Welcome to our Nantucket, MA Fishing Home Page

Nantucket is an island 30 miles south of Cape Cod and just east of Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts.  Nantucket is a major tourist destination during the summer months.  There are plenty of places to stay to go along with plenty of activities to keep you busy.  Fishing and boating is extremely popular in Nantucket.

This area is known for its excellent striped bass fishing, however, there are other fish to catch here too.  Bluefish, trout, sea bass, sharks, flounder and tuna are just some of the other fish you can catch here.  Fish inshore, offshore or from the surf.  You have a lot of options in this area.

Inshore Fishing

Nantucket is an awesome location for some of the best striped bass fishing anywhere.  Anglers have lots of options here with access to a boat.  Inshore, striped bass are the most popular sport fish targeted in this area.  However, there are plenty of other fish you can catch inshore here.  Anglers target bluefish, sea bass, sea trout, flounder and sharks.  When the stripers are here in huge numbers, you won’t find too many anglers targeting anything but stripers.

Nearshore Fishing

The nearshore reefs and wrecks are home to a variety of fish.  Anglers may find striped bass, bluefish, sharks, sea bass and other species too.  When the striped bass are in thick, you may find some boats targeting these fish nearshore in this area.  There is so much good water to fish here that you have a lot of options.

Deep Sea / Offshore Fishing

There are plenty of fish to target offshore in this area.  Whether you fish the reefs and wrecks or the open water, there are plenty of fish to target here.  Black sea bass, tautog, scup, pollock, cod, haddock, wolffish, halibut and sharks are some of the types of fish that you may find around the reefs or wrecks.  Some of the fish that roam the open waters in this region are tuna, mackerel, bonito and false albacore.  Because of Nantucket’s location, you have a shorter boat ride out to some of the more popular offshore locations.

Surf & Pier Fishing

Striped bass are the most popular fish that are targeted here from the surf and the piers, however, you can also catch a variety of other fish such as bluefish, whiting, an occasional trout or even flounder.  During the peak of the striped bass migration, the fishing can be awesome from the surf in this area.  You will usually see plenty of anglers on the beaches when the bite is going good.  You can do very well without ever getting into a boat here.