The Path #438

Boat Spots The Path

The Path

This stretch along the coast of Wellfleet and Truro is non descript but often holds big stripers. Stay in 10 – 15 feet of water when tide is high but move out as the tide drops and troll in 25 feet of water. Troll parallel to the shore. Use swimming plugs, large soft plastics, umbrella rigs. Observe the direction other boats are moving and follow (keep a respectful distance).

Closer in to shore there are patches of weed and clear sand; sight cast here for cruising stripers using soft plastics, swimming plugs, surface swimmers, flies, metals. Fish will retreat to deeper water as the tide drops. Low light conditions are best although this makes sight casting more difficult. Always target weed patches or darker water.

NOAA chart number:  13249

Lat & Long:  41°57’ x 70°05’  (approximate – general area is not well defined)

Best tide: Outgoing.

Hazards:  Few, although there may be many boats trolling the same area.

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