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8.66 miles away

Dennis, MA

Shannon Sea Sportfishing Charters

Trips start at $400.00

Max guests: 6

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Dennis, MA

Grey Dolphin Sportfishing Charters

Trips start at $500.00

Max guests: 6

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16.49 miles away

North Chatham, MA

Brandi Ellen Sport Fishing

Trips start at $500.00

Max guests: 6

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Bourne, MA

Cape Cod Charter Guys, Llc

Trips start at $525.00

Max guests: 6

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Orleans, MA

Charter Boat Luau

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Cape Cod, Massachusetts

“We’re heading to the Cape,” a statement made by many northeastern travelers. Heck, visitors from across the country enjoy a trip to Cape Cod during the summer. And why not? It’s one of the most picturesque destinations in all of America.

When you look at the outline of the state of Massachusetts, there’s a section on the east side of the state that juts out into the Atlantic Ocean. That entire area, from the Cape Cod Canal to Provincetown is Cape Cod. Here you’ll find sandy beaches and historic lighthouses, as well as small boutiques and trendy restaurants. To the south are two islands that are also vacation favorites: Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.

There are a lot of activities waiting for you and your family when you visit Cape Cod. Outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate the many water activities, including boating and fishing. Take your group on a scavenger hunt for all of the Cape Cod lighthouses; extra bonus points if you count all the stairs you climb! The town of Hyannis is another favorite spot, made famous by the Kennedy family.

Fishing Near Cape Cod

The good news for locals and visitors alike is that the fishing off the Cape is absolutely fantastic. You may not be visiting this locale for the fishing found off the coast, but you should definitely add a trip to your plans. Whether you’re looking to fish from the shore (known as surf fishing), the nearby harbors, or out a bit farther, you’re sure to see something spectacular. Depending on the time of year and how far you go out, that something spectacular could be a whale! 

Because the cape is lined with beaches, there’s ample opportunity for surf fishing. In fact, it’s one of the main techniques used by anglers here. Locals are known to surf fish throughout the year, as long as they have the right weather-appropriate clothing. Some even wear their waders throughout the year as they catch a variety of species. Also known as surfcasters, these anglers are seen reeling in striped bass, bluefish and more. Dowes Beach and Old Silver Beach are just a few favorite spots for anglers looking to fish from the shore.

Striped bass is a favorite East Coast species from Florida to Canada. They show up in good numbers near Cape Cod as early as May and run until August. They can be caught from the shore, or jump on a charter and go trolling. This technique is when the boat covers a large area with multiple lines in the water. Your charter captain will have the experience and gear required for a successful outing.

If you’re looking for a Cape Cod fishing pier, you’re in luck. There are a few scattered around the cape that give anglers a front row seat to the action. Smuggler’s Beach Fish Pier in West Yarmouth is one such location. It’s located next to the boat ramp and anglers will fish the junction of Bass River and the ocean.

Cape Cod Deep Sea Fishing

Looking for an adventure? Head out to the nearby bays and sounds for some deep sea fishing. Sure, trolling for striped bass could be the excursion for the day. Or, head to those deeper waters where your crew can catch massive sized tuna, haddock, cod, and even shark.

Cape Cod Bay is one of the premier fishing grounds in the state. There’s an area at the north part of the bay, where Cape Cod Bay and Massachusetts Bay meet, known as Stellwagen Bank. It’s 842 square-miles of good fishing. If you’re launching from Provincetown, it’s just a short ride west to the fishing grounds. Run the boat east to west and back while trolling and you could snag a tuna. There are parts of the bay here that only reach 65 feet deep, so the tuna isn’t able to dive and run your line as much.

Another favorite Cape Cod excursion is shark fishing in the Atlantic Ocean. There are a variety of sharks to watch out for, including mako, blues, threshers and porbeagles. Again, your charter captain will have the heavy tackle required for this outing. Make sure to bring your camera for what will certainly be the trip of a lifetime!

Book a Cape Cod Fishing Charter

Get your Cape Cod travel plans lined up and don’t forget to include a fishing charter excursion. Fish for bass from the shore or head out farther for tuna, either way you can look forward to a fun day with bent rods. Hire a local and experienced Cape Cod fishing charter to help improve your chances for a successful day. They’ll have all the gear needed for the day and can take you to the best spots in the area. Your adventure is just around the corner – book today!