Last week we booked a private fishing charter on the Lady D. with Coastal Fishing Charters leaving right from Rose’s Wharf in Gloucester (same dock as Cape Ann Whale Watch). It was a tough choice to decide whether to do a striped bass trip or head off-shore for haddock fishing. Ultimately we took Captain Nick’s advice and went out in search of haddock. Once off-shore we immediately started to catch. The boys didn’t have to wait long in between bites and two of the times that we made a move to another spot we actually encountered dolphins! We are obviously aware that dolphin encounters aren’t guaranteed, but we were really happy to see them!
Our mate, Dylan, was extremely attentive and alternated between preparing bait, helping the boys with their gear, and cleaning fish. He was extremely careful to measure each haddock very accurately if there was any doubt that it was a keeper and he taught the boys how to do so as well. I lost track of how many fish we caught….I’m going to guess about 30…of six different species. The boys caught LOTS of haddock, some cod, some red fish, mud hake, cunner, and something else that I can’t remember. As it got close to time to head back to shore, Dylan started to clean our many keepers…..not an easy job…and bagged up the fish that we wanted to take home.
Captain Nick humored the boys who had many questions. Always curious, they wanted to know all about the fish he has caught, the depth of the water, and what the ocean floor looked like in each spot. He made sure that the boys had a great trip and was excited to put them on some good fish.
It was such a great day on the water and one the boys won’t soon forget. I am so happy that we booked the trip and are already talking about booking again early next summer to catch some big stripers.
If you want a day on the water and the opportunity to catch some nice fish, consider booking your private trip as well. You can learn more at their website here:
or call Capt Nick at 508-284-2909
Gloucester Fishing charters! Fishing for striped bass, tuna, and deep sea fishing for haddock are all available at Coastal Fishing Charters. We are one of the best deep sea fishing charters in Massachusetts at an affordable rate. For over 35 years, Coastal Fishing Charters has specialized in Trips for Striped Bass Fishing, Cod and Haddock, tuna and giant shark Fishing in Gloucester MA.
All tackle is included or you can bring your own if you prefer.
We also do an ultimate private whale watch on our 35ft T Jason.
We have heat aboard the Lady D for those cool rides to the fishing grounds!!!