We are a six person charter boat fishing daily from Onset, MA. In season we target Striped Bass, Bluefish, Blackfish (Tautog), Porgies (Scup), Fluke, Black Sea Bass, Squid and Tuna. We have been charter and commercial fishing these waters for the past 15 years and we ‘stay on the fish’ by sailing daily and by utilizing our network of other dedicated fishermen. Our fishing reports are up to the minute.
Spring Fishing starts this weekendApril 16th -17th. We will start with Haddock in Cape Cod Bay. These fish have come in close the last few years and have been fast fishing . This will only last until the beginning of May when the fish move farther out. Scup (porgy) season opens earlier than ever this year and there is absolutely no better place to be than right here to catch them. We will be fishing for Tautog/Blackfish from May first. The 18th of May Black Sea Bass season opens. They are just a very short boat ride from the Pier, along with Tautog. We will be fishing by next weekend and will be sailing daily through the summer. We will still be doing our combination Lobster / Fishing trip. We will go through the canal from Onset to Cape Cod Bay and pull up a few of our lobster traps and then switch over and catch a few stripers or Sea Bass either in Cape Cad Bay or back on the Onset end if the canal. We will start these trips after June 20th (+/-) when the lobsters and stripers arrive. The people we took on this trip last year absolutely loved it. Give me a call or stop by the pier. Here are a few pictures from last year.
August has been another good fishing month. Here are a few of the pictures. The last few days we have seen the bluefishing come to life very close to Onset. (West end of the canal) The past couple of years the bluefish have been harder to find and catch. This week they seem to be back to the ‘good old days ‘ level of fishing. Striped Bass are better than they were also. Black Sea Bass and porgies are very good and the ride to get them is not as long as it usually would be this time of year. A few pictures.
The fishing came back to life after the Hurricane passed through. The usual cast of characters were joined by a couple of visitors. That big round looking fish is a Trigger Fish. They are usually found from Carolina on down. Caught by local fisherman Greg off of Cuttyhunk last week while we were fishing for Sea Bass . The fishing for summer visitors south of Marthas Vineyard is as hot as it has ever been. Tuna, Mahi and big sharks including Makos are being caught , all on the same trip. We are going tomorrow and hope to have some pictures . Go now if you are ever going to …
It is hard to believe that a month has gone by since our last post on the website. The Sea Bass, Tautog, and Porgy fishing has been as good as we have ever seen it. We are still fishing for those, and have started up our Shark/Tuna and Lobster /Striper trips. Here are a few pictures
We were booked solid for the past week and the fishing is at or near its peak in Buzzards Bay. I have a few days available, and there are other Onsrt boats that may have space. Here are a few pictures from the week. That long beautiful fish is a Squiteague (sp?) aka weakfish . They were plentiful here for a long time, but have gotten rare lately. This is a pretty good sized one. I couldn’t get the pictures to go in , but I will. Delicious.
This is a report about wind. All of our Haddock trips have been blown out so far. We have reports that the fish are close to us , where we want them, but the weather is just not co operating. Stay tuned
The Boat is out of its Winter cocoon , and we will start fishing next week. We are booked over the weekend , if the weather co operates, but there are dates available next week. WE will be fishing for Haddock in Cape Cod Bay. This is a chanced to load up on these tasty Cod cousins. The first of May we will switch over to Tautog/ Blackfish and Porgies . We will do Squid fishing trips at night if they show up again this year. Black sea Bass season opens May 18th and it should be lights out fishing for the rest of the summer. Call soon for those first few weeks of the season, we are getting booked up. We are looking forward to seeing everyone.
We will leave you with this thought from our friends at Maco’s Bait and Tackle on Cranberry Highway as we close out another season. Thank You to all of our customers. It is a pure pleasure to fish with you. Stay well over the winter and I will see you starting in April for Haddock. Regular customers can begin booking now. I just bought my appointment book today.
Black Sea Bass
Onset is in a unique location in that it is convenient to Buzzards Bay, Vineyard Sound, and Cape Cod Bay as well as the Elizabeth Islands. With a comfortable cruising speed of 15 knots all these legendary fishing areas are available. Parking is just steps from the dock and the locals are famously friendly. You don’t have to cross the bridge to the cape and that can save you hours in traffic on summer weekends. We are about 4 hours from NYC. You save at least 45 minutes off the trip to Hyannis, more if there is traffic.
Tackle, bait , rods and reels are all supplied or you are welcome to bring your own. I am a Coast Guard Licensed Captain. The boat is supplied with all required safety equipment and is fully insured. If you have more than 6 people we can arrange a second boat with other experienced Captains or put you in touch with larger boats. Good dates, including weekends are available so reserve now for a great day of fishing. Thanks for reading.