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!