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How to Land a Fish

Before you go on a deep sea fishing tour, you must know how to properly land a fish. Your fishing tour guides can demonstrate the best technique to use depending upon the type of fish you are going after on your trip. Watch this video for some great tips to get started. After reeling in a fish near your deep sea fishing boat, you can use this advice to help you land your fish.

If you’re interested in Cape Cod fishing near Plymouth, come see us at Captain John Whale Watching and Fishing Tours. We offer fun, educational, and exciting deep sea fishing trips, private Cape Cod charter fishing, and whale watching tours. To learn more about our schedules and rates, call us today at (508) 927-5575.



Amazing Facts About Humpback Whales

When you take a humpback whale watching tour, you’ll have the opportunity to see majestic humpback whales up close in their natural habitat. Your whale-watching tour guides can give you fascinating and valuable information about humpback whales that will make your whale-watching excursion even more enjoyable. Here’s a look at some amazing facts about humpback whales.

Humpback Whales Communicate via Song

Humpback whales communicate via songs that can be heard across a vast distance. The songs have been described as howls, moans, and cries, are very complex, and can last for hours. If you’re lucky, you’ll hear these songs while on your whale watching tour or deep-sea fishing trip.

They are the Most Easily Recognizable Species of Whale

Because they are the largest marine mammals, and have distinctive knobs on their heads, humpback whales are the most easily recognized species of whale. It will not be difficult for you to spot humpback whales while whale watching. Humpbacks can grow from 40-60 feet long, and weigh as much as 44 tons. They are dark gray or black, and have white spots on their stomachs. The humpback whale is mostly flat, with a large fluke, long pectoral fins, two blowholes, and a small dorsal fin on the far side of its back.

They Have a Diverse Diet

Unlike other species of whale, the humpback has a very diverse diet. While on your whale watching excursion or Cape Cod charter fishing tour, you might see humpback whales eating small fish, krill, salmon, herring, mackerel, capelin, and other small prey. They don’t possess teeth, so they are limited to small animals.

If you’re planning a visit to Cape Cod and are interested in a charter fishing tour or humpback whale watching tour near Plymouth, come see us at Captain John Whale Watching and Fishing Tours. Our experienced guides will ensure that you and your family have the adventure of a lifetime during your whale watching or deep-sea fishing excursion. To learn more about tours and charters, call us today at (508) 927-5575.



Tips for Fishing in Cape Cod This Spring

Whether you’re vacationing or a local to Cape Cod, you’ll want to experience the renowned fishing its waters offer in the spring. Whether you’re looking to go deep sea fishing or fish off the side of a pier, you’ll want to keep some helpful tips in mind before your cast your line.

What to Bring

You’ll be out on the sea for an extended amount of time, so be sure to wear comfortable rubber-soled shoes, and bring a jacket in case it gets cool or windy—which can and does happen on the open water. Hats and sunscreen are also good to have because the sea reflects and intensifies light. You’ll also want to bring a camera with you so you can capture your catches.

Also, don’t leave home without your patience. Cape Cod is rife with populations of fish such as pollack, flounder, mackerel, and cod, but fish can be unpredictable. However, joining a half or full day fishing trip on Cape Cod increases your chances of a successful outing because the captain and crew will know where to find the best catches.

Common Courtesy

As temperatures turn warm during the spring, people flock to Cape Cod to fish solo or in groups—so, on some days, the Bay or fishing trips might be crowded, and this can become troublesome when so many people are casting their lines. But, practicing angling common courtesy can make your experience better. For one, always give people space when they are casting their line or wrangling a fish in. Also, if you bring snacks or supplies, remember to dispose of your trash properly, because littering hurts the environment and damages fish populations.

Charter Cape Cod

If you want the best experience for you and your family, consider renting a private charter or joining a deep sea fishing trip. The captain and deck hands are the experts when it comes to Cape Cod waters, and they’ll make sure you get the most bang for your buck. Ask questions about techniques, locations, bait, and everything under the sea to compliment your fishing trip. Also, be sure to ask about whale watching tours in the Cape Cod area. That’s another experience you won’t want to miss.

If you’re looking for a great opportunity to bring the family together and have an amazing fishing experience, look for Cape Cod charter fishing near Plymouth, MA. Call Captain John Whale Watching & Fishing Tours at (508) 927-5575 to answer your questions and book your next deep sea fishing trip.



How to Play a Fish

If you’ve ever thought about playing a fish, here’s the video for you. You won’t be learning how to make music, but how to reel in a great catch on your Cape Cod fishing adventure.

When the fish takes the bait, the hard part begins. While reeling in the fish, keep in mind that it may jump and put up a fight, but with patience and these tips you’ll reel in your prize. Whether you’re deep sea fishing or lake fishing, you’ll want to use your rod, as well as your line, to help you reel in that fish.

If you’re looking for an exceptional fishing charter to give you the experience of a lifetime, look for Captain John Fishing near Plymouth. Call Captain John Whale Watching & Fishing Tours at (508) 927-5575 for scheduling.



Spotlight on the P-Town Ferry

You and your family are taking a trip up to Provincetown, also called P-town by its locals, and you want to experience something you can’t find on the mainland. Why not take the P-town Fast Ferry for a one-of-a-kind experience and a whole new way to get around?

Taking a ferry, especially to P-town, can show you sites and wonders you never dreamed you would see. There’s the possibility you could do some whale watching if the whales venture inland. You might see several deep sea fishing boats and find your next excursion idea. Even the simple relief of sitting back in the calming rocking of the ocean versus the harried experience of driving the freeways is enough reason to take the ferry. The P-town ferry is a fast, inexpensive way to get you to the town where it’s at, and it’s calling to you.

Captain John Whale Watching & Fishing Tours in Plymouth, MA is here for all your tour and ferry needs. Call (508) 927-5575 to learn more about their P-town Fast Ferry serving Plymouth to Provincetown.


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