Maine Deep sea fishing charters f/v liveliner portland
LiveLiner is a 31 foot 'JC' Downeast style custom fishing boat. She is equipped with state of the art electronics, Down below is a private head, comfortable bunks, and a sink with hot and cold running water and sirius satellite radio for your listening pleasure.
Safety is our number one priority aboard LiveLiner. We pride ourselves on maintaining a very clean boat. Aboard are 2 VHF radios, 2 Gps systems. A life raft , an “EPIRB” (Emergency positioning Satellite Radio Beacon) personal flotation devices with lights, offshore flare kit, lifesaving ring, fire suppression equipment, and extensive first aid equipment. We comply with all the commercial Coast Guard regulations and inspections and are fully insured.
257 Front St
South Portland, Maine
T* (207) 239-6574
About this trip
* Offshore Groundfish Trip *
Approximately an 8 hour trip traveling about 30 miles offshore, fishing in 200-400 feet of water. We catch cod, haddock, pollack, cusk, hake and possibly shark. You might even get to do some whale watching.
All rods, tackle, bait and instruction provided. All fish are filleted and packaged for you to take home. This tends to be our most popular trip.
Rate.....$950 (I do bring a mate on all the offshore and some of the inshore trips,we are running a lot of trips and becomes essential to have good crew. It is customary to tip usually between 10-20% if you feel he/she did a good job. Thank you)
Shark Trip *
These are some of our most exciting and productive trips. We travel anywhere from 15 to 30 miles out, set up a chum slick and ring the dinner bell. We use Penn 50 reels, a harness to support the rod for added comfort and all bait, tackle and assistance are provided. A variety of sharks live in these waters including Blue sharks, Porbeagle, Thresher and Mako. By my own experience, I can tell you this is not just a charter for men. I have had many women on the shark trips who have had a great time. We are proud to say we've recently joined the NMFS tagging program which helps provide scientific research on sharks.
8 Hour Trip Rate...$950
Bluefin Tuna *
Bluefin Tuna are one of the most amazing fish on the planet. They are some of the smartest and fastest fish in the ocean with the world record being close to 1500 pounds. Every season we see fishermen out of Portland harbor land tuna between 800 to over 900 pounds. It's amazing to witness the bend of the rod and hear the line screaming off the reel. I think it's only fair to tell you these trips are not always action packed, if you want action I would recommend a shark or groundfish trip. However, I can guarantee it will always be a thrill to be pursuing such an incredible prey out on the open ocean.
It is also not uncommon on a tuna trip to see a variety of wildlife including whales, seals, dolphins and an incredible array of sea birds in their natural habitat.
I would recommend you give me a call and we'll discuss your expectations and whether we are seeing fish in the area and overall chances. These tend to be slower trips, a big waiting game with chance of a huge payoff.
*Due to federal regulations, all giant tuna over 73" are the property of the boat and will be sold commercially.
8 Hour trip Rate...$950
Inshore Groundfish Trip*
This is a 4+ hour trip where we head out about 5-7 miles past famous Portland Headlight and the Islands and go to one of the ledges and fish for ground fish. Sort of an introduction to offshore fishing. We catch a variety of fish from cod to mackerel to small porbeagle sharks. This is a very popular trip and a good alternative when striper fishing is slow. This trip gives you a totally different perspective and appreciation of seeing the beautiful Maine coast from the water.