With the strong WSW wind of early last week, I decided to fish and explore the protected beaches of Lower Cape Cod.
I figured that the strong, consistent winds might have blown a lot of life into this particular area of the Lower Cape.
I had just stocked up on new plugs from the Goose Hummock in Orleans a few days prior. The knowledgeable staff informed me that the ever-productive Daiwa SP minnow has been catching lately along the beaches. With fresh swimming plugs in hand, I was looking forward to the next few days of fishing.
In the days leading up to this trip, I was able to get into some fish in the mid-20” range. It was tough fishing in the strong WSW wind, but productive nonetheless for myself and many other anglers!
The Night Of May 17th
The winds had slowed down, the water was calmer, and the tides coincided nicely with nightfall. It certainly seemed like a fishy evening upon arrival at the beach.
Some walking is all that’s necessary to find a variety of productive structure in this location. Typical of fishing along the Cape’s expansive beaches, finding differences in the beach structure was key.
In this case, it was an outward bend of the beach that provided easy casting into some marginally deeper water. Perhaps this slight change in structure is one of the reasons why anglers often visit this particular beach.
Andrew Burke just graduated with a bachelors degree in marketing from UMASS Amherst. Andrew is a Content Creator for My Fishing Cape Cod, and is also available for hire as a freelance videographer. He can be reached at Andrew@myfishingcapecod.com