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Schoolie Stripers Have Reached As Far North As Duxbury, MA

Ryan Collins

My Fishing Cape Codders are consistently catching schoolie striped bass from Nantucket Sound, all the way north to Duxbury, MA.

The best action is coming from the bays, harbors and inlets of Buzzard's Bay and the Sounds, but schoolie stripers are now even feeding and being caught along the beaches of Cape Cod Bay. 

I haven't personally been able to do much fishing the past few days, but I have been following the posts here on MFCC from our members inside our private forum.

The rest of this post will provide a recap of what our members have been catching and encountering.


First Stripers From The Boat

Earlier today I was scrolling through the forum when I noticed the largest striper I have seen caught so far this spring. The fish was caught by Jon Brooks yesterday morning (May 1).

Jon found stripers from 8 inches all the way up to 26 inches, and there was a good amount of topwater action. 

MFCC member Byron DaSilva was also out fishing yesterday morning.

Byron invested a lot of fruitless casts to start, spending the first two hours without a bite. 

However, during the last hour of his trip the bass started to cooperate, and Byron ended up catching 7 bass on a variety of different lures. 

You can learn more in the forum by clicking here.

Good Action From Shore

Anthony Besaw put a hurting on the trout all winter and spring. 4 days ago Anthony and MFCC member Wyce Nasiri got into some beautiful bass from the beach!

Small Hogy Pro Tails worked well for Anthony. You can learn more about his trips in the forum by clicking here.

Brendan Breen also surprised me this past Monday April 29 by sending me photos of stripers in the twenty inch range caught way to the north in Duxbury, MA!

In addition to Brendan's report about stripers in Duxbury, I have also received confirmed reports of schoolies being caught along the beaches of Cape Cod Bay. 

In Conclusion

The photos and updates above are just a small preview of what's happening right now inside our forum.

Many folks from MFCC are hitting the beach and getting out on the water, catching stripers and also keeper-size tautog.

As we move into the weekend, please stay tuned to My Fishing Cape Cod for the latest updates.

Good luck and have fun if you are able to get out fishing!

Tight lines! 🎣

What do you think?

Let me know by commenting below.

  1. Thanks but the water temps never lie ! Now at 50 plus the bigger fish, 30 plus inches will be in by Wednesday or perhaps Friday at the very latest. The canal will start to show life with more the herring ! I will even betcha Boston Harbor has school bass this week. Fun times abound.

  2. Looking more and more like that sea lice carrying stripe bass you caught was the first one. Someone had to do it, why not you ? The bass are moving fast and are just south of Boston where the water is 48 degrees. These fish just don’t care about temps and weather but they do have the feed bag on. I bet you catch a keeper in the next 5 days.

    1. Hey Bill – that was a good prediction!

      One of our members (Mike Marcus) caught the first 28 inch “keeper” striper that I’m aware of this past Wednesday here on Cape.

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