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September 24, 2018:
This is a good time to be fishing on the lower Cape where the options are stripers, albies and tuna in various sizes. Eric at the Goose Hummock Shop said Capt Phil and his crew were waiting for the wind to die down before they headed out to hunt another giant tuna. The striper fishing in their area has been slow with a fair pick of fish on the Monomoy rips and off Chatham where fish in the 30- to 35-inch class had been working schools of bunker. The albies have been chasing bay anchovies and peanut bunker and are said to be a bit picky right now. Another concentration of albies in the Harwich to Chatham area were reported to be in the in the 6- to 8-pound class and a couple by his friend Dave caught off Cotuit were a bit larger. There is a good run of the fork tails up and down that shoreline and this is a good time to cash in on the bite before a fast-moving line storm blows fish and bait out.

Previous Reports

  • September 17, 2018 Open or Close

    My friend Danny from the Goose Hummock Shop reported that Captain Phil had a 102-inch, 500-pound tuna on Friday fishing a live mackerel in Cape Cod Bay. There have been reports of tuna in both the Bay, off Stellwagen and around Crab Ledge. There are a load of school bass around with enough keepers in Cape Cod Bay and off the Race to make things interesting. Danny and his friends fished a pond inside of Nickerson State Park and had over 20 largemouth bass on shiners while they watched trout feeding on the surface. He also has word of juvenile bonito all around and some albies beginning to show up around Bass River.

  • September 10, 2018 Open or Close

    It was a cool and busy day at the Goose Hummock Shop where Sam was upbeat about the tuna bite in Cape Cod Bay. There was word of numerous fish boated and lots of hook-ups on the bank. Capt Phil had been on the hunt where fish up to 590 pounds were brought to the boat. On the striper front there was a decent bite off Nauset Beach where Danny and his friends were taking loads of stripers from shorts to a few keepers on small plugs and tins. There were also some king mackerel and some jumbo blues in the mix, a few of those were oversized choppers. With fall in the air the fishing is improving and it's time to take advantage of every opportunity to get on the water.

  • September 3, 2018 Open or Close

    Our pal Danny from the Goose Hummock Shop said there were some huge tuna landed this week and Captain Phil and crew boated a 67-incher the day before. On Friday they hooked-up with a freight train that they battled for over 6 hours and finally lost it well after dark when the hook pulled. Danny said there was word of some huge tuna on the bank, too. The bass fishing has been good for smaller fish with the occasional keeper in the mix as he and a friend fished the Bass River one-night last week and scored a bunch of fish that were pushing peanut bunker. Those bass were in the 25- to 30-inch class and were taken on Daddy Mac jigs. Customers fishing freshwater at night have been enjoying a great bite using topwater lures that the bass are crashing.

  • August 27, 2018 Open or Close

    Captain Phil of the Goose Hummock Shop was out tuna fishing on Saturday morning after he located some fish on Friday. Sam said the word was that good numbers of tuna had moved out onto Stellwagen Bank where they were hunting tuna under the 72-inch mark. Two weeks ago, their outboard tech, Nick's father hooked into and beat a 925-pound giant. There was also word of a 66-inch tuna on Friday. Danny was out in Cape Cod Bay over the past few days and found lots of cooperative stripers, primarily fish in the schoolie to just keeper class but almost all on top with light tackle around the Target Ship and the Billingsgate Shoals. That same area is also devoid of any bluefish. Don't forget the Goose has another location in Dennis and they have a full-service marina and boat, kayak and engine sales behind the main shop. Stop in and look around.

Goose Hummock

Goose Hummock
15 Rt 6A
Orleans, MA 02653
phone: 508-255-0455

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