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Charter The Berkshires is a fishing guide service that provides a wide variety of award-winning fishing trips and outdoor experiences in the Berkshire Mountains of western Massachusetts. This popular vacation destination has many lakes, streams, and rivers that provide great year-round fishing opportunities and beautiful natural scenery.
Ice Fishing Trips
Have you been looking for a new way to approach fishing? A way to take your love of fishing and make it a year-round activity? Ice fishing is a group and family-friendly way to experience the beauty of winter while enjoying some of the best fishing available. Join Charter The Berkshires on the ice and you will be shown the finer points of locating and catching a wide variety of species including Pike, Trout, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Yellow Perch, White Perch, and a wide mic of other panfish. Both Tip-Up style and full view Jigging Shanties will be used to ensure the highest quality fish available. We use ice shanties for jigging, and to offer some protection from the elements. Check out the package options and find the right trip for your group.
Float and Boat Trips
Do you like standing and chucking streamers all day, the precision presentation and control a boat provides when nymphing or casting dries, or the ability to cover miles of river in a day? We’ve got you covered. Our float trips are designed to get you fishing in the skinniest water around, in valleys too steep and far to hike, and too deep to wade. Our 13′ Stealthcraft Sniper provides a more stable casting platform and more comfortable ride than a raft allowing you to focus on fishing and the beautiful wilderness around you.
Wade Fly Fishing Trips
Wading trips are designed to help you become a better fly fisherman after just one day on the water. I have found there is no better way to learn the finer points of fly fishing than by doing it. With the great rivers that are in Western Massachusetts, you will learn how to better read the water, determine fish activity, make the most effective fly selection, and to best present the fly to increase your chances of success.
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What do you need to bring?
All anglers 16 years or age and older will need a MA Fishing License (click for link). All fishing gear will be provided for you and your group. Ice Fishing: DRESS WARM! Bring additional clothing, especially a change of dry socks. Having multiple layers and additional clothing will allow you to add and remove layers to stay comfortable while on the ice, keeping your focus on fishing. Boat Fishing: Polarized sunglasses, sunblock, and multiple layers of clothing. Bathing suits and towels are suggested during warm weather trips. Drift Fishing: Polarized sunglasses, sunblock, and multiple layers of clothing. Waders and boots are recommended to allow fishing outside the boat at certain locations. Wade Fishing: Polarized sunglasses, sunblock, and multiple layers of clothing. Waders and boots are necessary.
What we provide
On all trips we provide all necessary fishing equipment. This includes: all ice fishing tackle and safety equipment, all rods, reels, lures, flies, and bait. We also provide water, and light snacks on every trip. If you have fishing gear that you would like to use on your trip, please ask prior to the date to ensure that it is suited to the fish we will be catching. It is our goal to give you the most enjoyable fishing experience possible while you with us. If there is a specific accommodation that you would like, please do not hesitate to ask.