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.
Stripers are a great success story of a how a fishery can be brought back from near collapse. Through conservation and management the striped bass is once again plentiful in the waters of Massachusetts. The Striped Bass is one of the most elegant of all game fish with its large silvery scales and black stripes. Its powerful tail will insure catching a trophy-sized Striper will be long remembered. In addition, Stripers are great table fare to be enjoyed grilled or baked.
Striped Bass must be 28” to keep with a 1 fish limit per angler.
Pound for pound the Bluefish is one of the hardest fighting fish in the ocean. They will test your tackle with their razor sharp teeth and hard runs and acrobatics. They often can be caught on surface plugs and will tail walk and jump in an attempt to throw the hook. They are great light tackle competition and fun for all to catch.
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. 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. Fish availability in the waters off Gloucester and Cape Cod is shown below.
Sport fishing CHARTERS