This October I've been chasing stripers as they migrate south through the weed beds, ledges and rock piles of Buzzard's Bay.
Surfcasting here is very different than surfcasting in other areas throughout Cape Cod.
Aside from the swift currents and huge rocks, private property and no trespassing signs are posted all over creation. Buzzard's Bay is a challenging place to fish.
Due to these challenges there are still many miles of Buzzard's Bay coastline which I am yet to fish. Some of these areas I have fished before from a boat, but only recently have I tried accessing them on foot.
Quite often I "strike out" and fail to find a suitable place to park and legally access the shoreline. However, I figured I had to try again when I my friend Todd (pictured below) tipped me off to a spot holding bass up to 46 inches.
Quite often I "strike out" and fail to find a suitable place to park and legally access the shoreline. However, I figured I had to try again when I my friend Todd tipped me off to a spot holding bass up to 46 inches.
In this area the current sweeps along the beach at an alarming rate, and the bottom drops off very quickly. There are lots of boulders and weed beds, and the bass often swim very close to shore.
happened to already be fishing with my cousin Kevin (who hosts the MFCC podcast) when I received I heard about Todd's 46 inch striper. Immediately I pulled up Google Earth and began searching for a way to access the spot.