Author: Coops

The Fish Are Waiting – Are You Ready?

Martha’s Vineyard is the optimal location for catching salt-water fish in New England. Each year, thousands of schools of beautiful fish visit our shores. Are you ready to go fishing?

Coop’s Bait and Tackle is a full service fishing shop. Complete with charter fishing services, top of the line fishing equipment, expert knowledge and equipment rentals and sales, our shop is committed to providing fishermen with everything they need to have the best fishing experience possible on Martha’s Vineyard.

Contact us! Our staff is available 6 days a week to assist you in your fishing needs!

We Have Orvis Products

Coop’s Bait & Tackle is the only licensed Orvis dealer on Martha’s Vineyard. Our shop features a large supply of top of the line fly fishing rods, reels and equipment by Orvis. We hand select all of the products that we carry and can prepare you for boat fishing, surf fishing or even freshwater fishing.

Whether you need waders, flies, boots, or any other specialty fly fishing gear, our shop is fully equipped to get you geared up for an excellent fishing adventure. We can help you prepare for daytime or evening fishing and will advise you of where the best places are to take your friends and family. We know the hot-spots!

Additionally, if you need Orvis product servicing, we’ll be happy to instruct you on how to repair your damaged rods and reels. We know that sometimes rods and reels can be damaged by salt and rocky fishing grounds, so we’re well aware of your options on repairing your equipment. Please feel free to contact our staff at any time or drop by the shop during our business hours. We’re here to support your fishing endeavors and make your experience a great one!

The Best Salt Water Fishing In The World

Martha’s Vineyard is known for it’s tremendous fishing opportunities. Whether you’re searching for a day on the water or a weekend of surf fishing, Martha’s Vineyard offers a wide array of locations for catching a number of popular saltwater fish. They Include:

  • Striped Bass
  • Bluefish
  • Bonito
  • False Albecore
  • Fluke
  • Flounder
  • Codfish

Coop’s Bait & Tackle is a local shop on Martha’s Vineyard. Our team specializes in offering fishing information to locals and summertime visitors and will be happy to assist you! We’ll help you gear up and locate the best places on the Vineyard for surf fishing or boat fishing. Whether you’re looking to rent fishing equipment, purchase fishing equipment or simply find out where the fish are, we’re happy to be your guide. Our shop is easy to find regardless of which town you’re visiting, so drop us a line or swing by to catch the local fishing report!

Vineyard Charter Fishing Guides

Coop’s Bait and Tackle is proud to offer professionally guided fishing charters on the island of Martha’s Vineyard. Whether by land or by boat, our experts will gladly take you on a fishing adventure of a lifetime! We offer full day and half day charters which range in price depending on the size of your party and the general preferences that you choose such as time of day and which type of fishing you’re interested in. We’re committed to providing our fishing guests with a successful and safe fishing adventure.

Our fleet of charter boats can facilitate parties of all sizes, whether you’re party size is one person or eight people. We supply the necessary gear and equipment, all you need to do is show up!

The sooner you reserve your reservation in the season, the more secure your spot will be. During peak fishing season, weekends are commonly the most popular. While we do have a large number of boats and guides available to you, we ask that you communicate with our staff at your earliest convenience to ensure that we reserve your spot.

Please contact our staff for more information!

We Know Where The Fish Are

Through-out the fishing season on Martha’s Vineyard, fishing “hot-spots” change as the fish migrate to warmer or colder areas, regions with more habitable waters, and as smaller bait-fish move to create new feeding grounds.

Coop’s Bait and Tackle has been an informational source for Vineyard fisherman since being established in 1985. Our staff are experts on local waters around the island and can help you navigate to the best fishing grounds, regardless of whether you’ll be surf fishing or boat fishing.

Drop by our shop! We’ll be happy to share some local insider tips with you about where the fish are. Additionally, we’ll help set you up with any lures or fishing equipment you might need to catch a big one.

Martha’s Vineyard Charter Fishing

Coop’s Bait & Tackle offers top notch charter fishing services with the best captains on Martha’s Vineyard. Our fleet has a number of small and large boats depending on the size of your party. Bring the entire family! Whether you have only two people in your group or eight people, our licensed charter fishing boats are geared up and ready to take you on a memorable fishing trip of a lifetime.

Our pro’s will take you directly to the fish and show you the ropes on how to catch “the big one”. Whether you’re looking for a full-day family adventure or a half-day excursion, we’ll be happy schedule your next fishing trip!

Please contact our shop to make a fishing charter reservation. When our friendly staff speaks with you, we’ll ask you general questions about your party size, when you’ll be visiting the Vineyard and what your preferences are during the fishing trip.

Striped Bass, Bluefish & Bonito

Each fishing season, Martha’s Vineyard is visited by a large number of fish species. Aside from being a spectacular catch, the fish around the island are beautiful and make wonderful photos for keeping memories. And if that’s not enough, each fish is known for being a unique and wonderful dinner entree. You just need to get out there and catch them first!

Through-out the year Striped Bass and Bluefish are common to Martha’s Vineyard. Striped Bass are known for arriving early in the spring and staying late into the fall, primarily because of their preference of cooler water temperatures.

Bluefish, similar to Striped Bass, can be found around various areas of the coast of the Vineyard throughout the fishing season. Bluefish have a reputation for creating massive feeding frenzies, during which they’ll attack a large number of bait-fish by deploying a wild schooled attack on the unsuspecting smaller fish. During these Bluefish feeding frenzies, fishing can can be very exciting as it is not uncommon to see five or more fishermen in a row with Bluefish on the hook.

Around mid summer, typically around mid July, other fish known as Bonito and Albacore join the fishing scene. Bonito and Albacore are both members of the tuna family and have a football shape with dark backs and silver bellies. These fish commonly prefer warmer waters, hence the reason that they migrate to the shores of Martha’s Vineyard when the water temperature really starts hitting it’s peak.

Coops Bait and Tackle conveniently offers fishing rental equipment, fishing licenses and top notch fishing products. For information regarding fishing rods, reels, lures and bait, please contact us directly. We’re happy to answer your questions!