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Falmouth Bait & Tackle

October 21, 2019:
Christian at Falmouth Bait & Tackle said that while the canyon conditions were generally not conducive to fishing last week, the bluefin bite around the Cape has more than made up for it. The days leading up to the last storm featured some absolutely savage topwater action, with some boats tallying as many as seven fish per trip. On other days, the tuna wanted trolled baits, giving the upper hand to those ready with some rigged ballyhoo to pull behind the boat. This goes to show that regardless of your preference in tactics, you need to show up prepared for whatever the fish may want. Thankfully, the bait and fish have stuck around after the storm. Recreational and giant-class tuna were reported off of Nauset and east of Chatham over the weekend.

Previous Reports

  • September 30, 2019 Open or Close

    Christian at Falmouth Bait & Tackle reports that there was plenty of action for shark fishermen this week, but it was almost all in the form of blue sharks. Recreational-class bluefin were found in decent numbers east of Chatham, off Nauset, and on the southwest corner and Middle Bank of Stellwagen. A few customers went to the canyons over the weekend, but nobody had called in a report when we spoke.

  • September 23, 2019 Open or Close

    The crew at Falmouth Bait & Tackle spoke of a general slow-down in bluefin activity over the past week. Stellwagen had been decent for recreational-class bluefin, but that seems to have slowed a bit. Giants were still being hooked down around the BB buoy, but remember, those fish all must be promptly returned due to the closure. Canyon intel was tough to come by with the offshore forecast this week, but folks were heading out over the weekend to get the ball rolling again.

  • September 16, 2019 Open or Close

    The crew over at Falmouth Bait & Tackle reported good bluefin fishing for recreational-class fish around Crab Ledge and the BB buoy. There were giants mixed-in which kept the commercial guys busy prior to the closure. Unfortunately, the weather kept people out of the canyons this week, but there were some vessels heading out to Hydro and Welker on Sunday to take advantage of the weather window.

  • September 9, 2019 Open or Close

    The crew at Falmouth Bait & Tackle was excited to pass along that there were bluefin around some of the usual haunts east of Chatham after the blow. They had heard that the BB buoy area still had some giants, and there have been smaller fish moving in as well. Everyone is foaming at the mouth to get back out to the canyons for a few final trips before summer is over.

Falmouth Bait & Tackle

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

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