Cape Cod Canal Fishing Report – August 20, 2015

Jeff Miller had reported that small schools of bass were moving into the east end in the evening, but they were being very picky at times. The reason might have been that there is a great deal of small bait in the Canal, especially peanut bunker and juvenile river herring. There are also some mackerel around, both spikes and horse size.

The Canal was 'as good as it gets' in the morning at the end of this week according to Red Top Top Sporting Goods' Facebook page.
The Canal was ‘as good as it gets’ in the morning at the end of this week according to Red Top Top Sporting Goods’ Facebook page.

Yellow and chartreuse have been a hot colors for folks fishing soft plastics on jigheads, as well as topwater plugs, during the day, while bucktailing and live eels have been productive anywhere from the herring run and working east. Now that had been the story as of midweek, but this morning the fish followed the massive amounts of bait all the way to the west end and out into Buzzards Bay. There was a huge topwater blitz that spilled out into the bay.