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Boston Fishing

Boston Fishing

Boston is known for a mixture of culture and history, such as tasty seafood, baseball and the major role it played in the American Revolution. Established in 1630, Boston is one of the oldest cities in the US. Even after the US won the American Revolutionary War, Boston continued to be a major port, manufacturing center and hub for education and culture. The city added land to its municipality over the years since its founding. Before European settlement, Native Americans would move to the coast during summer to fish. Boston fishing offers more than the Atlantic Ocean. You have lakes and streams to fish from as well.

There are many prized fish you could catch while inshore fishing in Boston, including Atlantic Mackerel, Black Sea Bass, Bluefish, Cod, Flounder, Spanish Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout and Striped Bass. If you go nearshore fishing, you may want to target Bluefish, Black Sea Bass and Spanish Mackerel. Bluefin Tuna, a popular species in Boston fishing, is available offshore.

May is one of the best months for targeting Bluefish, Striped Bass and Fluke. Bluefin Tuna is abundant in June and July. Almost every species is easy to catch in September with Bluefin Tuna, Bluefish, Fluke, Shark, Stripers and Tautog being especially active. If you are fishing Boston in the winter, good fish to target are Flounder, Haddock, Halibut and Pollock. Fishing in Boston can be productive most of the year.



Boston Fishing Forecast

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data for fishing Boston, you should target one of the following species for this time of year:
  1. Atlantic Cod

  2. Atlantic Cod

    There is a 21.14% catch rate for Atlantic Cod, based on 5330 Atlantic Cod counted.

    Boston Atlantic Cod Counts Chart
    Atlantic

    ENLARGE BOSTON ATLANTIC COD COUNTS CHART


  3. American Plaice

  4. American Plaice

    There is a 18.59% catch rate for American Plaice, based on 4686 American Plaice counted.

    Boston American Plaice Counts Chart
    American

    ENLARGE BOSTON AMERICAN PLAICE COUNTS CHART


  5. Winter Flounder

  6. Winter Flounder

    There is a 14.55% catch rate for Winter Flounder, based on 3668 Winter Flounder counted.

    Boston Winter Flounder Counts Chart
    Winter

    ENLARGE BOSTON WINTER FLOUNDER COUNTS CHART


  7. Atlantic Mackerel

  8. Atlantic Mackerel

    There is a 11.22% catch rate for Atlantic Mackerel, based on 2830 Atlantic Mackerel counted.

    Boston Atlantic Mackerel Counts Chart
    Atlantic

    ENLARGE BOSTON ATLANTIC MACKEREL COUNTS CHART


  9. Atlantic Herring

  10. Atlantic Herring

    There is a 8.79% catch rate for Atlantic Herring, based on 2217 Atlantic Herring counted.

    Boston Atlantic Herring Counts Chart
    Atlantic

    ENLARGE BOSTON ATLANTIC HERRING COUNTS CHART


  11. Alewife

  12. Alewife

    There is a 5.66% catch rate for Alewife, based on 1426 Alewife counted.

    Boston Alewife Counts Chart
    Alewife

    ENLARGE BOSTON ALEWIFE COUNTS CHART


  13. Black Sea Bass

  14. Black Sea Bass

    There is a 5.3% catch rate for Black Sea Bass, based on 1336 Black Sea Bass counted.

    Boston Black Sea Bass Counts Chart
    Black

    ENLARGE BOSTON BLACK SEA BASS COUNTS CHART


  15. Haddock

  16. Haddock

    There is a 3.63% catch rate for Haddock, based on 914 Haddock counted.

    Boston Haddock Counts Chart
    Haddock

    ENLARGE BOSTON HADDOCK COUNTS CHART


  17. Pollock

  18. Pollock

    There is a 3.38% catch rate for Pollock, based on 853 Pollock counted.

    Boston Pollock Counts Chart
    Pollock

    ENLARGE BOSTON POLLOCK COUNTS CHART


  19. Blueback Herring

  20. Blueback Herring

    There is a 1.33% catch rate for Blueback Herring, based on 336 Blueback Herring counted.

    Boston Blueback Herring Counts Chart
    Blueback

    ENLARGE BOSTON BLUEBACK HERRING COUNTS CHART


Recommendations above based on 65 species of fish and 25213 fish counted for April around Boston.

