Buzzards Bay

Buzzards Bay offers a wide variety of fishing techniques and species. Fishing for big striped bass via boat or shore at the West End of the Canal, jigging for sea bass off Cleveland Ledge and targeting smaller striped bass with light tackle and fly fishing gear in the many estuaries and rivers are the most popular ways to fish this area.

Fishing Reports & News

Buzzards Bay Updated Fishing Report

Some folks have insisted the albie fishing has been very good while others haven’t been as lucky. There are a lot of smaller bluefish around and shore and kayak anglers have catching schoolies in marshes and skinny water. Tautog fishing is good but the bigger fish haven’t moved in yet. 

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The Best Locations for Spring Striped Bass in Buzzards Bay

You have a few basic options when it comes to the best locations for spring striped bass fishing in Buzzards Bay, including fishing the West End of the Canal, running and gunning,

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Video: How To Catch Tautog in Buzzards Bay

Capt. Mike Hogan shows us how to catch tautog in Buzzards Bay on an early May fishing trip aboard the Gray Goose. Using Hogy Tandem Bait Rigs and cut green crabs, the crew has success catching dozens of ‘tog.

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Latest Video


Despite the windy weather on Memorial Day weekend, the opportunities for keeper striped bass on light tackle and the fly were abundant. Here are a few highlights from a recent trip with Buzzards Bay Outfitters in the estuaries of the south coast of Massachusetts.

Filmed May 29th, 2018


The Salty Cape team heads out to the West End of the Canal with Jeff Fortin, who caught a 65-pounder in a similar location area, to search for some early season striped bass.

Filmed May 15th, 2018


Join Capt. Terry Nugent as he attempts a fall grand slam (blues, stripers, albies and bonito) off the coast of Cape Cod in early October.

Filmed Nov 1st, 2018


The Salty Cape team heads out with Buzzards Bay Outfitters in search of bonito on a pre-work trip in mid-August, finding topwater feeds and big bluefish along the way.

Filmed August 16th, 2018


The estuaries feeding into Buzzards Bay are an often overlooked spot for striper fishing on light tackle and the fly. Follow Jamie Simmons and Steve Hansel of Buzzards Bay Outfitters as they fish their home waters in one of the most beautiful fisheries southeastern Massachusetts has to offer.

Filmed June 30th, 2017


With bait, birds and bass filling the west end of the Canal and Buzzards Bay, Capt. Mike and Capt. Dave Peros decided this morning was the perfect time to kick off the Salty Cape video reports for 2017. Enjoy!

Filmed May 11th, 2017


Jeff Fortin landed a 64-pound striper in Buzzards Bay on the morning of Tuesday May 16, 2017. The Salty Cape crew was fortunate enough to be at the weigh-in for what ended up being the biggest striped bass we've ever seen in person.

Filmed May 16th, 2017