Deep Sea Fishing: Catch & Release OR Catch & Feast

Summer: Deep sea fishing in Maine is an exciting thing to do and a fun way to spend some time out on the water and a great way to enjoy fresh fish for dinner. Haddock, cod and pollock are just a few varieties that can be caught off the gulf of Maine. There are plenty of charter companies that offer trips by the hour or by the day and charge anywhere between $65 per hour and up. Bigger n’ Better Sport Fishing out of York offers giant Bluefin Tuna Fishing just off Jeffreys Ledge. Head out early before the sun rises with live bait in tow, you can feel the anticipation in the air as the anglers vie for the “fighting chair”. These Blues can weigh between 400 to 800lbs and it’s a battle until the last reel of the line but, the net results is fresh tuna, grilled, medium rare. If fishing isn’t your thing, but your group wants to try it out you should still go because it’s a great way to spot whales off the coastline. If you have kids, check out the Lady J’s two hour kids discovery tours. This trip is designed with kids in mind using kid friendly tackle and in addition to fishing, the boat captain will also haul his own lobster trap to teach the little ones about one of Maine’s largest hauls. The Lady J runs out of Kennebunkport, which while you are there you might as well enjoy this towns charm with pastel colored shops lining the street and restaurants along the edges of the water, it’s a picture perfect place to be.