Captain’s Fishing Reports

There is always a lot going on in the world of charter fishing in Truro, Massachusetts. Keep current on the latest fishing action with reports from Captain Bobby Rice of Reel Deal Fishing Charters. Find out what others are catching while anticipating your fishing charter.

Cape Cod Fishing Reports for the 2023 Season

Cape Cod Fishing Reports for the 2022 Season

    • 11/21/22: Thank you to all our customers for an amazing Cape Cod fishing charter season! Now taking direct bookings for your 2023 Cape Cod fishing charter! Get the best dates for striped bass and bluefin tuna fishing for next season. Contact us today by phone or email. Our online booking calendar will be available in late November. We will also be updating our fishing charter photos and videos over the next several weeks so be sure to check in often for snapshots of some great catches!
    • 10/6/22: The Cape Cod topwater bluefin tuna fishing bite was on fire this past week. Epic surface feeds presenting as best we’ve seen all year. We landed, kept and released several mid-40” to high-50” tuna on topwater plugs. Perfect size for a battle on spinning gear! Captured many GoPro moments including these: Doubled Up on The Spin, Topwater Tuna, Bluefin Tuna Triple and Catch and Release. Back out again today for what looks like another possible stretch of good weather and tight lines!

Next opening: Monday, October 10th. View full calendar.

