventure On Cape Cod With A Charter Captain

If you’re looking for an unforgettable offshore fishing adventure, look no further than the Cape Cod area! The waters around the Cape are some of the best on the East Coast! With a charter captain guiding your way, you can explore some of their secret fishing spots and enjoy a truly unique experience. From catching different species like Striped Bass, Bluefish and Bluefin Tuna.  Enjoy the beauty of nature, read on to find out more about why this is one adventure you won’t want to miss.

What is Offshore Fishing?

Offshore fishing is a type of saltwater fishing that takes place in the open ocean, typically more than three miles from shore. On the Cape, we also have Cape Cod Bay which is close and safe. It can be a challenging and dangerous form of fishing, but also incredibly rewarding. Those who love offshore fishing often do so for the excitement and thrill of the sport, as well as the potential to catch large and impressive fish. On the Cape, we also have Cape Cod Bay which is close and safe.

The type of fish you are hoping to catch will dictate what kind of tackle and bait you use. It is important to be patient when offshore fishing, as it can often take a while to get a bite. But when you finally do hook into a fish, it is sure to be an unforgettable experience!  This is where the expertise of a charter captain proves invaluable!

Why Choose Cape Cod?

Cape Cod is one of the most popular destination spots for offshore fishing in the United States. The reason why is because it offers some of the best fishing grounds in the country, as well as a wide variety of charter captains and companies to choose from.  Some of the best fishing is very close to shore with little travel time.

When it comes to finding the perfect charter captain for your offshore fishing adventure on Cape Cod, there are a few things you should keep in mind. First, you want to make sure that the captain is experienced and knowledgeable about the area. They must be certified by United States Coast Guard to run a charter business. Second, you want to make sure that they have a good reputation with other fishermen. And finally, you want to make sure that they have a boat that is well-equipped and comfortable for your group.  Safety should be important to you and the captain.

What to Expect on an Offshore Fishing Trip

When you book an offshore fishing trip, ask some questions of the Captain. Ask, what can we expect? Species we will be targeting and tell the captain what you would like to catch. Ask about gear, safety equipment and how they manage the weather. Cape Cod is home to some of the best fishing on the East Coast, and a charter captain will take you to the best spots for catching fish. You can expect to catch a variety of fish on your trip, including bluefish, striped bass, haddock, flounder and bluefin tuna depending on when you book your trip.

Choosing the Right Charter Captain

When you’re planning a fishing adventure on Cape Cod, it’s important to choose the right charter captain. With so many options available, it can be difficult to know where to start. Here are a few things to keep in mind when choosing a charter captain:

  • First and foremost, you want to make sure the captain is experienced and knowledgeable about the waters off Cape Cod. There’s nothing worse than being out on the open ocean with someone who doesn’t know what they’re doing.
  • Secondly, you want to make sure the captain is someone you feel comfortable with. You’ll be spending a lot of time with this person, so it’s important that you get along.
  • Finally, you want to make sure the captain has a good reputation. Ask around and see what other people have said about their experience with the captain. You can also read online reviews to get an idea of what others think.

If you keep these things in mind when choosing a charter captain, you’re sure to have an unforgettable offshore fishing adventure on Cape Cod!

Tips for a Successful Fishing Trip

If you’re planning an offshore fishing trip on Cape Cod, there are a few things you can do to make sure it’s a success. First, book your charter well in advance so you can get the date and time that works best for you. Next, be sure to bring all the necessary gear, including sunscreen, sunglasses, hats, and appropriate clothing for the weather. Finally, don’t forget to pack food and drinks for the day – and don’t forget your camera to capture all the memories!


If you are planning a trip to Cape Cod this summer, a fishing trip is worth adding to the list of things to do to make your time here memorable. With a charter captain, you can rest assured knowing that you’ll be in safe hands and have access to all the best fishing spots. Whether you’re looking for a peaceful day away from it all or hoping to land your biggest catch yet, we are sure that your offshore fishing adventure will be something you won’t soon forget!

Winter Blues

No, not winter Bluefish or Bluefin Tuna, but true winter blues! Wishing my warmer weather was here and that I could be on the water! I was on the boat today dumping some excess water off our boat cover after all the rain the last few days. It was nice to be on the little lady, but made me wish it was April already! Yes, the days are getting longer, but the weather is still blah! Trying to be patient but it can be hard this time of year. I’m looking forward to my trip to Florida in February to see family and to sneak in some fishing. I hope that holds me over until April.

I’ve been busy putting new line on all the reels, servicing them, replacing the old worn out gear. Helps pass the time until we can get on the water! Here is a beautiful sunrise from this last season to put a smile on your face! Thanks for letting me share!

5 Reasons I love to Charter!

Reason #5 here – again, in no particular order at all.

The people! We have met some really great people over the years. Many come back year after year to enjoy the day on the water. In some cases, we have watched their children grow up on our boats. Many become friends that we are truly excited to see each year to catch up with them.

Some folks come multiple times per year, some companies have entertained key customers, etc. We get experienced fisherman and first timers and everything in between!

The one common theme with all these folks is the love of the water and being able to spend a day outdoors. It really is a blessing to be able to share the fertile grounds of the Cape with them. To share what we know, to create memories, laughs and heartbreak! We hope you will join the family too!

We look forward to a great season and tight lines!

Landing a Giant!

5 Reasons I love to Charter!

Here is reason #4 that I love to run a charter business.

We are there to catch fish, but we see so much more in the form of sea life. Everyday can be full of surprises and most people that join us for a day of fishing have not experienced much interaction with the various types of sea life.

Here are some of the things we have seen or encountered on our fishing trips:

Whales – mostly humpback and minke – both are great indicators of bait in the area;

Sharks – blue, porbeagle, thresher, white and even a black tip once

Mola Mola or Sunfish – big and curious creatures – fool most people for a shark

Turtles – we even were able to call the pro’s to get one untangled once

Jellyfish – big and small

Dolphins – big and small pods – very friendly and come close to the boat

Ground fish – cod, haddock, hake, fluke, etc. – not always on purpose!

Baitfish – mackeral, herring, pogies, baby bonito, etc.

So every trip can bring various sightings and adventure! Join us to see these creatures too!