Inshore Fishing Charters
Striped Bass/Bluefish Charter
Hone your striped bass fishing skills on this fun and educational trip! On this charter anglers of any experience level will have a blast catching striped bass along the North Shore’s rocky coast, while receiving private, individualized coaching from Captain Jake. Techniques we may use include live bait fishing, drifting, chumming, casting lures into feeding frenzies, casting lures around structure, and more!
Trophy Striped Bass Charter
This trip is very similar to our regular Inshore Striped Bass/Bluefish Charter, although it is geared more towards experienced anglers who wish to take their striped bass fishing to the next level. On this trip we will only target large striped bass – fish that are frequently above the 40″ mark, over 30lbs each, and are well known in fishing-lingo as “ABSOLUTE COWS.” When the “cows” arrive in our area to feed on our plentiful populations of mackerel, herring, or bunker, the action can be National Geographic level chaos.
Due to Massachusetts fishing regulations THIS TRIP IS STRICTLY CATCH AND RELEASE.
Offshore Fishing Charters
Learn to target New England’s iconic ground fish species such as haddock, pollock, red fish, hake, and more on this action packed bottom fishing trip! Typically we will fish underwater hills, ledges, banks, and wrecks using squid, clams, mackerel or bunker strips, jigs, and/or soft plastic baits, in the hopes of enticing tasty and fairly sustainable bottom species. Most often clients come home from this trip with plenty of fish for the dinner table.
Bluefin Tuna Charter
Bluefin tuna are by far New England’s most prized game fish, and they are also the most difficult to catch. They are intelligent and at times elusive. They fight hard, take drag sizzling runs, and grow to monstrous sizes (the world record is 1,496lbs!). There is a real chance of not catching… however, if we do, there is no feeling like it.
On this trip, clients will not only have a chance at catching a bluefin, but they will learn the fundamentals of how to target them. Techniques we may use include live bait fishing, drifting, chumming, casting lures into feeding frenzies, and more!
Ever wanted to get up close and personal with Jaws in a safe environment? Look no further than our offshore shark fishing trips!
On these trips clients will learn how to fish for New England’s many pelagic shark species. As Captain Jake says, we will “chum the hell out of the place,” and we have a very good chance of catching blue, thresher, shortfin mako, and/or porbeagle sharks. Techniques we may use on this trip include chumming (of course!), live bait fishing, drifting, and more!
For the avid light tackle angler, we can also try using striped bass gear for the sharks, which is always LOADS of fun!
Kids Fishing Charters
Family Striped Bass/Bluefish Trip
This trip, recommended for kids ages 5-14, is a great choice for families who want to spend quality time on the water, getting a kid-friendly introduction to striped bass fishing. As on our regular Striped Bass/Bluefish Trip, families will have a blast catching striped bass along the North Shore’s rocky coast, and they will also receive private, individualized coaching (age dependent) from Captain Jake. Techniques we may use include live bait fishing, drifting, chumming, casting lures into feeding frenzies, casting lures around structure, and more!
Family Mackerel Trip
This trip, recommended for kids ages 5-8, is PERFECT for families with young kids who want to enjoy fishing together. On this trip we target atlantic mackerel, one of the most fun, frantic, and readily available fish off Marblehead’s coast. We use sabiki rigs, which allow up to 6 mackerel to be fighting on the line all at the same time! Once the mackerel get into a feeding frenzy beneath the boat, it is frequently “lights out” fishing. This results in child-friendly, fast paced fishing that is sure to leave your kids wanting to get back out on the water for more! And, if you’re looking for dinner, mackerel happen to be very tasty on the grill, or even smoked!
Family Haddock/Groundfish (and shark) Charter
This trip, recommended for kids ages 8-14, is a fun, fast-paced bottom fishing excursion! As with our regular bottom fishing trips, families will learn to target New England’s iconic groundfish species such as haddock, pollock, red fish, hake, and more on this action packed trip! Typically we will fish underwater hills, ledges, banks, and wrecks using squid, clams, mackerel or bunker strips, jigs, and/or soft plastic baits, in the hopes of enticing tasty and fairly sustainable bottom species. Most often clients come home from this trip with plenty of fish for the dinner table.
With all this commotion and bottom fishing, it is not uncommon for sharks to take interest in our activities. So, on this trip we can also put out a shark bait if you’d like, just in case!
Fun Bonus: Animal Balloons on kids trips
Since the second grade, Captain Jake has been twisting animal balloons in Marblehead as “The Balloon Dude” (formerly “The Balloon Kid”). So, upon request, Captain Jake is happy to bring his animal balloons along on kids trips for an additional $30. The only condition is that we are mindful about our use of latex around marine environments, and that we dispose of broken balloons properly 🙂
Private Whale/Dolphin Watching trip
Who doesn’t love to see whales and dolphins feed, communicate, and go about their business? This family-friendly trip is perfect for those who would still like to get offshore, but don’t necessarily want to fish. It is also great for people who are into photography! On this fun trip, Captain Jake can give you an up close and personal view of these magnificent animals. It’s not uncommon for these gentile giants to even swim right up to the boat!
Marblehead Harbor Cruise/Sightseeing
This is a great, family-friendly trip for anybody who would like to just have some fun on the water for an evening. Feel free to bring a picnic, non-alcoholic beverages, or anything else you might like! We can cruise around Marblehead Harbor, Salem Sound, or anywhere else within a reasonable distance.
Build it yourself!
Have an idea about something that could be fun on a charter? Or, would you like to add something to one of the trips already listed above? Contact Captain Jake to see if he can make your idea a reality!
Duration and price to be determined.