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Maco's Bait & Tackle

September 16, 2019:
While the Canal has been very colds Jerry at Maco's Bait and Tackle said the wind has been bad with leave all over the parking lots but there were some very good reports of tautog on nearby Buzzards Bay rockpiles. Also a few guys who did well togging off the south side of the Elizabeths fishing the broken bottom. There were schools of bones and albies were working bait but were very skittish. There were a few guys who caught several short fluke around the Mashnee area and those same people had to release some very nice black sea bass. Jerry suggested that when you are fishing Buzzards Bay for stripers, blues or tautog always have a light tackle rod rigged with a small silver lure to be ready for the bones and albies which are in a hit and run mode all over the bay and up into Vineyard Sound.

Previous Reports

  • September 9, 2019 Open or Close

    Despite the weather it was a busy morning at Maco's Bait and Tackle where Jerry told of some very good tautog and scup fishing and reported that the black sea bass season ends on September 8, so put them back carefully. A few guys were taking schoolies on jigs from the dike to the Maritime and up inside of Onset Bay. They still have plenty of eels and green crabs so stop in to say hello and pick up your bait.

  • September 2, 2019 Open or Close

    The word from Jerry at Maco's Bait and Tackle was of some very good fishing for bones and albies along both shores of western Buzzards Bay and up around Woods Hole where loads of school bass are also surface-feeding and providing some great topwater action. The Canal has slowed considerably, but the regulars who toss eels and jigs at first and last light are catching legal bass but are keeping quiet about it. A few customers came in on Saturday morning to restock on the plastic tails the blues have been docking all week long.

  • August 26, 2019 Open or Close

    No one was bragging about the Canal at Maco's Bait and Tackle where most of their crowd was cashing in on some very good bonito fishing right in the west end, up along the west Falmouth Shore as well as the area of the Maritime and the Bourne Bridge. There were also some very good sized albies caught in those same blitz conditions. One customer had a few nice sea bass while fishing the much deeper waters up towards Woods Hole where there were reports of lots of schoolies from there up the north shore to Robinsons Hole where loads of smaller blues have been docking lures with plastic tails. Jerry said there was plenty of action in their back yard if you know where to look for it.

  • August 19, 2019 Open or Close

    Matt from Maco's Bait and Tackle said he and his friends were some of the lucky anglers who fished the ditch on Wednesday under blitz conditions for most of the day. Stripers to 30 pounds were brought into the shop to be weighed-in along with a few blues. The area around the train bridge was one of the several hot spots. A few customers are taking some very nice legal fluke from the east end of the Mashnee Flats to the entrance to Onset Harbor where both bass and legal fluke are being harvested. They have the fluke and striper rigs that are getting the job done. Stop in and get yourself a few.

Maco's Bait & Tackle

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

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