Cape Cod Bay can be a great place to splash a boat. The fishing can be good, and during summer the predominant southwest winds don't create as much of a chop as they do in places like Buzzard's Bay or Nantucket Sound.
Of course there are still certain aspects of Cape Cod Bay that are important to consider - from a safety standpoint - before hitting the water.
During the 2018 season captain Shawn Brule of TowBoatUS Cape Cod/Plymouth provided us with these boat safety tips for Cape Cod Bay, which you can watch by clicking play below.
Before heading out on a trip across Cape Cod Bay, consider joining BoatUS as a member - which starts at $149/ year for unlimited saltwater towing. Members of My Fishing Cape Cod can use their BoatUS discount code to receive 10% off.
Cape Cod Bay is a large body of water, and not being a member of TowBoat US could result in an expensive tow back to the dock. I have used TowBoat's services twice now in Cape Cod Bay and in total those tows would of cost me $1,700 if I was not a member of BoatUS.
I’m fortunate to have grown up on the beach, and I’ve been fishing since kindergarten. I have great family, friends and fishing experiences to be thankful for. Just being out there is enough-catching fish is just a bonus!