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July 16, 2018:
The bluewater season has arrived, and Christian at Falmouth Bait and Tackle told of some unbelievable fishing for the savvy skipper Scott Clay who boated six bigeye tuna up to a whopping 205 pounds which might have secured a win in this week's Grand Prix. There are reports of tuna in Cape Cod Bay, off Stellwagen and east of Chatham. The striper fishing is off the charts in the east end of the Canal and all through the ditch with fish up to 41 pounds coming to the scales. They have the latest in offshore tackle and gear and a man who can rig and outfit a customer for tuna.



Previous Reports

  • July 9, 2018 Open or Close

    Billy at Falmouth Bait and Tackle was upbeat about the state of striper fishing although most of the catches have ranged from 25 to 32 inches with very few of the fish making the 34-inch commercial size. There are reports of an uptick in the fluke fishing in Vineyard Sound where more legal fish are being taken on the deeper sections of the shoals. A few guys are catching mackerel in the east end and running the Canal where they are hooking-up with some quality fish in the west end. A few of the fish are reported to be in the 20-pound class with very little news of any bluefish anywhere except the rips off Falmouth. The offshore Monomoy rips has been the place for numbers of bass and even there it's necessary to cull through numerous shorts.

  • July 2, 2018 Open or Close

    There were no tuna landed during the Tuna Fest, but one of their friends had one on for quite some time before it pulled the hook. That would have been a very valuable fish. The word from Rory at Falmouth Bait and Tackle was of good bass fishing on Middle Ground and his friend Kevin landed a striper close to 40 pounds on a live eel somewhere in the west end of the Canal. This should be the week that the offshore waters pop with sweltering temperatures influencing how close those fish might move inshore. They did have word of some yellowfin taken on a trip to pre-fish an upcoming tourney.

  • June 25, 2018 Open or Close

    Rory from Falmouth Bait and Tackle said the bass fishing in the Canal had improved over the past week with some decent-sized fish to 30 pounds from the east end where the mackerel have been holding. Barnstable harbor has also been producing quality fish for those live lining mackerel or chunking them. A few reports from locals who fished Sesuit was of good action from surf and boat. One of the shops offshore sharpies, Larry, hit the canyons this week and was rewarded with a bigeye and some small yellowfin for his scouting efforts.

  • June 18, 2018 Open or Close

    They have a customer from Falmouth Bait and Tackle exploring the canyons this weekend looking for tuna and whatever else may be available. It is always nice to learn that there are still a few pioneer anglers who don't wait for someone else to do the searching for them. Christian worked the Stars and Stripers tournament with two ex-New England Patriots and veterans on board his boat. Their big fish for the tourney was a 42-inch, 29-pound, 7-ounce striper. They weighed-in a few bass this week that came from the Canal and Woods Hole, but the best action has been in Nantucket Sound for larger bluefish on top and on the troll. Fluke and sea bass are filling a void in Vineyard Sound, but that action is spotty. Christian recommended staying tuned to the Damon Sacco tuna fest next weekend for news of what is happening offshore.

Falmouth Bait & Tackle

Falmouth Bait & Tackle
258 R Teaticket Hwy
Falmouth, MA 02536
phone: 508-457-0700


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