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Prepare yourself for an exciting adventure aboard “Capawock” a 21 ft. Parker special edition center console rigged out to catch fish. We pursue the four major species found around the island of Martha’s Vineyard; Striped Bass, Bluefish, Atlantic Bonito, and False Albacore. Lodging and special multi-day packages are also available.

 
RATES FOR THE 2014 SEASON

One or two anglers preferred, maximum of three

 

Half Day Trip    $425

¾ Day Trip       $550

Full Day Trip    $700

Charter Prices

Cash or check only at the dock

$100 deposit secures date

Full refund prior to 14 days of scheduled trip

If trip cancelled due to weather your option is to book another trip or receive a full refund

Trip subject to cancellation at Captain’s discretion

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Reservation Form [pdf format]

 

THE BOAT

"Capawock"

Often described as the perfect boat for inshore fishing the waters of Martha’s Vineyard, the Parker 21SE center console with a Yamaha 150 4-stroke outboard is a fishing machine. Parker’s heavy construction with a wide flared bow, reverse chines and lifting strakes all work together to push water away from the boat providing a dry and comfortable ride. “Capawock” is a quality boat offering maximum comfort and safety. She is carefully rigged to fish and carries all required US Coast Guard safety equipment. Added features on the “Capawock” include trim tabs, bait livewell, low profile bow rails, and pop-up cleats. Raymarine electronics provide the latest technological advantages in safety and finding fish. 

We trailer the boat and will advise our clients as to which Vineyard launch ramp to meet at.

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THE CAPTAIN

Captain Phil Cronin

Phil Cronin is a licensed captain by the U.S. Coast Guard. As such, he is responsible for your safety during the charter and takes this responsibility very seriously. An IGFA (International Game Fish Association) Certified Captain, Phil has been fishing the waters surrounding Martha’s Vineyard for over 40 years. His love for saltwater fly rod and light tackle angling has become a passion that is reflected in his expertise in putting you on the fish. The recipient of many fishing awards and accolades, he will share with you the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in your quarry. Captain Cronin shares his time between Martha’s Vineyard and Newton, Massachusetts. Apart from his fishing and boating expertise, he has a wealth of experience in private business, community relations, and the military. Phil is married with three grown children.

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EQUIPMENT

We are committed to providing anglers with the finest tackle available. Our flyfishing rods are from G. Loomis and Orvis. Fly reels are Hardy Zane Series 1. Spinning rods are from G. Loomis with Shimano Saragosa reels. We welcome you to bring your own equipment but rest assured, available equipment on the boat are from the world's best manufacturers and sized appropriately to our targeted species.

Should you bring your own equipment it's best to have 8 to 10 weight fly rods with intermediate and sinking line. For spinning bring 7 foot light to medium action rods with 12 to 20 pound test line. We'll have custom tied flies onboard and all necessary lures, leaders and other tackle.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

How do I book a trip? 

You can book a charter fishing trip by either calling the captain (617-448-2030) or emailing him at Captain.Cronin@capawock.com. A $100 deposit payable by cash or by check is required to reserve the date. The final payment (by cash or check) is due upon completion of the charter back at the launch ramp. 

How many people can go out on a charter? 

Fishing trips can be a maximum of 3 anglers. We prefer 1 or 2 anglers when fly fishing.

Can a charter fishing trip consist of a fly fisherman and a spin fisherman? 

Absolutely, in fact both fly and spin fishing gear will be made available. You should discuss your fishing preference with the Captain the day before you go out. His cell number is (617) 448-2030. 

Do I need to bring a lunch?

We supply you with water and sodas along with a variety of packaged snacks such as candy bars and fruit. You should bring your own lunch which we will store in a cooler. We do not allow any alcoholic beverages or glass bottles on the boat. 

Are children allowed to go on a charter? 

Children over the age of ten are welcome on trips. They count as one of the anglers. Special arrangements can be made for younger children but must be discussed in advance of the day. 

What should I bring with me? 

We welcome you to use your own fishing gear or we will provide it. Make sure you discuss this with the Captain in advance. You should also make sure you have the following items:

- Rain-gear (we can decide at the ramp if it will be needed)

- Polarized sun glasses (some type of eye protection is mandatory)

- Sunblock

- Hat

- Non-skid shoes (type that wont mark the boat deck)

- Dress in layers

 What are prohibited on the boat? 

We have a hard and fast policy that prohibits the use of drugs, alcohol, or radios on the boat. Catching fish will provide you with all the excitement you need!

What if I take any medications?

 Captain Cronin is first aid and CPR certified. Please bring any medications you may possibly require. Advise the Captain of any medical considerations prior to departure from the dock.

What fishing equipment do you recommend if I want to bring my own? 

For fly fishing you can easily make due with an 8 or 9 weight rod with intermediate or sinking line. Having a spare spool is always a good idea. A stripping basket is extremely helpful but if you don’t have one we can provide it. The Captain has a selection of custom tied flies that he will recommend you use depending on the fishing or you can use your own. 

For spin fishing we recommend a 7’ light to medium action rod with a reel that provides even and consistent drag. Lures will be available on the boat or you may bring your own favorites.

How many fish can I expect to catch? 

We will do all we can to put you on to fish. Your ability to catch fish in this specialized environment will depend on your own expertise. Your success will depend on how you capitalize on the opportunities we provide. Fishing is a challenging sport for beginners, seasoned pros, and everyone in between. There’s a well used saying out there that goes: “if you caught a fish every time you went it would be called catching and not fishing”. The Captain will observe your ability level and guide you appropriately.

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