Rye Fishing

Rye Fishing

Rye is a town on the Atlantic Coast that has a long history of fishing. Portuguese fishermen started fishing in the area in the 1500s. The first permanent settlement in the area was set up in 1623. By the 1700s, Rye was prosperous through providing dried fish to countries in Europe. There are eight islands off of the coast, where Native Americans liked to fish as well. These islands are about 10 miles from the coast. Once a railroad was constructed in the 1840s, Rye became a popular tourist destination because of the easier access to the town. Many people considered it a first-class summer resort throughout the Victorian era, and it remains a popular fishing destination on the east coast.

Rye fishing is known for excellent Bluefin Tuna fishing in the warmer months with many of them up to 1000 pounds. Inshore fishing around Rye can produce lots of Atlantic Mackerel, Bluefish, Flounder, Red Drum. Spanish Mackerel, and Striped Bass, Black Sea Bass, Cod, Haddock, and Pollock are popular targets on bottom nearshore. Offshore in the Atlantic Ocean there are many species of Tuna, including Albacore (Longfin Tuna), Big Eye Tuna, Little Tunny (False Albacore), and Yellowfin Tuna. There are also Blue Marlin, Dolphinfish (Mahi-mahi), Swordfish, and Wahoo.



Top Rye Fishing Spots

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


  2. Cheesefactory Pond
    7/6/2013 2:07:17 AM -


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


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


  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. wreck-9439
    2/20/2020 2:27:17 PM -


  9. Whaleback Reef
    6/18/2019 11:12:31 PM -


  10. South Rock
    6/19/2019 10:34:36 AM -



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Rye Fishing Forecast

Target Species of Fish

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

  2. Cod

    There is a 18.01% catch rate for Cod, based on 11150 Cod counted.


  3. Pollock

  4. Pollock

    There is a 17.72% catch rate for Pollock, based on 10973 Pollock counted.


  5. Atlantic Mackerel

  6. Atlantic Mackerel

    There is a 17.6% catch rate for Atlantic Mackerel, based on 10898 Atlantic Mackerel counted.


  7. Haddock

  8. Haddock

    There is a 16.7% catch rate for Haddock, based on 10340 Haddock counted.


  9. Striped Bass

  10. Striped Bass

    There is a 15.03% catch rate for Striped Bass, based on 9308 Striped Bass counted.


  11. Spiny Dogfish

  12. Spiny Dogfish

    There is a 5.56% catch rate for Spiny Dogfish, based on 3442 Spiny Dogfish counted.


  13. Bluefish

  14. Bluefish

    There is a 2.65% catch rate for Bluefish, based on 1639 Bluefish counted.


  15. Red Drum

  16. Red Drum

    There is a 1.07% catch rate for Red Drum, based on 665 Red Drum counted.


  17. Cunner

  18. Cunner

    There is a 1.04% catch rate for Cunner, based on 646 Cunner counted.


  19. Silver Hake

  20. Silver Hake

    There is a 0.79% catch rate for Silver Hake, based on 492 Silver Hake counted.


Recommedations above based on 61 species of fish and 61909 fish counted for September around Rye.

To date, there are 115 species of fish and a total of 650930 fish counted for Rye and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 1/1/1790 (232 years).

Last Update: 9/23/2022 5:55:08 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 Rye 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. Crossroads Bait and Tackle


  3. Eldredge Bros Fly Shop


  4. 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.

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Top Rye Fishing Charters & Guides

  1. Seacoast New Hampshire Sportfishing
    We specialize in personalized, small group sportfishing charters for trophy striped bass, shark, and bluefin tuna. Consistently catching trophy fish requires specialized techniques, top quality tackle, intimate knowledge of the grounds, and persevera

  2. Clandestino Fishing charters
    Come aboard and catch your dream fish. I will provide the Tartar sauce. Full amenities and comfortable 35' Duffy, will make your trip a memorable one.

  3. Captain's Fishing Parties
    "Family owned and operated for over 39 years "....Captain's Fishing Parties and Cruise Newburyport are standing by ready to serve you.

  4. G Cove Charters LLC


  5. Kelly Ann Fishing Charters


  6. Mistie C Charters
    6 passanger fishing charters from Newburyport MA. Clean, fast, comfortable. Experienced Capt and crew, all gear included. We fish for cod, haddock, striped bass, bluefish, mackerel, flounder. Families welcome, private toilet and bunks below. 30 ye

  7. Rocky Point Fishing Charters


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