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  1. Fish around Boston and Lower Cape often. I am planning on going to the canal. Instead of going during the sunrise and low tide rush, I am planning on going at high tide in the evening. Never fished the canal before but hoping for some advice. Is the East End better at high tide? Planning on casting top-water plugs.
  2. Disclaimer: This may seem like a stupid question but as avid trout fisherman and saltwater angler it is something that I have thought about many times. I've always been very intrigued by sea run trout and found it interesting how the state stocks Scorton Creek and the Pamet River (both tidal rivers that run into Cape Cod Bay) with trout every spring, despite the fact that I've never really heard of any real results except for a few people getting lucky and fishing right after they were stocked. But for the most part it seems that people think that these fish are swept out with the tide and into the bay and never really seen again. So my real question is what would happen if the state tried stocking fish into a small harbor. Something that is connected to the ocen and also has a creek that runs out of it (Sesuit Harbor would be my best example). I feel as though that with the proper water temps and food that the fish would be able to thrive in the area and hold inside the harbor rather than just be swept out with the tide like in Scorton. I know that Scorton does run into Barnstable Harbor but Barnstable Harbor is massive and very open, Im talking about something much smaller and enclosed. I've seen the massive trout that are pulled out of the harbors of the great lakes and thought it would be somewhat comparable. Now obviously this would come with environmental effects and is a complete hypothetical situation. But am I crazy to believe that the state could successfully stock a harbor like Sesuit with trout and see better results than just stocking tidal rivers like Scorton. Or would the fish still end up being swept on into the bay regardless. I know this may seem like a pretty out there question but it was something me and my friends had ben debating over and I am looking to get some outside opinions. Thanks.
  3. Hey Everyone, Heading down to my house in Hyannis at the end of next week for a few days of fishing. Will probably be focused on the south side as that's close to my home. With that said wanted to start a thread to discuss GENERAL activity going on on the South Side of the cape. General areas where fish are found, best tides, lures being used and what the bait abundance looks like. Feel free to get as specific as you want, just not trying to get lit up for spot burning. If there is already one of these threads let me know and I will delete it. Best, Chad
  4. First off its a pleasure to find this forum and post here. I appreciate any help you guys can provide in advance. I need some tips on baits, parking and fishing locations on the outer Cape. Iv'e lived on the Cape my entire life but have never spent the night on the beach in P-town fishing. In the days of my youth I fished Nauset lots but never made my way to Race Point to fish. I recently visited Yellow Stone and have the National Park Pass. I took a ride up a couple weeks ago to refresh my memory. I did notice the parking lot we use to hang out at has mostly washed away, but I did see some smaller parking areas between Herring Cove and Race point. Ive never really explored between the Beach Comber and Truro so I'm not against trying that area out. If you only had one chance to do this adventure where would you start? I live down in Falmouth now and P-Town is a trek for sure. Thanks for your help
  5. I need a new Canal rod because of my mojo breaking. I’m thinking about buying the TFO GIS SURF 10’6 rated 2-8 oz. anyone out there use this rod and is it cable of 6oz jigs? And how true is that 2-8 rating. Does it have enough backbone to cast far? Does it handle the current when fish is on. Last questions has anyone dealt with TFO’s warranty program. Thanks
  6. any sugjestions i have tones of lures but i dont want to lug em all around
  7. Hey everyone. I'm new to this site but not to fishing. I'm 18, and I live about 2 hours from the cape(1.5 from the canal). I've been fishing on the cape every year since I was a little kid, now that I can drive on my own I'm looking to start going down with a friend or two. Naturally, I want to start fishing the canal as well and I need advice on a rig. Right now I'm thinking the Penn SSV 6500 paired with the Okuma longitude 10'(not sure how good it is, but it's super cheap). I'm also looking at the Diawa BG 4500 and the Penn Prevail 10' or 11'. I'm looking to make at least 1 trip down a week. I'll be throwing topwaters, sluggos, kastmasters and whatever else you guys recommend. What does everyone else think? Should I pick a better rig, or is mine fine(I'm a little on edge about the rod)? Other advice is also appreciated. Thanks, John
  8. Finally able to share my pic of this nice 42" striper - caught on the Brewster Flats during a midnight low tide on a clear, moonless night in August 2015. Used a 9" albino shad SLUGGO, rigged a la Steve McKenna of Saltwater Edge - check it out it works!!
  9. For the last 2 years, I have gone to Cape Cod in August. I have had very little luck on the ocean beaches - Nauset (including the inlet), Coast Guard Beach, Head of the Meadow. SEALS EVERWHERE, even at night. With no oversand vehicle or permit, I found the Race just too much walking to get to good spots. Are there any good ocean beach spots where a guy like me may have some luck?
