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Eastman Sport & Tackle

September 17, 2018:
The albie invasion has begun according to Jim at Eastman's Sport and Tackle who reported albies had moved in from Woods Hole to Hyannis with one of the best bites for forktails he has seen in quite a while. Many of those fish are in the solid 8-pound class, and they are committing suicide for Hogy epoxy jigs and other small, thin offerings. A few of the commercial bass fishermen have caught bass along the Elizabeth during the daytime hours on live eels. One of those guys had eight fish over the 34-inch mark on an overcast morning this past week.



Previous Reports

  • September 10, 2018 Open or Close

    The cooler weather has brought out the people looking forward to getting in on the action of the fall run. Jim at Eastman's Sport and Tackle said there was an opportunity to hook up with a bone and an albie in Vineyard Sound and on the rips along the east shore of the Vineyard. A few guys trolling for blues were surprised with a bite of big knucklehead black sea bass on Horseshoe Shoal. The striper fishing is still very slow with the exception of a night bite on eels along the rocky shores of the Elizabeth Islands where fish from 15 to 20 pounds are being taken. Freshwater action has picked up with a decent bite on trout and black bass at dusk and after dark.

  • September 3, 2018 Open or Close

    It appears the big schools of bass from the Canal have moved out and into Cape Cod Bay where boats are doing very well from Barnstable Inlet to Scorton Ledge and the shoreline just inside those locations. Jim at Eastman's Sport and Tackle said that Vineyard Sound has been loaded with the small tailor blues in the 1- to 3-pound class that are not bashful about hitting most anything. Buzzards Bay is the place to look for funny fish in the form of king mackerel, bonito and a very few albies. The only place where stripers of legal size were being taken was along the Elizabeth's using live eels.

  • August 27, 2018 Open or Close

    According to Jim at Eastman's Sport and Tackle they weighed in an 8-pound, 6-ounce king mackerel on Saturday morning. The fish has a chance to top the current state record king and was taken on Hedge Fence where there are also reports of bonito and small bluefish. The only place large bass are being taken is in Woods Hole and up along Quicks Hole at night by anglers casting live eels into the rockpiles. There are small blues all over Vineyard Sound and the south side of the Elizabeth's but the larger blues are on the rips at Horseshoe Shoal and off Falmouth. Jim has tied up a few more of his deadly black sea bass rigs so stop in and pick up a few before the season closes.

  • August 20, 2018 Open or Close

    With the exception of a few guys fishing nights and scratching up some legal stripers up to 40-inches in the holes and along the backside of the Elizabeths, Jim at Eastman's Sport and Tackle said there were very few reports of legal bass in most places except the Canal. If you can handle the crowds the past week has provided some excellent fishing, primarily in the East End where mackerel, peanut bunker and herring fry are on the menu. There were a few bones taken, but nothing close to where that fishery should be at this time of the season. He did receive word that a few boats fishing offshore and north of the dump were scratching up a few small bluefin. Bluefish however are little more than a rumor.

Eastman Sport & Tackle

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


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