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October 15, 2018:
We spoke with Jeff from Maco's Bait and Tackle who reported some very good tautog fishing with specimens up to and over 8.8 pounds this weekend mostly from western Buzzards Bay and the west Falmouth rockpiles. A few good tog came from the area of the Maritime Academy. The striper bite was decent for most of the week with the sharpies taking quality bass on eels and big, white shads. Jeff reminds readers that the daily bag limit on tog increases from three to five fish as of October 15th.

Previous Reports

  • October 8, 2018 Open or Close

    The Maritime area has been giving up some albies as well as tautog this past week according to Matt at Maco's Bait and Tackle. Although the stocking trucks have been dumping trout in local ponds he told of some very good tautog fishing taking place in western Buzzards Bay where quite a few tog in the 18- to 20-inch class have been taken. The Canal has been hot and cold with a decent pre-dawn bite which has consisted of many school-sized fish. The shop has a great selection of tog and striper gear and one of the best inventory of eels and green crabs.

  • October 1, 2018 Open or Close

    The Canal has bene giving up fish, but it's not the crazy bite that it usually is during one of those memorable ditch blitzes. Jerry at Maco's Bait and Tackle told of a run on live eels that were producing better fish in the east end towards the end of the week. Some guys were buying their fresh pogies and chunking with success for legal bass and blues up to teen size. Some of the bottom fishermen had returned to the shop with limits of tog in the four to six-pound class taken on their green crabs. There are still reports of small green bonito working both ends of the Canal and up towards the Plymouth area.

  • September 24, 2018 Open or Close

    Matt at Maco's Bait and Tackle told of some very good action in the mid-Canal and the Herring Run area where fish in the 25- to 32-inch class were taking jigs, plastics and topwater plugs. His friend Joseph had a good run of fish in the 28- to 34-inch class using a Sebile Magic swimmer while fishing closer to the west end. Lots of crabs are being sold as the tautog bite in western Buzzards Bay is improving weekly. Customers fishing the tube and worm around Scorton Ledge are still taking some nice keepers.

  • September 17, 2018 Open or Close

    It was another very busy weekend at Maco's Bait and Tackle where their large supply of live eels has been a major attraction to Canal and Cape Cod Bay fishermen. Not far from their door there are albies and bonito working from Woods Hole all along the Falmouth shore and up into the Canal. There are tiny bonito in the east end of the Canal and up along the Cape Cod Bay shore all the way to Race Point where 10- and 12-inch bones are being caught by surf fishermen. The Canal has been slow with lots of small bass and a few fish in the 30-inch class on a daily basis with very few jumbos reported this week. Jerry said the guys with the eels were doing better in the Canal while working night tides.

Maco's Bait & Tackle

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

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