Cape Cod Fishing Report

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.  Cape Cod Bay is currently being plagued by hordes of sand eels.  Swarms of these 3 – 4″ Sand Lances have been pushing into Barnstable Harbor, the Brewster Flats and pretty much every productive spot on the Bayside.

The wind finally subsided for some time this week to give fly-rodders some much needed respite for working the Brewster Flats.  It was a productive week overall on the Brewster Flats, for those sight-casting who were able to get the attention of bass keyed in on the abundance of sand eels.  A lot of solid fish being caught & released in the 24 – 32″ class.  Hopefully we might see a second push of larger Stripers move into Cape Cod Bay as we did last year…

The fishing of Race Point has been consistent with most of the commercial fleet working those waters with a combination of Diamond Jigs and Sebile’s.  Billingsgate has been hit or miss, with mixed reports.  The usual methods of jigging with SPRO Jigs or Andrus jigs has proved successful for some.

Those chasing the early morning top-water action have been rewarded with success on WALLY’s pencil poppers and soft plastic sand eel imitations.  We recommend HOGY Sand Eels in Light Color either the 4.5″ or 7″ size or the always dependable and easy casting: SAVAGE SAND EELS in Pearl or SE Green.

BLACK EEL PRO STAFFER: Capt. Garrett LaScola had a successful morning on light spinning gear & his new SAGE SALT fly rod!  Nice Simms-BEO Trucker Garrett !

Nantucket Sound has continued to improve with solid reports on fishing Bishop & Clerks.  Some large Sea Bass have been taken in the spindles off Gammon Point, so it’s not too late to get some humpheads this weekend!  The bluefish have started to show up although sporadic off the mid-cape beaches and throughout Nantucket Sound.
Best bets for the weekend would be to fish the morning/dusk high tides for the boaters on Cape Cod Bay…
Although this afternoon the Brewster Flats should be productive for “Shadow-Chasers” willing to weekend wade!  Don’t forget your Merkins/McCrabs & Cicchetti Flat Wing Sand Eels…Let us know if you have a successful weekend on the water!  Send in your fishing photos => to win weekly prizes & be featured in our BEO Fishing Report!
And don’t forget to come on by the shop to register for our “Release a Breeder” Contest, sponsored by CHEEKY fly reels, 3-TAND, & SIMMS: to win a new Fly Reel, Pliers, or Simms Freestone Waders!