Cape Cod Fishing Report
The first rounds of the annual Fall trout stocking are underway...reports coming into the shop are of big, fat 2-3 lb Rainbows, in good numbers.
We have entered the fall run stage of the fishing season season.
On Friday, August 2 we had a shared charter of 4 people from CT, NY, NJ, and FL. We started trolling at 6 am and within a half hour we had a double hookup. They did a good job keeping the lines from crossing while they fought the two fish. We landed a 62-inch bluefin tuna and a half hour later we released a 75-80 inch bluefin tuna after bringing it boatside.
Captain John Clothier
Fish Chatham Charters
reports from sesuit are coming in and it sounds pretty slow overall.
saturday and sunday proved hard
fishing for striped bass-with only a couple caught all weekend .
decent sized bluefish were reported, but not in large quantities
the flats reported having some numbers of schoolies that were taking
unweighted rubber baits,
savagear sand eels, or sand eels.
bottom fishing has been ok- reports of a few tautog and sea bass
a lot of the capt's were talking about heading to Ptown today to check it
out, will see what happens
might be worth while to hit the freshwater ponds with lots of reports of
4-6 lb bass being a normal
We are getting reports that there have been a ton of bluefish on Billingsgate Shoal the past few days.
Fishing on Cape Cod Bay doesn't get any better than it did today. There were loads of large striped bass on top of the shoals. They seemed to like the red jigs the best today. Of the 60 or 70 straight bass we caught, only six or seven were too small to keep. There were even bluefish inside sunken Meadow! Bluefish fishing was easy simply using hoochies and monofilament. There were reports of Seabass being taken on umbrella rags on top of stony bar.
Cape Cod bay fishing report… There were bluefish off the north edge in the Deepwater next into the lobster pots. They would only take the riggs. There were some bass of decent size towards the west on top of the shoals. They liked the black jiggs with chartreuse in them. The wind started to come up and it got kind and nasty out there. All in all we work for five keepers a handful of throwbacks and some bluefish.
Keeper sized bass have shown back up on Billingsgate again...troll wire and umbrellas or jig. these fish are in 40-50 feet of water.