Things have really turned on this past week, and it can only get better from here. Cape Cod Bay is loaded with sand eels, and this past weekend produced some great fishing. Barnstable harbor, Brewster flats and even up into Truro have all reported to be welcoming blitzing fish. Schoolies are plentiful everywhere, and many keeper-sized fish are mixed in. Perfect weather conditions collided with great tides in the early morning hours on Sunday on the Bay, which resulted in one of the most memorable fishing outings in a long time.
Bass River continues to be a hot spot for any angler looking to get their fair share of schoolies and offers up a great shot at 30 + inch fish. Bait is loaded in there and the hours from dusk to dawn have been the best time to pull out larger fish from the river. On Tuesday, I had a large fish swipe at my bomber lure right at my feet. Heart-pounding stuff!
Not many reports of bluefish have been circulating on the south side of the cape yet, which is surprising. However, the striped bass are very aggressive all along the beaches from West Dennis to Chatham. Large fish have been pulled from inlets and coves in Chatham, and the Herring river in Harwich is also hot with action still. Keeper sized fish are now becoming more regular, and things are continuing to be hot.