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.

Top Boston Fishing Spots

  1. Rock Piles
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  2. Saturday Night Ledge
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  3. IPS-039
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  4. wreck-2918
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  5. wreck-3097
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  6. wreck-3098
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  7. wreck-2930
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  8. wreck-3094
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  9. wreck-2935
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  10. 4236
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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. Cod

  2. Cod

    There is a 18.29% catch rate for Cod, based on 3662 Cod counted.

  3. Striped Bass

  4. Striped Bass

    There is a 14.43% catch rate for Striped Bass, based on 2889 Striped Bass counted.

  5. Spiny Dogfish

  6. Spiny Dogfish

    There is a 9.71% catch rate for Spiny Dogfish, based on 1944 Spiny Dogfish counted.

  7. Atlantic Mackerel

  8. Atlantic Mackerel

    There is a 9.7% catch rate for Atlantic Mackerel, based on 1942 Atlantic Mackerel counted.

  9. Haddock

  10. Haddock

    There is a 8.22% catch rate for Haddock, based on 1647 Haddock counted.

  11. Pollock

  12. Pollock

    There is a 7.29% catch rate for Pollock, based on 1459 Pollock counted.

  13. Atlantic Croaker

  14. Atlantic Croaker

    There is a 5.47% catch rate for Atlantic Croaker, based on 1095 Atlantic Croaker counted.

  15. Cunner

  16. Cunner

    There is a 3.62% catch rate for Cunner, based on 725 Cunner counted.

  17. Flounder

  18. Flounder

    There is a 3.47% catch rate for Flounder, based on 695 Flounder counted.

  19. Black Sea Bass

  20. Black Sea Bass

    There is a 3.26% catch rate for Black Sea Bass, based on 652 Black Sea Bass counted.

Recommedations above based on 83 species of fish and 20026 fish counted for September around Boston.

To date, there are 134 species of fish and a total of 270277 fish counted for Boston and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 1/1/1791 (231 years).

Last Update: 9/22/2022 12:44:27 AM

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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Latest Boston Fishing Reports

  • Sins Of A Fly Fisherman
    9/22/2022 6:35:23 PM - I will share a secret with you my fellow Baymen anglers and friends. For all of you that think I am a top gun guide angler extraordinaire outdoorsman par none et al let me sha

  • 31 Fish on Fly & Light Tackle
    9/21/2022 1:25:07 PM - Greetings from Capt. Dave & BAYMEN Guide Service Inc! On board today regular Baymen Dick “TK” Bowman for light tackle striped bass. At first light a dead-calm bay and overcast

  • 10 Hard-Earned Fish
    9/20/2022 5:22:32 PM - On board today Lt. Col. Richard “The Machine” Comstock for Fly or Die Striped Bass DAY 3: And it is the Colonel’s birthday! At first light overcast winds NNE light and water t

  • 15 Fish on Fly
    9/19/2022 6:01:06 PM - Greetings from BAYMEN! On board today Lt. Colonel Richard “The Machine” Comstock for DAY 2: Fly or Die Striped Bass! At first light fog and drizzle and a near high tide. A Nor

  • Marathon Charter 9/16/2022
    9/16/2022 5:33:00 PM - On our private 12 hour deep water jigging charter there was plenty of action.  The last stop in 468 feet was particularly productive.

  • 16 Fish 1 Keeper on The Fly
    9/16/2022 4:11:32 PM - Greetings from Capt. Dave & BAYMEN! On board today Lt. Colonel Richard “The Machine” Comstock for Fly or Die striped bass fishing. At first light – mini blitz right in front o

  • 34 Fish 2 Keepers on LT
    9/14/2022 12:58:34 PM - Greetings from Baymen Charters! On board today regular client Dick “TK” Bowman for light tackle striped bass. At first light two hours before low W winds at 12-15 knots and bi

  • Saturday 9/10/2022
    9/10/2022 6:33:00 PM - We are getting some nice cod and haddock in between releasing dogfish.

  • 14 Hard-Earned Fish On Fly 1 Keepah!
    9/10/2022 8:12:00 AM - Greeting from Capt. Dave & BAYMEN. Four weeks left of my striped bass guide season here on the Massachusetts coast and I am falling behind in my daily Baymen Reports. I am tir

  • Wind…
    9/8/2022 10:04:12 AM - WINDS – going to lay down Friday night through Monday and the bay should be a sheet of glass. Looking forward to putting the fly rods to work again! There have been a lot of f

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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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Bouy Conditions

Station 44013 - BOSTON 16 NM East of Boston, MA
September 25, 2022 9:40 am EDT
Location: 42.346N 70.651W
Wind Direction: SW (230°)
Wind Speed: 3.9 knots
Wind Gust: 5.8 knots
Average Period: 4.5 sec
Mean Wave Direction: S (181°)
Atmospheric Pressure: 29.80 in (1009.2 mb)
Water Temperature: 60.8°F (16.0°C)

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