Steeped in fishing heritage, Cape Cod has one of the most famous striped bass runs in the world.
A classic fishing destination, Cape Cod will not disappoint fly or spin anglers alike. Cape Cod is perhaps best known for its iconic striped bass run and fishing culture. While most commercial fishing has died down off Cape Cod, there is almost no harbor that doesn’t have a sportfishing charter boat based out of it. An angler will not be short of fishing options here. One of the more popular things to do is to stay relatively close to shore and fish for striped bass, bluefish, and false albacore. While a strict limit has been imposed on stripers in the past few years, the false albacore make great eating and can be filleted right then and there on the boat. If that doesn’t suit you, deep sea boats will take you miles out to chase migrating tuna and billfish.
Prime time fishing here is from spring to fall. During the warmest summer months, even blue marlin and Mahi-mahi have been known to show up in Cape Cod’s waters. Cape Cod has an extremely busy summer tourist season, so if you’re planning a vacation it is best to book a trip well in advance. However, some of the best striper fishing starts in the early fall months. If you’re a hardcore angler, this is the time to book your Cape Cod fishing trip.
- 37° 23° Dec-Feb
- 52° 37° Mar-May
- 79° 63° Jun-Aug
- 60° 45° Sep-Nov
Top fish species to target in Cape Cod, MA
Reel Deal Fishing Charters
Come and have the time of your life on Cape Cod's beautiful waters where excellent fishing is only moments away. When you fish aboard the Reel Deal with Captain Bobby Rice you receive the TRUE fishing experience as you land stripers, blues and tuna that are bound to take you for an unforgettable ride. With fourteen years in the charter business plus twenty years of commercial fishing, we were one of the first charter businesses in Truro and continue to be described as the best. Conveniently located between Wellfleet and Provincetown, also offering trips out of the Orleans area, for those on the upper Cape or off Cape we are worth the drive! You have found the Captain you want to hire. We welcome anglers of all ages and skill levels, from those curious to try out fishing for the first time to the seasoned 'salty dog' who is looking for a few more great moments on the water. We customize your trip whether you are looking for a fun family trip with the kids or a hearty day on the water where you control the gear, just let us know! Reel Deal Fishing Charters is a MUST for your Cape Cod vacation. Fish now, work later.
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Chas'n Tails Fishing Charters
Capt. Russ was born and raised on Cape Cod. As a young boy his love and passion for the water was instilled in him by his grandfather who fished his entire life. Russ would go down to the dock to watch his grandfather come in with his catch of the day. At 12 years old, Capt. Russ owned his first boat and has been boating on Cape Cod waters ever since. Charter fishing has always been a passion of Russ’, to be able to take people out on the water to enjoy a day of fishing on some of the finest areas in the Northeast. Capt. Russ has over 40 years experience and enjoys his time on the water each day as if it was his first. Come and enjoy a day of fishing on the “Lisa Zee” and take home some great fresh fish and a vacation memory of Cape Cod. Capt. Russ’ only son, Bronson also is onboard the vessel as the first mate to assist the captain. Bronson is very personable and shares the passion for the Cape waters with his father. He loves all forms of water; when not fishing, you will find him in the Hockey Rink. The “Lisa Zee” is a custom built Downeast style boat built in Westport, MA. by R.O.S. boats. She was completed in Fall 2006. The “Lisa Zee” is 28′ in length with a 10′ 6″ beam and is powered by a 240 inboard Yanmar Diesel engine. She has a large cockpit for fishing, pilot house and v – berth area for protecting you against Cape Cod weather. There is also a head in the v – berth area. On board the electronics include a Furuno sounding machine, Northstar – chartplotter, G.P.S, a Furuno 24 mile radar, a V.H.F and C.B. radio. She is set for fishing and ready for you to enjoy a memorable day!
Atsakeepa Sportfishing Charters
Cape Cod Sportfishing Charters and Cape Cod Fishing Charters aboard ATSAKEEPA TOO. Specializing in Striped Bass, Bluefish, Scup (porgy) , Sea Bass, Tautog and Bluefin Tuna. Sportfishing charters begin April 15th -November 2012 Come join us for an unforgetable day of Cape Cod Charter Fishing on the productive waters of Nantucket Sound, Vineyard Sound, Monomoy Island and East of Chatham, Massachusetts. We have some of the finest Deep Sea Fishing Charters for Scup (porgy), Seabass, Tautog (blackfish), Squid and Fluke as well as Striped Bass and Bluefish areas in the Northeast. Early season, we start our Deep Sea fishing for squid, scup (porgy), black seabass and tautog (Blackfish) off of Osterville, MA. in April/May. Bottom fishing for the black sea bass and porgies run through the end of June. Atsakeepa Too then heads south to fish for Striped Bass and Bluefish off of Martha's Vineyard Island. As the waters warm up and the season progresses through July, We begin our Sportfishing charters eastward through Nantucket Sound to the cooler waters east of Monomoy Island off Chatham, Massachusetts. The "tide rips" off of Chatham offer excellent fishing charters for Striped Bass and bluefish from early summer until late fall. School Bluefin Tuna invade "The Great South Channel" in June, July, and August. Giant Bluefin Tuna make their annual run down the channel from September through November. Fishing charters for bluefin tuna begin in June yearly. Deep sea bottom fishing charters for scup (porgy) , seabass, tautog (blackfish) and squid slow down when the waters of Nantucket Sound become to warm in early-summer. Bottom fishing starts back up in September when the waters start cooling off. Fluke trips are best in late July and August. Bluefish and striped bass fishing charters run through November every year, with steady bluefishing and striper bass action all season long.
