Hog Island Channel/Onset Bay Entrance Flats

Boat Spots Hog Island

Hog Island Channel/Onset Bay Entrance Flats

Watch for diving gulls and terns indicating surface feeding stripers and bluefish, especially in the spring and fall when thousands of fish are migrating through the Cape Cod Canal. At other times, cast along the steep drop off along Hog Island and on the flats on the opposite side of the channel. Soft plastics, swimming plugs, poppers and flies will produce.

When trolling, use wire line or lead core and troll along either side of the channel. Tube and worm rigs, large jigs, deep diving swimming plugs and large soft plastics work best.

  • Approximate Lat & Long:  70°38.5’ N, 41°43.5’ W
  • Best Tide:  Incoming (east) in spring; outgoing (west) in summer and fall.
  • Hazards:  Heavy boat traffic including barges under tow. Very strong tidal flow. Submerged boulders close to shore. Very shallow water on Onset Bay entrance flats at the bottom of the tide.
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