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North East Cod Fishing Party Boat - What Lures To Bring

North East Cod Fishing Party Boat - What Lures To Bring

There's a growing trend among saltwater fishermen in the northeast – winter party boat cod fishing. While these are boats commonly associated with a summer’s day of fishing -  gear up for winter cod fishing for anglers willing to bundle up and endure the cold. Wintery party boats in the Northeast typically reduce their head count for winter fishing to better accommodate anglers keeping warm in the Cabin for long runs.

Hogy Cod Fishing

Deep sea for winter cod fishing is a great way to extend your fishing addiction to a year-round level in the Northeast, commonly a dead time for most anglers No airline tickets required!!

One major plus to the winter cod fishing in the northeast is that many of the tuna fishing spots our customer’s hit in the summer are the same ones the winter cod fishing party boats hit in the winter, offering a great way to learn how to cod fishing for a plan B in the summer when the tuna aren’t biting.

If you're looking to kill two birds with one stone this winter and have some fun while you fish, then check out some of the best party boats in the northeast region!

Winter Cod Fishing Boats:

I often see both boats below Cod Fishing and sometimes sea bass fishing at Coxes Ledge, a favorite early season bluefin tuna fishing spot for me departing out of Cape Cod. Coxes Ledge is a cool spot as it is (for the most part) equidistant for boats departing Cape Cod, South Coast of Ma, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and NY and is easily reachable from New Jersey. I regularly see boats from all these ports at Coxes Ledge which is due south of Block Island. Coxes Ledge spans a large area with depths ranging from 115’ to 130’ with varied terrain, lots of humps and drop offs which means its almost always holding fish!

Video Filmed Recently at Coxes Ledge for Cod (In summer but same spot!)

Capt. Mike Gear List:

Tube Biki Sand Eel Groundfish Cod Jig Lure
6oz Sand Eel Jig: Slack Tide, more shallow areas.
8oz Sand Eel Jigs: Peak Tide, Most Areas, slow drift Deeper areas.
8.5oz Flutter Pitch: Peak Tide, Most Areas, slow drift Deeper areas, keyed in on herring
12oz Sand Eel Jigs: Peak Tide, Peak Wind all areas.
16oz Sand eel Jigs: Peak Tide, Deep Areas
Teasers: 5/0 Jig Biki Crystal, 5/0 Jig Biki Tube
Easy Kit: The Hogy Cod Kit


CAPT. MIKE’S LIST OF WINTER COD FISHING BOATS:

Massachusetts:

Helen H:
Departs: Hyannis, MA
Up to 50 passengers
 Open Boat: NA in Winter
Times: NA in Winter

The Helen H was once known for their winter cod fishing A-Game, offering long(er) range trips offshore for Cod, often to George’s Bank and Maybe Coxes Ledge. UNFORTUNATELY, according to their website, it appears the Helen-H no longer offers winter Cod fishing. Fishing George’s Bank in the winter was on my bucket list. Maybe next year or this summer!
For more information: https://helen-h.com/2022-schedule/

Rhode Island:

Capt. Mike Notes: I have not fished on either one of these boats but a number of friends of mine have fished on both and both winter cod fishing boats get great reviews. We are hoping to film on one of these this winter if we get the chance. If you go, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE send pictures, especially with a Hogy sand eel jig as a Cod Mustache ☺



Seven B’s:
Website:  https://www.sevenbs.com/public-fishing-schedule/
Departs: Point Judith, RI
Up to 50 passengers
 Open Boat: Wednesday to Saturday, December to April (Dec., Jan. and Feb. are the best months) but varies so call first!
Times: 6am to 4pm OR 5am to 3pm but varies so call first!
Ticket: $125 per Adult, $60.00 per Child

Island Current Party Boat Snug Harbor Rhode Island

Island Current:
Boat: 90'x24' Super Current
Website: https://islandcurrent.com
Departs: Snug Harbor, RI
Up to 30 passengers
 Open Boat: December to April (Dec., Jan. and Feb. are the best months) but varies so call first! 
Times: 5am to 3pm but varies so call first!
Ticket: $125 per adult

New York:

Viking Fleet
Website: https://fishingreports.vikingfleet.com
Departs: Montauk, NY
Up to 30 passengers
 Open Boat: December to April (Dec., Jan. and Feb. are the best months) but varies so call first!
Times: 5am to 3pm but varies so call first!
Ticket: $125 per adult

New Jersey:

Voyager Fleet
Website:  https://www.voyagerfishing.com
Notes: Voyager doesn’t appear to be offering codfishing trips this winter but has the unique offering of Canyon one day trip tile fishing trips, which is pretty unique.
Departs: Point Pleasant, NJ
 Open Boat: TBD
Times: TBD
Ticket: $325 per adult

Bogan's Deep Sea Fishing Center
Big Jamaica
Website:  https://www.bigjamaica.com/tripcalendar
Notes: Jumbo Porgies, Cod, Pollock
Departs: Brielle, NJ
 Open Boat: SAILS 11:55PM FRIDAY - RETURN 6PM SATURDAY, Or 11:55PM Saturday - Return 6PM Sunday Ticket: $180per adult

Paramount
Website:  http://www.wreckmasters.com/id20.html
Notes: Paramount offers ling trips
Up to 100 Passengers
Departs: Brielle, NJ
 Open Boat: TBD
Times: TBD
Ticket: $325 per adult

PLEASE HELP US: I bet we missed a couple of boats… If you know of a winter cod fishing party boat that we missed, please let us know and we’ll add it to our list. info@hogylures.com.

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