There is something innate, almost primal, about heading out on the open ocean to fish. Whether it is our hunter/gatherer instinct, the need to get away for a few hours, or the adrenaline rush when a big fish hits the hook, casting a line is one of life’s true pleasures.
North of Boston, there is a wide variety of chartered fishing experiences available, from small, private charters to large, accommodating (and occasionally raucous) party boats.
Anglers can even opt to go charter with a celebrity, such as Captain Dave Marciano aboard Gloucester’s F/V Hard Merchandise of “Wicked Tuna” fame. Marciano, who begins filming his third season of the National Geographic show this month, is a full-time fisherman who turned to charters to supplement his income. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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