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Authors: Marco & Angelo

Authors: Marco & Angelo

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15 Excellent Cape Cod Fishing Charters & Services

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    Cape Cod is a beautiful place for adventures of all kinds — lounging at the beach, kayaking, hiking, biking. What you might not realize is that there are tons of Cape Cod fishing opportunities as well.

    While some people visit the famed Cape Cod Canal fishing spots, there are a lot of places for freshwater fishing once you venture further into the Cape. In particular, the eastern side of the Mid Cape and Lower Cape are prime fishing areas with several bait-and-tackle shops.

    On top of that, many companies offer sportfishing and deep-sea fishing excursions around Cape Cod Bay, the Nantucket Sound, and the Atlantic Ocean. Here are some of the best fishing charters and services around the Mid and Lower Capes.

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    Cape Cod Fishing

    Services That Explore Various Cape Cod Fishing Spots

    The Traveling Angler to Cape Cod

    Whether you want deep-sea fishing or freshwater fishing Cape Cod charters, The Traveling Angler to Cape Cod has you covered. This consortium of local fishing guides offers expeditions across most of the Cape.

    Leading the consortium, Captain Michael Mullaney offers guided fishing trips in Chatham. This fly fishing professional has more than 20 years of experience. He works as a first mate with other captains in the consortium:

    Cape Cod Offshore

    With a central location in Dennis, Cape Cod Offshore offers inshore fishing trips in Brewster, Chatham, and beyond. You can choose from offshore fishing opportunities on all sides of the Cape as well — from Stellwagon Bank to Martha’s Vineyard.

    Captain Rob has 20 years of experience and operates the Over/Under, the ultimate fishing boat. He’s a topwater fanatic and loves to catch 25-pound to 40-pound striped bass. However, you can choose from a range of fishing trips — half-day and full-day — to catch bluefish, tuna, and sharks.

    You can book a groundfishing excursion or a Cape Cod whale-watching cruise too. And, he’s happy to customize your fishing adventure.

    Cape Cod Fly Fishing

    Operating guided fly fishing Cape Cod charters, Cape Cod Fly Fishing is headed by Captain John Curry. With more than 35 years of fishing experience, he offers expeditions for all skill levels, from beginner to expert.

    No matter where you want to fish on the Cape, you can do it with Cape Cod Fly Fishing. The excursions depart from harbors and docks on either side of the shoreline between Bourne and Chatham. From spring to fall, you can choose from 5-hour and 8-hour guided trips.

    Dennis Fishing on Cape Cod

    Reel Grit Sportfishing

    With Reel Grit Sportfishing, you can experience some of the most thrilling Cape Cod fishing experiences. The company offers half-day and full-day trips on its Reel Grit boat, which features everything you need for a comfortable adventure on Cape Cod Bay.

    On the excursions, you can target bluefish and striped bass, sharks and tuna, or flounder and sea bass. You can even customize your trip according to your angling interests.

    Prime Rate Sportfishing

    Family-owned and operated Prime Rate Sportfishing has been providing exciting fishing experiences for more than 45 years. Captains Dave and Don can take you fishing for tuna, cod, bass, bluefish, mackerel, and flounder. The trips range from 4 to 6 hours, but you can add extra time for a fee.

    Albatross Fishing

    Since 1965, Albatross Fishing has been offering delightful bottom fishing trips on Cape Cod Bay. Some of the species that you can expect to catch include black sea bass, red hake, tautog, and winter flounder. Each trip provides 3 hours of fishing time.

    Additionally, the company offers marine life cruises in July and August for an up-close look at what lives in the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. On the other hand, you could book a sunset cruise from the end of June through Labor Day, which includes live music and a beer and wine cash bar.

    Cape Cod Fishing in Harwich

    Adventure With Magellan Deep Sea Fishing Charters

    For more than 20 years, Captain Len Greiner has been operating Adventure With Magellan Deep Sea Fishing Charters. With his sense of humor, you’re sure to have a fun fishing expedition. The types of fish that you could catch depend on when you go.

    Spring brings black sea bass, porgies, and striped bass. Bluefish, fluke, sharks, striped bass, and tuna are abundant in summer, while striped bass and tuna continue to be available through fall. In winter, you can book cod, haddock, pollock, and possibly monkfish excursions.

