Why? One of New England’s most prosperous and scenic seaside destinations also happens to be a fantastic island for catching fish. This is a great chance to go fishing among one of the most beautiful backdrops you could ever encounter. With over 100 miles of shoreline and lots of places to launch boats, you can do both shore and boat fishing. You can even join the Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby, a 75-year-old tournament where you can catch albacore, bass, bluefish, and bonito from boat or shore.
Best for: Shore, fly, and boat fishing
Skill level: Beginner to advanced
Type of fish to catch: Striped bass, bluefish, bonito, bunker, false albacore, mackerel, tuna, white marlin, fluke.
Best time of year: May to November
Places of interest: Cape Poge Wildlife Refuge, Edgartown Lighthouse, Martha’s Vineyard Museum, Ocean Park, Marinas, boat rentals, boat launch ramps, fishing charters, lodging, bait & tackle shops, restaurants.