Freshwater- June 14, 2018- Trout are moving into deeper water but fishing has been very good. Powerbait doing best with mosly rainbows but live shiners and blown up nightcrawlers good bets for the brown trout, some of which are 20"+. Small gold spoons and spinners also good as are small swimming plugs and getting the lure down to the fish is the trick. Peters Pond, Hamblins Pond, Spectacle Pond and Mashpee/Wakeby good spots to try.
Bass fishing is very good with shiners best for both largemouth and smallmouth bass. Soft plastics good lure choice for largemouth. Tubes and crankbaits good for smallies. Topwater action also now good, especially late day. Santuit Pond and Shawme Pond good for largemouth. Mashpee/Wakeby, Snake and Hamblins best for smallmouth. Pickerel and perch also hitting well as are sunfish. Worms best for perch and sunnies.
Saltwater- Good numbers of 14"-28" striped bass are in the south coastal areas and in Buzzards Bay with some bigger ones mixing in at times. Inlets and inner bay areas and estuaries best but beaches have also been productive in spots. Soft plastics, jigs and small- medium sized surface plugs good lure choices as are metals. Swimming plugs good after dark and best chance for a good fish is at night.
There are bluefish in the area and while action has picked up, especially at Oregon Beach in Cotuit and Popponesset, it is still spotty. Dowses and South Cape Beach are also good spots to try. Topwater plugs like Roberts Rangers or Creek Chub Striper Strikes or metals like Kastmasters are good lure options. Chunk mackerel or pogies good choices for chunking bait.
Black Seabass fishing is excellent. Buzzards Bay, Nantucket Sound and Vineyard Sound all good spots to try. Rockpiles, wrecks and shoals/drop off areas good. Warning- Sea Robins...which exist in huge numbers this year.....are likely to harass anyone chasing Seabass or Scup. (They are good to eat, tho.) Scup some 2lbs and up, also being caught and fluke season is also now open with a few nice ones being reported.
Canal has been good with early a.m. at the east end best. There are also squid at the bulkhead so chasing them is an option.
Scorton Creek, Mill Creek (Old Harbor) and Barnstable harbor are also holding decent numbers of fish. Most are 12"-28" but live-lining or chunking mackerel in the Barnstable Harbor area has been very good at times with bass to 38" being caught. Billingsgate Shoal and the surrounding area also going well with a few nice fish mixing in with the abundant schoolies. P-town as well.
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