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

Sunny and air Temp in the '70s. Fish are running and we are catching them!

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Tidal Conditions

5-Day Outlook as of 8/12/21

The 7-day outlook is Mostly Sunny with Temps in the mid-'70s to low 80's. Looks like a great week to fish.

Techniques & Tips as of 8/12/21

We are fishing for Albacore, Stripers, and Blue Fish.

Current Conditions as of 8/12/21

Water temps are in the 70's. Lots of bait around.

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