Freshwater- September 17, 2017-  Trout now in 10+ft of water but fishing is good. Powerbait, worms and shiners all good bait options. Small spoons, spinners and crankbaits good lure choices with gold being the best color. Best ponds are Peter's and Hamblin's.
Bass fishing is very good.  Live shiners and nightcrawlers best but soft plastics like Yamamoto Senkos and crankbaits also working. Topwater good, especially in evening. Shallow water ponds with lily pads and other cover like Shawme best and evening has been the best time to go. Smallmouth are also hitting very well with Mashpee/Wakeby, Snake and John's best ponds. Pickerel, sunfish and perch also good. Worms best. 

Saltwater-   Canal has been very good at times but action is hit or miss. Early a.m. and night best times to go and jigging in the dark is most productive. Dawn topwater bite also good at times.
Bass fishing elsewhere is good with bays and inlets in Cotuit, Popponesset, Osterville and Waquoit or north coast creeks/estuaries/beaches in Sandwich  (Town Neck, Sandy Neck, Mill Creek, Scorton Creek) all worth a try. Most fish are 20"-28"  but quite a few keeper-sized fish are also around. South facing beaches like Oregon in Cotuit and Sandy Beach in New Seabury producing a few fish but spotty. Ditto South Cape Beach and Osterville/Wianno and a few bluefish are around as well. Evening best. If targeting  larger bass, live eels or chunk bait fished in the dark best, especially in areas with current. Bouncing a jig or soft plastic at night also a good option. The key is often deeper, moving water.
Boaters are doing  better with blues with Cotuit and Popponesset or Horseshoe Shoal good.
Black Seabass season is now closed but they are still available for catch and release..
False albacore are now here in very good numbers with Vineyard Sound and Nantucket Sound both good spots to try. Waquoit and Craigville also good.
If bonito are the target, The "Hooter" southeast of The Vineyard is best.

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