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BOTTOM FISHING

With a 45-minute cruise into Nantucket Sound, you find yourself in one of the best areas on the East Coast for bottom fishing. Anglers from Montreal to New Jersey come to our vessels on the Ocean Street Dock in Hyannis to get a chance at the scup (porgy), and tautog (blackfish) found in these waters. Our captains are the most experienced, our crews…the most helpful. And while we can’t guarantee you a catch, we can offer you a great time that is fun for the whole family. So while you’re on the Cape, why not try your luck?

WHAT'S THE CATCH?

ScupSCUP (Porgy) Small-mouth fish with strong jaw teeth. Adapted to feeding on shellfish and crustaceans. Silver in color, usually ½ - 1 lb and found on sandy bottoms.

TautogTAUTOG A very good food and game fish, averages 6 lbs, and is found in summer around rocks, piers and ledges feeding on mussels and other mollusks. Tastes great as Cape Cod Fish & Chips, and as Fish Chowder.

BassBLACK SEA BASS Delicious white meat that can be baked, broiled or fried. A superior game fish, this bottom fish is often found near rocks, feeding on crabs and small fishes. Average 3 lbs, but can go to 6 lbs.

Click here for the official Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries Recreational Fishing Regulations

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CAPTAIN’S CHOICE

Did you ever see a feeding frenzy?… the water “boiling” with fish? It can happen when you’re after blues, one of the strongest fighting fish found in these waters. It’s the most talked about fishing trip on the dock…and the excitement is contagious! And when the blues aren’t biting we’ll switch gears and go for the best tasting fish “in the sound”…the fluke. It’s the Captain’s Choice, and we have everything you need to take part in the action. All you have to do is show up!

WHAT'S THE CATCH?

FlukeFLUKE (Summer Flounder) Everyone’s favorite. Member of the Flounder family of bottom fish. The top side is brown, the bottom side is white or pale. Anglers get them near the shore in summer from Maine to South Carolina.

BassBLACK SEA BASS Delicious white meat that can be baked, broiled or fried. A superior game fish, this bottom fish is often found near rocks, feeding on crabs and small fishes. Average 3 lbs, but can go to 6 lbs.

BluefishBLUEFISH A voracious sport fish, common in Nantucket Sound. A strong fighting fish that can tire even the heartiest fisherman.

Click here for the official Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries Recreational Fishing Regulations

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is your reservation policy? A reservation is required in order to guarantee space. It must be claimed no later than 30 minutes prior to departure or the tickets will be released.

What should I wear? We always recommend that you dress for the occasion, with layers, and comfortable shoes (NO SANDALS). Don't forget sunglasses and sunscreen!

Is fish cleaning available? For a small fee and as time allows, fish cleaning is available. We advise that you speak to the crew early in the trip.

Do I need bait? Bait is provided free of charge; however there is a tackle shop on the dock for your specialty needs.

Do I need a license? No: recreational party boat licenses are not required in Massachusetts.

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