Fishing Cape Cod for Striped Bass
Today was a phenomenal day with picture perfect weather conditions and excellent fishing. I’m going on my 34th hour without any sleep so I’m just going to cut to the chase with this report so I can hit the hay and get some shut eye.
The bass fishing today was much better than I had envisioned for a hot, flat calm mid-July day. We found bass in all the mid-summer hot spots that we like to fish in the Bay, and fortunately for us they were more than willing to eat.[flagallery gid=5 name=Gallery]
It’s always nice when you mark a school of bass, and then a few seconds later a rod doubles over and a drag starts screaming. This was the case today, as the vast majority of marks on the sonar turned into a fish on the rod.
These bass were very aggressive and absolutely inhaled a tube, as long as it was trolled right in front of their faces. This meant getting the tube down to their level. For some reason, maybe water temperature related, most of the bass we caught today were taken deeper than usual.
The stripers today in the Bay ranged from 8 pounds all the way up to 32 pounds. We had numerous instances where we tripled up with one keeper striper, one schoolie striper, and one bluefish. Some of the bluefish were on the small side while others were absolutely enormous.
The bluefish would have driven me absolutely bonkers had we been primarily using eels or some other kind of live bait. Fortunately the bass were honed in on the tube and worm, which made dealing with all the bluefish much easier.
All in all we managed over 20 bass (17 of which were keepers) and somewhere in the vicinity of 30 – 40 bluefish.
It was a great day to say the least! I’m looking forward to getting back out there on the water soon.
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Take care and good luck!