For dozens of fishermen in Maine, Unagi, the Japanese for eel, has become their own little lottery ticket. Due to the endangerment of eels in both Europe and Asia, countries such as Japan who are constantly cooking with eels have turned to U.S. fishermen for imports, making it one of the most profitable catches. However,… Read More
Welcome to the Angler’s Shop at Black Eel Outfitters!
We are your destination for Fly Fishing & Light Tackle on Cape Cod. We have a great selection of locally tied flies and an expanding offering of fly tying materials. Be sure to pay us a visit this season, you’ll be glad you did!
The Striped Bass season has arrived here on Cape Cod. Schoolies are plentiful throughout the Southside with large numbers of juvenile fish in the inlets, rivers and backwaters. Bass River has been consistently producing fish from 18-24 inches with the occasional keeper. Some Bluefish have also made some sporadic appearances down in Craigville and Cotuit. … Read More
It has been the story of False Albacore here this fall on Cape Cod. Albie fever struck Cape fisherman hard as we had one of the best false albacore seasons in recent memory. Albies came charging through Nantucket Sound just prior to Labor Day and have wreaked havoc on schools of peanut bunker all through… Read More
The “dog” days of summer have arrived here on Cape Cod. 85+ degree temperature days have driven the fish off to their summer holding areas. These “dog” days can be full of successful trips if you know where to target. By now, everyone knows the stripers have dispersed from the Race and have split off… Read More
By: Josh Long As the season progresses into July here on Cape Cod, light tackle and fly anglers can anticipate the excellent fishing of May and June to continue. Cape Cod Bay provides opportunities to find fast action in nearly every type of striped bass habitat possible, from sight casting the flats with the fly rod to live-lining… Read More
Summer has started to settle in and the fish are moving to their usual “seasonal spots”. The bite at Barnstable Harbor has slowed down this week with hit or miss early action for those live-lining throwing striper candies. Inside the Harbor and on the backside of Sandy Neck there are still plenty of schoolies to… Read More
As we approach the first days of July and the official kick off to the summer season out here on Cape Cod we realize how the rest of the season will be as the summer progresses. Fortunately this year our long winter and cool spring has caused the water not to excessively warm up meaning… Read More
Welcome to Summer 2015: Let the games begin! The fishing has continued to improve as water temps continue to rise here on Cape Cod. The amount of baitfish that we have seen this Spring has been staggering and is a good indicator that hopefully we will have an improved season over last year’s off numbers. … Read More
It’s June and the fishing has been phenomenal! The Bayside Flats have been covered with fish and anglers fishing flies and small soft plastics have been doing the damage on the fish, including many pushing the 40” mark. Boats fishing in Barnstable Harbor have still been catching bass live-lining in the channel. Up at Race… Read More
Ladies and Gentlemen, rejoice! The fishing is red hot across Cape Cod. This past week has produced numerous fishing reports, and all were positive. The Stripers have basically moved in with full force, and are erupting the surface both on the south side of the Cape and also in a big way in CC Bay…. Read More