Fishing Season: Mid May - Mid October 2018

Nantucket - MA

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

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Capt Tom's Charters's Tip of the Week

False Albacore have arrived. Bass continue toi be cooperative at night and Atlantic Bonito are chasing our flies on the East Tide. Due to COVID-19 restrictions we are closed

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Map of Nantucket

Tide data

Tidal Conditions

5-Day Outlook as of 4/23/21

False Albacore numbers should improve every day. We anticipate a great fall.

Techniques & Tips as of 4/23/21

False Albacore will soon surround the Island. Whether you are fishing from boats or shore, look for breaking fish

Current Conditions as of 4/23/21

False Albacore numbers should improve every day. We anticipate a great fall.

Local Species Available Mid May - Mid October 2018

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    Striped Bass

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    False Albacore

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    Bluefin Tuna

Capt Tom's Charters's Recommended Fly Patterns

"Must-have" fly fishing patterns in descending order of importance:

Name: Colors: Size(s):
Cowen's Baitfish Blue/white 1/0
Ozzie's Sand Eel white 1/0
Cowen's Albie Anchovie Cha/wh 1/0
Clouser Minnow Chartruse/white 1/0
small squid patterns N/A
Burk's minnow Blue/white 1/0
Kinky Muddler N/A 1/0
Clouser Minnow white, red 1/0

Cowen's Baitfish

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Capt Tom's Charters's Recommended Gear

Description: About Nantucket

Nantucket offers some of the most diverse fishing conditions in the Northeast, and some of the most exciting fly fishing opportunities anywhere. The rips along the southern-facing shores create optimal conditions for bluefish and striped bass, and our coastal flats offer prime sight-fishing locations for Striped Bass. Bonito and False Albacore -- both late summer arrivals -- round out the coveted "Nantucket Slam," and the occasional appearance of small- to mid-sized bluefin tuna offer the serious fly fishermen among us all the excitement they could want.

Nearest Airport:

Nantucket Memorial Airport

Bait Recommendations:

Squid, sand eels, crabs and butterfish