Jail Break Fishing Charters
Harwich Port, MA
Grab your friends and family and enjoy the best fishing on Cape Cod aboard the Jail Break! The abundance of striped bass and bluefish inshore will keep your rod bent and your arms tired. Or, if you are up for the challenge, take a trip offshore to chase bluefin tuna and experience a thrill of a lifetime! Captain Seamus Muldoon is owner/operator of the 33-foot charter vessel which he named after his first mate, Duffy, a chocolate Labrador. Holder of a US Coast Guard 100 Ton Masters License, Seamus possesses over 20 years of fishing experience, prowling the waters from the Gulf of Maine to the Keys of Florida. Jail Break Charters offers half and full day fishing trips.
Growing up on Nantucket fishing has always been part of Bob's life; he started working as a mate for his dad Ray on the Albacore when he was nine years old. By the time he was 18 he had obtained a Coast Guard Captains License and become an expert at fishing Nantucket's unique sets of shoals and rips. After spending three years in the US Army Bob returned to Nantucket working as a Mate or Captain on both private and commercial fishing boats. Fishing from Nantucket to the Bahamas Bob quickly received recognition as one of the Island top Captains. In 1994 Bob took over the Albacore after his Dad lost a short but fierce battle to cancer. Some of Capt. Bob accomplishments include captaining the boat that caught the first Blue Marlin in Nantucket Anglers Club History, being featured in Saltwater Sportsman twice and catching the first keeper Bass on the Island three years in a row. In 2007 Capt. Bob won the Boston Big Game Club Monster Shark Tournament on Martha’s Vineyard. This tournament is the largest shark tournament on the east coast and was televised on Spike TV. Capt Bob does a daily fish report on Plum TV local channel 22. Bob and Debra, his wife of 21 years have a son Raymond. (Named after his grandfather). Both Deb and Ray love to fish and will often be seen out on the boat with Bob when he doesn't have a charter. Ray is taking after his dad and grandfather and working on the Albacore as a mate from time to time.
Seaduced Fishing Charters
Spend a day striper fishing with Capt. Robbie Briggs and be Seaduced by the salt air, the rhythms of the sea, and the whine of the reel as a big striped bass, bonito or bluefish heads for deep water. The thrill of catching a big striper on light tackle is one of angling's greatest rewards. Spin or fly fishing - your choice. Whether you are an experienced angler or a novice, the charter will be tailored for your enjoyment. Capt. Robbie's charter boat of choice is the legendary Cape Codder 19, a vessel designed and built for the local conditions. This Cape Cod charter boat can accommodate up to three anglers or two adults with two children comfortably. All tackle is provided or you can bring your own favorite fishing gear. Charter trips of 4 to 8 hours can be arranged with hotel pick-up offered as an additional service of Seaduced Fishing Charters.
My name is Captain Eric Stapelfeld, and I have been fishing off Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard for over 26 years. My Cape Cod fishing charter boat, Hairball Charters, leaves Falmouth Harbor daily from May through October. I am happy to take fishing charters with highly experienced anglers or beginners, and I especially enjoy taking out families with children.I have three young ones of my own. My specialty is trophy striped bass, and using my custom-designed Hairball lures we haul in 40-inch stripers just about every day. And I guarantee you’ll catch a big striped bass, of I’ll give you another trip free. We can also go after bonito and false albacore near Falmouth and Martha’s Vineyard or we can go offshore for marlin, blue fin tuna, mahi mahi and other blue water species. My custom built, 27′ Conch charter fishing boat has twin state-of-the-art Yamaha 250HP 4-stroke engines will get you out to Massachusetts’ best fishing areas in record time.
Chatham Sport Fishing
Welcome to Chatham Sport Fishing! Chatham Sport Fishing specializes in striped bass, bluefish, and tuna (in season) fishing off of Cape Cod and Nantucket. We use only light tackle with mostly artificial lures fishing the rips off Monomoy and Nantucket as well as the waters off of South Beach and Nantucket Sound. Chatham Sport Fishing offers charters of 2, 3, and 4 hours. After years of taking our own children out fishing, we've recognized the need for a shorter charter for the young ones or those who just wish to try fishing the Cape without a 4 hour commitment. If you have never fished the Cape waters, or you're a seasoned pro, you will be guaranteed a wonderful fishing experience for the young ones or those who just want an introduction to the unique fishing Chatham has to offer.
