Outer Cape Fishing Report – August 31, 2017

Paul Newmier spoke to an oldtimer who ran the beach as far as one is allowed up around Provincetown recently and he saw nobody fishing – nada.

It’s that quiet along the backside, with most everyone who considers themselves a surfcaster concentrating on the Canal these days.

Many of Paul’s reports came courtesy of summer folk who would come in, get some bait, and then catch a few schoolies. Any larger bass taken from the beach by shore anglers came from spots along the bayside and those were caught earlier in the season.

It’s a sad commentary, but most of the life along one of the most famous stretches in surfcasting history has been mackerel feeding on peanut bunker, with huge schools of this bait around and virtually no bass or blues to feed on it.