Cape Cod Fishing Reports for the 2021 Season

    • 12/02/21: SAVE NOW on your Cape Cod fishing charter! Book your Reel Deal fishing trip for the 2022 season before January 1, 2022 to LOCK IN at our 2021 fishing charter rates! Contact us directly by email or phone for this offer. Online booking through our website will be available in mid-January 2022.
    • 11/22/21: Holiday shopping for your favorite angler? Looking for a fun-filled gift for your fishing family or friends? Check this out! Get your Reel Deal gift card today and give the memorable experience of a fishing charter on the beautiful waters of Cape Cod!
    • 11/03/21: New Pictures! Cape Cod Fall fishing does not disappoint as the Reel Deal captains bring in bluefin tuna on spinning gear with Ronz Lures and plenty of keeper-sized tautog. Our fishing charter season has wrapped up, but stayed tuned for our 2022 booking calendar coming online soon!
    • 10/11/21: Football season rolls on! The Reel Deal fishing charter fleet continues to boat bluefin tuna off outer Cape Cod. While mostly recreational size tuna, a few big ones mixed in too! The tautog fishing is heating up too. With a favorable forecast this week - check out our fishing charter openings!
    • 10/04/21: Welcome October! Later sunrise, cooler Cape Cod air...same bent rods aboard the Reel Deal fishing charter fleet. Check out our recent spinning rod activity with Ronz Lures and metal along with a few nice conventional catches - kudos to this youngster who reeled up this one on his own rod! We will be fishing for at least a few more weeks, contact us today for availability.
    • 9/27/21: New Video! Bluefin tuna blowing up on half-beaks in Cape Cod waters with the Reel Deal fishing charter fleet! The streak continues as we roll into the end of September with many great fishing days on the water - and many more to come. For those who want in on this great fishery, we have fishing charter openings this week..
    • 9/19/21: 1, 2, 3, 4...Limited out! A September to remember for sure as Reel Deal captains Bobby Rice, Ian Wall and Chris Pavlakis continue to put up some big numbers on these amazing Cape Cod bluefin tuna catches! Our boats have one opening for a Cape Cod bluefin tuna fishing charter this week and you want to take it.
    • 9/12/21: It's Football season on the Reel Deal fishing charter playing field! The Reel Deal charter captains continue to go tight on recreational class Cape Cod bluefin tuna on Zacks Custom Rods including several doubles and a few triples too! Just waiting for that quad...Our fishing charter fleet has a few open dates remaining for the month of September for your Cape Cod fishing charter, contact us today for details!
    • 9/5/21: The Ronz Lures bluefin tuna fishing bite is on off Cape Cod! Our long-time favorite tuna lure is lighting up bent rods aboard the Reel Deal fishing charter fleet. Nothing better than going tight while jigging for bluefin tuna, get ready to hang on for the ride!
    • 8/29/21: Not too many boats on the water yesterday, but all three Reel Deal boats were out and each one came home with tuna! If it's blowin..we're goin! The Reel Deal team is on fire..amazing job to Captain Bobby Rice, Captain Ian Wall and Captain Chris Pavlakis for landing multiple tuna in some challenging conditions. Cape Cod Bluefin tuna fishing season is Elena today while a few September fishing charter openings remain!
    • 8/26/21: New Pictures! Check out the latest catches from our Cape Cod fishing charters for striped bass and bluefin tuna, as well as some spectacular Cape Cod sunrise photos. Bent rods, tight lines and good fishing continues. Message us now for upcoming availability for your next Cape Cod fishing charter!
    • 8/22/21: Moving on from the bass-ics, it's BLUEFIN TUNA TIME!! Didn't take long to get dialed in. Book your Cape Cod bluefin tuna fishing charter now! Openings available next week.
    • 8/18/21: Salt, sun, and big stripers swirling through the weeks of August as the signature tight lines and bent rods stay present aboard the Reel Deal fishing charter fleet off Cape Cod! Message us now for upcoming availability for your next Cape Cod fishing charter!
    • 8/6/21: Welcome August on Cape Cod! Congratulations to all the great anglers fishing aboard the Reel Deal fishing charter boats for these amazing catches! Excellent striped bass and blues fishing continues off Cape Cod with several over slot and in slot fish. Be sure to book your fishing charter today while there is still plenty of summer fun to be enjoyed!
    • 7/27/21: Striper, striper, striper, BLUE!! Or could be better said cows and gators as the Reel Deal fishing charter team catches some well over slot striped bass and more really big bluefish! Drags peeling, bent rods, anglers doing work. This is what we love, happy summer on outer Cape Cod! Be sure to visit us soon for your next amazing fishing adventure.
    • 7/20/21: Tight lines on big bluefish and slot-size striped bass loom in and out of the fog aboard the Reel Deal fishing charter fleet! Super fun light tackle spinning gear activity for all ages rolling through July on Cape Cod drifting live bait and casting topwater plugs. Be sure to fish with the best during your summer vacation as our Captains greatly look forward to fishing with you. When you love what you do, it's a work of heart.
    • 7/16/21: Amazing just isn't enough to characterize this experience...Priceless, breath-taking, heavenly are closer in more accurately describing these humpback whales: bubble feeding, diving, clapping their pectoral fins (it looked like they were offering a hug!) and slapping their tails. One of the best windows into a whale's world I have had open along my path in awhile. Head out with the Reel Deal fishing charter fleet for your opportunity to view these oceanic marvels of Cape Cod!
    • 7/9/21: We hope you all enjoyed 4th of July week on Cape Cod! The above average striped bass fishing certainly made up for the slightly below average weather conditions. But our Captains kept the lines tight and our Grundéns foul weather gear kept our customers dry! Book with Reel Deal to fish with the best during your Cape Cod visit!
    • 7/4/21: Welcome 4th of July weekend with Stars and Stripers! Yes June rolled out with some amazing weather and equally amazing catches during these recent Cape Cod fishing charters...while July is off to a more gray, breezy start - but team Reel Deal will be making the best of it! Especially with our Grundéns foul weather gear available to our customers. Look forward to celebrating this week with all of you!
