May 12th & 13th, 2017 Weekend Wrap Up

Friday May 12th, 2017 Full Day Charter

We left the dock under clouds and misty skies. A bit on the chilly side with a NE breeze creating a 2-3 foot choppy sea all the way to the fishing grounds. A couple 4 footers mixed in, but in these conditions, the number of anglers suffering with upset stomachs was increased. Some didn’t quite recover in time to partake in the fishing. The ride to the barn was smooth and uneventful.

The fishing was much slower than it has been, and this is the report we had been hearing from other boats this week. We had some very nice haddock, cod, sculpin, pollock, conger eels, and a red fish, but not in the numbers we like to see. A 5 lb haddock was our largest keeper and a nice 10 lb cod was the largest fish of the day.

Today, the bait was missing, the whales were gone, the birds were gone, and many of the boats were elsewhere. There just didn’t seem to be life on the Bank. The shallow water fishing was great while it lasted, but it may be time to go back to the conventional bottom fishing. Saturday nights nor’easter will shake things up again.

Happy Mother’s Day to all!


Saturday May 13th, 2017 Full Day Trip

Today was a much better day. We left the dock with light east wind, partly sunny skies and headed East to the fishing grounds. It was calm all day with a big rolling swell. We fished in deeper water today with very good results. Today we saw some of the largest fish of the year in many categories. Jigs finally staked a claim today with some haddock, big cod, and some of the largest pollock of the year. We had several cod in the 12-15 lb range all released safely. We had a wolf fish on the surface that was close to 20 lbs and released. Pollock up to 10 lbs, cusk from 5-9 lbs, haddock up to 6 lbs, and we are still yet to land a dog fish this year.

Hammer, our most ‘irregular’ regular, out dueled Gene the Marine for the boat pool with a 9 lb cusk, the 10 lb pollock was not in the boat pool today.

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Weather and maintenance will keep us tied to the dock for the next several days.

This week’s schedule:
Thursday, All Day Fishing 7am – 4pm
Saturday, All Day Fishing 7am – 4pm

 For more information or to make a reservation, please call us at 978 559 1978.


May 4th, 2017 Fishing Report

Thursday May 4th, 2017

What a great day to be on the ocean! A light crowd of 22 anglers, most of whom have a great deal of fishing experience, came with us today. The bite was not as savage as it has been nor was the current (probably related), but we had a steady pick of haddock all day. Some very nice cod were caught and released to keep the anglers busy. We also saw more small haddock in the mix, roughly 3 small haddock to every legal haddock. Everybody went home with nice coolers of fish, bags of filets, sun burns and tired arms. Some saw minke whales, sculpin, conger eels and caught our first legal pollock of the year. Overall, we were a few fish short of our boat limit, but many achieved the limit and then some. Good time had by all.

The weather will keep us on the dock for the next couple days.  Our next available trips are:

Saturday, May 13th,
Sunday, May 14th, Mother’s Day.  Free Rod Rental for All Mothers!
Wednesday, May 18th, …etc

For reservations and/or information, please call us at 978 559 1978.


Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017 Fishing Report

Wednesday May 3rd, 2017  Full Day Charter

Today we left the dock under sunny skies, light winds with a large charter of school kids. An enthusiastic and very respectful group,  they were a pleasure to have aboard.

The fishing continues to be nothing short of excellent. The first stop was a steady pick of haddock with the current taking the lines aft. We decided to make a move on the change of tide and it became much more steady. Like the weekend, you could barely get the sinker to the bottom without getting a fish.

Over 350 haddock were caught and cleaned on our boat today. The cod count was down significantly from the weekend. We left the fishing grounds with the fish still biting.

For reservations, please call us at 978 559 1978.

GOM Regulations Update:
At this point, the recreational saltwater fishing regulations will remain the same as they were last year until further notice. We still have the 15 haddock bag limit with a minimum size of 17 inches and a bag limit of 1 cod per person starting in August and ending at the end of September. NOTE: This could change any day and we suspect we will have 2017 regulations in effect by August, which most likely will not include retention of cod and reduced haddock bag limit to 10-12 fish per person.


Saturday October 8, 2016 Fishing Report

Saturday October 8, 2016

Full day charter with a great group of people. The weather was as good as it gets for the second week of October, light southerly wind, t-shirts in October are always a bonus. The fishing was very good, with the exception of probably 80 to 100 dog fish being caught, we were able to sneak some very nice haddock, Pollock and cusk out from under them. Hammer’s double keeper cusk was fun to see, and a feat seldom seen. The pool winner was an 8 lb. cusk, with nothing else measuring up.

