Kayman Charters
Deep Sea Sport Fishing in Gloucester, Massachusetts
Call: (508) 577-0541

(888) 752-9626

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Capt. Kevin,

We took out the Kayman Too on Wednesday with Rob and Josh.  We wish to complement their professionalism and tireless work ethic.  Perhaps you hear this all the time, but we were impressed with their hard work, not just putting us on fish but also and in every detail making us feel comfortable.

Although we agreed to a 9 hour charter, it did not go unnoticed that we arrived back at the dock at 4:00 PM.  That is a very long day for Rob and Josh.  We thoroughly enjoyed every minute, and look forward to joining you next year.


Karl Forty

Manager of Midrange Systems

PC Connection, Inc.


New England Fishing charters

My crew and I went out of Gloucester MA for an 9 hour cod trip on the Kayman Too. We had previously gone out of Wells ME, and with another boat out of Gloucester, with mixed results. And for the last 2 yrs, we had been blown off, and not gotten out at all. It did’nt look good at first, with a 15 to 20 knot wind out of the east. We headed out of the harbor at 5 am, with no coffee or breakfast due to an alarm malfunction! It was a very rough ride out, taking a little over 2 hours, pounding head on into 6-8 ft seas. Half the crew was pretty queasy at this point. That all changed as soon as we reached the fishing grounds on Stellwagon Bank. Captain Rob swung the boat around to set up the first drift, and told us to drop. Within 30 seconds of hitting the bottom with our jigs, all 6 of us hooked up! That was the start of a fantastic day of ground fishing. We were smack on the cod and pollock all morning long. And , a treat for anyone who has ever jigged for cod, we were only in about 100 fow! The boat was set up with topnotch equipment, hi-speed diawa reels loaded with 80 lb test firewire braid. It was very easy to feel the bottom, and the bites using this setup. We filled our first 30 gallon tote with fish in about 20 minutes on that first drift. The action was steady after that, with shorter drifts due to the speed the wind was pushing the boat. But the captain did a great job positioning us, keeping the fish coming. The cod were plentiful, though average size, maybe 10 to 17 or 18 lbs. The pollock too bit all day, from 5 lbers to a couple of 3 ft long 15 lbers. And, as an added treat, we caught and released 3 stripers, 2 that were around 20 to 25 lbs, and a monster 4 foot long fish that the captain estimated at +40lbs! I had never heard of catching stripers while jigging for cod before, but seeing is believing! All in all, we filled about 5 1/2 totes with fish, and since I did’nt have anything better to do on the ride back in, I counted them up as Rob filleted. We ended up with 42 cod, and 31 pollock, and each of the 6 of us brought home a 25-30 lb bag of fillets!
If any of you forum members are interested in chartering a trip for groundfish, feel free to pm me for more info, and check out the Kayman Charters website. This was by far the best trip we have taken , in 15 years our crew has been going out. Captain Rob was a joy to fish with, and even more impressive that he did it solo, with no mate on board!
Captain Rob with one of the many nice cod we caught
This was the result of our first drift!
Nelson and Tommy both hooked up
Gerry brought in this 10lb cod, and 20+ lb striper at the same time!
Nelson with a nice Cod
He then caught and released this monster striper, estimated at over 40lbs!
Me with the big pollock of the day
The final results of a great day! Before………
And After!

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Comments : Hi.Kevin,just wanted to drop a quick hi and say how much i enjoyed fishing with you and beard.It was a great experience i will never forget and given the opportunity i will be back up fishing with you again

.thanx it was a great time.

Jim G  Cape May NJ


What a great trip. Next year I will take both boats so I can bring more guys.



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Good Afternoon Everybody: My good buddies Billy & Dennis arrived at my home for my friend Nicky & I, at 8:45 P.M. this past Friday, for a Bluefin Tuna/Codfish/Haddock/Pollock Fishing Trip, aboard Kayman Charters, out of Gloucester, Mass. The Weather Forecast said Showers, mainly before 9:00 A.M. with areas of Patchy Fog. The current Marine Forecast at Stellwagen Banks called for South Winds at Speeds of 10-15 Knots, becoming Southwest during the Afternoon, with Visability of 1-3 Miles, & Seas of 2-3 Feet. We were fishing 3 Days before the Last Quarter Moon Phase. We arrived at our Destination at 2:00 A.M. for a 4:00 A.M. Departure, so we were able to get alittle shuteye. John & Roy, who were meeting us, got there at Midnight, so they were already getting some Hard-Earned Sleep, after the Long Drive.

We arrived at the Banks by 6:05 A.M. & fished the first couple of Hours in a Driving Rainstorm, & fortunately the Seas were small as predicted. All of us made sure we had our Foul-Weather Gear Available, & ready to go. On our 1st Drop we began Jigging for Cod, Haddock & Pollock, & within a 1/2 Hour we were bailing fish from 250 Feet down below. Most of the Codfish, Haddock & Pollock were Market Size, although we did catch some Haddock up to 9 Lbs. After about 2 Hours, surprisingly the rain stopped. A few minutes after that, Matt the mate, Kevin the Capt. & a couple of the Guys, noticed a School of Bluefin Tuna, up to 200 Pounds, Jumping Clear Out Of The Water, Chasing Bait, & also a couple of Whales Spouting. Immediately Capt.Kevin & Mate Matt, told us to bring up our lines, it was time to give it a try Trolling for Bluefin Tuna. We gave this a shot for about 2 Hours, but with no offerings from the Bluefin it was back to Bottom Fishing.

Settling in to another area of the Banks, we began Drifting with our Diamond Jig-Teaser Rigs, again in 250 Feet of Water. As soon as we all touched bottom, Rods began to Double-Over & Bend. A Few of us tried fishing Clam Baits as Capt.Kevin suggested, & we began to catch some nice Haddock again. We also hooked a few nice Pollock on the Jigs. The only difference this time, was that after an hour or so, all of us started to catch those Pain-In-The-Ass Dogfish. I’m beginning to think, is there anywhere you can fish, without catching them??? Using those 17 Diamond Jigs in 250 Feet of Water takes alot out of you & we were all glad that Capt.Kevin decided to take a run to fish in a shallower area of the Banks where the Tide seemed just right now.

As we made out next drop in 90-100 Feet of Water, it was Lock & Load fishing at it’s Finest. Billy, Dennis, John, Nicky, Roy & I were Smiling from Ear to Ear, because of the Phenominal Bite that we were all into. Fishing now in a light current, I decided to switch to a 10 oz. Diamond Jig, Billy was Fishing with a 5 oz. Diamond Jig, & Nicky changed over to a 8 Oz. Butterfly Jig. Everything was working, & some of us were praying for alittle rest in between hook-ups. At the Final Bell, we must have caught between the 6 of us, at least 150 Fish, besides 40 of those pesky Dogfish. We were all kind of Happy that it wasn’t a Hot Sunny Day, because we were lucky enough to fish in

Very Comfortable Temperatures all day. This was one of those Fishing Trips to Remember, with each of us going home with 40 Lbs. of Fillet. I enjoyed so much being with a Great Bunch Of Gentlemen. We fished on the Larger Boat of Kayman Charters, a 40-Footer by the name of Jake & Lisa. This Boat has a Beautiful Setup, with 5 Bunks in the DownStairs Cabin, Room to Sit in the UpStairs Cabin, & a Gigantic Cockpit to fish in. If your looking to do some really good Saltwater Fishing in Massachusetts, look up Kayman Charters at www.kaymancharters.com We all stayed overnight at the Knights In Danver