Experience the Thrill of Groundfishing with Molly Jane Charters

Looking for an exciting fishing adventure that’s both fun and fruitful? Look no further than Molly Jane Charters’ Groundfishing Charter! With our experienced crew and well-equipped vessel, you’re in for a day of non-stop action and excitement.

The Best Experience Groundfishing in Maine

Our groundfishing charters are typically day trips, departing early in the morning and returning in the evening. All federal and state laws are followed to ensure a safe and enjoyable trip. The experience is nothing short of exciting, as you’ll have the opportunity to catch a variety of fish, including Haddock, Atlantic Cod, Atlantic Halibut, Hake, Pollock, and Atlantic Red Fish.

Our day trip groundfishing experiences last about 10 hours, and most trips result in dozens to hundreds of fish caught! Our knowledgeable crew will help you make the most of your day with the best fishing spots, techniques, and equipment for groundfishing in Maine. Don’t settle for less than the best!

The Molly Jane Difference

At Molly Jane Charters, we believe in providing a truly authentic and unique charter experience. Our captains and crew have over 60 years of experience fishing in the Gulf of Maine, making them some of the most knowledgeable and experienced in the industry. Additionally, our boats are top-tier commercial fishing vessels that offer guests an offshore experience through the eyes of commercial fishermen.

Pricing and What’s Included

Our groundfishing charters are priced at $1800 for up to 6 people. This includes all bait, tackle, and equipment needed for the trip, as well as the mate’s service in filleting and bagging your catch. Please note that while this service is included, a 20% tip for the mate is customary, as most groundfishing trips result in dozens or hundreds of fish being filleted.

Oh, The Groundfish You’ll Catch!

Our charter guests have the opportunity to catch a variety of fish, including Haddock, Atlantic Cod, Atlantic Halibut, Hake, Pollock, and Red Fish. All fish caught on the trip are bled and iced as soon as they’re boated and then filleted and bagged up on the stern for our customers to enjoy.

You might have noticed these are the types of fish you find in restaurants and at fish fry events throughout Maine and New England. These trips yield tons of delicious fish, ready to cook or freeze, and one trip can set you up for much of the year!

Trust Your Captain

Our captains strive to make every trip fun, safe, and unforgettable. With over 60 years of experience fishing in the Gulf of Maine, they know the best spots to catch the biggest fish. You can trust that they will present you with the best opportunities for a successful trip based on their experience, intuition, and the latest news from the Maine fishing community.


What Our Guests Have to Say

Had a blast with Capt Kurt and Capt Erik! Caught two sharks and a bluefin (unfortunately, the bluefin snapped the line while I was reeling it in). Can’t wait to come back next summer and finally get the bluefin. They are the only charter to do overnights in the area. Highly highly recommend it if you want to increase your chances of catching a bluefin! The lights on the boat are super bright and attract the baitfish. If you’re debating which charter to choose, choose this one! They did everything to make sure we had a great time (including a fresh lobster dinner on the boat). Will definitely be back.
-Piper Davis

Looking for Something Else?

If you’re looking for a different type of fishing experience, check out our Tuna Charter or Custom Charter options.

Let’s Go Fishing!

Molly Jane Charters offers an unforgettable groundfishing charter experience in Portland, Maine. Book your groundfishing charter with Molly Jane Charters today for an unforgettable day on the water!