    • 6/26/21: Team Reel Deal has been hooking up with some REALLY BIG striped bass (50 new photos in gallery)!! Multiple 48"+ fish caught and released the past week on some truly spectacular June activity off outer Cape Cod. Greatly appreciative of such excellent fishing and taking good care to safely release these over slot fish. Call us today to book your Cape Cod fishing charter!
    • 6/20/21: Happy Summer and happy amazing Cape Cod striped bass fishing! Big, big catches this week including a 50" striped bass that was safely released. Fun fighting light tackle spinning gear action on recent fishing charters including vertically jigging, drifting live bait and a few topwater hook-ups as well. The Reel Deal boats are BOOKING UP FAST - reserve your Cape Cod fishing charter now!
    • 6/13/21: To say it has been a good week of striped bass fishing off Cape Cod for team Reel Deal would be a serious understatement! Captains Bobby Rice, Ian Wall and Chris Pavlakis keep our clients on some excellent above slot catches as well as some great light tackle vertical jigging action on smaller sized fish. Are we already almost halfway through June?! Be sure to get your fishing charter booked today before this typically stellar month of striped bass fishing is over!
    • 6/8/21: New fishing video! Enjoy this clip of several big striped bass being released aboard the Done Deal with our team of Cape Cod fishing charter captains. Contact us today to hook into your new personal best catch!
    • 6/6/21: Yep, the Reel Deal captains are CRUSHING IT! June roars in with some seriously big numbers on our recent Cape Cod fishing charters for striped bass. Many fish safely released over the slot size today as well as some kept within the slot. Non-stop bent rod action with some great fights. It IS time to get out on a fishing charter with the Reel Deal fleet! Check out our latest Cape Cod striped bass fishing photos.
    • 6/4/21: The time to go striped bass fishing on Cape Cod is NOW! Early June doesn't disappoint with multiple light tackle topwater and live bait catches in and above the slot size. Be sure to lock your fishing charter date in today before they're all gone!
    • 5/31/21: Happy Memorial Day! Back out on the water for black sea bass and striped bass fishing after a couple days of wind and rain on Cape Cod. Forecast is looking good for the next couple days - call us today for your turn at bent rods!
    • 5/23/21: Smoked em today!! Cape Cod Black sea bass fishing is on fire. Schoolie striped bass hold strong presence in the usual spots, more keepers on their way to outer Cape Cod. Beautiful day, fun times fishing with your fishing charter today!
    • 5/20/21: Schoolies in the morning, limit of flounder and some keeper tautog as well. Awesome day on the water. Along with the weather Cape Cod fishing is heating up! Be sure to get your Reel Deal trip booked soon - openings still available for Memorial Day weekend.
    • 5/18/21: One of the pics from Cape Cod's opening fishing day for black sea bass! One of the coolest looking and best eating fish in our area. Book your black sea bass fishing charter today!
    • 5/14/21: Excellent flounder fishing today! The weekend forecast for Cape Cod is beautiful and we have fishing charter openings on Sunday! Don't miss out and call now.
    • 5/10/21: Cape Cod weather's changing - time to go fishing! Winter flounder and tautog bite is on. If you're looking for a great eating fish, contact us today to book your flounder and tautog fishing charter! No keeper striped bass yet, just schoolies, but with the upcoming weather forecast..expect the bigger bass sooner rather than later.
    • 5/07/21: Welcome to our new charter Captain Chris Pavlakis! The Reel Deal fishing charter crew enjoys our first day out on Cape Cod waters together with some fantastic tautog (blackfish) activity. Greatly looking forward to season your trip today!
    • 3/31/21: Cape Cod's June Striped Bass Fishing! June is getting closer and so is Cape Cod's epic light tackle striped bass fishing. Book your Cape Cod fishing charter with Reel Deal today!
    • 3/27/21: Please assist this York, Maine high school student's research project! Complete the following survey about how marine photos impact your thoughts about ocean conservancy. You may be surprised in your reactions. Thank you very much for your time!
    • 3/18/21: New Humpback Whale Video! While striped bass fishing aboard our 33' Invincible, Done Deal, with Captain Bobby Rice off the ocean side of Truro, Cape Cod...a humpback whale engages in magnificent behavior slapping its tail (lobtailing), spraying bunker out of the water and breaching. Drone and GoPro footage included! Amazing view of these majestic creatures. In addition to fishing charters, we also offer sightseeing, Truro dune tours and whale watching boat charters! Contact us today for more details.
    • 3/9/21: Tuna Tuesday Photo Update! If you want a serious angler vs. fish..on Cape Cod this is the way to do it! Strap into a harness and see what you’re made of as you face off with one of the strongest fish in the ocean. Congratulations to Robbe who landed a legit beast of a bluefin tuna on stand up all by himself during this fishing charter off Provincetown, Massachusetts.
    • 3/4/21: Reel Deal II is back home and ready for the Cape Cod fishing season with a the pair of new Mercury Marine 250 FourStrokes! A big thank you to G & S Marine for the install. After first cruise very impressed with performance! Getting so close to the season - book your fishing charter today.
    • 2/10/21: The Great Catches of 2020 video is live! There may be some reasons to forget 2020 are several good reasons to remember it (be sure to turn up the volume)! Enjoy this line up of Cape Cod's memorable bluefin tuna and striped bass fishing catches of 2020 with the Reel Deal Fishing Charters team. Get your spot on the calendar for 2021!
    • 1/26/21: Captain Bobby Rice and Captain Ian Wall team up on this bluefin tuna fishing charter off Cape Cod landing a 72" tuna and releasing a 67" fish!
    • 1/19/21: It's TUNA TUESDAY! Here's a clip aboard our 33' Invincible Open Fisherman, Done Deal, from last November - enjoying some fun times bluefin tuna fishing off Cape Cod with the family! Look forward to sharing a bent rod with you in 2021!
    • 1/11/21: Welcome 2021! It is time to plan your Cape Cod fishing adventure with the Reel Deal fishing charter captains! The online booking calendar for our 33' Invincible, Done Deal, is now available. Our 26' SeaCraft boats schedule is coming soon. Contact us today to lock down the best fishing date during your Cape Cod visit!

