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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.



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. Atlantic Cod

  2. Atlantic Cod

    There is a 27.31% catch rate for Atlantic Cod, based on 30565 Atlantic Cod counted.

    Rye Atlantic Cod Counts Chart
    Atlantic

    ENLARGE RYE ATLANTIC COD COUNTS CHART


  3. Haddock

  4. Haddock

    There is a 22.25% catch rate for Haddock, based on 24899 Haddock counted.

    Rye Haddock Counts Chart
    Haddock

    ENLARGE RYE HADDOCK COUNTS CHART


  5. Atlantic Mackerel

  6. Atlantic Mackerel

    There is a 16.63% catch rate for Atlantic Mackerel, based on 18614 Atlantic Mackerel counted.

    Rye Atlantic Mackerel Counts Chart
    Atlantic

    ENLARGE RYE ATLANTIC MACKEREL COUNTS CHART


  7. Striped Bass

  8. Striped Bass

    There is a 11.42% catch rate for Striped Bass, based on 12786 Striped Bass counted.

    Rye Striped Bass Counts Chart
    Striped

    ENLARGE RYE STRIPED BASS COUNTS CHART


  9. Pollock

  10. Pollock

    There is a 5.86% catch rate for Pollock, based on 6557 Pollock counted.

    Rye Pollock Counts Chart
    Pollock

    ENLARGE RYE POLLOCK COUNTS CHART


  11. Acadian Rockfish

  12. Acadian Rockfish

    There is a 2.29% catch rate for Acadian Rockfish, based on 2560 Acadian Rockfish counted.

    Rye Acadian Rockfish Counts Chart
    Acadian

    ENLARGE RYE ACADIAN ROCKFISH COUNTS CHART


  13. Silver Hake

  14. Silver Hake

    There is a 1.33% catch rate for Silver Hake, based on 1492 Silver Hake counted.

    Rye Silver Hake Counts Chart
    Silver

    ENLARGE RYE SILVER HAKE COUNTS CHART


  15. American Plaice

  16. American Plaice

    There is a 1.04% catch rate for American Plaice, based on 1165 American Plaice counted.

    Rye American Plaice Counts Chart
    American

    ENLARGE RYE AMERICAN PLAICE COUNTS CHART


  17. Red Snapper

  18. Red Snapper

    There is a 1.03% catch rate for Red Snapper, based on 1153 Red Snapper counted.

    Rye Red Snapper Counts Chart
    Red

    ENLARGE RYE RED SNAPPER COUNTS CHART


  19. Winter Flounder

  20. Winter Flounder

    There is a 1.01% catch rate for Winter Flounder, based on 1132 Winter Flounder counted.

    Rye Winter Flounder Counts Chart
    Winter

    ENLARGE RYE WINTER FLOUNDER COUNTS CHART


Recommendations above based on 103 species of fish and 111924 fish counted for May around Rye.

To date, there are 165 species of fish and a total of 1328752 fish counted for Rye and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 1/1/1790 (234 years).

Last Update: 5/23/2024 6:12:17 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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The Top 10 Fishing Spots for Rye are the following:

  1. Tuna Hole


  2. Rock Piles


  3. Cheesefactory Pond


  4. Saturday Night Ledge


  5. Shag Rock


  6. RTs Spot


  7. IPS-039


  8. wreck-9439


  9. Whaleback Reef


  10. South Rock


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Latest Rye Fishing Reports

  • Marathon Private Charter 5/18/24
    Friday 5/18 – Yankee Clipper 12 hour private charter and the bite was hot all day it slowed down a little for about an hour around 1100am. The group absolutely slammed them in


  • Marathon 5/16/24
    Thursday 5/16 – Yankee Clipper Morning bite was beyond steady we have been consistently catching 5-7lb haddock in some areas. Customers get a flurry of cusk if we get close to


  • Full day Fishing 5/14/24
    Yankee Clipper – Tuesday 5/14 Consistent bite all day producing a lot of large haddock. Experienced anglers were close to their limits with 11-14 fish. Beginners found success


  • 5/9/24 Marathon
    Thursday – 5/9 Yankee Clipper Marathon 5am-5pm the weather turned out to be far better than originally forecasted. Anglers had a consistent bite going in the morning and it re


  • Tuesday 5/7/24
    Tuesday 5/7 -Yankee Clipper Steady bite all day but not quite a frenzy. Experienced anglers on average ended up with around 10 keeper haddock. Nice big cusk in the mix too and


  • 5/4-5/5/24 trips
    5/4 and 5/5 on the Yankee Clipper Haddock bite is still steady Sunday was a little slower than usual. A few large pollock and some nice cusk coming over the rail too.


  • Marathon Private Charter Friday 5/3/24
    12 hour private charter with a boat limit except 2 people; the bite is on


  • Thursday Marathon 5/2/24
    Thursday 5/2 – Yankee Clipper 5AM-5PM Marsthon – bite was HOT all day and May is off to a great start. Customers and crew saw some healthy large haddock on the trip. Let’s go


  • Wednesday 5/1/24
    Strong bite more than half the day with lots of good anglers on board. Slowed down for the last hour or two but still fish coming up. Large haddock and some huge cusk. Lots of


  • Sun 28 Apr 2024 19:29:05 +0000
    The spring haddock are feeding voraciously right now.  Lots of action!


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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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