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September 16, 2019:
The only legal bass reported this past week were those caught by skippers tossing eels up along the Elizabeths from Woods Hole to Quicks. Jim at Eastman's Sport and Tackle said those fish were legal bass from 30 to 38 inches with very few fish much heavier than the high 20-pound class. There was considerable action for albies and bonito with small blues mixed-in at Waquoit and Cotuit this week and those fish did not appear to be very picky. The good tides of last week did little to improve the action in the Canal so the next best hope is those fish begin moving down from Boston and Plymouth and into the east end of the Canal.



Previous Reports

  • September 9, 2019 Open or Close

    Guess who was at the counter at Eastman's Sport and Tackle this weekend? Jim was working and he said despite the wind and heavy rain, people were out and about and some were actually catching fish. The Sound was calm on his way into work this morning and there were guys out working school bass and bones under birds. They still have eels and a few guys were still able to get out and catch a few schoolies and some small bones. By the first of the week Dorian will be little more than a bad memory and hopefully the bones and albies will still be around and crushing the fine bait they have been feeding on for the past two weeks. Jim has a few lures that match that hatch and will put you on the fish.

  • September 2, 2019 Open or Close

    There are schoolies everywhere, but the fork-tail pursuit has taken over even the more sensible anglers are in all out bonito and albie mode. There are loads of bones all around the Vineyard with some big albies in the mix. Most of their customers are working the area off West Falmouth to Woods Home where there are a few sharpies using eels and taking keeper stripers. There are some big albies around according to their customers who are enjoying plenty of action on fork tails and all the schoolie bass you are able to count. Evan at Eastman's Sport and Tackle said he is still selling quite a few eels to the commercial striper fishermen and others who are working the Elizabeths before dawn and at sunset for their best options of catching some larger stripers. The best sea bass bite has been the area of 80 feet of water in and around Nomans Island where the occasional cod and trigger fish are also in residence.

  • August 26, 2019 Open or Close

    Evan and Chuck from Eastman's Sport and Tackle hit the Hooter last week in socked in fog but thanks to their radar were able to put together a good catch of bonito in the 2- to 3-pound class as well as a few albies. Again about mid-week, once again in fog they encountered bones just outside Falmouth Harbor to Nobska Point which were great sport with light tackle, particularly when they hooked into a few larger albies. The striper bite has not improved, particularly the daytime bite. It's been nights tossing eels that is putting a few keepers in the boat and that was what Captain Dave Peros has been doing. He picks up his eels at the shop and heads up along the Elizabeths where those snakes have been accounting for stripers in the 20-pound class. Evan had another report of albies in the 7-pound class tearing up lures and tackle from Falmouth to Poppy as there is plenty of small baitfish around those areas.

  • August 19, 2019 Open or Close

    The fishing has been good for the month of August with plenty of bonito, although most are on the small side, on the north shore of Falmouth up to Woods Hole and inside of Vineyard Sound. The best bite has been at the Hooter for larger bones and rumors of false albacore as well. On Sunday Evan and Chuck Eastman from Eastman's Sport and Tackle will take the big boat out to the Hooter to dig up a few fork tails and perhaps one of those mythical creatures called the false albacore rumored to be sharing those waters. The bass bite was hot in the Canal this week with Wednesday the day the action lasted all day long. The rest of the bass action has been at night with live eels, particularly by one of their customers who fishes the hole with great success.

Eastmans Sport & Tackle

Eastmans Sport & Tackle
783 Main St
Falmouth, MA 02536
phone: 508-548-6900


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