Why US?

Almost every fishing charter service out there is good at catching fish. We know that. However, most are not willing to openly share their knowledge about how, where, and why they catch all the fish that they do.

Fortunately, Big Fish Mojo Sportfishing is NOT just your average charter. Captain Jake is happy to share information on everything from fisheries regulations/marine conservation to the nitty gritty secrets of just how to get the “Big Fish Mojo.” And yes, as our name implies, Big Fish Mojo Sportfishing most definitely puts clients on BIG FISH, too.

As the saying goes, “catch a man a fish, he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish (sustainably), he eats for a lifetime.”

Meet captain Jake

Captain Jake has been fishing the Massachusetts coast and operating boats since he was a child. Having grown up in the seaside town of Marblehead, MA, it was inevitable that he would be drawn to the ocean and develop the utmost respect for marine life.

At age 12, Captain Jake received his United States Power Squadron Safe Boating Certificate, and a few years later, Captain Jake received his Operator of Un-inspected Passenger Vessel Captain’s License from the United States Coast Guard and Department of Homeland Security. Captain Jake also holds a valid TWIC Card, Adult and Pediatric CPR+AED+First Aid Certification, as well as valid Massachusetts and Federal Charter Fishing Permits.

Captain Jake is an expert on marine ecosystems in the Gulf of Maine and Cape Cod Bay, and takes a very scientific approach to finding and catching BIG FISH. He is committed to fishing sustainably, and supports good catch and release practices. Always willing to share his knowledge, Captain Jake is the perfect guide for anglers who want to learn more about how to enjoy Massachusetts’ marine ecosystems through the sport of fishing.

Captain Jake and Big Fish Mojo Sportfishing offer a plethora of different types of trips. We catch bluefin tuna, striped bass, bluefish, haddock, pollock, whiting, mackerel, redfish, lobsters, and blue, shortfin mako, porbeagle, and thresher sharks. We can also give you the chance to see amazing marine life such as cormorants, gannets, shearwaters, dolphins, porpoises, seals, oceanic sunfish, basking sharks, and minke, humpback, right, sei, and finback whales… or, if you’re lucky, maybe even a great white shark!

Intrigued? You’ve come to the right place!

Our boat

Big Fish Mojo Sportfishing is operated out of the “Summer Son” – a Grady White Journey 258. This boat is 25ft long, has twin 150hp engines, and is fully equipped with United States Coast Guard approved safety gear and state of the art electronics/radar, as well as a small portable toilet (for emergencies). The Summer Son is a fun boat to ride – it can travel up to 35mph! This boat is the perfect machine for everything from inshore striped bass trips, to offshore bluefin tuna fishing, to private cruises and whale watching trips.

Mojo Reviews

“Captain Jacob is a fantastic guide. Not only does he put you on the fish, but he takes the time to teach you and explain why the fish might be at that spot, and why they are hitting a certain lure over another lure/bait. He is the #1 choice guide. Highly recommend.”

Andrew G., 4hr Inshore Striped Bass/Bluefish Charter

“I would highly recommend Captain Jake and Big Fish Mojo Sportfishing for anyone looking for an outing on the water of any kind. I can’t wait to go out for another trip with Captain Jake!”

Tracey R., 2hr Marblehead Harbor Cruise

“I booked an excursion for my son (14) and daughter (8) and they absolutely loved it. Captain Jacob was very knowledgeable and easy going. He took us to all the best fishing spots around Marblehead. We caught a ton of mackerel and a lot of Stripers including a 35″ keeper. I will definitely be booking another trip next summer!”

Justin D., 4hr Inshore Striped Bass/Bluefish Charter

“Had the best time fishing with Jacob! He taught me so much about fishing and we boated to some really cool places. It was such a great day, I can’t wait to go again! Jacob is the best!”

Mason M., Custom Inshore Kids’ Fishing Trip

“We had a great trip with Captain Jake this summer! We… caught many fish (so many that I lost count) – and my older son (13) caught a 34″ keeper. Most importantly for me, Jake made sure that my other son (10) caught a few as well so that both kids were happy! He also did a great job filleting the fish that we kept when we got to shore.”

Chris H., 6hr Inshore Striped Bass Charter