Old Canal Channel/Monument Beach #406

Boat Spots Old Canal

Old Canal Channel/Monument Beach

Big stripers can often be found on the flats between the old Cape Cod Canal channel (1) and the shore of Toby’s Island. Blind casting with soft plastics, poppers, swimming plugs or flies will produce; low light conditions best before heavy boat traffic starts.

When trolling, watch depth finder to ensure you are follow the relatively narrow channel (2) and use wire or lead core lines to get your lure close to the bottom in the 23 – 30-foot depths. Troll from southwest point on Wings Neck into Phinney’s Harbor. Tube and worm rigs, medium and large size soft plastics and deep running swimming plugs recommended.

To catch bottom fish, bounce bait rigs and baited jigs along the bottom of the channel for large fluke, scup and sea bass.

  • NOAA chart13230
  • Lat & Long:  41°42.2’ N, 70°42.5 W
  • Best Tide: Incoming in the spring; outgoing in summer and fall.
  • Hazards:  Few. Scattered boulders on the flats off nearby Tobys Island.
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