  10. Hey everyone, Thought I would start a new thread exclusivly focused on action on the south side of cape cod, pretty much from the RR bridge to naucet beach. Just trying to help out those fishing the south side find some productive water Anyway, Fished a south cape beach last night which is in barnstable last night, very crowded. my buddy got a schoolie, saw a dude pick up a blue and I caught a massvie alewive on the fly (ate a 1/0 baitfish imitation)
  11. About one hour I was fishing off the East Jetty of Sesuit Harbor in Dennis, MA and I caught a very small schoolie, 14 inches or less, with a a yellow tag inserted into its back, the tag was unlike any that I have ever seen instead of a needle like tag it was a loop of yellow material that was tied on the end, the tag was covered with algae and weed so it was pretty much illegible but I did take a picture of what I could read, I wanted to release the fish quickly so I only took a few pictures. If anyone knows where or who this fish could have been tagged by please let me know. Thanks.
  12. Hey guys so I am new to salt water fishing on the Cape, for the last 2 years I have just been using an old Ugly Stick that would constantly break and I've decided this year to upgrade and really get into it so I was wondering if you had any suggestions for setups that are reasonably priced and would last some time. I have been fishing for 5 years now but only freshwater so I have some experience. I live in Dennis on the cape so I will be fishing at Chapin beach 10 minutes from my house so if any one is familiar with the beach I would love all the help I could get. I am also looking to do a little Canal fishing so should I buy a new rod and just switch the reel or do I need to buy a whole new setup. Thanks, I appreciate all the help I can get.
  13. Hey all, New to the forum and this is going to be my third season of seriously targeting striped bass on the fly and Im looking to spend some time on the cape cod flats. With that being said does anyone have any tips, I will primarily be wading or using a SUP board. Thanks in advance, Ctokowicz
  14. Since we're planning to be away a lot this summer we are renting out our house in N Truro. Its 3BR, 2 bath, open, only 6 years old. It has a separate driveway that ends at a hose, with basement access (door), and fish cleaning table that when I am there I use with my parker 23se that i tow daily to and from the Pamet. A great house to vacation at when you want to bring along your trailered boat (!) There is a non exclusive rental broker that has the house online - so you can see everything here: http://www.vacationcapecod.com/rental/house/2041?Avail=&Stay=&User=KGR430702 If you are interested in renting the house, we can offer you a direct rental at a discount to the rates listed by the broker. If you rent from us directly, we do not pay commission and you do not pay booking fees - savings to both of us at about 20% off the broker's posted rates. Just pm me directly if you are interested and we can let you know if the week is still available. The best bass season out there is typically June. BFT gets going in august and is typically strong thru September and October. The last few years best biggest BFT we got were actually in early November. By then its a lot to do with the weather (wind). Lots of bluefish coming and going throughout the season. Tons of mackerel - especially into September and October. Its the Outer Cape. All of Cape Cod Bay, Provincetown Harbour area, around the backside, and out to Stellwagen is within easy reach of the Pamet. Anyway - interested, please PM. Thanks.
  15. Had a fun night of fishing last night. Caught around 10 bass with almost half being keepers. Also, ran into some blues at the same spot I was at. Nothing of great size but still fun. Will prob hit some beaches and the Ditch this weekend. Who's heading out to do some fishing this weekend?! - Al
  16. Hello All, Just moved to the Boston area from the south and I am going to be in the market for a boat in the near future. I am trying to figure out what makes the most sense for someone who wants to almost exclusively fly fish NE from May until October. Ideally, I want a boat I can pole the flats and sight fish as I think that is the most exciting way to fish. The options for this would be a larger technical poling skiff (Ankona Cayenne 17 e.g.) or a true flats boat (Hewes Redfisher 18). I would think most days a boat with smaller freeboard would be fine inshore and in cape cod bay. That being said I know the weather in the NE can unpredictable and there are some species that can't be caught inshore that would be fun to target such as false albacore. I'm not completely opposed to a bay boat if it really will give me that much more flexibility and ability to catch fish for 6 months of the year. I understand no one boat is great for everything, I just want to make an informed decision on whichever I choose. Being new to the area would like some advice from those who've fished these waters for years. Best regards, Brendan
  17. Great white shark all-you-can-eat buffet. http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2016/04/12/video-shows-horde-seals-off-chatham/7sfMidCYOs2ljwkKJXfmqO/story.html
  18. Very lightly used Black Hole Cape Cod Special 350g jigging rod. Went on about 3 or 4 trips. Asking $325 shipped. $300 picked-up in Queens, NY. Will accept Cash, Paypal (with additional fee), Venmo or Chase QuickPay. Black Hole CCS 350g Rod: Good for Tuna up to 100~200lb, but it can handle heavier Tuna if needed.Also great for Amberjack for any size.Recommended for 20~25lb drag though it can take much heavier drag.
  19. Are the SCUP in yet I'm a 15 year old new to salt water fishing and I just got a small new boat wondering if I can take it out to get SCUP yet