For a quintessential New England experience, you can’t beat a deep sea fishing trip in the waters of Cape Cod . If you are new to fishing, whether you are a local or just visiting Plymouth, you should charter a boat to benefit from a seasoned captain’s knowledge of local waters and his experience finding the best spots to fish. Below you’ll find tips for beginners to make the most out of the trip.
Get the Proper Gear
If you have experience with other types of fishing, such as fly fishing, you might think you can use the same gear for your deep-sea fishing excursion . Since the two activities are very different, however, you will need different types of bait, lines, and even special rods for deep sea fishing. You don’t have to buy all the gear for your first trip—you should be able to rent it from your charter fishing company.
Dress in Layers
Even in the summer, the breezes on the open waters of Cape Cod can be quite cold, especially in the morning and evening. Dress warmly, but layer properly so that when the sun comes out and the waters are still you can remove a sweater if you get too warm. When you do bundle up, make sure you are still comfortable and mobile.
Bring a Small Bag for Extra Items
Though you’ll probably be renting your fishing gear, you’ll still need to bring a few other items with you. Pack a tube of sunscreen, even in the winter, because you may end up getting more time in the sun than you think. Also, it’s a good idea to pack motion sickness pills, especially if you’ve never sat out on a deep sea fishing boat before.
Take your first deep sea fishing trip with Captain John Whale Watching & Fishing Tours of Plymouth. Our experienced captains have a total of more than six decades of experience in the waters of Cape Cod. To book a trip , call us at (508) 927-5587.
If you want to go whale watching, your best bet is to charter a boat. This is the safest and surest way to get as close as possible to the world’s largest marine mammals. The waters of Cape Cod just off the coast near Plymouth are often full of humpbacks, right whales, and other related species.
Adult whales weigh many tons, so it’s important to keep a respectful distance from these creatures, especially since they like to jump out of the water and splash around with their massive tails and fins. Watch this video to see a hair-raisingly close encounter with a group of humpback whales.
For a safe but still thrilling experience, call Captain John Whale Watching & Fishing Tours at (508) 927-5587. We also offer chartered deep sea fishing excursions that depart from Plymouth.
Deep sea fishing is one of the most exciting pastimes among adventure-seeking outdoorsy people, young and old. Alternately known as offshore fishing, it’s done in waters at least 30 ft. deep. The aim is to reel in fish that you can only get at a significant distance from land, such as sharks, swordfish, and tuna. But if you’re new to deep sea fishing , you’ll want to take note of a few things before you head to the waters.
Know the Waters
For starters, it’s crucial to know the waters in which you sail. When you know which kinds of fish will congregate in a given body of water, you’ll be more successful at reeling in the kinds of fish you’re after. If you’re fishing for tuna, verify in advance whether you can tell tuna apart from dolphins , since both swarm the same areas. As for big game fish in general, some of the best places to catch them are around the reefs, where they come to feed off smaller fish.
Bring a Pro
For your first couple outings as a deep sea angler, you should be accompanied by an expert. A person with experience catching big game fish will know exactly where to sail within the waters near your area. Also, if an accident or emergency arises, it’s best to have a seasoned angler on board who has experience handling such matters.
Learn the drills of boat safety. To that end, it’s important to have a boat that’s large enough to handle all the equipment that you’d need for such an adventure. The boat should also be big enough to handle the unpredictable nature of the sea, including strong winds and rough waves.
If you’d like to go on a deep sea fishing adventure, book a day trip with Captain John Whale Watching & Fishing Tours . Our company has been leading Plymouth residents on Cape Cod fishing and whale watching tours for years, and you can join in the fun by calling us today at (508) 927-5575.