How-To: Fishing Inside Cape Cod Bay for Tuna #466

Fishing Inside the Bay #466

There are local names used to define general areas within Cape Cod Bay and at times, tuna do still make their rounds. However, it has been over a decade now since Cape Cod Bay has had consistent fishing. Even the giant fishery comes and goes with the phrase “it ain’t how it used to be” floating out of the mouths of older captains. Nevertheless, below are several general areas worth knowing about.

Fishing Ledge: The center point of the bay. If you zip around this area, be mindful of those anchor flying kites. Respect paid to giant fisherman is good karma. They may have spent all day waiting for that one bite and don’t need you getting close with a loud outboard. Regardless, it’s an easy stop while crossing the bay and as the only real notable structure in the middle, it is worth taking a look.

  • Fishing Ledge Coordinates 41°56.149′ N, 70°18.406′ W

Manomet: Often referred to as the “Plymouth Green Can” for a NavAid that used to be persent there. This refers to the deeper water in front of Manomet Point, a macro-sized jetty if you will.

  • Manomet Coordinates 41°56.239′ N, 70°29.367′ W

CC Buoy: The Cape Cod Canal Entrance or Safe Water Buoy. This sits in deeper water but generally refers to the deeper water down in front of Scusset and Sandwich, close to the Cape Cod Canal. Years ago, this was almost a sure thing for late afternoon to early evening school tuna on the surface.

  • CC Bouy Coordinates 41°48.928′ N, 70°27.506′ W

Wood End: Referring to Wood End Light, the last approach NavAid marking the entrance to Provincetown Harbor, it is the name used to describe the deep water area between Truro and Race Point.

  • Wood End Coordinates 42°0.618′ N, 70°8.370′ W