Striped Bass Fishing The Bays

 Striped Bass show up in Duxbury, Plymouth, and Kingston Bay waters around mid-May. We run 4 hour trips which gives you plenty of fishing time to fill up the cooler.  The trip consists of shooting out of the bay to catch live mackerel in the morning and then bring them back inside to target the channels and rips on the moving tides. When the fish show up in Cape Cod waters in the Spring they are hungry and aggressive so you see a lot of the strikes on the surface. No matter your skill level, its fun for all catching the Stripers on light spinning gear. Dates are filling up so book soon to get the day you would like. 

Striped Bass fishing on High Hook

Now Booking for 2018!

High Hook Charters is now booking for the 2018 season. Last year was one of the best yet and we plan to top that this year. Last year early season Haddock and Cod fishing was on fire in May. Striped Bass showed up in Duxbury,Plymouth, and Kingston bays Mid May and stayed around all summer. The P-Town Striper action was insane through June and early July. Giant Bluefin tuna showed up mid-July and we had some good luck on them. Please visit our website for the 2018 trips and rates.

A couple of giant Bluefin Tuna we doubled up on

Striped Bass fishing remains hot

We have been getting a ton of big fish on our trips to Provincetown the last week or so. Using Live bait, vertical jigging, or trolling we are seeing many fish over 25 pounds and some in the mid 30 pound range. It has been fun for customers on the light tackle and spinning rods.
In Duxbury and the surrounding bays the fishing has stayed the same with a lot of fish in the 25-28 inch range, with a few bigger ones mixed in.
Attached are some pictures caught on High Hook the last week.

Striped Bass caught on High Hook out of Duxbury

Striped Bass caught on High Hook out of Duxbury

Good morning on the water

We ran into a good amount of fish on the outgoing tide yesterday in Duxbury Bay with most fish being just short of keepers. As the tide switched it brought in some bigger fish. Good morning on the water with some good people.
Fishing is also heating up in P-Town. A lot of fish in the 20-30 pound range.

A good days catch in Duxbury Bay on High Hook

Fishing Heats Up

The haddock fishing has still been red hot out on Stellwagon Bank. A lot of keeper fish mixed in with some huge cod. A quick 40 minute ride out of Duxbury puts us right in on the action.
The Striped Bass fishing in Massachusetts has also heated up this past week. A lot of fish on either side on the canal and in towards Barnstable harbor. For us in Duxbury we have been seeing more fish each day. A lot of larger schoolies in the high 20 inch range mixed in with keepers 28-34. Mackerel has been good early morning and still gives you the best chance at landing keepers this time of year. bigger the bait bigger the fish.

Tight on a High Hook

Provincetown Striped Bass

Striped Bass caught on High Hook last season

Last June and July was great fishing for big Striped Bass off the coast of Provincetown. A quick 40min run from Duxbury harbor gets us in on the action with big fish 20 to 40 pounds. Also, Mid-May through June is great fishing the local bays of Duxbury, Kingston, and Plymouth. Small striped Bass are showing up any day now and the hold overs from last year have started to feed. Book your day today as days are filling up.

Haddock Fishing Mid May

Haddock Fishing trips Massachusetts.

Offering Haddock trips starting mid-May. Last years haddock fishing was insane and we expect it to be very good this year as well. These trips consist of heading out to Stellwagen bank and fishing the bottom for Cod and Haddock. The Cod must go back do to new regulations, but the Haddock are a great eating fish. Spots are very limited as we will only be offering these trips starting Mid-may. If interested email [email protected] or visit

High Hook Fishing Camp Sign-Ups

We are offering two sessions of a fishing camp this summer. Each will be three days of fishing, learning fishing techniques, catching live bait, learning knots, and more. Fishing will be done in Duxbury, Kingston, and Plymouth bays. Weather permitting we might run a trip over to Providencetown to target large Striped Bass. Each session will be a total of six kids. All the gear is provided. Each kid will receive a High Hook Fishing Camp T-shirt as well. Book today before it fills up. For more information or to sign-up, Send email to [email protected] or contact through

High Hook Fishing Camp