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Fishing Reports

Last Call for Haddock!

Haddock fishing will open again on November 1! The Lisa &Jake will make some November trips this year to load up on some Haddock and Pollock for the freezer!

October Tuna has been hot and will be sure to continue for a while with the abundance of bait and warm weather.

Recreational size Tuna around 100 pounds have been taken on most trips just 10 miles off the beech, along with giant 400 plus size fish that are released on the side of the boat.

Tuna being fought on Lisa&Jake

Tuna being fought on Lisa&Jake

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Shark fishing is heating up!

200 pound Porbeagle shark

200 pound Porbeagle shark


Porbeagle Sharks have invaded our offshore grounds. Every trip we get a shot at one or two Sharks. these ferocious predators are after anything that moves including your prized Haddock!

Baits are put out on a shark rod  and we have had several hook ups. Larger sharks over 300 pounds have been released because it is to much meat for some groups. We have landed a handful of Sharks under 200 pounds. The are very similar to a Mako shark in looks and flavor for steaks on the bbq!

Haddock fishing has been steady with a nice mix of Pollock and Cusk. Lot of action on the full day trips!

Shared, full day and Marathons all have availability!

Gloucester Charter fishing report

Kaymancharters Haddock fishing

Kaymancharters Haddock fishing

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Fishing has been fantastic this past week with a nice mix of fish!
Pollock, Cusk and Haddock have been coming over the gunwales on every drop!
The fish have moved to some deeper water than the last few weeks and the Summer weather rolls through. The Haddock like the cooler darker water so as the days get longer and the temperatures rise they seek these conditions.
Porbeagle Sharks have shown up everywhere and we have had encounters with them. These are good eating fish like Mako Shark  and add some excitement to the day.
August has a few shared trips open and weekends are open for private charters see kaymancharters.com for reservations

Haddock Fishing Report

Haddock are back in the Shoal water and lock and load fishing continues!

here is the latest new letter

Deep Sea Fishing Massachusetts

 Spring Haddock Report
Plenty of nice Haddock 
The haddock fishing started out with a bang again this year!
April trips the Lisa&Jake went to the 100 foot area 12 miles outside Gloucester and caught our limit in a short morning trip.
The fish moved from this area to some deeper water and were not as condensed following a few storms.
For the last couple weeks the fish have moved back to “the Bank” and are plentiful as can be! The last few trips have seen some great size fish and plenty of them! This is some of the best Haddock fishing you can have! Light tackle makes it a lot of fun in the shallow water!
Early Spring Haddock run
Please help Charter and Party boats stay in Business
As always we are all up against the wall with the government regulations.
This year the recreational anglers was proposed to take a cut in bag limits and seasons for the Haddock and zero Cod all year.
This would keep the recreational sectors total fish for the year under the maximum fish taken.
Being very involved with the fisheries management am passing along to you the reasoning behind it and hoping you will send a comment to the administrator. Your letter does help!
In a quick summary, the recreational fisherman are allowed a total number of fish. The charter and head boats fill out reports every day. We represent the non boat owning public, which is most of you reading this.
The boat owners are surveyed at the dock, then numbers are multiplied by number of licenses. This method has been so out of reality and being scrutinized by all for years.
For example the survey says every weekend there are 1300 private boats fishing for Haddock.
Truth is on a perfect Holiday weekend on a well known hot spot I counted 20, were are the other 1280?
This number is why you have to throw back nice Cod when you come on the lisa&Jake. These ghost boats are killing 700,000 pounds of Cod by fishing for Haddock.
Charter and party boats are hanging on by a string, the people are not filling spots on these boats and we must keep the tradition of going fishing with family and friends.
Party boats have already gone out of business, their 100 ft docks, parking lots and buildings will turn into condos and be gone forever with the tradition. Charter boats are going out of business, already 60% of six passenger boats are gone.
Please write to John Bullard and tell him
As a non boat owner and depending on charter boats to take the Family fishing, please listen to the boat captains  who have a first look at what is really going on.
Please do not give my quota of Cod fish to the local boat owners for discards.
These are the two main points to use as subjects.
For more information, read the proposed rule as published in the Federal Register.
Comments are due by June 9, 2017.
Please submit your comments using the Regulations.gov online portal, or by mailing your comments to: John K. Bullard, Regional Administrator, National Marine Fisheries Service, 55 Great Republic Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930. Mark the outside of the envelope, “Comments on the Fishing Year 2017 Groundfish Recreational Measures

Click here for the the Shared Charter page  


 3 openings June 6 for Haddock

Saturday June 3 open for Charter

As always Kayman Charters will be offering Shared Charters these dates that we offer shared trips are posted on the ‘Shared Charter” page of the web site.
It is now easier than ever to sign up for a trip from the shared charter page simply click on the date you would like, sign up and get an instant confirmation!
Tip, The earlier you sign up for the trip more people will see spots are filling in and sign up, In the last two years there has only been 2 times out of 63 that the boat did not go because of lack of fisherman!
Always check our Facebook page for last minute specials
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Click here for the the Shared Charter page to check seating and to sign up for these dates

