The Knob #633

There’s no doubt that The Knob is located in one of the most scenic parts of Upper Cape Cod. Located at the end of postcard-pretty Quissett Harbor it has all the requirements of a classic striper spot – good tidal flow, plenty of cover for the fish, and abundant bait. A good strategy is to begin fishing along the beach inside the harbor, then wade and cast your way along the shore all the way to the Knob itself (small hill at the end of a path with sweeping views of Buzzards Bay). As you turn the corner and begin to leave the mooring field the cobblestone and boulder strewn bottom gets more and more productive for both bass and bluefish. A popping plug at dawn or dusk or a live eel or Danny plug after dark can produce some memorable striped bass.  Approaching the Knob itself the wading is a bit more difficult with many medium/large weed covered rocks to traverse but the rewards can be great. Although this is a fairly busy harbor you won’t have to contend with boats coming in close because where you’ll be fishing is well out of the marked channel. This area is also a favorite with kayak fishermen. On the opposite side of the Knob is a beach that is open to the public and in the spring and fall there are usually schoolie size bass among the rocks just off the beach. Quissett Harbor, The Knob and the adjacent beach are not only great places to fish but also some of the most beautiful.

Location: At the end of Quissett Harbor Road.

Parking: Free, two small areas next to the end of Quissett Harbor Road; parking for approx. 10 vehicles. Also limited parking next to town bulkhead at Quissett Harbor Boatyard. Parking is prohibited between sunset and sunrise in the summer.

Access: Easy. However, this is a popular area for hikers and sightseers and the small parking areas fill quickly at the height of the tourist season. All of the Knob area is a conservation trust and open to the public.