Cape Cod Canal Fishing Report – October 5, 2017

There were mainly smaller bass being caught earlier in the week in the Big Ditch, but many of the regulars have been waiting for the full moon this week to produce some stronger tides that would hopefully bring in some bass from the bay and perhaps from up around the south shore or Boston. The migration is definitely in full swing and it should be interesting to see whether the larger body of fish moves through the Canal or works its way around Provincetown and in deeper water off the outer Cape.

Most of the schoolies were caught around both ends of the land cut; Jacob Dionne from Red Top explained that he has been using Epoxy Jigs which are productive as a bass lure as well as for the false albacore that have been moving into the west end towards the end of the west current and the turn to the east.

Any larger bass were taken on jigs, especially bucktail or paddletails. White has been the best color, especially with peanut bunker as the predominant bait. Whether any mackerel or other large bait moves into the land cut should determine if any larger bass are again in the cards for the Canal crowd.