May 23

“Domesticated Stripers” Eating Clams Underwater!

by Ryan Collins

Last week I drove off-Cape to go flounder fishing with My Fishing Cape Cod member captain Jason Colby of Little Sister Charters. At this time of the year Jason runs weekly flounder fishing trips out of Quincy. I will write up a report about the flounder trip as soon as I can. 

In the meantime I wanted to share this video footage which Jason and I filmed back at his dock after the flounder trip. Jay had a bunch of flounder carcasses and leftover clams which he tossed overboard to the "domesticated stripers" living in his marina.

I have encountered "domesticated stripers" before in harbors on Cape Cod, but this was the first time I was able to film them underwater!

In addition to flounder fishing, I have also been fly fishing for stripers and fishing for black sea bass. I will post more reports and videos about those trips as soon as I can.

This past weekend I had great fun catching some quality stripers from shore with the fly rod. Stay tuned for more reports and videos coming soon!

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Tight lines! 🎣

About the author 

Ryan Collins

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!

  • When they were unloading dogfish at plymouth harbor, the stripers would hover under the pier waiting for the gutted embryos to be washed off the decks

  • This what we call chumming the area. This works very well even in the place we all call the Cape Cod Canal or some lonely beach front. The thing here you need to do it every day at about the same time to attract a following . Over the years some big fish were caught with this approach You do need a good source of bait to scatter or place inside a lobster trap in the canal and in weaved bags on the beach so that you can throw it out into the water . Another approach would be to buy a tote of Pogies, cut them and scatter the pieces where you plan to fish . As long as Mr. Colby is consistent, some big mommas will show up and all he will be able to do is watch them go crazy eating up what he is putting in the water . Peace and Prayers Carl

    • Good tips Carl, thanks! It was pretty awesome watching these fish sucking down the clams. I already have some areas in mind where I could probably give this a try on my own. However as you mention it will take some consistency to attract a following.

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