- Written by Skip Cornell
- Published: 01 August 2012
Across Cape Cod Bay into the Plymouth and Duxbury area, fishing remains fairly good with lots of fluke and flounder. Night or early morning fishing off Brown’s Bank with a tube and worm on lead core line has been paying off with some nice keeper stripers. Live bait (pogies) has been working well around Clark’s Island and so-so in Warren’s Cove. Night fishing seems to be your best bet to land a striper now that water temperatures are high and lots of beach goers and boat traffic are in full force. Find some live pogies and fish them in Duxbury or Plymouth Bay and your chances turn really well. Fluke rigs tipped with squid or clams or even sea worms are great baits for fluke. Try fishing on the outgoing tides and in any of the sandy bottom channels throughout the Bay. There are plenty of small bluefish around and even a few medium size ones.
At the Gurnet, around the large rocks, live bait fishing seems to work with a few keeper-stripers being caught. The High Pines Ledge and Duxbury Beach areas are having a slowdown on stripers, but there are still some being caught. Over at Green Harbor around the Burke’s Beach area fluke and flounder fishing is HOT-HOT-HOT, with many keeper size fluke. Again, fluke rigs tipped with sea worms or squid do the trick. Don’t forget to practice catch and release, too. Fishing from the jetties is basically a nighttime deal with only a few keeper stripers being caught. Chunk bait is working the best here at high water. Fishing from Bluefish Cove to the North River is already in the dog days of August. Mackerel are getting very hard to find here also, but if you do find some go inside the North River. There have been some good keeper-sized stripers feeding on live bait. Soft plastic baits like Shankas also have been working well all the way up the river to the Union Street Bridge.
Here’s the update on the Monster Shark Tournament held on July 20 and July 21 on Martha’s Vineyard:
Largest porbeagle: 447 pounds caught by Lady Diana
Largest thresher: 446 pounds caught by Island Rose
Largest mako: 411 pounds caught by Indian Princess
LOCAL ANGLERS WITH GREAT CATCHES:
Thresher: 403 pounds caught by Ocean Runner
Thresher: 283 pounds caught by Sum Fun
Mako: 231 pounds caught by Fortunate
Don’t forget to take a kid fishing!