Boston Fishstix owner Rich Armstrong runs a Freedom 22 by McKee Craft completely outfitted for the Northeast. The boat is well equipped for BFX’s specialties – fly and light tackle fishing for striped bass, bluefish, false albacore and school bluefin tuna around the Boston Harbor Islands.
The season runs from May through October, and the Captain points to the beginning of the season as his favorite time, “In the spring when they are really hungry, you can pull into the harbor and just have acres of feeding bass.” When conditions are right BFX chases false albacore and school tuna, which crash big schools of bait in relatively shallow water, making for thrilling action on light tackle.
Boston Fishstix is based on the south shore of Massachusetts, but the company caters to clients who are staying in downtown Boston and surrounding areas. “We can pick you up at one of the hotels in downtown Boston, and within minutes be in the middle of schools of feeding striped bass.” Charters are very flexible with times and tides, allowing clients to sneak out for the afternoon bite or even hop on the boat minutes after arriving at Logan Airport.
This is urban fishing at its best – a thriving fishery surrounding islands that are part of the national park system, in clear view of one of our nation’s historical cities. If you are visiting Boston for any reason, make sure you schedule a trip with Boston Fishstix for an unforgettable experience with one of the area’s best charter companies.