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Cape Cod Fishing Reports
July 8, 2010

Bass Blitz
I have contemplated quitting my job and living on my boat so I don't have to deal with the trauma of missing a blitz like the Sunday blitz in the Bay. On Saturday many reports came in of nice bass hitting bunker spoons at the Fingers and the Parking Lot. Some had success on tube and worm, but most reports were consistent with bunker spoons. Then came Monday morning; all day Monday and into Tuesday the phone rang off the hook with exuberant anglers trying to explain the fishing, like they won the lottery, twice in one day. I was able to decipher that there was a large school of big bass that moved through the canal on Sunday, which resulted in a morning and afternoon blitz off the Fingers. Tales of top water glory resulting in fish into the forty pound range came pouring into the shop. I hope many of you were able to get a piece of this action. And because I didn't, I would like it if you would stop telling these epic tales of the "best fishing in my life, and I'm no spring chicken."
bass blitz
Brian Wilson 37lb Striper

In other news, reports of bass and blues at Billingsgate and the Race are still strong. Umbrella rigs, wire line jigging and live lining seem to be the consistent choice. Barnstable harbor has also been as reliable as a geyser, constantly producing fish to those with patience or insomnia. The tuna fishing in the Bay has still been steady with fish at Stellwagen and Peaked Hill. As you have probably heard NMFS closed the Tuna fishing for 73in and larger. Here is the link to the announcement:
NMFS Closes Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Northern Area Trophy Fishery.
The bite has picked up some for the boat fisherman, with some nice stripers and blues returning to the rips around Monomoy and the Nauset inlet. Some reports of stripers around the islands have murmured around here and there, with talk of bass at Squibnocket and Gayhead. The fluke is still a tough numbers game with many people hauling a lot of fluke but finding it tough to hit the 18.5" limit. The party boats are still finding plenty of sea bass and fluke to keep the ships sailing daily. With the water warming so rapidly, hopefully we will all soon be rewarded with the bonito and false albacore.

Good Fishing!
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Hyannis, MA 02601-3736
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