A beloved Massachusetts tradition, deep-sea fishing is still enjoyed by
millions of people. Yet those who haven’t been out to sea may picture
large nets and wild storms.
This article will briefly describe deep-sea fishing and how anyone can enjoy it.
- What Is Deep-Sea Fishing?
Deep-sea fishing is just as it sounds—fishing in deep ocean waters.
Off the coast of Massachusetts’ Cape Cod, some of the most common
fish are mackerel, pollock, flounder, and of course,
codfish. If you’re lucky, then you might even catch a bluefish.
- How Does Deep-Sea Fishing Work?
There are many commercial boats that go deep-sea fishing in order to make
a living, but there are also boats that specialize in taking out members
of the general public. Some are little more than a deck on which to stand
and a few rods, but others may include a climate-controlled cabin and
a full breakfast menu. For several hours, you and other fishing enthusiasts
will cruise the sea looking for ideal fishing waters. Then you’ll
hook your bait and wait for the fish to bite! If at any time you have
a question, then a fishing pro will be glad to help.
When you go deep-sea fishing, it’s important to bring
a few key items—you’ll need a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and a jacket in
case the weather turns cold or rainy. It’s also a good idea to bring
comfortable shoes with good traction, as you’ll likely be standing
for long periods of time.
If you’re interested in
deep-sea fishing, then visit Captain John Whale Watching & Fishing Tours. Based out
of Plymouth, our fine vessels tour all over Cape Cod Bay and beyond for
some of the world’s best fishing. We also provide excellent whale
watching tours that feature knowledgeable guides and playful, curious
whales. Find out more by calling (508) 746-2646.