After sorting out some boat issues, ran the first charter of the year yesterday. Fantastic weather, seas and fish. Vertical jigging mainly, although the fish did come to the surface a few times. Multiple keepers all trip long, largest just over forty inches, most in the thirty two to thirty six inch range, only a few shorts.
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Cape Cod Fishing Reports
The bigger fish have moved in, although there are a ton of smaller fish around as well. Mike the Eggman took fish on the fly up to 32 inches walking the Race Pt beaches, the kayackers hammered them around the lighthouse and the boats got them from Long Pt. all the way around to the backside, find the birds find the fish.
May 20 Fish!!!
Buddy Mike killing me with reports of tons of 30 inch plus bass in Cape Cod Bay, close to our home port! Stripers eating baby haddock, even choking on some and floating to the surface, two for the price of one.
First post of the year! May 16
Hello all, welcome back. FYI – if the posting here is a little Kate, check our Facebook page, it might be more up to date.
The fish are here, stripers, mainly schoolies for the last two weeks, bay and ocean side. The past 3-4 days saw keepers, 28-30 inches, being caught from the shore. The lobster divers report bigger fish out deeper, boat only fish.
Haddock on fire, down the ocean backside and out to the bank. Recreational 15 per angler so it’s worth it.
Although the few who caught fish would never say, there were keeper bass caught these past few days up here. With the southwest winds happening, night action along stretches of Herring Cove beach up to Wood End produced well, as did some of the Truro Oceanside beaches. Obviously a lot of walking and casting to track the fish down.
Catatonic tells me about 30 blues and a few close to keeper sized bass were caught off of Race Pt yesterday, all surfcasting from shore. Maybe the fish are just late getting here? No tuna for us yesterday, hopefully today.
Columbus Day Weekend and hardly anyone out here fishing, a sign of the times. Had an afternoon charter – marked a lot of mackerel, but zilch on stripers and blues, has to be one of the worst fall runs up around here. Tuna still active, that’s good news.
Today is the last day Nelsons will be open for the season, or forever for that matter as most of you know we are shutting the shop down. We will still be doing charters on the Beth Ann, writing fishing reports, as well as the weekly article in the Provincetown Banner. So until next May, be safe, and hopefully healthy, and we’ll see you next year on the Beth Ann.
Big winds finally stated to slow down,no on was really fishing hard so no reports. Going to get the Beth Ann from Rock Harbor and go back to Ptown, will look on my way back for fish in the bay and let you know. Tuna should be hot on the backside.
Heard of some bluefish from the Herring Cove parking lot yesterday. Also, one fellow caught 15 pound bluefish, which also had keeper striped bass mixed in with them, for three straight hours yesterday on a bay beach in Truro.
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Ok, no reports as there only are about 3 people fishing up around here. Seriously though, no stripers yet, and blues are now every once in a while, first light on the beach maybe, but we can find them on the boats. But, with 30 plus knot winds from yesterday and for the next five days there will be no fishing from the boats.
Shop open this weekend fri, sat and Sunday, as during the week it doesn’t make sense to stay open for one or two people. Everything left is half off, or “make me an offer”. Still spools of line, leader material, small diamond jigs, a lot of squid jigs!!!, sunglasses, knives, Finstrike and spro hardware and rigs, grunyon type Orange raingear plus a bunch of other miscellaneous stuff.