Cape Cod Canal Fishing Report – June 22, 2017

The word from Mike Thomas at M & D’s in Wareham is that there has been a good mid-morning topwater bite at the east end, but good luck getting a spot. Mike added that with commercial season scheduled to start on Monday, folks are getting tight-lipped about where they are and what are using.

Bruce Miller from Canal Bait & Tackle in Sagamore said the topwater bite has been good on the last three hours on the west current; Jeff added that everyone has been catching fish the last couple of days, but it has become a real circus, with guys five deep at times throwing over each other. Throwing big mackerel plugs is the way to go, especially the 3.5-ounce Gibbs’ and Guppy, Jeff emphasized as he was working on getting restocked.

Where the bass are on pogies, yellow is a good choice and having at least one white plug in the bag is a must.

When I asked Jeff why I have been seeing guys parking along Sandwich Road as early as 3 AM when the bite hasn’t been starting around 9 to 10 AM with the last part of the west current, he explained that they are there to get a spot and the weekend should be even crazier.

A few guys are drifting eels at night and scratching up some bass and Spencer Scaife from Red Top in Buzzards Bay added that he has been doing well using Shimano butterfly jigs. They cast very well and get down to the fish really well when they are holding deep, which has been the case around the west end for the most part.