Fishing Destinations on Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket

The islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket offer serene and diverse fishing environments, from tranquil ponds to dynamic coastal waters. These locations provide both shore and boat fishing opportunities, accommodating anglers with varying preferences and experiences. Here's a detailed guide to the fishing spots on these islands, with specific attention to access types and tidal conditions. Note that some spots may require fees or parking stickers, available for purchase in advance, and some are restricted to town residents only (RO).

Martha's Vineyard: A Fishing Enclave

  • Chilmark: Offers shore fishing at Great Rock Bight on North Road and a paved ramp at Nashaquitsa Pond on South Road, accessible at all tides.
  • Menemsha: Known for its jetty and pier, providing scenic fishing spots.
  • Edgartown: Features diverse fishing locations including East Beach at Cape Poge and Memorial Wharf, with cartop and sand ramps available. Katama Bay and Eel Pond offer paved ramps, with specific tide restrictions at Katama Bay.
  • Aquinnah: Menemsha Creek provides a paved ramp accessible at all tides, with Lobsterville Beach and Dogfish Bar noted for shore fishing.
  • Oak Bluffs: Showcases multiple access points including State Road and Harbor at East Chop Drive with paved ramps. Seaview Ave and Beach Road also offer jetties and piers.
  • Tisbury: Lagoon Pond and Tashmoo Pond on Lake Avenue provide paved ramps, ensuring access at all tides with a jetty at Tashmoo Pond.

Nantucket: Isolated Fishing Haven

  • Jackson Point: Features a paved ramp accessible at all tides, offering an entry point into the island's rich waters.
  • Madaket Harbor: Another spot with a paved ramp, located on H Street, accessible for all anglers.
  • Nantucket Harbor: Provides a paved ramp, ensuring easy access for fishing activities across all tidal conditions.
Massachusetts Where to Fish in the Islands

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