Medium Size Tuna are still around.

The Bluefin Tuna have showed up in great numbers. For the last couple years we have not seen the smaller fish which are great for charters. The last two weeks or so have been really good for the high 60 to low 70 inch fish. We have been hooking multiple fish per trip mostly on stand-up gear. Leaving from Duxbury Harbor, its a short ride out to the fishing grounds this time of year on the High Hook.

A nice size Tuna landed on the Ducks Unlimited Charter.

A nice size Tuna landed on the Ducks Unlimited Charter.

Blues Showed up in big numbers

The Bluefish showed up in great numbers over in Providence town this week. Great for top water gear. Schools crashing the surface from The rip all the way to Wood End.
The schools of Striped Bass were found mixed in with the bluefish as well. Large schools of Bass moved though the edges on Monday and were being caught using live eels or on vertical jigs.

Nice Bass Caught In the Bay

Nice Bass Caught In the Bay

Striped Bass Fishing Couple Weeks Away

The weather is starting to get warmer and so is the water. That can only mean that fishing is right around the corner. These warm days when the wind blows from the South can only help bring the fish up inside the canal. No word yet of fish being caught in Southern Ma, but a few have been taken down in Rhode Island waters. One fish was taken in the Cape Cod Canal last week, but was most likely a holdover. The Bass arrive in our waters very hungry, and don’t hesitate when we throw them a live mackerel. The Spring bite on a light action rods is one of the best things about May.

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-Capt Willie

Check Out New Updated Photo Gallery

Check out the Updated High Hook Charters photo gallery of Bluefin Tuna, Striped Bass, and days out on the water. Fishing is right around the corner. The Striped Bass should be here in the first week of May. Most years we see them at the end of April, but with the cold Winter up here in the North East this year, I am expecting them a week or so late. The wind has been blowing hard out of the South for a few days which is good, moving the warmer water North.
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-Capt Willie

Book Your Bass Trip For May (save $20)

If you book a Striped Bass trip before May 1st we are offering $20 off your Half Day Striped Bass trip to be used in May.
Striped Bass fishing in Duxbury and the surrounding bays in mid to late May produce numbers of keepers ranging from 28 to 35 inch fish. A typical trip consists of heading out off of Gurnet point to catch live mackerel and then bring them back into the Bays to live-line for Striped Bass.
Days are limited, so book today to get the day you’d like

The Tuna have arrived!

The bluefin Tuna season opened on June 1st and the Tuna arrived right on time. There has been good fishing from Stellwagon Bank, all the way down to Chatham. On Wednesday High Hook landed its first Tuna of the season measuring in at 90 inches (350 plus lbs). We were back at it on Thursday and managed to land two tuna. In the morning we caught a shorter one, and in the afternoon we landed another 90 inch fish. We are back at it on Sunday after this wind dies down. Below are some pictures from this week.

Capt Willie Woodruff fighting a fish

Capt Willie Woodruff fighting a fish

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Striped Bass are moving in

The Striped Bass have moved into Duxbury and the surrounding bays in good numbers over the past week. Most of the fish are small keepers in the low 30 inch range, but are great fish for light tackle gear. A few structure spots have been holding fish but the best bet right now is to find the birds. Each morning their have been birds throughout the bay with loads of fish under them. Put a live mackerel or herring in the middle of the fish and it is a guarantee hook up.

Bait fishing was really good last week, but not so great the last few days and over the weekend. There are some big schools of mackerel and herring out off of Gurnet, but the schools are spotty. Put in some time and you will come across the schools and get the bait you need.

This is a picture from a trip over the weekend with returning customer Russ Pelham. We only managed to jig up a dozen baits, but were able to land 9 or so fish and enough meat for the cooler.

Russ with one of his many fish caught

Russ with one of his many fish caught

Bluefin Tuna Season Fast Approaching


The 2013 Bluefin Tuna season is fast approaching!! We are expecting them to arrive sometime in the first week of June. We fish for them from June until the end of November. Book your trip now while the dates lasts. Fish the Spring, Summer, and Fall onboard High Hook with the three trip tuna package and save money. For large groups, we also offer multiple boat trips. Check out the rates below and book today!

Here are the rates for the 2013 season 2013 High Hook Rates

Striped Bass season is right around the corner


Striped Bass fishing is just about a month away. The fishing kicks off with early season trips in May and the beginning of June, which can produce a great number of keepers per trip. Once the mackerel arrive, the Stripers are right behind them. Early trips consist of heading out off of Gurnet Point to catch our own live bait, We then bring them into the Bay where the Stripers cant resist. Great early season action on some light gear.