Although much of the talk concerning the fishing in the bay is focused on the action up around Provincetown, and for good reason, there are plenty of fish in other spots.
Billingsgate has had both topwater action, particularly during outgoing water, and fish in deeper water around the edges of the shoals. The larger fish generally are in the mid-30-inch range, and while many of them are being caught on umbrella rigs and parachute jigs trolled on wire, light tackle are doing well on jighead and soft plastic combinations and flyrodders have been getting down to the fish with fast sink lines and weighted flies.
The Brewster Flats are still fishing well, with dawn and dusk particularly productive when combined with a dropping tide. There have also been schools of bass working from just outside Sesuit Harbor down to the flats in the early morning and again at dusk.
The flats surrounding Barnstable Harbor have been fishing really well, albeit on mostly smaller fish. Some folks are also still livelining mackerel and jigging wire in the channel with varying degrees of success.
According to Jeff Miller, there are some really nice bass up to the 40-pound class holding off of Sandy Neck and they are being caught by folks livelining mackerel. Shorebound anglers are also doing well from Sandy Neck over to the Sandwich creeks, with smaller fish inside the creeks while some much larger bass are being caught on chunk mackerel.
Finally, Bruce Miller said that boaters trolling outside the east end of the Canal out to the Dump are catching some sizeable fish on chrome bunker spoons fished around the mackerel schools.