Freshwater- October 13, 2017- Trout fishing is very 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 still fairly good. Live shiners and nightcrawlers best but soft plastics like Berkley Powerworms and Yamamoto Senkos and shallow running crankbaits also good. Evening and early a.m. best times to go. Pickerel and perch also good. Worms best.
Saltwater- Canal is slow as the season winds down but some small fish are being caught at times.
Bass fishing elsewhere is spotty with mostly small bass and there are some 2-4 + lb. bluefish mixing in. Beaches, bays and inlets in Cotuit, Popponesset, Osterville and Waquoit good spots to try and the north coast creeks/estuaries/beaches in Sandwich (Town Neck, Sandy Neck, Mill Creek/Old Sandwich Harbor, Scorton Creek) are also possibilities as is Barnstable Harbor. Most bass are 10"-20" with only an occasional legal sized fish. Evening/night and early a.m. best times to go.
Boaters are still doing o.k. with blues with Cotuit, Osterville and Popponesset best. A few big blues are also in Cape Cod Bay.
False albacore are still around but they have become much harder to find. Buzzard's Bay, Vineyard Sound and Nantucket Sound good spots to try. Waquoit and Craigville also worth a few casts and there have also been some in the West end of the canal.
Tautog are also a good target with rocky areas and jetties best.
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