    Cape Cod Charter Fishing

    To catch striped bass, hop onto the Capt’n & Tonaire, one of the best charter fishing boats on the Cape. Cape Cod Charter Fishing offers trips to the Monomoy Rips and the waters around Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard. The trips are about 4 to 8 hours.

    If you’re interested in deep-sea fishing Cape Cod charters, the captain can take you farther east into the Atlantic Ocean. These expeditions last about 10 hours and offer the opportunity to catch bluefin tuna.

    Perfect Catch Sportfishing

    Captain Tom Szado runs Perfect Catch Sportfishing, bringing 35 years of experience and knowledge to fishing charters. From Wychmere Harbor dock in Harwich Port, he offers fishing opportunities to the Monomoy Rips, Nantucket, and Martha’s Vineyard.

    Whether you enjoy light or heavy fishing tackle, Captain Tom and the Perfect Catch are well equipped. You’ll also enjoy the scenery during the exciting adventure.

    Fishing in Chatham Cape Cod

    Got Stryper Charters

    Providing an expert Cape Cod fishing experience from West Chatham, Got Stryper Charters has a fleet of boats and a handful of captains. They can take you on a variety of fishing excursions — inshore and offshore.

    From Cape Cod Bay and Stellwagen Bank to Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard, the captains at Got Stryper give you the chance to catch a range of fish species — striped bass, cod, bonito, fluke, sea bass, tautog, and more depending on the season.

    Capeshores Charters

    From the Chatham Municipal Fish Pier, Capeshores Charters can take you to the best fishing spots in the waters around Cape Cod. Captain Bruce Peters is a 14th-generation native on the Cape with more than 50 years of experience at sea.

    He operates the Marilyn S, offering bluefin tuna, sea bass, striped bass, and others. On top of that, he offers harbor, seal watching, and whale watching cruises.

    Monomoy Sportfishing

    Boasting a “premier offshore experience,” Monomoy Sportfishing offers light tackle fishing charters with Captain Darren Saletta. What it takes — live bait, topwater, or vertical — he has a 99% catch rate.

    In addition to fishing, Captain Darren provides whale watching and eco-tours, as well as tours of the Truro and Monomoy dunes. You can even book great white shark expeditions, which are assisted by a private spotter plane.

    Cape Cod Fishing Charters in Brewster & Orleans

    Sylvestre Outdoors

    Family-run and veteran-owned, Sylvestre Outdoors is a fly casting and fly fishing guide service. The company has a passion for introducing people to the fly fishing sport, providing the knowledge and equipment. You can enjoy striped bass fishing Cape Cod charters during the summer.

    Liberty Fishing Charters

    From May through September, Liberty Fishing Charters sails the 46-foot Liberty from Orleans’ historic Rock Harbor into Cape Cod Bay in search of bluefish, striped bass, and tuna. Captain Martin can give you a memorable experience whether you’re a novice or adventurous angler.

    You can book half-day, full-day, and extended-day charters. All of the equipment that you need for fishing will be on the boat. You can even book the Liberty for overnight charters, island and harbor cruises, parties, and whale watching tours.

    Rock Harbor Charter Boat Services

    Another company running out of Orleans, Rock Harbor Charter Boat Services operates 10 fully equipped sportfishing boats. The fleet is run by some of the best captains on the Cape. Along with being knowledgeable, the crews are friendly.

    During your trip, you’ll fish for bluefin tuna, bluefish, shark, and striped bass in Cape Cod Bay. Whatever you catch, your mate will clean it and send it with you to cook and enjoy later.

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    Stay at the Best Cape Cod Bed and Breakfast

    For the best place to stay during your Cape Cod fishing vacation, choose our historic bed and breakfast. Candleberry Inn is located in Brewster at the center of the finest fishing spots on the Cape, some of which are within a less than 10-minute drive away.

    Every night, you’ll enjoy the comforts of our cozy rooms and suites. And, before you leave for your fishing excursion in the mornings, you can enjoy our gourmet, two-course breakfast.

    Plus, we’re close to many other boating activities on the Cape. For instance, you could go whale watching or seal watching. There are a lot of businesses that offer shark tours around Cape Cod too.

    When you’re ready to book your stay at Candleberry Inn, check our availability.

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