Cape Cod Bay

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Cape Cod Bay Fishing Report – May 18, 2018

Barnstable Harbor has been the name on everyone’s lips when it comes to bass fishing from boat or shore in the waters from Sandwich to Orleans. Most of the fish are schoolie size, but with more and more mackerel likely to show as May draws to a close, the larger bass will start trailing the schools that gather outside the mouth of the harbor. But if you don’t care what size bass you catch, then there are schoolies throughout the harbor, including the marshes and creeks.

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Cape Cod Bay Fishing Report – October 5, 2017

Reports from boaters regarding bass have been tough to come by because the weather has kept many of them off the water, while the presence of bluefin tuna out around Stellwagen has resulted in anglers fishing for tuna in boats of pretty much every size. As an example, the assistant harbormaster in B-Harbor told me that a 19-foot boat came in with a 100+-inch fish that weighed over 600-pounds.

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Cape Cod Bay Fishing Report – September 28, 2017

Barnstable Harbor is absolutely loaded with bass, including tons of schoolies in the morning with some bigger fish being caught at night up inside the harbor on live eels and plugs. The charterboats out of Sandwich, Barnstable, and Rock Harbor continue to find fish around Billingsgate, mainly on jigs and umbrella rigs, although Andy Little said that some folks have been doing well livelining mackerel – when they can get them.