In addition to the fish we pursue, it is common to observe marine mammals including Humpback Whales, Minke Whales, Finback Whales and White Sided Dolphin. In addition to the whales, sighting basking sharks, sea turtles and ocean sunfish (mola-mola) is not uncommon in the warmer months. Along with the animals in the sea we encounter a large variety of birds including Gulls, Terns, Shearwaters, Gannets, Petrels and Cormorants. Often it is some combination of these forms of marine life that lead us to the fish.
E- Excellent, G - Good, F - Fair, NA - Not available
The F/V SWEET DREAM fishes out of the historic port of Gloucester, Massachusetts, also known as fish town, the home of the tragic events surrounding the loss of the Andre Gail in the Perfect Storm and the hit TV series Wicked Tuna. The F/V SWEET DREAM plies the inshore and offshore waters of Massachusetts Bay, Cape Cod Bay and the Gulf of Maine for Cod, Pollock and Haddock; Giant and School Bluefin Tuna, Mako, Porbeagle, Thresher and Blue Sharks; Atlantic Halibut; and Striped Bass and Bluefish. Fishing from Gloucester combined with the speed of the F/V SWEET DREAM allows us maximum flexibility in finding fish. The primary fishing grounds include all three major fishing grounds east of Cape Ann: Stellwagen Bank, Tillies Bank and Jeffries Ledge. We also make iron man trips to distant Fippennies Ledge to find Atlantic Halibut.
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