Not far offshore the bottom drops off considerably and depths of 100 feet are located within just a few miles of the beach. A strong and swift ocean current mixes cold water and nutrients, attracting a melting pot of different species of fish, mammals, sharks and birds.
I first fished east of Chatham when I was in my early twenties, and compared to other areas of the Cape, the waters east of Chatham are still relatively new to me. However in the past decade I’ve learned a lot about the fishery (and the fog).
In this post I will focus on the month of July, which is when I most often find myself making the trek to Chatham. We’ll discuss bluefin tuna, whales, bait, general areas and other tips I feel are worth mentioning to anyone fishing east of Chatham this July.
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!