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October 15, 2018:
Billy from Falmouth Bait and Tackle reported a surface water temperature of 67.8 degrees at Old Silver Beach where the albies were tearing into peanut bunker that were littering the shoreline. That bite attracted quite a following. A few of their customers were hitting western Buzzards Bay for tautog and Bird Island and Cleveland Ledge were two of the productive hot spots. Bass and albies were the attraction at the Canal and the good word was the number of smaller and legal tuna that had moved into the Stellwagen area as well as Crab Ledge and the Sword.

Previous Reports

  • October 8, 2018 Open or Close

    Rory from Falmouth Bait and Tackle said the bass fishing has been limited to schoolies in most areas with an occasional report of a decent-sized fish from the Canal. The commercial striper fleet has not yet reached their quota, but there were reports of some bigger stripers holding in 60 feet of water off Chatham where some good catches have been made. The offshore boats have stayed closer to home and a few of them have been concentrating on the good tautog fishing. The herring fry have been dumping out of the salt ponds where stripers to 35 inches and many more small bass have been waiting and showing a marked preference for small, blue swimming plugs.

  • October 1, 2018 Open or Close

    The wind came up on Sunday morning, and Christian of Falmouth Bait and Tackle made the right choice in turning around rather than beat up his boat and crew. The offshore bite has been good around the Sword, but this past week it was a matter of being in the right place at the right time. Rory told of some good striper fishing with lots of schoolies and micro bass along with keepers for those sharpies using eels at dawn and after sunset. The fish were mostly shorts with some keepers breaking the 30-inch class. The Canal was hot mid-week, then it cooled off toward the weekend with only a few hot bites around a bait-filled east end and some first light topwater action in the west end. There are still a few albies around with a decent first light bight reported outside of Waquoit on Saturday morning.

  • September 24, 2018 Open or Close

    Rory from Falmouth Bait and Tackle told of some good striper fishing with lots of schoolies, but the excitement is the big news of the assault of the albies from Woods Hole to Waquoit with almost everyone in pursuit having an opportunity of hooking up. Some of those fork tails are in the 6- to 10-pound class and are hitting almost any size and color of the hot lures. The word on tog is that some are being caught and the bite should improve with the north winds and cooler water. The offshore bite was put on hold due to wind and ugly weather.

  • September 17, 2018 Open or Close

    Billie from Falmouth Bait and Tackle was recovering from a week of overfishing albies and bones using his newest weapon, an Albie Snax soft bait on a jig. When the fish were balled up but not breaching they were catching them on that lure. There are albies in western Buzzards and all along the coastline of Nantucket Sound. These albies are not shy about taking a lure. On the other hand, the bass fishing has been mostly schoolie action in the harbors and bays. The offshore action has been on hold due to the unsettled weather but should get going again by mid-week as more boats begin heading out to blue water in search of tuna, marlin and mahi.

Falmouth Bait & Tackle

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

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