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April 23, 2018:
Twitch at Maco's Bait and Tackle said he heard of some small tautog but so far nothing of keeper size. The squid boats are working off Falmouth and there were reports of a few squid taking in the immediate area of the Mass Maritime ship. There were rumors of fresh-run fish in the west end but no confirmation as yet. By next week it will be schoolies, tog and squid in all the usual haunts.



Previous Reports

  • April 16, 2018 Open or Close

    It was a cold and windy morning at Maco's Bait and Tackle, but that didn't put a damper on some trout fishermen who were going fishing regardless of the weather. Larry said the guys that are getting out are doing well on good-sized rainbow trout, a few browns and some nice pickerel and black bass. They just received their first shipment of green crabs this weekend and will be ready for the tautog which should begin moving in this week.

  • April 9, 2018 Open or Close

    Jeff was stocking the shelves at Maco's Bait and Tackle where our friend Tommy and his crew of hard core toggers were hoping to get word from one of the lobster boats about the first tog they find in their lobster traps. The water temperatures are flirting with 41, but it won't be long before the first herring followed by schoolies hit the west end and the shop has all the items you need to be ready for their arrival.

  • April 2, 2018 Open or Close

    Tommy from Maco's Bait and Tackle told this reporter they would have some legal tautog within a week or so and those fish would come from a few rockpiles in the west end of the Canal. Even though the water is still cold there are a few Wareham lobstermen who begin finding small tautog in their traps by the first week of April. The best place to look for schoolies around the 20th of the month would be up on the shallow flats of Buttermilk Bay where the water warms quickly. Anyone using a sea worm for bait might just hook one of the few winter flounder left in that area.

  • March 26, 2018 Open or Close

    Tommy from Maco's Bait and Tackle was working with Jeff to unload the boxes of tackle they ordered over the past month in order to have the shop ready for their April 1 opening. Their hours are not as yet set, but they will be carrying all the necessary trout and saltwater gear now that they have all this new space available. The Commodore told me about the good winter flounder fishing they once had in Buttermilk Bay and around the Maritime ship. Stop in and ask Tommy about where he would fish for winter flounder, and he might just surprise you.

Maco's Bait & Tackle

Maco's Bait & Tackle
3253 Cranberry Hwy
Buzzards Bay, MA 02532
phone: 508-759-9836


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