Gloucester Massachusetts is centrally located to some of the most productive Cod and Haddock Fishing grounds that New England has to offer. Gloucester is the perfect choice for your cod and haddock fishing charter due to the close proximity to all of the North, East and South fishing grounds in the New England area which include Jeffries Ledge, Tillies Bank, Stellwagen Bank, and Cape Cod Bay just to name a few. Gloucester is in the middle of all the productive waters of New England which equates to the shortest ride out of any port, which means more time cod and haddock fishing and more choices of fishing grounds to choose from.
A typical cod and haddock fishing charter begins with a 6am departure or a time of your choice and arrive back at the dock between 3pm (full day) or 6pm (marathon day) or later if need be. Many cod and haddock charters we arrived back at the dock by noon with more fish than the charter could handle, sore arms and overstuffed coolers. All cod fishing charters are 9 hours minimum (full day) or 12 hours minimum (marathon day) for our hardcore fishermen. Travel times are always short from the port of Gloucester with times averaging between .5 to 1.5 hours to any of the many rich fishing grounds listed above. No other port in New England can offer you such short ride times to so many different fishing grounds. Fishing times vary between 7 to 10 hours depending on the ride time, the type of fishing charter chosen and the productivity of the day. If we need to stay longer or travel further, we will! We have a new high performance boat and can get anywhere quickly if we need too.
Loads of Cod!
A typical catch can vary greatly with each charter. Each days catch varies with the effort of each group, fishing conditions and the amount of cod and haddock in the area for that day. As observed, it is always 2 fishermen within the charter group that catch 80% of the fish, with that said pay close attention to what your neighbor is doing and pay close attention to what we tell you before we arrive at the fishing grounds and you can help add to the catch. We fish almost every day and know what will work best for you. Cod and haddock catches vary between 200 and 800 pounds of fish each day! Check out our fishing reports and videos from some of our cod and haddock fishing charters. Again it all depends on the effort of the you the fisherman and the conditions for the day. We will take you to the ballpark...you have to hit the homerun.
Cod and haddock fishing begins in April and ends at the end of October. The best cod and haddock fishing months are April through the first two weeks of June, although they are here through the summer and fall, some days at that time of the year the dogfish are very thick which makes for difficult fishing. April through the first two weeks of June is usually spectacular jigging with many double headers for the beginning of the trip and then off to the haddock grounds to load up on coolers full haddock if your arms are not too tired. This is the best time to book your cod and haddock charter for the best results.