Monomoy Flats #427

Monomoy Flats
Monomoy Flats

Back in my fly-fishing days in the 1990s, this area was super famous for sight casting with flies. It still is but is not as discussed, these days for whatever reason. Sand eels are the primary forage but small crabs are a regular food source too. Stripers will be scattered over the flats at high tide but will begin retreating to deeper water as tide drops – look for deeper areas between flats. Stealth is vital to success. Fish are constantly on the move and may be found anywhere along the 7-mile length of the west side of North and South Monomoy.

  • Lat & Long:  41°38’ x 70°01’
  • Best Tide: Outgoing; action slows at slack.
  • Hazards: Few. Heavy, dense fog can develop in the summer; rapidly dropping tide can result in grounding. If seals are present, move to another area of the flats.