Fishing for groundfish in Maine
consists of Cod, Pollock, Haddock, Cusk, Wolffish, Redfish and a variety
of other species.
Groundfishing is not for everyone. We travel 12-25 miles offshore and bounce a heavy jig in 200 to 300 feet of water. Some people truly enjoy this type of fishing while others feel it is more like "work", jigging the rod up and down. However, these fish do make excellent tablefare. Captain Todd will gladly fillet and skin the first four keepers at no charge. After that there will be a $3.00 charge per fish.
Groundfishing is commonly referred to as Deep Sea Fishing. While we are Groundfishing there is an "off-chance" that we could hook up with a Porbeagle Shark. These are the cold-water cousin to the Mako Shark. They are also occasionally substituted for swordfish at many restaurants.
Up to 30 miles offshore, blue sharks
6 to 12 feet in length are the common shark catch. In the past several years the shark fishing has declined and we will only book these trips as conditions dictate. Occasionally a porbeagle,
thresher or mako shark is hooked up.
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Tag and Release
We tag and release all blue sharks
after the fish is brought boatside and several pictures have been taken.
here for the NEAR COASTAL fishing page