Cape Cod Fishing Reports for the 2020 Season

  • 12/22/20: Reel Deal's Cape Cod Fishmas Carol Alert! Please enjoy our 2020 rendition of We Need a Little Fishing! Wishing you all a wonderful, happy and healthy holiday season - look forward to fishing with you in 2021.
  • 12/10/20: Holiday shopping for your favorite angler? Looking for a fun-filled gift for your family or friends? Check this out! Get your Reel Deal gift card today and give the memorable experience of a fishing charter on the beautiful waters of Cape Cod!
  • 11/18/20: Just as quickly as the fishing season arrives, we find it is already time to keep our boats on land for the winter and get ready for 2021! We are no longer taking out fishing charters this year. We will continue to update our website and social media pages with photos and videos of all the amazing Cape Cod fishing catches from 2020! A huge thank you to each and every angler who fished with the Reel Deal fleet this year.
  • 10/19/20: Just like the Energizer Bunny we keep going!! The Reel Deal captains crush the bluefin tuna fishing off Cape Cod across the new moon phase with topwater, vertically jigging Ronz and live bait fishing. Still fish to be caught with an amazing week of weather unfolding for October - yes, just take the day off and contact us now for your epic fishing charter!
  • 10/14/20: It’s still Tuna Time!! With calmer seas returning team Reel Deal is back out on Cape Cod waters enjoying more Fall fishing and more great catches as featured in this collection of pics from recent fishing trips. The season is far from over - don't miss out on the favorable forecast and contact us for fishing charter details today!
  • 10/6/20: Ronz Bluefin Tuna! High-60s" tuna landed on a spinning rod hooked on Ronz baits fishing aboard our 33' Open Fisherman Invincible, Done Deal, with Captains Bobby Rice and Ian Wall. Cape Cod bluefin tuna spinning gear action with the Reel Deal fleet is top notch! #DreamTeam..
  • 10/2/20: Truly remarkable stretch of Cape Cod bluefin tuna fishing with the Reel Deal charter fishing fleet catching fish of all sizes in the recreational slots, including some Van Staal spinning rod battles with the legendary silver Ronz baits! The favorable weather us to get in your October tuna fishing adventure!
  • 9/23/20: Get in some remote learning with the Reel Deal fishing charter fleet as we are super excited to be getting back on the water for some schoolie bluefin tuna action! Here are some great recent catches from our bluefin tuna fishing charters targeting the recreational class bluefin tuna with spinning gear and live bait. The season is far from us today to book your Cape Cod fishing charter!
  • 9/13/20: The New England Patriots may have their first game today, but football season started a bit earlier on Cape Cod for the Reel Deal fleet as our Captains consistently get our clients into some fun-filled bluefin tuna action on recreational class fish including several spinning gear hook-ups! Call today for availability!
  • 9/6/20: RECORD WHITE MARLIN! Captain Bobby Rice aboard our 33' Invincible, Done Deal, unexpectedly hooks into a large white marlin while out bluefin tuna fishing off Cape Cod! We captured the marlin jumping out of the water multiple times as well as the release. Estimated 8 feet long, 150 lbs. It's an amazing ocean.. BOOK YOUR CAPE COD FISHING CHARTER TODAY!
  • 8/22/20:It's that time of year again..when rods bend, adrenalin runs high and harpoons fly as the Reel Deal fishing charter boats land some amazing Cape Cod bluefin beauties. It's BLUEFIN TUNA TIME!! While our charter calendar is getting full, there are still a few dates for you to get in on this unbelievably memorable fishing action. Be sure to contact us today!
  • 8/10/20: The Cape Cod striped bass fishing stays strong and the start of peak bluefin tuna fishing is just around the corner. Contact us today to talk about your amazing Cape Cod fishing charter with the Reel Deal fleet!
  • 7/23/20: Summer, summer, summertime is the time to be on a Reel Deal boat on Cape Cod with a bent rod! Brilliant action for light tackle striped bass fishing reeling in slot size keepers and over-sized releasers. Very grateful for all the wonderful charter fishing customers we have had the pleasure to fish with this week. YOU'RE NEXT! Call us today!
  • 7/15/20: Cape Cod Fun For All Ages! Anglers of all ages and skill levels experience the joy of fishing aboard the Reel Deal fleet as we land many fish in the 28" to 35" slot size as well as those over - swimming away to protect this species for the enjoyment of many generations to come. This is only a small fraction of all the photos I have to post..our boats are on the fish - contact us today for availability!
  • 7/9/20: SURFACE BLITZ! Watch striped bass blitzing the surface off Cape Cod with the Reel Deal fleet! Spectacular striped bass fishing this week, be sure to get in on his action while it lasts - BOOK YOUR CAPE COD FISHING CHARTER TODAY!
  • 7/02/20: So there may not be many parades, parties or fireworks this weekend - but there will be FISHING!! Celebrate the 4th with Cape Cod's nautical stars and stripers aboard the Reel Deal fishing charter fleet. Contact us today for availability!
  • 6/24/20: Awesome Cape Cod striped bass fishing activity on topwater plugs, vertical jigs and live bait - an angler's dream! Striped bass of all sizes including a few impressive catches over the last couple days. We had a trip just open up for tomorrow, call now to head out for your tight lines!
  • 6/18/20: It is mid-June already! The Reel Deal fleet enjoys some high action Cape Cod striped bass fishing this week. With this being the last week of school for many students..get your graduate celebrating aboard a Reel Deal boat with tight lines and bright smiles!
  • 6/13/20: A beautiful Cape Cod weekend unfolds as we reflect on some great striped bass catches of the week! We have openings this coming week with a great weather forecast. Book your Cape Cod fishing charter today!
  • 6/04/20: The Reel Deal fleet is getting into some bigger keeper striped bass!! Enjoy some time on the beautiful waters of Cape Cod with tight lines as summer slowly winks at us on the horizon. excited as we are!!
  • 1/2/18: HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Another amazing Cape Cod fishing season awaits..we greatly look forward to fishing with you! Book your 2018 fishing charter now - June and September are filling in quickly.

