Fisheries and Wildlife have dispatched their trout trucks and stocked over 60,000 rainbows and 4,000 brown trout to various ponds across Massachusetts. You can go to the state’s website to find out which ponds get the fall trout stocking and when it was stocked.
Cape fishermen have reported that the trout are indeed more active now and spoons have been very effective in landing these freshwater fish.
On the salt water side of fishing, there is loads of bait in the southside bays and harbors. Feeding on that bait are lots of bluefish and some smaller sized striped bass. We are still getting sporadic reports of one or two albies being caught from shore, which proves that it never hurts to blind cast.
The Tautog bite is definitely picking up. Shawn stopped in on Friday to pick up some green crabs and reported back Saturday evening that they caught their limit of togs and not one short on the line. Thanks for the pics Shawn! If you ever have a photo you would like to share please email us.
Fishermen in the Canal have experienced hit or miss scenarios. Some have gone and been skunked or only finding schoolies, while other fishermen have been rewarded with hooking into a 40+ inch bass.
The northside boat fishermen have been finding some large bluefish. 16+ pound size range! Trolling squid imitations seem to work well as there has been some squid reported in/near the canal.
Last week there were reports of tuna in the Bay, but then it was discovered to be lots and lots of sunfish!
If the wind is too much for you to get out on the water today, then be sure to stop by Sports Port Too in Osterville to take advantage of our End of Season Sale. Our Hyannis store stays open year around, but SP Too will close for the season after Columbus Day weekend.