Cape Cod Charter Fishing and Offshore Sportfishing Hotspots
Cape Cod Fishing Grounds
Depending on the season and type of fish that we are trying to
catch, we travel to several popular fishing grounds both in
Nantucket Sound and Offshore.
Also referred to as long-tails. They are easily distinguished by
their pectoral fins which extend beyond the anal fin and by
their slimmer form. Albacore tuna are the only white meat and is
sold in the U.S. as canned tuna.
A stocky body and large eyes identify this tuna. The Big-Eye are
normally 16 to 67 inches and can be 75 inches. Most Big-Eye
exceed 100 lbs. Big-Eye are known to be strong fighters and are
caught on baits set at 100 feet or more usually at night.
Bluefin Tuna is the largest member of its family and one of the
largest true bony fish. Bluefin have red flesh and are eaten
especially in Japan and Tokyo. The Bluefin is compressed and
stocky in the front. It is easily distinguished due to its short
pectoral fins. Bluefin can grow to 10 feet but are normally
found from 16-79 inches and weight between 300-1,500 lbs.
This is the most tropical species in its family. The meat is
light in color. Yellowfin are the most colorful. Their back is
blue black, fading to silver on lower flanks and belly. There's
a golden yellow or iridescent blue stripe running form eye to
tail. They are commonly caught under 100 lbs but may grow up to
300 lbs. Max length is 75 inches.
Blue Marlin or Billfish is one of the foremost Big-Game species
worldwide. Blue Marlin is known for its exceptional size and
strength. They are very aggressive. The pectoral fin is never
rigid, even when they are dead. The dorsal fin is high and
pointed and its height is less than its greatest body depth. The
Blue Marlin is the largest Marlin in the Atlantic Ocean, ranging
from 150-400 lbs.
The White Marlin is the smallest in its family of Billfish. The
body is elongated and compressed, and its upper jaw extends to
the form of a spear. Its identified by its rounded, rather than
pointed, tips of pectoral fins. They usually grow to 8 feet in
Also known as Mahi-Mahi is almost identical to the common
dolphin coloring and shape. The average size is 20-24 inches and
4-5 lbs. Dolphin are commonly found in tropical seas. They are
caught commercially and by anglers and is an excellent food
Swordfish are found worldwide in all tropical, subtropical and
temperate seas. A Pelagic species found in waters from shallow
to moderate depths Have a back that is greyish blue, brown or
mettalic purple. It has dusky sides and an offwhite under belly.
It has a flat swordlike upper jaw to stalk prey. Sizes ranging
from 40-1190 lbs the average swordfish is 80-250lbs.
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Merlin Sportfishing - RI & Cape Cod Fishing Charters
335 Lower County Road (Allen Harbor), Harwich Port, Cape Cod, MA 02646
410 Gooseberry Road Wakefield, Rhode Island 02879