Outer Cape Fishing Report – August 31, 2018

Paul Newmier at Blackbeard’s in Eastham said that not much has changed on the outer beaches, with mainly small stripers being caught from Nauset to Provincetown, both on bait, such as sand eels or chunk mackerel, and smaller leadhead soft plastics and Finnish style swimmers such as Daiwa SP Minnows and Bombers.

At least one angler told Paul that he saw some mackerel harassing small bait close to shore up in Wellfleet, but nothing larger was around to take advantage of the macks.

Most of the boats that are managing to catching larger bass have been skirting the EEZ line, sometimes vertical jigging and at other times livelining mackerel.

There has also been an on-and-off bite between Nauset and Chatham Inlets, with livelined mackerel once again the method that apparently is producing the most fish.