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Bourne, MA: History in a Nutshell

Located along the mystifying Cape Cod, the sights off the shores of Bourne would totally amaze you. This town is legendary for being the location of one of the oldest stores in the country, the Aptucxet Trading Post. Globally, it is considered a mysterious town because of its perplexing archaeological site named “Bourne Stone”.  As of this writing, nobody knows the stone’s history and meaning. Apart from its antique and magical vibe, Bourne made its mark on the US map as one of the best places to fish in Massachusetts. It offers many pleasant harbors, enchanting coves, vast peninsulas, rivers, and ponds, all teeming with fish. This town has set many angling world records that remain unbeaten until now. Surely, this place offers numerous fishing opportunities you can never say “no” to. 

Bourne, MA: Where Fish Are Born

With its diversely rich vegetation on the seafloor, Bourne is a fishing haven where many fish are born. If you love new adventures fishing for not very ubiquitous fish species, then Bourne just might be where you should book your next fishing charters. Here are some of the fish that can be targeted off Bourne:

Bonito - offers a thrilling angling experience; it is very tricky to catch because it is a very fast swimmer. You can try your luck catching this game fish from late July to October. To capture them, you can try bait casting, trolling, and fly fishing.

Haddock - is a member of the cod family that can best be targeted from May to October. This saltwater fish may be captured using spinning gear and rigs. 

Pollock - is a fierce fighter, making it one of the favorites among anglers. This species is best reeled in using inshore fishing by casting and trolling. The best season for this is from May to October.

Halibut - is one of the most huge Atlantic flatfish; the best part about this is that the Halibut is available all throughout the year.

Rainbow smelt - is another favorite among anglers that are usually fished off coasts, estuaries, and rivers from September to February.

Fish species
Haddock  fish

Habitat: Onshore, Nearshore, Rocky Bottom

Weight: 2 - 10 Pounds

Length: 14" - 36"

Pacific Bonito
Pacific Bonito fish

Habitat: Inshore, offshore

Weight: 0 - 25 Pounds

Length: 0" - 40"

Rainbow Smelt
Rainbow Smelt fish

Habitat: River, Ponds, Lakes

Weight: 0 - 1 Pounds

Length: 7" - 14"

Pacific Halibut 
Pacific Halibut  fish

Habitat: Continental Shelf, Offshore

Weight: 20 - 500 Pounds

Length: 0" - 96"

Bourne, MA: Cultures and Features

1.The Promenade

Walking Along Cape Cod Canal - This part of town features activities that are frequented by anglers, in-line skaters, bikers, and those who simply want to have a picnic.


2. Two Tales of History

Visiting the Aptucxet Trading Post and the Museum Named After It - this is definitely an important part of American history; moreover, this is home to nature gardens, saltworks, and other pieces of beauty and history.


3. Living Like in Walden

Camping - For those who love being in a “home away from home”, then the Bourne Scenic Park is something you should not miss.