To date, there are 164 species of fish and a total of 548667 fish counted for Boston and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 1/3/1700 (324 years).

Last Update: 4/18/2024 12:04:44 AM

*** PLEASE NOTE ***
Please check local, state/province, and federal laws before fishing for any species found on this site. All data is based on historical data found for this area, and in some cases as far back as the year 1600.

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The Top 10 Fishing Spots for Boston are the following:

  1. Rock Piles


  2. Saturday Night Ledge


  3. IPS-039


  4. wreck-3098


  5. wreck-3097


  6. wreck-2918


  7. wreck-3094


  8. wreck-2930


  9. wreck-2935


  10. Ipswich Bluff


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Latest Boston Fishing Reports

  • Marathon 4/18/24
    The Clipper crew reported a non stop Haddock bite today.  Limits for just about everyone on board.


  • Sunday 4/14/24 Full Day Fishing
    4/14/2024 – Yankee Clipper – Gloucester MA Wind breezed up to 20 knots just as we were getting the day started. After the tide change weather conditions improved. Experienced


  • Thursday Marathon 4/11/24
    Thursday 4/11 – Yankee Clipper – Gloucester MA Steady bite again this morning required sorting through and throwing back some undersized fish. A handful of anglers got their l


  • Wednesday 4/10 Full Day Trip
    Steady bite throughout the day some anglers had 10-12 keep haddock and a lot of people had 5-10. Nice large red fish coming on the boat too. The weather cooperates for most of


  • April 6th – First trip of 2024!
    First trip of 2024 is in the books. Good anglers joined us through a little rough weather to catch some haddock. Many people had 2-5 haddock a few anglers had 9-11. Steady bit


  • Striped Bass Fishing on Cape Cod
    Striped bass are the number one sportfish on the east coast. They deserve that title in many ways. And other…


  • Tuna Fishing Season is Coming!
    Bluefin Tuna Season is right around the corner – we are working on Tuna Hunter preparing for the 2024 fishing charter season now.  Contact us to plan your dates –... The post


  • Squid Fishing on Cape Cod
    Are you ready? Don’t blink or the season will be over. While I have historically fished for groundfish exclusively early…


  • Shark Fishing Cape Cod
    Big fish fishing. Jaws. We’re gonna need a bigger boat. Shark week. If any of these things gets the blood…


  • Bluefin Tuna Fishing Cape Cod
    We caught our first tuna on the Black Rose in 2005… It was all of 20# and 33″ long. We…


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Top Boston Bait & Tackle Stores

  1. Bob's Bait Shack
    We are a One Stop Shop for all of your Fishing needs and more! We are a bait & tackle and convenience store with a newly implemented T-Mobile location. Here you can get your bait, fishing rods, reels, tackle, and accessories, along with tobacco a

  2. Arlington Bait & Tackle
    Well, we have everything you will need for a great day on the ice. From tip-ups and jigging rods to hand augers and tackle. We also carry fresh, live bait: Spikes, Waxies, Meal Worms, Earth Worms and Shiners from smalls to extra larges and a limit

  3. The Sportsman's Den
    Everything you need to make your fishing experience a great one, with competitive pricing on bait & tackle and a wide selection of rods & reels and other accessories.

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Top Boston Fishing Charters & Guides

  1. C.J. Victoria Fishing Charters
    Deep sea fishing Boston harbor and beyond to Stellwagen Bank for Striped Bass, Bluefish, Cod, Haddock, Flounder and Tuna

  2. AnglerFish Guides


  3. AveMaria Charters


  4. Midnight charter


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Top Boston Marinas

  1. CONSTITUTION MARINA


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Gray Triggerfish

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Black Seabass

Black Seabass

Black Seabass

Black Seabass

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Bouy Conditions

Station 44013 - BOSTON 16 NM East of Boston, MA
April 20, 2024 9:40 pm EDT
Location: 42.346N 70.651W
Wind Direction: NW (310°)
Wind Speed: 21.4 knots
Wind Gust: 27.2 knots
Atmospheric Pressure: 29.87 in (1011.5 mb)
Air Temperature: 50.9°F (10.5°C)
Dew Point: 39.4°F (4.1°C)


Current Moon Phase

Waxing Gibbous Moon

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