What to Expect...
We steam an hour or so to the fishing grounds and break out the rods. To target haddock we generally fish cut bait with a 16 or 20oz. weight. Depending on conditions we either anchor or drift to get the bite. In addition to haddock we may catch cod, pollack, hake, redfish, cusk or even halibut.
***2024 Haddock is set at 18"- 15 per per person
Pollack unlimited over 19"
Redfish unlimited over 9"
Silver Hake (Whiting) unlimited
Halibut 41" one per boat
The trick to catching haddock is keeping your weight on the bottom, feeling for the light taps as they chew the bait, and setting the hook. We say "no bite, no bait" as these fish often steal your bait before you hook one. Keep fresh bait on the hook to get the most bites. Haddock have soft mouth so it's important to reel the fish up slow and steady to avoid pulling the hook.
Part of the fun of groundfishing is you get to really "fish". We cut the bait and help with any tangles or anything else you need but even a novice will become a true fisherman by the end of the day as you learn to tend bottom, feel the bite, set the hook and reel em in. The other fun part is you never know what might bite your hook.
By early afternoon it's time wrap it up and head for the dock while your catch is filleted and bagged.
Haddock Charter $1200
*15-20% tip is customary
1 - 6 people
All equipment included
...What to Bring
Always bring clothes for warm and cold weather and waterproof footwear is also a good idea. Hats, sunscreen, and sunglasses are also neccesities plus lots of food and drink. You will work up a healthy appetite plying the depths all day. Beer and wine are fine to bring, but hard liquor is not allowed
To save space, please do not bring a
cooler for your fish as we have large coolers and ice ready to store your catch. Food and drink coolers are welcome