Buzzards Bay Fishing Report – October 2, 2015

It’s only possible to talk about what was happening before this foul weather and Jim Young told of schools of big Spanish mackerel off West Falmouth, with some albies mixed in.

There should be a progression of bass out of the Canal making for good shore fishing around Hog Island and areas that you can access from Monument Beach down to Quissett. The latter was holding a mix of bass and blues feeding on schools of pogies, making snagging and livelining very productive.

At the very least, the weather will stir things up and although the typical pattern isn’t of one large push of fish out of the Canal and down the bay, schools will move on occasion as they follow bait out of the west end, with 10-inch Original Hogy’s my go to bait when this happens as these fish are looking for a big mouthful. Targeting any stretch of rocky structure along the shoreline is always a good idea, but if there is bait up inside a protected cove or bay, there is a very good chance that fish will find it, so don’t be in a hurry to charge away from the ramp, dock, or mooring without a few casts closer to home inside the harbors that dot the area.