Stellwagen Bank Cod and Haddock Fishing Trips
This trip consists primarily of Cod and Haddock fishing in the outer Boston Harbor and Massachusetts Bay area. The fish New England fishermen have caught for 400 years.
• COD FISHING IS CLOSED!
• 12 haddock 17″ or over per person
• Trips leave 4:30 am and return 2:30 pm.
• Rod, reels and bait are provided on all charters.
• 4-5 people are recommended. 6 people max. not including crew.
This is a full day charter.
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Boston Cod and Haddock fishing:
Cod and Haddock fishing is extremely popular in Boston. The long stretches of water and rocky areas are highly conducive to exceptional fishing activity.
Fish season and fishing regulations:
The best seasons to fish for Cod and Haddock are between 1st April and 30th November. Even during this period April to June months are exceptionally good. You can also hope to get good catches of Cod and Haddock fish from September to November. As far as fishing regulations in Boston are concerned you cannot fish for Cod. When fishing for Haddock you can fish for 12 fish with the minimum size is 17 inches. Usually, both Cod and Haddock are found together in the waters so both get fished in conjunction. Sometimes, you might find very huge Cod fish, some ranging up to 60 pounds in weight! Other fish that you can catch along with Cod and Haddock are Pollack, Wolf fish and Cusk etc.
Fishing methods used:
For both Cod and Haddock fishing methods like Bottom Fishing is used. Bait like worms and Fresh Sea Clams are used. Sometimes, cod teasers and jigging methods of fishing are also employed. The shoal and deep waters extend between 90 to 300 feet in depth. Other fishing methods include drift fishing, chumming, offshore and anchor fishing. Bait like Norwegian Jigs maybe used. At times, various customized Lamaglass rods that are spiral wrapped and having two speed reels and with a Power Pro line maybe used for fishing. During a full day fishing trip it can take as long as 10 hours to catch these fish.
The best areas in Boston to fish for Haddock are Massachusetts Bay, Cape Cod Bay, Stellwagen Bank, Tillies Bank, Middle Bank Boston, Wildcat and Jefferies Ledge.
The typical weather conditions encountered while fishing for Haddock are characteristic of Fall and Early Spring time. Offshore the water swells up and one can experience a cooler climate. Sometimes, a torrential rain may hamper a fishing trip. You might often get to see whales and dolphins while fishing.