Casting: Drift and cast along the channel between Chatham Harbor entrance and the new break in Nauset Beach. Low light conditions best due to boat traffic during the day in the summer. Same strategy in channel along the marshes and east side of Strong Island. Use small soft plastics, small popping plugs, flies, shallow running swimming plugs. School size bass may be feeding on the surface anywhere inside Pleasant Bay and Little Pleasant Bay at first light on summer mornings.
Trolling: Light line trolling with any of the above lures can be effective in any of the channels.
NOAA chart number: 13248
Lat and Long: 41°41’ x 69°56.5’ (Chatham Harbor)
Best tide: Incoming; action slows at slack.
Hazards: Strong tidal flow at harbor entrance and at new cut in barrier beach across from Allen Point. Shallow sand bars throughout interior Pleasant Bay. Depths and bottom topography are constantly changing so charts may not be accurate.
Link To Tide Chart: Click Here
Link to marine weather: Click Here