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November 13, 2017:
Hayden from Red Top Sporting Goods said many of the Canal regulars are still picking away at small bass around the east-end, but they realize they are nearing the end of the run. There were plenty of small bass moving out of the estuaries, and on Wednesday they caught some legal bass in mid Canal as fish in the 29- to 33-inch class moved through with a bunch of schoolies. Freshwater fishing is taking over, and they have all the bait and gear you need to extend your season.

Previous Reports

  • November 6, 2017 Open or Close

    The Canal is far from dead and with reports from Boston and Plymouth Harbor of schoolies and a few legal bass moving through there are quite a few guys taking schoolies from the east end and from the area of the Scusset Pier. Hayden from Red Top Sporting Goods said there was a 42 and a 34-inch class fish taken at the Herring Run a few days ago, but the majority of the stripers are sub-legal schoolies.

  • October 30, 2017 Open or Close

    There were plenty of guys working the Canal this week with catches being reported from the east to west end with decent action in the middle. AJ from Red Top Sporting Goods said there were mostly small fish and some albies and blues mixed-in. Based on what the ditch has been giving up over the past few months it was slow going, but no one was talking about hanging up their rods. The tautog fishing in the west end has been great with the shop dishing out plenty of green crabs and tog rigs all day long.

  • October 23, 2017 Open or Close

    There were some keepers taken from the Canal this week, but not as many or as big as over the past week. Spencer from Red Top Sporting Goods said the hot lure has been the Guppy pencil, but the Wally's have developed a good reputation as well. Our friend Ed Doherty had three small keepers in the 30-inch class from the east end this week but didn't see a lot of bigger fish taken from that area. There were some blues that made a run in the Canal and up around the Maritime, and the tog fishing is still pretty good around the Maritime wall and up around the Cleveland Ledge rockpiles.

  • October 16, 2017 Open or Close

    The word from Mark at Red Top Sporting Goods was of a modest week of fishing in the Canal even though they did weigh-in a 42-pounder taken from the ditch about mid-week. The angler provided no details on the catch. The Canal is loaded with more peanut bunker than most anglers have seen in years and no one is complaining. There are now some blues in the ditch and Bull had a few of them before showing up for work on Saturday morning. The west end is still the best place to look for tautog on the numerous rock piles.

Red Top Sporting Goods

Red Top Sporting Goods
265 Main Street
Buzzards Bay, MA 02532
phone: 508-759-3371

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