Wagon full of haddock and pollock fillets.
A Haddock (and Cod when allowed) fishing charter is the answer for those that want to bring home plenty of fillets for their fish fry! We love catching ground fish and when the bite is hot the fishing is fast and furious. You can catch them in comfort and style, as the F/V SWEET DREAM has a fully enclosed cabin which is heated for your comfort on those early and late season trips. 2022 started out with excellent haddock fishing and there were plenty of cod on the grounds that we had to release due to NMFS catch restrictions. Haddock ran larger and more numerous than I have ever seen throughout the season. Many trips yielded Haddock limits of up to 120 fish. In addition, pollock were present during the season and especially in the fall. We expect the ground fishing to continue to be excellent in 2023 In 2023, we will continue to run Iron Man groundfish trips to Fippennies Ledge which are catch until you drop trips!
When fishing for groundfish expect to catch the New England ground-fish slam, Cod, Haddock and Pollock. In addition catching their cousin the Cusk and the toothy but tasty, Wolfish (Ocean Catfish) is common but now protected. Ocean (Red Fish) Perch are common and delicious eating too. The fishing method is either jigging with Norwegian style cod jigs and teasers or bait fishing with sea clams or squid. We commonly fish water depths from 100-300 feet. Captain Bruce will help make you a master with either method by days end.
Preliminary NMFS rules for 2023 Cod and Haddock and other ground fish: