Cape Cod Canal Fishing Report – July 16, 2015

Should be an interesting three or four days with the breaking tides really paying off this morning and the word is that folks were getting things together for another push of fish during the afternoon tide.

Bruce Miller reported bass to 39-pounds taken on pencil poppers this morning, in this case a green mackerel Guppy. The fish came in during the latter stages of the west tide and then things took off on the east turn as they moved from the Cribbin’ back to the east end.

The morning bite has been solid all week according to the guys at Red Top in Buzzards Bay.
The morning bite has been solid all week according to the guys at Red Top in Buzzards Bay.

Although most regulars like to concentrate on tossing topwater plugs at breaking fish, the weighted soft plastic combinations also produce plenty of fish. Some of the models out there feature less than sturdy hooks and a number were straightened this morning.

The west end was quiet for the most part this morning; there are fish holding out at the west entrance, but they haven’t made any significant move towards the land cut. If you do target fish there, your best bet would be to use bucktails or weighted soft plastic jigs.

Fluking around the east end has been improving, although most of the fish aren’t meeting the 16-inch recreational limit. Rolling fresh sand eels, if you can get them, is still the top method.