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September 16, 2019:
The customers at The Sports Port were heading in all different directions. The word from Ben was that windy conditions kept a lot of people off the water but those who were fishing the Cotuit and Waquoit area were catching bonito and albies with reports of a few Spanish mackerels being in with pods of blues working the same fine bait. There were some boats working Craigville Beach that also had some good action with albies in the 6- to 8-pound class and some larger bonito up to 4 pounds.



Previous Reports

  • September 9, 2019 Open or Close

    The rain had just stopped but the two guys who just loaded up on striper tackle were off to the Canal despite the dire reports. Ben from The Sports Port said they were selling all types of bait and lures and with the storm then somewhere off the Cape and heading for Nova Scotia other patrons were catching bonito an a few albies from Bishops and Clerks and up inside the rivers where the bones were pushing big pods of fine bait. A few freshwater fishermen were able to catch some black bass and pickerel during the early-morning rain demonstrating that if you have the day off there is always something to fish for on the Cape!

  • September 2, 2019 Open or Close

    Ben said there were selling a few eels to their patrons who frequent the Canal where the bite has slowed for topwater action, but the snakes are working their magic on stripers in the keeper class. Ben at The Sports Port has been hearing about some great bonito fishing from Craigville west where both shore and boat anglers have been scoring on small metals and plastic tails. On Saturday morning one of their younger fishermen showed photos of three nice largemouths he took in a local pond on shiners and topwater lures.

  • August 26, 2019 Open or Close

    The customers from The Sports Port who fished the Canal were in the wrong place for striper action which has picked up off Craigville Beach where schoolies were blitzing small bait within the company of pods of hungry bonito and the occasional albie. Sam said a few of those albies were in the 6- to 7-pound class. The hot lures were the thin epoxy jigs in olive and anchovy. There were a few reports of some legal fluke pulled from the edges of the Monomoy rips with Handkerchief one of the locations mentioned, A few more legal stripers are now coming from Monomoy for the rod and reel striper fishermen who had been having a tough time finding stripers in the 35-inch class. The shop has all forms of live and fresh-frozen bait at the Hyannis and the Osterville shops. Stop in and say hello.

  • August 19, 2019 Open or Close

    We spoke with Sean at the Sports Port who said there was a very good striper bite around Barnstable all the way up towards the Race where bait is holding both bass and blues. Sean fished the Canal right after the blitz on Wednesday and found the action very slow. There are reports of small bonito off the sound side with the smaller fish mixed-in with smaller blues at Cotuit and Dennis. The freshwater fishing has been very good since the north winds and cooler temps moved in. Sean fished those ponds in his kayak for a great mixed-bag on light tackle. Stop in and visit the staff and have them set you up and point you in the right direction.

Sports Port

Sports Port
149 West Main Street
Hyannis, MA 02601
phone: 508-775-3096


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