Quissett Harbor Entrance

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Quissett Harbor Entrance

The shallow water with eel grass and boulders on the north side of the channel entrance often holds large stripers in low light conditions – first light is best. Use soft plastics, surface swimming plugs, shallow running swimming plugs, flies, surface poppers. Watch for birds working surface feeding bluefish and school bass at the entrance of the harbor and inside in the cove below the gold course on the south side. Bonito and false albacore often show up at the harbor entrance in late summer and fall.

To troll, use tubes, soft plastics, swimming plugs on lead core trolling line and follow the 20-foot contour from the Knob, north along the shore toward Gunning Point (beware of large boulders) for large stripers; low light conditions best.

For bottom fish like black sea bass and scup, drift or anchor in 20 feet of water outside the harbor to the north or south and fish squid strips for fluke, scup and seabass; green crabs for tautog near any rocks.

Hogy’s Best Bet: This area can be a hot spot for bonito and albies. Two lures that should be in every angler’s box for the Buzzard’s Bay bonito and albies. 1) The 7″ Original in Amber and 2) The SI Epoxy Jig. Keep your rod tip low to the water and twitch as you retrieve.

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NOAA Chart number13230

Lat & Long:  41°32.5’ x 70°40’

Best tide: Outgoing until slack

Hazards:  Shallow, rocky water on the north side of the channel. Much boat traffic during the day in the summer.

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