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Cape Cod Fishing Reports
July 8, 2010

Hello everyone!! I hope everyone had a great Fourth of July weekend, considering the awesome weather we were granted.

Nantucket Sound
The fishing has unfortunately slowed down to a screeching halt due to the extreme heat waves. The striped bass prefers temperatures from 55 degrees to 68 degrees; with the Sound hitting temperatures over 70 degrees, the striper has become very sluggish and continues to search for deeper and cooler water. This puts a great deal of strain on surf and boat fisherman in the sound alike. Not all hope is lost though! Bass fishing around the vineyard has improved greatly, with much bigger bass moving into Gay head, Squibnocket and the Elizabeth islands. Many anglers have had great success at these spots with live scup or American eels. Monomoy has seemed to completely die off with most reports only consisting of bluefish and an occasional bass here and there. Reports came in today of a large school of bass hanging in deep water off of the Nauset inlet hitting tubes on the troll. The tuna action is still steady with reports of bluefin and yellowfin at the canyons and on their way up. The fluke bite is on; however many anglers are finding it difficult to reach the minimum size limit.
Nolan, Nathan and Dave Ryan

Cape Cod Bay
In the Bay, the bass fishing has remained to be more then decent. Race point still has many bass on the deep drop off hitting wire line jigs, tubes and live lining eels. Billingsgate also has reports of big bass and blues hitting umbrella rigs on the troll. The tuna bite is also still phenomenal in the bay with giant pods of them feeding on sand eels on the surface. The Fingers, Race Point, Peaked Hill and Stellwagen have had the most consistent reports of tuna. The canal has also had some reports three days ago of 40lb stripers hitting Sebiles and top water plugs in the early morning.

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