Gloucester Fishing

Gloucester Fishing

Gloucester has a long history of fishing. A group of Englishmen established a settlement in Gloucester in 1623, finding it a good place for fishing. Gloucester was also the first fishing port in the US. By the late 1800s, the coastal city was one of the top ports for fisheries. It traded with several countries, including China, India, Surinam and countries in Europe. With many nearshore and offshore fishing opportunities, Gloucester fishing has been a top location for fishing for centuries.

Gloucester fishing can deliver a wide variety of fish, including Atlantic Mackerel, Bluefish, Flounder, Spanish Mackerel, Spiny Dogfish and Striped Bass from inshore and nearshore locations. There is also good Blackfish (Tautog), Black Sea Bass, Cod, and Haddock fishing on the bottom. Nearshore and Offshore there are several types of tuna, including Bluefin and Little Tunny. While the warmer months are generally more productive, fishing in Gloucester can be good all year round.



Top Gloucester Fishing Spots

  1. Tuna Hole
    6/19/2019 10:34:35 AM -


  2. Rock Piles
    6/11/2018 1:56:38 PM -


  3. Saturday Night Ledge
    6/11/2018 10:59:46 AM -


  4. Jammies Rock
    6/11/2018 1:56:37 PM -


  5. RTs Spot
    6/19/2019 10:34:36 AM -


  6. Shag Rock
    6/18/2019 11:12:36 PM -


  7. IPS-039
    6/19/2019 10:34:36 AM -


  8. Tillies Ledge
    6/11/2018 10:59:48 AM -


  9. wreck-2918
    2/20/2020 2:25:05 PM -


  10. wreck-2930
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Gloucester Fishing Forecast

Target Species of Fish

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

  2. Haddock

    There is a 17.75% catch rate for Haddock, based on 8079 Haddock counted.


  3. Cod

  4. Cod

    There is a 16.38% catch rate for Cod, based on 7453 Cod counted.


  5. Striped Bass

  6. Striped Bass

    There is a 15.12% catch rate for Striped Bass, based on 6882 Striped Bass counted.


  7. Pollock

  8. Pollock

    There is a 14.07% catch rate for Pollock, based on 6402 Pollock counted.


  9. Atlantic Mackerel

  10. Atlantic Mackerel

    There is a 12.18% catch rate for Atlantic Mackerel, based on 5545 Atlantic Mackerel counted.


  11. Spiny Dogfish

  12. Spiny Dogfish

    There is a 7.05% catch rate for Spiny Dogfish, based on 3208 Spiny Dogfish counted.


  13. Bluefish

  14. Bluefish

    There is a 2.73% catch rate for Bluefish, based on 1242 Bluefish counted.


  15. Cunner

  16. Cunner

    There is a 2.51% catch rate for Cunner, based on 1144 Cunner counted.


  17. Atlantic Croaker

  18. Atlantic Croaker

    There is a 2.41% catch rate for Atlantic Croaker, based on 1095 Atlantic Croaker counted.


  19. Black Sea Bass

  20. Black Sea Bass

    There is a 1.52% catch rate for Black Sea Bass, based on 693 Black Sea Bass counted.


Recommedations above based on 73 species of fish and 45511 fish counted for September around Gloucester.

To date, there are 130 species of fish and a total of 600042 fish counted for Gloucester and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 1/1/1790 (232 years).

Last Update: 9/22/2022 7:05:38 PM

*** 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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Top Gloucester Bait & Tackle Stores

  1. Surfland Bait & Tackle
    Our bait is brought in fresh nearly every day. We sell clams suitable for your own consumption, not just the fish. When fresh bait is scarce we have lots of frozen as well. We'll send you out with the best stuff.

  2. Bridge Road Bait & Tackle
    Your Massachusetts Official Weigh Station and best place to purchase all your fresh and saltwater bait and tackle at the best prices.

  3. Three Lanterns Marine & Fishing
    Your one stop shop for all your Marine and Fishing supplies!

  4. Fisherman's Outfitter
    We're committed to providing hands-on service, expert advice and quality brands. We triple-test all of our gear on the water - so you can be sure you'll get the very best.

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Top Gloucester Fishing Charters & Guides

  1. Yankee Fleet
    Yankee Fleet is and has been a leader in Deep Sea fishing for more than 60 years. All day fishing. 1/2 Day Fishing. Marathon Trips. 1 and 2 day Overnights

  2. Tuna Hunter
    Tuna Hunter offers full-service deep sea Gloucester fishing charters for giant bluefin tuna, striped bass, cod and haddock, sharks, flounder, bluefish and more. Corporate, family and custom fishing charters are welcome. All bait, tackle and instructi

  3. Gloucester Fleet
    Gloucester Fleet is located just 40 minutes North of Boston and is easy to reach by Route 128! Our base of operations is close to some of the best fishing grounds in the Gulf of Maine. We fish areas, depending on the time of year, such as Stellwagen

  4. Connemara Bay Fishing Charters
    Connemara Bay Charters offers lobsterbake cruises, saltwater fishing, lobstering, and scenic charters in and around the waters off Cape Ann, Massachusetts (including Gloucester, Rockport, Manchester and Ipswich). The Connemara Bay is a 37-foot tradit

  5. Fat Tuna Guide Service
    Fat Tuna Guides offers one of the finest fishing experiences in the Northeast. We pride ourselves on the local knowledge of our waters, the latest fishing equipment and tactics, and comfortable and enjoyable vessels to handle a variety of application

  6. Lady J. Fishing Charters
    It is my mission to bring you the excitement that fishing offshore of Gloucester brings me each day, give us the opportunity to show you how great fishing can be and we will make sure not to disappoint you.

  7. Amanda Marine Fishing Charters


  8. Agawam Boat & Fishing Charters


  9. Striper King Charters
    Deep sea fishing for cod and haddock, or a private fishing charter for striped bass or blues, we have it all! Whether a pro looking for your trophy, or a beginner looking for your first striper Capt. Vito has a fishing charter designed just for you.

  10. Sandy B Fishing Charters
    Deep Sea fishing charters targeting Cod, Haddock, Striped Bass and Atlantic Bluefin Tuna

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