Outer Cape Fishing Report – June 29, 2018

The opportunity to catch a larger bass from shore continues to be greater from the bayside beaches as opposed to the backside; Sunken Meadow to the beaches around the Pamet River are popular locales, although with the height of summer soon upon us, fishing will be limited to the hours before to just after sunrise and again in the evening when the beachgoers have gone home.

If you can get fresh sand eels, you will increase your odds when bait fishing from both the bayside and backside beaches, with live eels still employed by serious night anglers.

Plug choices are generally simple: swimmers such as Bombers, Red Fins, Yo-zuri Crystal Minnows, and Daiwa SP Minnows, with black or blurple effective at night, along with olive back/silver/white, while yellow or pearl often used during the day or on overcast days.

It’s tempting to throw surface plugs during the day, but Paul Newmier at Blackbeard’s in Eastham emphasized that Al Gag’s Whip-it Fish and Whip-it Eels are popular among those anglers who fish the backside beaches from Wellfleet to Truro.