The season is winding down and we can no longer keep cod, but you still have a chance to get some very nice haddock before we call it a season.

We have scaled down our schedule to just weekends.  We have the following trips for the month of October:

Saturday, October 15th, All Day Fishing 7am – 4pm
Sunday, October 16th, All Day Fishing 7am – 4pm
Saturday, October 22nd, MARATHON FISHING 5am – 5pm
Sunday, October 23rd, 3/4 Day Fishing 8am – 2pm
Saturday, October 29th, All Day Fishing 7am – 4pm
Sunday, October 30th, 3/4 Day Fishing 8am – 2pm

For reservations or for more information, please call us at 978 559 1978.




September 24th & 25th, 2016 Weekend Wrap-Up

Sunday September25, 2016

Today we had a scheduled full day trip. It’s a amazing the difference a few hours makes on the North Atlantic in late September. The buoy report had 5.5 feet every 5 seconds for a wave report, by the time we got to the fishing grounds it was 4-6 ft with a few around 8 ft every 3-5 seconds, a swell from the East, a wave chop from the Northwest and basically we were in a washing machine.

This did not create ideal conditions for fishing or catching. Most fish caught were small pollock, haddock were almost impossible to keep on the line in these conditions. It was ideal for jigging cod and pollock. We ended up with a few red fish, pollock, and nice cod, but under the conditions, we called the trip early for the safety of the customers and crew, we felt it was the right decision, so we came in early. Safety first.

Saturday September 24, 2016

Today, we had a morning half day charter which got cancelled due to the forecast of heavy seas from the front that moved through overnight.

The afternoon 3/4 day trip was a go thanks to the morning calm. The forecast was nasty, but we were pleasantly surprised by 2-4 ft seas that laid down to 1-2 ft for the ride home. It really turned into a nice afternoon. The fishing was good, we cut fish to the break water with a nice mix of cod and haddock with a few pollock mixed in. We had a person with a double keeper haddock catch which we always find special. We fought something big for about 20 minutes, we suspect it was a blue shark, but we never saw it. Whatever it was, it took a fish close to bottom, and took line out and around the boat, tuna? Blue shark? we’ll never know……Good times.

We have the following trips scheduled for next weekend…………..

Saturday, October 1st, 2016  Half Day Fishing 1pm-5:30pm
Sunday, October 2nd, 2016   3/4 Day Fishing   8am – 2pm

For reservations, please call us at 978 559 1978


Wednesday, September 21st, 2016 Fishing Report

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 Full Day Charter

Another fantastic fall day on the water. Today, we had a small charter of 17 Marines. Never have I been called “sir” so many times. Great group of people. The fishing was slow in the morning. We would pick a few fish and move on. After the tide change, the bite picked up considerably with about an hour of very steady big haddock fishing and another hour of a slower pick. We were able to mix in a few cod and Pollock with only 1 dog fish caught today. By the end of the day, many of these Marines were exhausted, and the crew cut fish for just 17 anglers past the breakwater. We thank you all for your service and hope to see you again next year.

We have more trips scheduled this week……

Saturday, September 24th, 3/4 Day Fishing 12pm-6pm
Sunday, September 25th, All Day Fishing 7am – 4pm

For reservations, give us a call at 978 559 1978.





September 17th & 18th, 2016 Weekend Wrap-Up

Sunday, September 18th, 2016  Full Day Fishing

Very nice September day of fishing under cloudy skies, we were able to get to the area that has been producing some of the best fish of the year. The fishing was very good, though we swung hard on the anchor and the moon tide continued to move us around increasing the number of tangles. We caught the usual variety of fish, cod, haddock, cusk, and Pollock. Dog fish had their moments, but not too bad.


Saturday, September 17th, 2016 Double Half Day

The tale of two trips. The morning trip was an open boat 1/2 day trip. We went to the south where we usually find some very nice cod fish this time of year. It was pretty much a bust. The fish were on the screen, but the moon tide and southerly breeze swung us on anchor, and the fish just were not interested. We caught a few keeper haddock, some mud hake, and a bunch of small haddock.

