Canal fishing has been excellent the past few days. Now is the time to get here and target the trophy bass in the Canal. We weighed two fish over #40 this morning and many more mid 20's to mid 30's. We have been weighing big fish over #35 each day for the past 4 or 5 days! There are large schools of bunker and mackerel throughout the Canal. Fishing has been very productive on both ends of the Canal. After the current changes direction in both the morning and afternoon fishing has been red hot! Jigs such as the Al Gag's Whip It Fish and Savage Sandeel have been top producers. White and Mackerel have been the hot colors. Pencil poppers have worked well during the morning hours and during the blitzes in the afternoon. Boat fishing for Stripers has continued to produce in Buzzards Bay.
Bottom fishing in Buzzards Bay is still going strong with the bigger Black Sea Bass moving south but with plenty still around. Very big fishing are being caught all over Nantucket Sound. Monster Fluke are being caught on Nantucket Shoal.
Offshore fishing has really picked up this past week. There are a ton of Yellowfin at East Atlantis and Veatch Canyons. The Northeast corner of the Dump has had a good small/medium- medium Bluefin bite. Shark fishing has been productive North of the Dump.
Canal fishing has been good yet another week. Plenty of small fish around with bigger fish mixed in. This morning we weighed a nice 40 pound fish from the Canal. This fish was taken early morning on a Strike Pro Needle Fish. Canal fishing has had a consistent bite, with early morning and late night jigging being productive as well as a later morning top water bite. We expect to see the same going into the weekend. We also weighed in a large fluke caught of the Canal from shore as well! This is not usual but is great to see!
Buzzards Bay ground fishing can still produce some large Seabass and Scup. Typically, people will drop down a metal jig or a rig tipped with squid. Using a jig off the bottom will produce larger fish with smaller quantities. Rigs with bait will produce more fish but they tend to be smaller than jigging with a metal.
There are still reports of Striped Bass hanging in Buzzards Bay especially around the Elizabethian Islands. There has been a good school of fish that have been active around sunset. If you can find the birds you can find the fish!
Offshore fishing at the dump was slow, with the most action at the Northeast Corner. Plenty of whales and bait, but the fish seemed to be skittish and moving quick. The few fish we saw on top were spooked the moment we got close. The Canyons have seemed to pick up with reports of quite a few Yellowfin Tuna around. I would recommend trolling small canyon style bars with either squids or hard heads. Also, Green Machine Daisy Chains behind a bird should work quite well.
The Canal bite was as good as you can imagine earlier this week. Big fish were taken on jigs early morning and throughout the day after the top water bite in the morning. The bite has continued throughout the week with fish up to 38 pounds being caught. Cape Cod Bay boat fishing has been good. First light is your best bet and the earlier the better with the busy holiday weekend.
Bottom fishing has been very productive in Buzzards Bay and Nantucket Sound this past week. Scup and Black Sea Bass have continued to be excellent. Limits are typically filled with big good eating fish. Big Fluke are starting to be caught as well.
This week provided yet another great week of fishing in our area! Buzzards Bay still has the school of large fish hitting on live bait. This week we weighed in a nice 35lb fish from Buzzards Bay. We also saw quite a few nice fish from the canal as well, with the biggest fish weighing in at just over 38lbs! With the breaking tides coming up this weekend we expect it to be as good if not better! Canal fishing has had an excellent early morning jig bite with a great late morning top water bite. This has been consistent all week long!
Buzzards Bay ground fishing is still red hot with plenty of big Sea Bass and Scup around. Hot spots like Cleveland Ledge are still producing well. We also have reports that Sea Bass and Fluke are in Nantucket Sound.
If you haven't heard by now, then here it is... Buzzards Bay is typically a go to spot for excellent ground fishing, consistently producing excellent early season Tautog, Sea Bass and Scup. This year has been an exceptional year for Striper fishing out there too. In the past 30 days alone there have been at least three 50+ pound fish weighed in all caught out in Buzzards Bay. The most recent fish we have seen was weighed in Monday by Wyatt Major of "Maj-Ya-Day Sport Fishing". Most of these large fish have fallen prey to the ever so delightful live mackerel, as well as paddle tail soft plastic lures rigged with a jig head.
The canal bite was just O.K. last weekend but has gotten increasingly better as the week progressed. As of today, there was a good top water bite EARLY in the morning that lasted a solid 30 minutes or so. Fish ranged from schoolie sized all the way up to about 20 lbs ( From what I saw and caught ) Before and after the top water bite people were continuously jigging up fish on jigs such as Savages and Al Gags. If the fishing continues to progress then the weekend is looking good! Also looking forward to next weekend we will have breaking Tides so be prepared for a big push of big fish midweek into the weekend.
