Scorton Ledge

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Scorton Ledge

This small shoal area is well known and my have many boats working the area when large stripers are present, which happens frequently in the summer and fall. Jigging wire is a very popular technique, with anglers trolling tubes, umbrella rigs and parachute Jigs. Lead core is an excellent option here for lighter gear as its not very deep. If using lead core, do you best to troll with the tide and take the boat out of gear when marking fish on the fish finder. This spot is very popular so get there early.

Scorton Ledge is also an excellent starting point for tubing your way through many top striper-producing spots such as Sandy Neck, and Barnstable Harbor Entrance. Work your boat between 23 and 40 feet of water, watch your fish finder and drop to big fish. Anglers with rigged soft baits and live eels also run this stretch and drop to fish marked on the depth finder.

  • Approx. Lat & Long:  41°45.5’ N, 70°25.5’ W
  • NOAA chart number:  13246
  • Best tide: Outgoing; action slows at slack.
  • Hazards: Many boats may be trolling this relatively small area.
  • Tide Chart: Click Here
  • Marine Weather: Click Here

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