The crazy action that started late last week and ran through Saturday has died off this week, with the schools of fish that moved into the west end having moved back out into Cape Cod Bay or taken up residence in the holes from the Cribbin’ out to the east end. The west tide has been fishing well, as bass are moving into the east end and up into the Big Ditch to feed before moving out during the early stages of the east tide.
There has been a topwater bite early in the morning, but it has been short lived, about an hour in duration, and the key has been finding the concentrations of bait. Juvenile river herring, peanut bunker, sand eels, silversides, mackerel (from spikes to horse), and even a few schools of adult pogies have been reported. White, yellow, or yellow/white have been good colors for pencil poppers, with mackerel pattern plugs always a necessity to carry.
Soft plastics matched with jigheads up to five ounces have been working well, with yellow, chartreuse, and pearl mentioned as popular colors, although green and blue mackerel are consistent producers as well.
Magic Swimmers and SP Minnows continue to be at the top of the list as far as subsurface plugs go, with live eels at night producing some really nice bass around the Cribbin’ and the Sagamore Bridge.