Haddock fishing Gloucester Ma

Last trip out to the Haddock grounds was slammer! All large Haddock swarmed the bait offerings of a long time Kayman group!
Ray and the gang did not throw to many fish back as the end of the limit we only take 23″ fish, the last 20 fish were all over our threshold mark!
Better weather in the upcoming week will put the Lisa&Jake back on the meat again!
Join in on the action on some open May dates, Next open Shared Charter is Friday May 19

Haddock Charters fishing report gloucester Ma

Haddock fishing outside Gloucester is as good as it gets for Kayman charter fishing!

Haddock fishing was non stop over the weekend! Great groups enjoyed some light tackle fishing to catch limits of nice Haddock!
Nuno Decosta’s restaurant provided some great eats as always!
Large shrimp cocktail for breakfast, Stuffed Eggplant and Chicken Marcella for lunch , and the traditional cannoli’s for the ride in!



Haddock fishing

Haddock fishing

Cannoli finish!

Cannoli finish!

Kayman Charters

Haddock Fishing Charters Gloucester Ma

KIMG0116 KIMG0117 KIMG0118 KIMG0119 KIMG0120Haddock Fishing was as good as it gets in Gloucester this week! Lock and load fishing filled fish boxes and wore out arms of anglers!

A lot of fish had to be culled through to get the boxes filled with the nice 22 to 25 inch Haddock. So many fish have been coming over the gunwale anything that had to be measured was thrown back!

A short run to the grounds in shallow water makes excellent fishing for the light tackle angler! A small reel and a eight oz. jig works wonders on these hungry fish!

Shared Charters Gloucester Ma

Shared Charters on Kayman Charters Gloucester will be starting with the Spring weather that is here and the beginning of the Haddock fishing is this weekend! .
Reports of sand eels and herring are sure to be the call to large schools of fish! Captain Kevin and Mate Jeff have been getting the 40′ Lisa&Jake in tip top shape for the new season.
Haddock fishing will be a 5 month season this year so plan your yearly fishing trip for best dates soon at kaymancharters.com
Still plenty of open Shared charter dates including a Marathon trip on Saturday May 13!!
Opening day April 15 is available if anyone wants to book a last minute trip for some great Haddock fishing on the Lisa&Jake!

Haddock fishing Charters Gloucester Ma

Nice Haddock on Kayman Charters

Nice Haddock on Kayman Charters

The Haddock Charter fishing season reopens to anglers on April 15 in Gloucester. The Lisa and Jake is ready to take folks fishing! Reports of large Halibut off Gloucester will add a nice surprise to lucky anglers! Last year we released 16 sublegal Halibut mixed in with the Spring Haddock and will be looking for larger ones this Spring!
This will be a great Spring with the colder water and the huge supply of Haddock
  “In 2010 an enormous year class was observed on Georges Bank, only to be surpassed by the largest year class ever observed in 2013. Similarly, the Gulf of Maine haddock stock had historic huge recruitment events in 2012 and 2013”
These year classes of Haddock are all of legal size and the 2010 year class are now are Large Haddock!
Shared Charters are up and ready to be booked on kaymancharters.com including openings on our new “Shared Marathon” with openings on Saturday May 13 as of this report!

Haddock Fishing Charters Gloucester MA


Haddock Heyday

Marine Fisheries promotes sustainable, rebuilt resource

Good News

In recent years we have rarely heard positive news about the status of groundfish stocks in New England. The iconic cod stocks of the Gulf of Maine and Georges Bank have declined; scientific projections of several species of flatfish have been pessimistic; and both commercial and recreational fisheries have faced large reductions in catch limits for most groundfish species. However, there is a completely rebuilt species now more abundant in our New England waters than it has been in nearly 40 years—haddock! The haddock success story didn’t happen overnight, but with some luck and the diligent efforts of fisheries scientists and managers, including those at MarineFisheries, haddock is incredibly abundant and now an excellent choice and example of sustainable seafood consumption.


Year-Class Bonanzas

The unprecedented 1963 year class likely kept the Georges Bank haddock stock from total collapse during the increased fishing ef­fort era of the 1970s; however, it presented a scientific challenge in determining the cause for such a large recruitment event that didn’t happen again until 40 years later. The 2003 year class was nearly double the size of the 1963 year class, and questions about what caused these massive recruitment events still remained. Fortunate­ly, less than a decade later, in 2010, another enormous year class was observed on Georges Bank, only to be surpassed by the largest year class ever observed in 2013. Similarly, the Gulf of Maine had­dock stock had historic huge recruitment events in 2012 and 2013, and both stocks were declared rebuilt in 2008.