Black Beach Flats, West Falmouth

Boat Spots Black Beach Flats

Black Beach Flats, West Falmouth

Good location for sight casting – mixed bottom of clear sand, mussel and gravel beds and weed beds. Look for birds feeding on small bait flushed from nearby marshes with fish below. Smaller size soft plastics, swimming plugs, flies, poppers all work at times. Low light conditions best, especially pre-dawn and dawn.

Troll by using unweighted tube and worm rigs on mono or braid in water depths of 6 – 15 feet. Soft plastics, swimming plugs, rigged eels also effective.

This is an excellent area for fluke, scup and sea bass. Work the 20-foot depths around Great Sippewisset Rock with squid strips or small baitfish on jigs bounced along the bottom.

NOAA chart number13230

Lat & Long:  41°35.5’ x 70°39.5’

Best tide: Either; action slows at slack.

Hazards:  Few except a large boulder shown on charts as Great Sippewisset Rock, about ¼ mile off the shore, marked by a privately maintained buoy in the summer.

A few scattered boulders close to shore.

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