Cape Cod Fishing Reports for the 2017 Season

  • 10/8/17: Captains Bobby Rice and Ian Wall continue to stay on the bluefin tuna during a fantastic Fall season off Cape Cod!! We will be out there any weather window that allows - be sure to get your trip in during the next couple weeks!
  • 9/25/17: Super thankful for another great birthday with my Dad complete with calm seas and excellent bluefin tuna fishing! Picked up our two under, an over and released a giant off Cape Cod. Close by Reel Deal 3 also had their customers on the meat as Captain Ian brought in his own tuna as well. Openings this weekend - call today!
  • 7/8/17: As June dissolves into July the Reel Deal boats continue to put up some very starry results on the striped bass board!! The awesome Cape Cod fishing off Truro and Provincetown stays strong - book your fishing charter today!
  • 6/26/17: Anglers fishing aboard the Reel Deal fleet certainly have been blessed with beauty and the bass as amazing Cape Cod sunrises and erupting striped bass blitzes paint the horizon. June reigns as the pinch-me month offering truly memorable striped bass fishing including some fish over 40 lbs!!
  • 6/18/17: Watch our epic striped bass GoPro footage recently captured off Cape Cod by Captain Bobby Rice! The amazing surface blitz is today for your next greatest fishing trip.
  • 6/11/17: Striped bass and bent rods are the signature of the Reel Deal dream team as June unfolds with truly “fin-tastic” conditions off Cape Cod. We still have a few openings for fishing arter Destinations in the USA which includes Cape Cod and Reel Deal Fishing Charters.
  • 1/3/17: Happy New Year! It's a new year for bent rods and great catches aboard the Reel Deal fishing fleet. Book your Cape Cod fishing charter now for best availability.

Contact us today for information to help you prepare for your upcoming fishing charter. We proudly serve customers in Truro, Massachusetts, and surrounding communities throughout Cape Cod and New England.

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