Our History

The Simmons family has deep roots in the  Buzzards Bay area: from Whaling captains to Swordfish harpooners and Bass fishermen ,we have the legacy of fish in our blood.  In the early 1990's we started Buzzards Bay Tackle in  Padnaram Village in South, Dartmouth MA.  After nearly 10 years in business, we decided to set out on a different adventure.This is where the Buzzards Bay Outfitters brand was born.

Our Goal

We want you to enjoy fishing and have as much success on these waters as we do. We gladly share our deep local knowledge of this wonderful fishery and provide you with  great apparel and gear for any adventure or activity that awaits you.

Our Captains

Captain Jamie Simmons

Jamie grew up on Buzzards Bay fishing since he could barely walk. Son of former owner of Buzzards Bay Tackle, Jim Simmons "BIG JIM" he was surrounded by the fishing community at a very young age. Putting numerous hours and time on the waters surrounding the Elizabeth Islands and Martha's Vineyard when he was very young. There are very few people in the area that know these waters as well as he does. Whether its chasing Albies, pitching live bait for Striped Bass or fishing the Canyons he is always up for an adventure. 

Guiding / Career Accomplishments


-1st Cheeky Fly Fishing Tournament


BBO Shootout

-1st Fly Div.

MV Derby

-1st Place Striped Bass 51.05lbs

-1st Grad Slam Div.

-1st Team Div.



-3rd Team Div.


Striper Kings

-1st Place

Fishing for a Cause

-2nd & 3rd Bass Div.

MV Derby

-2nd & 3rd in Bass Div.

-1st Team Div.


Fishing For A Cause

-1st Bass Div.

Back Eddy Tournament

-1st Place Bass







Captain Steve Hansel

Stephen was born and raised in Maine where he picked up a strong passion for the outdoors. He prefers extremely light tackle and fly fishing whenever the conditions are appropriate. When he is not in the office, he can usually be found stalking the south shore chasing stripers and ablies, or packing the truck up to take advantage of some of the great trout fishing that New England offers. He fishes very hard and appreciates others that do the same. If you see him out on the water, wonder over he might toss you a few flies to throw in your box.


Captain Charlie Simmons

The youngest son in the family. Charlie took up fishing at a very young and has gown into a very talented multi species angler over the past 5 seasons. Chazz is always up for what ever is on offer whether it would be working our usual haunts around the Elizabeth's at night for trophy Striped Bass or chasing Bluefin offshore you can always count on him.