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Buzzard’s Bay Fishing Report | Part 1

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Fishing Buzzard’s Bay is a great idea right now, because striped bass often show up in Buzzard’s Bay before they show up in other areas of the Cape. In recent years my first striper of the season has been caught in Buzzard’s Bay.

In this trip I fished numerous locales throughout Buzzard’s Bay, in search of my first striped bass of the 2014 season.

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Extended Buzzard’s Bay Fishing Report | Part 1

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Despite being so far into the upper reaches of this estuary, there was still a fantastic chance that I would find stripers. Hungry spring stripers have no problem following River Herring way back into estuaries, virtually into freshwater.

Conditions were picture perfect and there was bait around. I had a good feeling as I continued casting around.

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Lower Cape Cod Fishing Report | Searching For My 1st Schoolie

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In this Lower Cape Cod fishing report I swung into Coast Guard Beach in Eastham just in time to catch this magnificent sunrise. I can’t imagine a better way to start my day.

The sunrises, landscapes and scenery are three of the main reasons why I love fishing Lower Cape Cod. The opportunity for catching some awfully nice striped bass is, of course, a main motivator as well.

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Extended Lower Cape Cod Fishing Report | Searching For My 1st Schoolie

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The tide was low and still dropping. A few birds dove here and there in the shallows and I caught a glimpse of a few ospreys high in the sky.

After wading around and casting without any bites, I decided to venture down an old dirt road I had passed by earlier in the morning. I wasn’t sure where the road led to and it did not look as if anyone had driven the road in months.

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I Just Found The Place To Catch A 25 Pounder In 2 Feet Of Water

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Earlier this week I was able to squeeze in another early-spring Cape Cod fishing adventure. Stripers could arrive any day now on Cape Cod and I will admit that I am pretty excited.

During this trip I hoped I would stumble across one of those very rare keeper-size holdover striped bass that I have been hearing so much about. Either way I planned on scoping out one particular place,where I feel big bass enter skinny water virtually undetected.

What I ended up discovering was that at dead low tide, when most spots were high and dry, multiple deep pools and holes throughout this particular area still had 2-8 feet of water in them.

Whenever I discover deep pools and holes like these, I make sure to take note, because these are the places where 25 pound striped bass like to sneak into, especially under the cover of darkness.

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Cape Cod Sea Run Trout Fishing Report

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There exists on Cape Cod a fish which eludes most saltwater fishermen for the entirety of their lives. Even anglers who specifically target this fish, expect to make 1,000 or more, well placed casts, before ever generating a bite.

I am not referring to the super elusive giant bluefin tuna, which will soon roam the deep basins off Cape Cod’s coast. I’m not talking about moby cow stripers either.

Cape Cod’s “fish of a thousands casts” is relatively small, resides in calm and clear streams. rivers and tidal creeks and can be caught using the lightest of tackle.

The fish is none other than the incredibly elusive Searun Trout.

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Extended Cape Cod Sea Run Trout Fishing Report

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There was not a soul around as I made my way into the woods.

It was only minutes before I saw another hawk, and then an osprey flying high in the sky.

I feel that having these birds around is a good sign because they too are hoping to catch fish.

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Keeper Striped Bass Cape Cod Fishing Report

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Man was it nice to be outside this weekend. I hope you were able to enjoy this fantastic weather!

After hearing a rumor about a keeper striped bass being weighed in at a one of our local Cape Cod bait and tackle shops, I decided I had to investigate.

I felt my odds of success would increase due to the warm weather. Regardless I would need effort, patience and a whole lot of luck to find one of these incredibly rare 40 inch holdover stripers.

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Cape Cod Freshwater Fishing Report

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“Eh boy” is what I recall silently saying to myself as I peered down at the sheer vertical drop in front of me.

The gently sloping gradient I had followed through the woods ended abruptly at this very spot, but I still had another 50 yards to cover before I would reach the edge of the pond.

I wanted to fish away from other anglers and scaling this dropoff was the final step in manifesting that reality.

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Extended Cape Cod Fishing Report

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I was only fishing for several minutes before I heard a fish break the surface.

There was a slight breeze and small chop sweeping over the pond, so I wasn’t able to visually locate the fish. Yet based on the audio it produced, I knew it was just out of casting range.

Regardless it was a good sign.

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