We are a full service bait and tackle shop, serving Upper Cape Cod since 1999. We carry all of the gear you need for fishing local waters - both fresh and saltwater - and the bait needed to go with it!
We also take great pride in helping our customers find success during their fishing adventures. With our extensive local knowledge and wide range of expertise we can help you plan your outing... and catch more fish. We are also an official weigh station for the State of Massachusetts so if you land the big one, bring it on in.
Our convenient location-
Our location provides easy access from both Rte 6 and Rte 28 and is centrally located among some of the best fishing waters in New England.
For those looking for the Cape's legendary saltwater action, we are less than 10 min. from the east end of the Cape Cod Canal, the most popular fishing area on the Cape. Adjacent to the canal is the tidal estuary called Mill Creek (locals refer to it as "Old Harbor"), where many fly-rodders try their luck. Scorton Creek, another spot popular with fly fishermen, is also close by and Sandy Neck Beach, where 4-wheel drive vehicles can hit the sand, is a short hop from there.
For those looking to fish Nantucket Sound, a short drive to the south will take you to the popular bluefishing areas known as South Cape Beach and Popponesset/New Seabury. Popponesset is also the home of the renowned striped bass hole called "The Spit".
For fans of Freshwater fishing Peter's Pond, which is heavily stocked each spring with trout, and Mashpee-Wakeby, home to some of the best largemouth bass fishing in the state, are a stones throw away. There are also many other ponds, offering every type of fishing imaginable, within a few short miles of our store. Freshwater fishing on Cape Cod is vastly underrated! Don't miss out!
For detailed directions to our store, click on the About Us link.
Stay in touch with this website for regular fishing updates! There will be a quick report listed at the bottom of the homepage, with a more detailed report in the Fishing Report section.
Trout Contest- The annual Forestdale Bait and Tackle trout fishing contest begins Apri 1 and runs through October 15. Longest trout wins the prize!
Fishing Report- June 14, 2018
FW- Trout moving deeper but action is steady. Fish are mostly in 10-15 ft. Best bets are Peters Pond, Mashpee/Wakeby and Hamblins Pond. Powerbait best overall. Live shiners good for larger fish. Gold spoons, small crankbaits and spinners also good as are worms. Bass fishing very good. Shallow water ponds like Santuit best for largemouth. Mashpee/Wakeby and Snake Pond good for smallmouth.
SW- Decent number of 14"-28" striped bass in bays, inlets and estuaries with some 28"+ fish in spots. Scup plentiful. Bluefish spotty. Cotuit/Popponesset best. Barnstable Harbor good with bass to 38". Canal east end good early a.m. Seabass excellent in Nantucket Sound. Fluke getting going as well.
See the fishing report section of this website for much more detail!
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