Chickity Check It!- North American Kayak Fishing Does A Piece On Gloucester and Rockport

Kayak Fishing for Bluefin Tuna in Massachusetts


Two Areas and Four Put-ins in Gloucester and Rockport

Hi kayak fishermen. Adam Bolonsky here at North American Kayak Fishing. Welcome to another installment of NAKF‘s fence post navigation series, your online resource for tips, tools and pointers useful to kayak fishermen around the world.
East Coast kayak fishermen from Maine to the Carolinas interested in catching their first bluefin tuna will do well to take trip to the North Shore Massachusetts towns of Gloucester and Rockport.
An hour north of Boston, Gloucester and Rockport, set on Cape Ann’s rocky granite outcropping, are a unique world unto themselves, not only for their variety of groundfish, such as pollock, cod and haddock, but also for the yearly arrival of three coveted pelagics: the heavily-targeted striped bass, the under-rated but truly delicious bluefish and, finally, that perhaps most coveted of sportfish, bluefin tuna.


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Two Areas and Four Put-ins in Gloucester and Rockport


Launching from Freshwater Cover in Magnolia, Massachusetts, a local kayak angler sets up to troll for striped bass during the fall run.
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  • I have a fear one day I’m going to catch a bluefish in my kayak and off I go on a Nantucket sleigh ride. Couldn’t imagine hooking a bluefin tuna. Even a football is going to take you to Bangor and back with the end result of someone being really tired and it won’t be the fish.

    I’ve got a milk carton strapped behind me and my first blue or striper is going to get dropped in there. The striper can go between my legs. But tuna would have to be sedated. Maybe a quaalude split between fish and fisherman.


  • I tried to follow the links to find out what the guy in the kayak does when hooked on the other end of a line from a bluefin tuna but without success. Kegs?


    • Hi Damon,
      check the summer issued of Kayak Angler. You’ll find an article I wrote there about Dave Lamoureux, who caught and legally last summer off P-Town a 157-pound bluefin. He fishes from a 12-foot plastic sit-in kayak.

      All the best,
      Adam Bolonsky


  • The problem with fishing for Bluefin from a kayak is the toll it will take on the fish. While you can’t put much pressure on the fish, the fight (even with a small fish) could last for hours. Why punish a fish that you may not be able to keep anyway due to regulations? Do most kayakers now what the regs are? Fish for bluefish, stripers, cod, etc. Keep the pelagic fish like bluefin to those that can quickly catch, tag and release with minimal harm to the fish. We need to do all we can to preserve the diminishing stock.


  • Hi Joey,
    thanks for posting these links to my articles. I’ve got a slew more also at

    All the best,
    Adam Bolonsky


  • Howdy from Texas,
    Gosh, you guys are talking about catching Blue Fin Tuna’s and I am already all happy if I can catch a nice Red Fish or Speckled Trout here in the Texas Gulf Coast bays. Some of the folks down here are going for the sharks. Call me a coward but that’s nothing for an old man like me anymore.
    anyway, interesting post and conversation going on here. I’ll be back to read more.


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