Paul Newmier said there have been some good reports from up around Race Point where shore anglers have been getting into some nice 15 to 20-pound bass using Daiwa SP Minnows. He also heard of some topwater action one morning recently, with pencil poppers an effective choice. There have also been some bigger fish caught from the Truro beaches by anglers who walk the beaches at night tossing plugs.
Most of the bass caught from the beaches in Orleans and Eastham have been on the smaller size; some folks continue to rely on bait such as sand eels or eels, but there are still committed plug anglers who have been picking at mainly schoolies down around Nauset Inlet.
As is the case with most protected waters around the Cape, Morris Island and Pleasant Bay are holding small schoolies. That said, at high water, larger bass move in to feed on crabs, shrimp, and even baby flounder, making them a real challenge for fly anglers.