Capecod365

Fish in Dennis?

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Bayside beaches are often hit or miss in July and August.   Blues show up as well.  You can try bait, Kastmasters, and Savage sand eels.   There are a lot of fishy places that can be accessed by shore.  Good luck. 

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A couple weeks ago we hit an outlet on the bayside on Saturday night.  Killed em!  Mostly smaller fish but some near keeper sized fish in the mix as the sun went down and before the tide ran out.

 

Fast forward the next night when we  brought a buddy we wanted to get into SW fishing.  Like someone turned a switch off.  a few fish here and there, and we saw folks not too far away having more consistent action, but almost the same conditions and it was all dinks and not many of them.

 

each tide is different.

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18 hours ago, Capecod365 said:

One of the people helping me out suggested we try the bayside in Dennis this week? Anyone have any luck off the shore down there?

Dennis has a lot of river systems that produce just a little inside of the mouths . Check out West Dennis beach with waders , but keep your eyes open for sharks once you get out beyond the jetties into the river system . Blue fish should be around by now on small poppers or metal

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I’m up there July and or August most years and find consistent bayside action.  Look at a map and follow the river outflows.  Best producers for me, in order: fresh raked sandeels, store bought sandeels, sand eel imitators, then a variety of plugs.   Top water bite when they are feeding heavily is a blast!  
 

Don’t wear waders this time of year, but do pay attention to the tides and mark structure on shore that will help you get oriented on direction to return.  Carry a compass and note which direction takes you back to shore.  A life jacket feels silly, but can save your arse. 
 

Last few hours of the outgoing can be great and is a very safe bet to fish.   The first few of the incoming can be spectacular, but you have to watch yourself and the tide very carefully.  It floods the flats frightenedly fast and can cut you off from shore in minutes in some places.   The current ripping through channels you barely noticed at low is very strong at that point.   Waders don’t help and I’ve had to do a the rod over my head one armed jackass tourist swim a few times. :)

 

Good luck and have fun.  It’s one of the prettiest places in the world and a piece y of my heart is there all year round. 

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Bay beaches, particularly the Flats east of Sesuit Harbor can be good the last 2 hrs of the drop into the 1st 2 hours of the rise ... fish the outer bars with Sand eel lures or fresh SEs. (real SEs during the day work well). Be very cognizant of the tide ... do not linger on the outer bars beyond 2 hours into the rise, otherwise you are swimming. Fish High Tide after dark ... swimmers with teasers.

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