The afternoon trip was a 1/2 day charter and polar opposite of the morning. We headed in the same general direction, just a mile or so away from where we fished the morning, partly because we saw all those fish and because it with the breeze picking up, it would be more comfortable. We caught a bunch of Pollock in the 3-6 lb class, some nice cod, a monster red fish, a few mud hake, and only a couple dog fish. The bite was significantly better than the morning trip.

Don’t forget, September 30th, is the last day we can retain cod, but haddock and Pollock remain open into October. Plenty of great fishing yet to do, we have many dates available for charters, and upcoming full day trips and a marathon in October.

Upcoming schedule:

Saturday, September 24th, 3/4 Day Fishing 12pm-6pm
Sunday, September 25th, All Day Fishing 7am – 4pm

For reservations, give us a call at 978 559 1978.



Saturday September 10, 2016 MARATHON TRIP

Saturday September 10, 2016 –  Marathon Fishing at it’s Best!

Marathon Saturday was a great day to be on the ocean. We left the dock at 5 am under the cover of darkness and while steaming to the fishing grounds was graced by an unbelievable sunrise over flat calm seas.

The fishing was very good all day. We caught some of the best fish of the year, the haddock were larger than normal with very few short fish, we caught some of our best cod of the year up to 15 pounds, the pollock are around, but the beasts have not arrived yet, and some really nice cusk up to 10 lbs.The dog fish bothered us from time to time and chased us away from some spots, but if you could get your bait right on bottom through the dogs, there were some really great fish to be caught.


For the next couple of weeks, we have the following trips available.  As always, if you don’t see what you want, give us a call as the schedule does occasionally change.

Saturday, September 17th, Half Day Fishing 7am – 11:30am
Sunday, September 18th, All Day Fishing 7am – 4pm
Saturday, September 24th, 3/4 Day Fishing 12pm – 6pm
Sunday, September 25th, All Day Fishing 7am – 4pm

Remember, no COD after September 30th, but still plenty of haddock, cusk, pollock….etc…..

For reservations, please call us at 978 559 1978.


Saturday September 1st, 2016 Fishing Report

Saturday September 1st, 2016

Full boat, full day fishing. We have been changing some of our fishing locations as of late, trying to get away from the small haddock and dog fish. We found new fish, this time it was small cod, with some keepers in the mix, so we continue to search for new bodies of larger fish. Maybe Hermaine is just what the fishing Gods need to shake things up a little bit. We caught our usual assortment of cod, haddock, cusk, and pollock, just not the number of ‘keepers’ that we would like see. We should start seeing more schools of larger pollock around this time of year, time will tell. Plenty of great fishing still to be had before the snow flies (100 days until Christmas).

The hurricane will keep us in port most of the week, we are offering the following trips this weekend, when summer returns….

Friday, All Day Fishing 7am – 4pm
Saturday, Marathon Trip 5am -5pm
Sunday, All Day Fishing 7am – 4pm

For reservations, please call us at 978 559 1978.








Saturday August 27th, & Sunday august 28th, 2016

Saturday, August 27th

Today, we had a full day corporate charter. It was not the best day for legal landings, but there was plenty of activity. The dog fish were out in full force, getting through them to the good fish was a real challenge, any bait rig that floated off bottom would find a green eyed dog fish taking hold. Those that could get through, and stay close to bottom were rewarded with haddock, cod, cusk, and redfish. The largest fish of the trip was a 15 lb wolf fish, which we promptly returned to the ocean unharmed, the pool winning fish was an 11 lb cusk.     IMG_0380 IMG_0377 IMG_0373 IMG_0371


Open boat Sunday, First we had a ¾ day trip with 30 anxious anglers, on a greasy flat ocean, no wind, and warm. The bite was definitely off, we had plenty of fish on the sounding machine. There is a ton of small haddock, probably 5 small haddock for every keeper. We did get the usual assortment of fish, with red fish being most common, along with a couple nice cod and about 20 keeper haddock.IMG_0389IMG_0390

The half day trip started very similar to the morning trip, with a very slow pick, but we did get some nice 24-28 inch cod, perfect eating size fish. The haddock and pollock were not cooperating. The breeze piped up a little, creating 1-2 foot seas, which may have helped the bite. Finally at the last stop, we found a more cooperative bunch of fish, where we got some haddock, pollock and red fish to round out the catch.IMG_0385-1

Some people may have had to stop at the grocery store to get dinner this weekend, but you could not beat the weather we enjoyed. It’s hard to believe we are approaching Labor Day weekend.