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What a strange week it’s been. After a slug of big bass moved into the bay last week things were primed to break wide open this week. Instead the fishing has tuned on its head and really have slowed down the past few day. Its almost like the fish know the commercial season striped bass season opened this week.
General theme of the week is that legal sized fish have been hard to come by. With the new moon upcoming on 7/2 lets hope it turns these fish on from the finicky state they are in now.
Tuna starting to show up in more number best action this early season has been on Stellwagen with fish in the 73-85 inch range taking bars. Also word a few are hooking up trolling hoo.
1. Off Chatham there is report of boats getting into a live bait bite on wednesday.
2. Western edge middle bank down to SWC has been the best.
3. Report of fish east of Chatham on live bait on Wednesday.
Striped Bass Alot of small to medium sized fish in the bay.
1. The most consistent bite has been down off billingsgate with fish into the mid to high 30" range.
2. West end of the canal conitues to give up quality fish if not spectacular. Canal is shaping up to be a zoo this week with the breaking tides and new moon.
3. Race point down to the backside has not materialized to date and has generally been slow. Wood end is a better play. Word is bait has started to show up in the area and its a place to monitor with the new moon this week.
Consensus is that fish are finicky and and are not keying in on Mack’s as usual past few years.
Artificial mainly top water are fishing slightly better.
1. Flounder bite off Barnstable continues to be lights out boats gettting their limits fairly easily.
2. Boston harbor is still fishing well but the fish are on their march east channels heading out of the harbor are doing the trick.
1. There is still squid in the bay off the gurnet but more on the east side of CCB.
2. Pogies are slowly showing up on the north shore and Boston harbor but not thick
3. Mackerel are still here in numbers but a lot of the small spikes. Bluefish are on there way so Mack’s will disappear shortly.