Bill Fisher Outfitters
Led by Captain Corey Gammill, Capt. Bill Toelstedt and Capt. Cam Gammill, Bill Fisher Outfitters is a charter group of highly experienced and enthusiastic fishing guides whose common goal is to make their charter customers smile! Whether it be a Bluefin Tuna on spinning gear aboard their 26 Regulator ‘Squaretail’, A Striped bass on the Fly caught on their 21 Parker, or your child’s first bluefish caught on their 23 regulator, their backgrounds as educators, coaches, public servants, and ultimately fishermen, will intrigue you and make you smile no matter what your hope is for that day. As a charter outfit, they share information, ideas and tactics to ensure customers have the best chance of getting the experience they desire. As a charter group, these guides average over 15 years of guiding experience each and their knowledge and resources will ensure you and yours spend the day catching, learning and creating memories and moments that will last a lifetime. In short, we do it all and we do it well. We are first and foremost a high-end charter/guide outfit that specialize in fly and spin fishing. We use all Shimano and Loomis equipment aboard our 23′ and 26′ Regulator’s as well as our 21′ Parker. We are all about putting fishermen in the experience and having them understand the thrill of the take, the beauty of the sunrise, or the joy of watching a child feel a tug. We are lucky that Nantucket has World Class fishing for Striped Bass, Tuna, Bluefish, Fluke, False Albacore and Bonito and we want those that fish with us, whether pro or novice to walk away jaw dropped, because you should walk away feeling that way after a day of fishing on Nantucket.
Capt. Tom's Charters
At Capt. Tom's our team infuses our passion for people, fishing, and Nantucket into a charter experience that stands alone. Our emphasis on your enjoyment and light-tackle fishing created a loyal, customer-base following that continues to grow. This success allows us to run 4 boats specifically designed for fishing around Nantucket. This is only possible thanks to an amazing crew that combine over a century of fishing on Nantucket and the same great enthusiasm for fishing and people that attract people to Tom himself. Whether you've mastered the sport, want to try it for the first time, or simply love the water and great company, we hope you make us part of your Nantucket experience. Striped Bass, Bluefish, Bonito, False Albacore, and more!
Shark Shark Tuna Fishing Charters
Shark Shark Tuna charter fishing offers Cape Cod residents and visitors a wicked on the water experience they will never forget. With Captain Shane’s passion for fishing combined with his extensive knowledge of the Cape’s surrounding waters and species, SST clients become hooked for life. Imbedded within the Cape’s unique natural structures are the labrador currents that flow down from the North and the gulf stream waters that come up from the south merging together to create a fantastically fertile bait zone attracting tuna, striped bass, bluefish, sharks and more. We have a large population of whales, porpoises and sea turtles in this area as well. At times all of these fish and animals come together to create giant feeding frenzies known as blitzes. Our pristine beaches and landlocked attractions offer just a tiny taste of Cape Cod. Fishing our waters under the guidance of Capt. Shane opens up an oceanic wonderland that fish fantasies are made of. Experience Cape Cod charter fishing with Shark Shark Tuna on your next vacation to enjoy the bounty of Cape Cod Bay or the Atlantic Ocean. Clear skies, salt air, majestic views and rhythmic waves, fish with us for an experience you’ll never forget.
Stray Cat Charters
In 2016 we look forward to serving our many repeat customers from the past 39 years as well as many new anglers. Discover how enjoyable a day can be fishing with a knowledgeable, courteous captain, a comfortable boat, and quality light tackle. Fish the famous shoals of Cape Cod's Nantucket Sound and the Islands of Nantucket, Monomoy, and Martha's Vineyard in pursuit of striped bass, bluefish, bonito, and false albacore. The Stray Cat departs from picturesque Hyannis Harbor and accommodates charters of up to six people for 5, 6, and 8-hour trips. Advance reservations are suggested.
Ty One On Sportfishing
Try fishing the waters off of Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard and Cape Cod in a new Down East style sportfishing boat. The Ty-One-On is a South Shore 30, designed by Calvin Beal Jr. of Beals Island, Maine and custom built by her owner Captain Ty Anderson. We are fully equipped with a state of the art electronics package including GPS, radar, fish finder, VHF radio and cell phone. She also carries complete U.S.C.G. safety equipment. This boat will provide a comfortable, safe ride, making your day of fishing more enjoyable either inshore or offshore. Captain Ty Anderson holds a U.S.C.G. Masters Captain License. As a Nantucket native he spent countless days fishing and boating in and around the waters of Nantucket and the Vineyard. His experience will provide you with a great day of fishing.
Cape Cod Family Fishing Charters
Enjoy a great day fishing on Cape Cod aboard the Escape or Elizabeth B for a fun, family adventure! Spend a day of fishing on Cape Cod Bay. Whether you are an experienced fisherman or a novice who wants to learn, Cape Cod Bay has fun awaiting you. Cape Cod Family Fishing Charters caters to families, corporate outings and groups of friends who are looking for a fun day of fishing on Cape Cod. A great way to spend a summer day trip to the Cape or as part of your longer seaside Cape Cod vacation. Our fishing charters allow for different-sized groups for your day of fun on the ocean. You have your choice of Cape Cod sport fishing between the Escape for parties up to 6 and the Elizabeth B for parties of 3 or less.