Striper fishing has been good in the Canal this week. Monday we weighed in a 42 pound fish from the Canal followed by a 32 pound Canal fish the next day! We have weighed in numerous mid to high 20 pound fish as well. Yesterday there was a 50 pound Striper caught. Today we heard of a good amount of nice fish with the biggest being 35 pounds and plenty of mid to high 20 pounders. It seems that the bite has been spread throughout the length of the Canal. We are hearing that there is a good amount of tinker Mackerel in the East End. Mackerel pattern SP Minnows have been working very well. Pencils poppers have been producing at first light with the occasional mid morning blitz on overcast days. Jigging the bottom has been very productive. Boat fishermen have been doing well in both Buzzards and Cape Cod Bay especially live lining Mackerel in Cape Cod Bay. There are still a huge number of schoolies around for light tackle enthusiasts.
Today there were also some big Bluefish in the Canal so don't forget your wire leaders.
Bottom fishing in Buzzards Bay was been excellent! We have weighed in some nice big knothead Black Sea Bass. Big Scup and Sea Bass have been fairly common with anglers filling there limit in under an hour.
Its a great time to fish on Cape Cod! Bluefish, Scup, Black Sea Bass, and of course Striped Bass fishing is red hot.
Bottom fishing in Buzzards Bay and Nantucket Sound is excellent. We have weighed in multiple Scup over two pounds for the MA saltwater derby this week. Fish big enough to give a nice fillet and have heard reports of even bigger Scup! We are also hearing from our customers that they are catching and filling their limit of big knot-head male Black Sea Bass.
There have been some monster Bluefish in our area. The best bet is the south facing beaches such as South Cape beach where fish over 15 pounds can be found! There was also a nice push of big Blues through the Canal this week.
The Canal has been absolutely loaded with bait. There are Mackerel as thick as a soda can and plenty of tinker Macks as well. Both Cape Cod Bay and Buzzards Bay are full of Mackerel. The Herring are still showing up in good numbers.
This has caused the Stripers to put the feed bags on! The Striper fishing has been excellent throughout the entire length of the Canal. We have weighed numerous fish in the high 20 pound and 30 pound range. We have heard of many bigger fish that were successfully released! First light has been the best bet but the bite has continued through the morning. The evening and night bite has been good as well. Daiwa SP Minnows and pencil poppers have been some of the best producers. Multiple customers have had there best day ever Striper fishing and there have been a ton of smiling faces walking through our doors. Now is the time to get to the Canal with all the bait and Stripers around and some awesome tides this weekend!
The boat fishing in both Cape Cod Bay and Buzzards Bay has also been great for catching big Striped Bass. Unless you live under a rock, I'm sure you have heard of the 64 pound Striped Bass that was recently caught in Buzzards Bay.
There are a ton of big fish of every species around so get out and fish and enjoy your Memorial Day Weekend!
So the crew has been slacking on the fishing reports this year. July was a tough month in the canal but August has been excellent. Weather has been cooperative and so have the fish. We have weighed in a few fish over 40 lbs this month! We have seen pictures of fish breaking the 50 lb mark. Big Jake has had his fair share of big fish this month. He has caught plenty of fish in the thirty pound range and a few fish over 40 lbs. Most of these fish fell prey to top water pencil poppers. I predict during the rest of the migration fish will follow this feeding pattern. As the month of August comes to an end, we can expect fish to start migration. This is the time of the year that the cows really start to push through. It also happens to be the time the funny fish (False Albacore and Bonito) show up. Last year there were a ton of Albies in the canal! Schools of Albies were seen as far east as Scusset Beach which is not very common. They tend to be caught more successfully on lighter tackle with light line. I would suggest 20# fluorocarbon leader with a metal or epoxy jig. We have seen Albies in the sound but as always it is a run and gun style fishery.
Fishing in the canal has been good overall this past week. Plenty of fish have been caught in the 20-30 pound range with some bigger fish being caught over 40 pounds. The early morning bite has continued to produce a lot of fish chasing mackerel and sea herring around. The bass have been most active on the surface at first light into the early morning. Top water lures such as Wally's pencils have been catching a lot of fish.
Also, the afternoon bite has been good. Fish have been cruising the shorelines on both sides of the canal. Many fish were caught close to shore with swimming lures such as Sebiles, SP Minnows, and soft plastic swim shads. Fish were reported to be caught on the entire east tide well into the afternoon with reports of 30 pound fish being caught as late as 4 in the afternoon.
The night bite has also been very good with the majority of fish taken on the bottom with jigs. Al Gag's whip it fish, Savages, and buck tails have been the lure of choice for the night jig.
There have also been a handful of bluefish caught in the canal this week. The numbers are not strong, and the occasional blue has been found mixed in with the stripers feasting on the mackerel and sea herring.