The Beast Of The Atlantic: The Bluefin Tuna
The state of Massachusetts is widely known for legendary fishing. The salty sea boasts many different types of fish, especially the torpedo-shaped, giant bluefin tuna. This fish is a very popular catch. Anglers from all over the country visit Massachusetts during the prime bluefin tuna fishing season.
Since the 1930’s, the bluefin tuna has played a large part in being a big-game recreational fishing fish. The giant bluefin tuna is very profitable for the state of Massachusetts. One giant bluefin tuna can bring in as much as $10,000 to $20,000. The commercial giant bluefin tuna industry brings in a whopping $7,000,000 a year. (more…)
The Atlantic Cod has held the reputation for being one of the most sought after catches in Massachusetts. Fishermen from all over the country come to Massachusetts for a chance to reel in this amazing fish. Cod has always been a large contributor to the Massachusetts economy. In fact, because cod was so plentiful in the waters surrounding Massachusetts, English explorer Bartholomew Gosnold named Cape Cod after the beloved fish in 1602.
Massachusetts Bay is renowned for cod fishing, and we are about to embark on a new season starting in April. Labrador Fishing Charters would like to welcome you to join us on one of our many cod fishing excursions. Because we have fished in Mass Bay for many years, we’ve mapped out the very best spots for cod fishing success. (more…)
Fishing has been a recreational sport and food supply source for many years. The first people to step foot on the land of our great nation were fishermen. Since that time, the world of fishing has become so popular that people from all walks of life and age enjoy embarking on a fishing excursion. But, this question may still ponder in your mind, “Why do people love to fish?”
That question cannot be answered in one simple reply. People engage in activities for different reasons, but here are some common answers you might expect if you ask a fisherman why they love to do what they do. (more…)
Deep-sea Fishing vs. In-shore Fishing
A commonly asked question by our novice anglers is “what is the difference between deep sea fishing and in-shore fishing?” The first answer to the question is an obvious one. You go deep-sea fishing in deep water, and you go in-shore fishing in shallower water. Generally speaking, fishing at depths of at least 30 meters, or 100 feet deep is considered deep sea fishing. Although that is the easy answer, there are several other differences between the two.
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Recreational saltwater fishing is a timeless American tradition that, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) engages over 12 million Americans annually. Planning an excursion on the ocean can provide the perfect getaway to reduce the inherent stress that comes from our busy lives. For those who have never fished before, it’s a wonderful way to embark on a new adventure and perhaps discover a new hobby. (more…)