Cape Cod Fishing Reports
August 03, 2010
Good day everyone! I hope your summer is going great, even as we try to get through this lull period in fishing. All hope is not lost though; reports of some fish around are still slowly streaming in.
Even in the Bay, fishing has slowed down to a dull roar; boats have been stacked up in the channel of Barnstable Harbor, the Fingers, the Parking Lot, the Dump, Billingsgate and Race Point with a very slim success rate. Most anglers have been trolling bunker spoons, tubes and jigs, and are finding it very difficult to even bag a bluefish. So after spending my Sunday skunked in the bay, I had the privilege first thing Tuesday morning to weigh in a 40.80 pound bass. This striper was landed before sun up on a live eel off a jetty in Plymouth.
Steve Reininghouse with his 40.8lb bass caught from shore Reininghouse 40lb Bass
I also received a report from two photographers who watched a feeding frenzy spark up near the Cold Storage beach jetty in Dennis. They also witnessed a few fisherman cast into the blitz and land several bluefish and even a striper. Other reports consisted of schoolie stripers in vast numbers in the canal attacking your gear like a herd of blues, and some schoolie and barely legal bass action in Barnstable harbor. So I've come to the conclusion that there are bass on the Northside, you just have to put in your time and work your tail off for them. So with the bass fishing turning into bass wishing, the tuna bite seems to be more productive. On my Bay pleasure cruise on Sunday the radio was nonstop with excited tuna fisherman hammering tuna on rod and reel and on the stick boats. Most boats were working from Peaked Hill up to Stellwagen and were having great success with live menhaden, trolling gear and some top water soft plastics action. So I guess it's time to go tuna fishing instead of bass wishing.
For the first time this season it seems that the Southside is actually somewhat better fishing then the Northside. Some reports have come in of bass and bluefish at Monomoy, but the fish have been very picky, soft plastics have been the only things producing well. The fisherman I spoke with claimed that there has been more fish at Monomoy then they have ever seen. Excellent reports have also come in from Gayhead and Nomans. Many anglers at these spots reported success chunking, or live lining menhaden for some 20 plus pound bass and some big blues. There have also been reports of legal sized fluke and some monster scup taken from these spots. The funny fish are also reported to still be south of the islands but are slowly making their way up.
Well I hope everyone is able to get some fishing in!
Sports Port Bass & Blues Tourney Standings as of 7/28/10 9am
Sports Port Bass & Blues Tourney Standings as of 8/4/10
1. Steve Reininghous 40.80 lbs
2. Brian Wilson 37.15 lbs
3. Norm Bouchard 37.10 lbs
1. Jeff Capute 13.55 lbs
2. John Goyette 10.50 lbs
3. Norm Bouchard 9.50 lbs
The Sports Port
149 West Main St
Hyannis, MA 02601