When you book a fishing charter with North Shore Charters on Martha's Vineyard we take care of you. Our charters offer fishing trips for all ages and skill levels. If the kids have never caught a big Striped Bass or Bluefish we'll show them a great time. North Shore Charter's knows you came out to catch fish and we catch the trophy Striped Bass and Bluefish. Half day fishing charters are prefect when searching for Striped Bass & Bluefish, we offer two trips daily. If you are looking for some big game fishing Captain McDowell can take you for tuna, marlin and sharks on a full day offshore fishing trip. All the fish you catch will be cleaned and filleted right at the dock upon our successful return. All charters include rods, tackle and bait, but fishermen are welcome to bring their own gear. Please bring any food or drink with you for the charter. You may get refreshments and snack food at Menemsha Texaco at the end of the dock in Menemsha.
In the past few years the striped bass population has exploded and we are experiencing great striper action right on through the entire summer. Early spring and late fall are the best times for striped bass fishing.
You can count on great striped bass action from early spring to late fall. By late spring the bluefish join the bass and this action continues right through the end of October. Fish in the 40 to 50 pound class are moving through Vineyard waters throughout the season. This is when we drift fresh herring or mackeral for stripers and catching 30 to 40 fish on one charter is not uncommon. I strongly suggest booking the early spring trips if you want a shot at the most amazing striper action you will ever have. In late July the bonito and false albacore show up inshore to join the bass and blues. This is the time that the offshore action heats up. Yellowfin and bluefin tuna are about one hour from Menemsha as well as Mako and blue shark. White Marlin are mixed in and great fun on spinning tackle. We use lots of different methods to hook these fish; casting, drifting, and trolling to name a few. Different conditions require different techniques and the North Shore Charters is deadly at all of them.
$650.00 half-day (1-6 ppl) 2 trips daily
$1300.00 full day (1-6 ppl) Striped Bass and Bluefish
Contact for Rates - information Tuna, Marlin and Sharks (Sharks catch and release only)
Morning: 7-11 AM
Afternoon: 12:30-4:30 PM
Full day: approximately 10 hours for tuna, shark and marlin
Half or Full Day, fishing for Striped Bass and Bluefish.
Fishing for Tuna, Marlin, Mahi Mahi and Sharks.
May Through October
To book a fishing charter with North Shore Charters, just contact us by phone or email and we'll get you out on the water.
Captain Scott McDowell
NORTH SHORE CHARTERS
PO Box 497, Chilmark, MA 02535